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A bill issued to Ron from RAF Lindholme, May 1948.

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Eight photographs from an album.
#1 is an airman in the cockpit of a Baltimore with the cockpit open.
#2 is four airmen beside their tent.
#3 is Ron at the controls of an aircraft.
#4 is a port side view of a Baltimore.
#5 is an airman standing…

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Three photographs from an album.
#1 is a view of barracks at the camp.
#2 is a view with the camp in the distance.
#3 is four trainees on bikes, crossing a bridge.

YJonesFT1717191v1.pdf
Navigator's. air bombers and air gunners log book used as a daily diary from 23 January 1944 until 31 January 1944. Describes daily activities including lectures as well as training and test flights. Mentions social activities, weather, inspections…

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Two photographs, one of Arthur attending a large steaming cauldron in an untidy space outside two wooden buildings, captioned 'Doing a bit of washing'. The second has Arthur sitting on his bed, captioned 'Bedtime'.

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An airman dressed in khaki and shorts. He is standing on a slightly raided path leading to tents. On the reverse 'Taken at Tengah Singapore 18 November 1946. From "Gordie" to F/O Cole'.

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A view of the camp at Cairo. In the distance a pyramid has been marked with a cross. On the reverse '1/2/46 Our camp at Merv, at Cairo (Egypt) with PYRAMIDS in the background. Marked with X.'

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Three huts set amongst palm trees. On the reverse '17/2/46 Columbo (Ceylon) transit camp for RAF. Taken by Alec.'

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Two airmen dressed in shorts and khaki standing beside tents. On the reverse 'Sgt ? & W/O Wright both accounts section (Rice bashers) Wizard types. No 60 PTC Tengah Singapore 1946.'

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An airman sitting on a chair in the sunshine and smoking a pipe. Behind is a tent. On the reverse '1/2/46 Alec, taking it easy at Merv Camp, Cairo (Egypt)'.

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Two views of the camp from above. On the reverse of the first 'A view of a part of the camp. Kandy Ceylon May 1946.'
On the reverse of the second 'Overlooking the camp at RAF Kandy Ceylon May 1946'.

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Airmen's billets at RAF Kandy. The buildings are built into a hillside surrounded by palm trees. On the reverse 'Scene of our billets from the main road. Kandy Ceylon May 1946'.

AClarkM[Date]-01.mp3
Marion Clark grew up in Lincolnshire and served as driver at RAF Hemswell and RAF Ingham. She discusses her role as a driver and life on a bomber station.

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A permit allowing the bearer to have meals in the Airmen's Mess.

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A large two storey building identified on the reverse as billets at Darr.

VSmithNG[Date].mp4
Norm Smith gives very brief description of his career. He trained as a pilot in Australia then on to England and 463 and later 467 Squadrons, post war, remaining in RAAF until 1947. Flew Tiger Moths, Ansons, Wellingtons, Stirlings and the Lancaster.…

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Top left - group of five airmen, three wearing khaki uniform sitting in chairs in front of a building. Captioned 'Outside mess, Jan 1941, Heliopolis, Cairo'.
Top right - flying boat airborne above a river with trees on left bank. Captioned 'BOAC…

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Thomas Jordan grew up in Hornsea. He hoped to be a pilot in the RAF but he did not pass the eyesight test. He trained as an armourer dealing with retrieving bombs from crashed aircraft, bomb disposal and transportation of bombs. On one such transport…

EWakefieldHEWakefiledWE-[Mo]430924.pdf
Writes about operations to Hanover and Mannheim. Describes fires after attacks, poor German defences and German fighter attacks. Offers some sympathy to Germans on the ground and describes a fighter attacking them. Describes their first trip to…

EWakefieldHEWakefieldWE-[Mo]430904-0002.jpg
Writes that he is fit and well after having done six operations and describes some of them. Mentions their usual bomb load. Relates that a fighter had attacked a Halifax just behind them. Mentions eating eggs and bacon before and after operations.…

EWakefieldHEWakefieldWE-[Mo][Date]-01.pdf
Writes about the issue of the 1939-45 star which he and his crew had received. Relates that he had to bale out after his aircraft had been in collision with a Halifax. mentions damage received and describes crew abandoning the aircraft. Goes on to…

BBradleyGBradleyGv2.pdf
Discusses life on the home front, the bombing of Hull, and her training and service in the Women’s Auxiliary Air Force at RAF Driffield.

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Six soldiers in desert uniform and shorts sitting in front of tents.
On the reverse -
'Clairwood
8/10/42
Fred
Jim Noden (Cheshire)
Eric Haywood (Surrey)
Ken Barker (Chatham)
Tom Pantry (Hampton Court)
Albert (Blondie) Newman…

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A disgruntled WAAF with a bucket, brushes and pokers. She comments 'Just look at my grate'.
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