Browse Items (503 total)

  • Tags: military living conditions

MAtkinsonA1042303-190610-01.jpg
Arthur Atkinson's mess bill from the Sergeant's Mess RAF Turweston

PGeachDG16010014.jpg
Photo 1 is inside a mess with airmen sitting round a large stone fireplace.

Photo 2 is an airmen with a trainee flash, leaning on a wooden railing outside a wooden building.

PGeachDG16010009.jpg
Photo 1 is a group of 11 airmen standing outside a wooden building in the snow. They are wearing Sidcot suits and boots.

Photo 2 is a group of six airmen draped over a farm machine, in the snow. They are wearing Sidcot suits and boots.

Photo 3…

MGeachDG1394781-160401-090001.jpg
A membership card for a social club for airmen. Open daily for reading, writing, dances, sing songs and meals, it is operated by the Winnipeg Women's Air Force Auxiliary. On the reverse is a sketch of the club's location.

MGeachDG1394781-160401-06.pdf
The first issue of The Dafoe Digest, a magazine produced by No 5 Bombing and Gunnery School, Dafoe. Each section on the base has had a chance to write a short article about their activities.

Five Group Newsletter, number 27, October 1944. Includes a foreword by the Air Officer Commanding, and features about operations, gardening, signals, tactics, air bombing, navigation, this month's bouquets, radar navigation, training, second thoughts…

YHolmanR3020209v10001.jpg
Daily activities from 25 January 1945 to 31 January 1945. Notes writing to Joan, going out, staying in, working and party.

MHolmanR3020209-180106-010001.jpg
Covers November 1944 to May 1945, Signatures for permission to be out of quarters and other personal details.

PTurnerAJ1725.jpg
Two long tables with formal place settings with sergeants and some civilians sitting either side. Along the walls are large windows and on the wall on the left a clock.

PTurnerAJ17030013.jpg
A woman and baby lie in bed, A man poses behind them. On the reverse crossed out 'Mrs A J Turner, 28 Married Qtrs, RAF Station Stradishall, Suffolk'.

PBradburyDC17010017.pdf
Photo 1 - a view of a military hut with a truck.

Photo 2 - a man dressed in shorts standing outside a tent.

Photo 3 - Denis lying on a bed smoking a pipe.

Item 4 - One cent Malayan banknote, showing head of King George VI.

Photo 5 - a…

PTurnerAJ17010053.jpg
Man wearing just shorts lying on a bed in a barrack room reading a newspaper. On the wall shelves with clothes. On the floor a tin trunk and a shoe. On the reverse 'John'.

PAkrillWE19010001.jpg
Cartoon title 'Sergeants Stripes - Letters page 169'. Eight cartoon figures round a bunk bed in various stages of sewing on sergeant's stripes. Caption on bottom 'Getting some brevet-an-tape-stitching-on-hours in'.

EAkrillWEAkrill[Mo]XXXX28-0001.jpg
Writes of daily activities and course progress including marks for exams. Notes if he fails as pilot he would be happy as an observer. Worse subject is Air Force law. Mentions other subjects such as hygiene. Only 3 weeks before leave and discusses…

EAkrillWEAkrill[Mo]XXXX11-0001.jpg
Writes of guard duty, gas exam and inoculations and their effect. Talks of food and domestic matters. Catches up with home news and makes requests for specific food when he gets home

EAkrillWEAkrill[Mo]XX1221-0001.jpg
Writes of mail received and complains of time taken but will be worse when he gets to Scotland or California. Christmas approaching. Went to chapel and had good carol service. Catches up with home news. Speculates on future as aircrew and possible…

EAkrillWEAkrill[Mo]XX0929-0001.jpg
Written as cadet from posting wing. Sending washing home. Will be glad to get away from current location. Describes daily activity, a friend and going to Westminster Central Hall. Suggests that hardest part of Initial Training Wing will be aircraft…

EAkrillWEAkrill[Mo]430311-0001.jpg
Bill thanks everyone for the letters and wishes his father happy birthday. Forgot is was his own birthday and describes all his letters and presents. Thanks everyone. Will send washing home soon. Pilot has gone for x-ray.

EAkrillWEAkrill[Mo]430306-0001.jpg
Bill has received her parcel and letter. Visited Bury St Edmunds. Describes area around camp and where it is in relation to part of the village. Would be a good place to use his bike when it is repaired. May remain there but could move if parent…

EAkrillWEAkrill[Mo]430304-0001.jpg
Complains at receiving no letters from home. Have done no flying at pilot has injured his knee again. Has found a local YMCA. Little news to report.

EAkrillWEAkrill[Mo]430228-0001.jpg
Bill writes he will now be staying at East Wretham for the time being. Possible conversion course in two weeks but currently training on Wellington. Pilot arrived after touring country looking for Honnington. Most crews have now arrived. Describes…

EAkrillWEAkrill[Mo]430226-0001.jpg
Relates journey to new station and 115 Squadron somewhere in Norfolk/Suffolk. Arrived at Honnington but no 115 Squadron. Arranged transport to correct base at Wretham. Well looked after at Honington by American maintenance squadron. Many other…

EAkrillWEAkrill[Mo]430204-0001.jpg
Bill has now received his posting and is coming home on leave. Rushing about clearing out and saying goodbye to friends.

EAkrillWEAkrill[Mo]430130-0001.jpg
Bill starts with domestic matters and catch up with home news. Writes that nearly everyone has finished course and they did last trip previous evening. Their pilot is now fit again.

Has visited his local friends, who work very hard but are so…

EAkrillWEAkrill[Mo]430125-0001.jpg
Thanks for parcel and letter. No leave for about 3 weeks, nearly finished course. Mentions pilot has injured his knee and may need to get a staff pilot soon to finish their training hours. Mentions local friends and about recent raid. Mentions…
Output Formats

atom, dc-rdf, dcmes-xml, json, omeka-xml, rss2