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YCampbellKW423220v1.pdf
Note on front - 'original diary kept as P.O.W. in Germany. Vey illegal, but managed to keep it. 24/7/44 - May 45, K W Campbell A423220'.

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Officers all wearing uniform tunics sitting at dining tables in front, along the sides and at the back of a dining room. An officer stands at back addressing the room. Submitted with caption 'Officers Mess dinner Feltwell No 3 L.F.S January 31 1945'

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A large group of airmen in column led by colour party marching to the right with two story barrack blocks in the background. Submitted with caption 'Urner Field 1942 sixth rank second file Don Cameron'.

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On the left a man wearing khaki uniform using a camera. On the right another man wearing khaki looks on. In the background a long row of tents. Submitted with caption 'Tent city Turner Field GA. Don Cameron (with camera) and Bonditch 1942'.

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A man wearing vest writing with fountain pen. Another man behind partition on the right. Submitted with caption 'Don Cameron writing home Lakeland Fl. 1942'.

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From information provided by the donor. Eight photographs of R.A.F. Cosford when Peter was under training there.
The first is of two apprentices sitting on a raised bank, captioned 'Armourer Brown and armourer Smith'.
Second is of a vehicle…

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From information provided by the donor. Three photographs of Peter Baxter's time at RAF Halton.
First is of the three story brick accommodation blocks arranged around a square with some apprentices running, caption '10 times round the square'.
The…

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From information provided by the donor. Three photographs
First is of the accommodation huts.
The second is of the interior of Peter's hut.
The third is of Peter standing outside his hut.

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From information provided by the donor. Photograph of Peter standing in the doorway of Hut 13, his accommodation as a sergeant at RAF Wickenby.

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Mess bill is from the Officers Mess at RAF Hemswell for May 1944.

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A man wearing pyjamas sitting on a bed. In the background a door and kitbag and holdall on a shelf.

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Menu for Christmas meal at RAF Abu Sueir in 1944. Decorated border and artwork top and bottom.

BPerkinsFWJPerkinsFWJv1.pdf
Covers joining the RAF, training as an engineer and first posting to RAF Christchurch which undertook radar research. Writes of life and flying as observer in Fairey Battle on radar measurement flights. The unit then moved to RAF Defford. Goes on to…

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Seven aircrew wearing battledress and side or peaked caps. Three squat in front and four stand behind. In the background Nissen huts. On the reverse 'Flying Officer Williams and crew of DX-R, Ted Graves bottom middle'. Two versions.

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Seven aircrew wearing battledress and side or peaked caps. Three squat in front and four stand behind. In the background Nissen huts. On the reverse 'Pilot Officer Williams and crew, JB 372 - DXR'.

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Several airmen at work cleaning windows.

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A training camp in Canada. In the foreground are three cars and in the background three large huts.

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Three men standing on a wooden walkway outside their hut.

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Rows of bunkbeds in a dormitory for airmen.

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Alan writes from Torquay during his training. He had just arrived in pitch black then the next day turned up at the receiving unit. There are lectures and physical training. He will then move to an Initial Training Wing in about a week. Then he…

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The letter refers to an erroneous posting then transfer to Waddington. He will be flying Manchesters. He is billeted with an old couple who don't tolerate drinking. He enjoyed seven days of leave in Coventry and surrounding towns.

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Left - messages from Bob Wareing. He was now in Germany and in good health. Mention bailing out, aircraft on fire, after operation to Le Havre. Continues with description of how news of him reached his wife.
Right - Army and RAF pay changes, Table…

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A Nissen hut in the snow at Benbecula.
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