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Bertie Salvage joined the RAF in 1939 as an apprentice and initially began his technical training at RAF Cranwell before training was transferred to RAF Halton and also shortened because of the start of the Second World War. Bertie was present when…

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Three photographs of Bob at West Freugh
#1 Bob in a hut with laundry hanging up to dry.
#2 A head and shoulders photograph of Bob in uniform with his navigator's brevet.
#3 A head and shoulders photograph of Bob in uniform, again with a…

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Bill, in khaki uniform, standing outside his tent. The tent is stamped 'US'.
On the reverse is a photographer stamp 'McCollum's Photoshop'.

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Two airmen, including Bill, standing by their tent.
On the reverse 'Turner Field Georgia. USA. 1942'.

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Bill standing by his tent.

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Bill sitting on his bed. On the reverse 'To Mother with love' and 'Turner Field, Georgia USA'.

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Rex was born in Toronto Canada in 1924 and grew up there, at aged 18 in 1942 he joined the RCAF as aircrew. He initially started training as the second member of a Mosquito crew but was later changed to Wireless Operator/Air Gunner and having…

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Instructions on how rooms are to be maintained.

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An airman sleeping on a bed. On the reverse is 'TB Hospital?'

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Geoff grew up in Grimsby and remembers picking a butterfly bomb up and taking it home.

Geoff was born and lived in the same area of Grimsby all his life, at the date of his interview he was 93. The first part of the interview concentrated on his…

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Four photographs of Naples, taken from a balcony of what now is Villa Giullia (Via Armando Diaz 158) looking down the street in the direction of Mount Vesuvius.

Four photographs of Port Elizabeth, two of his billet.

Identification kindly…

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First, David, left, with another man dressed in their flying suits, boots and gauntlets holding their flying helmets. They are standing outside wooden buildings with glazed windows.
Second, three men in uniform. David far right and the man on the…

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First, a sketch of a Lancaster in flight, captioned 'Duisburg, 6/7 Sept. 1942 F/Sgt Turner, Sgt Anderson, Sgt Davies, Sgt Hunter, Sgt Coombes, Sgt Cass, Sgt Osterloh. 61 Squadron.' Signed 'A Pollen P/O 1942.' Second, the damaged port engine of a…

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He has not heard from them for a while but a parcel has arrived for him. He has not been busy. The food and accommodation are good.

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WRNS (Women's Royal Naval Service) on parade. Accommodation huts can be seen in the background. The reverse has a hand written annotation "Broderick E3".

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Dairy contains drawings, poetry, names and addresses, and cigarette packets.

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The photograph on the top left of the left page shows the silhouette of some buildings.
The photograph on the top right of the left page shows three men sitting on bunk beds in an accommodation hut.
The photograph on the bottom right of the left…

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The photograph on the top left of the left page shows a man in shorts sitting in a rowing boat holding oars.
The photograph on the top centre of the left page shows a dinghy with trees lining the shore in the background.
The photograph on the top…

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The photograph on the top left of the left page shows a building with the caption "THE BARRACKS".
The photograph on the top right of the left page shows a building with the caption "MESS HALL".
The photograph on the bottom centre of the left page…

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The photograph on the left of the left page shows men in a military uniform on parade. Telegraph poles and accommodation huts can be seen in the background. The photograph is captioned ""A" SQUADRON".
The photograph on the right of the left page…

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The top left photograph on the left page shows accommodation huts with the caption "THE BARRACKS".
The top right photograph on the left page shows fields with trees in the background, and captioned "PLAYING FIELDS".
The bottom left photograph on…

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The top left photograph on the left page shows accommodation huts. Snow is on the ground.
The top right photograph on the left page shows snow covering the ground with the accommodation huts in the background.
The bottom centre photograph on the…
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