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Nine airmen, some in uniform, one with a brevet, one in sports kit, two sitting, the rest standing, all in front of a Nissen hut.

Three rows of bell tents in grass field. Radio mast on left and trees in the background.

Three airmen, two wearing battledress and the third a coverall standing either side of a tall snowman. In the background a hut.

The bridge over the Richelieu river and the Military barracks, St John's.

Two views, a street scene and a cannon, flagpole and barracks in St John's.

Harry joined the Royal Australian Air Force on 25 June 1942 as a wireless operator/air gunner and received his initial training in Australia before going to Canada for his trade training.

He sailed on the SS Johan Van Barneve to San Francisco and…

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…

Ray Parke trained as a flight engineer. During a training flight the pilot wanted to get back to base as soon as possible because he had a date but they were flying a Stirling. The pilot made an error on landing and the wheel stayed in the ditch and…

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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…

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

Two airmen sitting on a wooden fence.
On the reverse 'Moncton, Ontario [sic], Canada'.

Three airmen sitting on a fence and all posing with pipes.
On the reverse 'Moncton, Ontario, Canada'.

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

Bill standing by his tent.

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

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…

Instructions on how rooms are to be maintained.

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

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…

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…

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…

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…

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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