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John standing, with hands in pockets, outside grass huts. He is wearing long socks, shorts and shirt, rolled up sleeves and a half cap with a white band. On the reverse 'Yours truly in front of grass huts'.

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John, reading wearing long wooden socks, shorts and shirt with rolled up sleeves. His head is resting on a pillow top of folded blankets above which is hanging a metal mess tin. Other camp beds are arranged along the corrugated wall with uniforms…

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Two rows barracks with a short joining barrack around an open space with furled canvas fronts, inside of which are rows of camp beds. Telegraph wires and poles pass above the barracks with trees in the background. There are three men standing in the…

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John sat on his camp bed with a fellow serviceman laid on an adjacent bed, both reading. They are in a corrugated barrack with wooden shelves holding tinned boxes, safari pith helmets with uniforms hanging below. Mugs and eating utensils are arranged…

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Three buildings with pitched roofs and open colonnades. Rope fencing and painted blocks delicate between the roadway and grassed areas in front. Three uniformed men walk toward a hall outside of which is a parked van. On the reverse 'This shows the…

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A view of a camp with a roundel flag flying from a central flagpole. There are lines of uniformed men on parade between the flagpole and a row of six single storey, grass roofed buildings. There are further scattered single storey buildings with…

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Five men in tropical gear arranged outside their tent.

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Audrey left school at 14 and began work as a clerical assistant for a tailoring firm in Leeds, then moving into furniture sales.
Audrey was 23 when the war started and was conscripted on 15 December 1942 electing to join the Women's Auxiliary Air…

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From his youth to the award of his DFC by the King.

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Written by his nephew, a narrative of Reg's early life, his participation in student exchanges in Germany, joining the Royal Air force, training, life on the station and the crash in which he died, together with air gunners Sergeant Leslie Johnson…

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A book used as a photo and sketch album. It contains sketches of his wife, Dorothy Frances Lydiard Kellett (nee Abbott), two sketches of horses, images taken during plays including ‘Morning Star’, '10 Minute Alibi', '‘Thunder Rock’, 'A Revue'…

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Harold Jack Lazenby's autobiography.

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He writes about her new baby girl. Davis has been posted to Scampton and has had several operations over Europe. His quarters and food are good. He talks about friends and asks her to write.

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Four airmen, wearing khaki, standing in the entrance to a tent. Bernard Ross is shirtless and leaning on a bomb tail unit, two others are leaning against the tent pole and the third is holding a guy rope. The middle one of the three has a navigator…

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Four airmen at the entrance to a tent. Three are wearing khaki shorts and shirts and one, Bernard Ross, is wearing a singlet. Two of the men are squatting, one is seated and wears a navigator brevet and the fourth man is standing. A bomb tail unit is…

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An informal group of five airmen and five members of the Women's Auxiliary Air Force, in a mess. All are in uniform and are seated or standing around a small table, on which there are drinks and empty glasses. One of the women is wearing a tunic with…

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Six airmen in battledress, three standing and three lying in the entrance to a bell tent. There are Nissen huts behind.

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Six airmen in battledress, with brevets. Three are sitting in the ground and three behind them, sitting on a bench. Bernard Ross is seated on the left. The airman front centre is a pilot. The one at the rear left is holding a book. In the background…

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Five men wearing khaki shorts, shirts and pith helmet, standing in line by a tent. Four have towels. On the reverse 'Ras el [....], French Morocco'.

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1. Two young men, standing in the sea.
2. A young man, wearing shorts and boots, sitting in the sun. Behind him is some material suspended on posts, like a windbreak. Some towels are hanging above this and at the left edge of the photograph there is…

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1. An airman appears to be digging in a field. Behind him are several tents.
2. Two young men digging in a field. One is swinging a pick axe while the other is holding a spade. A tent is visible behind them.
3. A young man sitting in the sun in…

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13 handwritten pages, Margaret describes in some detail her early life and service in the WAAF as a nurse.

This item was sent to the IBCC Digital Archive already in digital form. No better quality copies are available.

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Peter was born in Erdington, Birmingham. He joined the RAF and was trained at the Empire Air Training School in Canada. He re-mustered as a navigator and was with 49 Squadron for a short time. Peter then joined 106 Squadron and did a tour of 34…

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Monty grew up in Croydon and became an articled accountant in London before joining the RAF. Training at the Initial Training Wing in Torquay was followed by RAF Bishops Court in Northern Ireland and RAF Kinloss, which had a flight simulation room.…
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