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Squadron Leader William Barfoot featured among a group of officers and senior non-commissioned officers having drinks in the Sergeant’s mess at RAF Castle Bromwich.

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Relates an incident at an officers’ mess ball which contrasts the attitude of peacetime station commander to those found on operational stations. Describes events surrounding a station ball at a training base in the midlands. Includes general…

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Seven officers at the top table, one is standing. Two airmen are partly visible with their backs to the camera. On the table are glasses of drinks and a trophy. Captioned 'Officers Mess Party 1937 Group Captain D'Arcy Craig, Station Commander One…

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The inside of the Senior NCO's mess, a horseshoe shaped bar with glasses and decanters of water. It is in a nissen hut. Captioned '1944 S.N.C.O's Mess (Nissen Hut) Feltwell'.

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The inside of the SNCO's mess. In the foreground are easy chairs, against the walls tables and chairs and in the background is the horseshoe bar.. It is inside a Nissen hut.

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Photograph 1 is of two men standing in the bar, captioned 'Barman Sgt Walker'.
Photograph 2 is three men standing in the bar, captioned 'Mess treasure (sic) does bar stock take'.
Photograph 3 is mainly women, babies and children sitting. Captioned…

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Photograph 1 is of swamp and jungle. Captioned 'Mango swamp (taken from rear balcony)
Photograph 2 is a battleship, captioned 'H.M.S. Norfolk leaves Singapore 1946'.
Photograph 3 is the entrance to No 2 mess Seletar, captioned 'Entarnce to No 2…

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The No 2 Sergeant's Mess R.A.F. Base, Seletar Christmas Dinner 1946 menu. There is a list of personnel attending. Captioned 'Remember 'Toy Duck' that' quacked! * flapped its wings!, when it was pulled along behind S/Ldr "T.E." Jones through mess,…

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Full length image of two aircrew standing with arms round each other and crossed legs. Derrick Allen is on the right with visible brevet. Both are wearing battledress. In the background a door. On the reverse 'Left, Bob Harvey, Right, Derrick Allen,…

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Photograph 1 is of the King standing to the left and the Queen leaving her car.
Photograph 2 is of the King and Queen leaving the Officers' Mess.
Photograph 3 is of the King and Queen talking to airmen.
Photograph 4 is of the King shaking the hand…

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Photograph 1 is of the Roll of Honour at North Coates chapel.
Photograph 2 is of the bar of an empty Officers' Mess.
Captioned 'RAF North Coates Chapel (Researched)
Photograph 3 is of two barmen and two barwomen behind the bar at the Officers'…

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Photograph 1 is of camouflaged brick buildings.
Photograph 2 is of airmen eating at rows of tables in a mess hall.
Photograph 3 is a head and shoulders portrait of an aircrew member on an aircraft.
Photograph 4 is of a man sitting reading in an…

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Peter Lamprey writes that has moved RAF stations again and has only flown once on an air-test since arriving. He notes that the station has a good mess and food but that it’s a long way to the nearest town.

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Top left, a man in shirt and shorts sitting on the left on a beach alongside to the right a woman in dress.
Top centre, an man in shirt sleeves sitting on a beach.
Top right, five pilots standing in a row in front of a lorry. All are wearing…

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John Ormerod left school at 14 and worked in the textile industry before he volunteered for RAF. At first he trained as flight mechanic but later remustered to be a flight engineer. He talks about synchronising props and the German speaking eighth…

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He writes of an flying incident with one of his pupils and recounts an evening in the mess with his colleagues.

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Photograph 1 is a group of airmen drinking beer, captioned 'Sgt's Mess, Abingdon, 1945.'
Photograph 2 is the roofs of Tripoli, captioned 'Tripoli-Libya Old Town . 1955'

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On the front over RAF Crest. Sergeants Mess Xmas 1944 and best wishes from the commanding officer. On the back cover six signatures. Inside the menu.

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Inside table with weekly cells. On the reverse Sergeants Mess RAF Skellingthorpe stamp and 'Sgt Hobbes, 262'.

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Top, interior of RAF Brawdy Officers Mess Bar, 'The Olde Isobar', captioned ' Officers Mess', '1944-45', '517 Squadron', 'RAF Brawdy'.
Second, third and fourth photographs are all of two RAF officers, in uniform standing outside wooden structure…

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Top left, a head and shoulders portrait of Mary Brown, wearing dress with a necklace. Captioned 'Cpl Mary Brown in Shrewsbury Town', 'RAF Shawbury Mar 1945'.
Top right, photograph of 24 aircrew in uniform, in three rows, in formal pose. Captioned…

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The menu for the Officers Mess 1945 Christmas dinner at RAF Seletar

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Thrilled to receive two letters from her. Continues with banter, love talk and of acquaintances. Gives her mess phone number and explains why he was unable to phone her. Writes that he has included her as 'other person to be notified' on next of kin…

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Writes this will be short letter as they are flying and he is not now grounded. Mentions flying cancelled last night and continues with general banter. Mentions going to church and that she can ring him in the mess at specific times. Glad that…

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A set of calculations on headed notepaper from the Officers’ Mess at RAF Hemswell.

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