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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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A bomb aimer's station showing the cramped location and instruments used. On the reverse 'Bomb Aimer's kitchen (Vickers Vincent)'.

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Instructions to the holder. Covers rules for leave of servicemen.

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First, five men work underneath the fuselage of a Halifax in to which bombs are being loaded. Three further men are working on the port wing of the aircraft. The aircraft is held in place by chocks on the wheels. Second, David in flying suit,…

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An airmen standing in an aircraft holding on to a machine gun.

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Two airmen in the cockpit of an Anson.

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The photograph on the left of the left page shows the tail of an aircraft.
The photograph on the top right of the left page shows the interior of an aircraft with a view looking out of the bomb aimer's position.
The photograph on the bottom right…

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An airman sitting on a Lancaster engine holding on to the propeller with his left hand. Some engine trestles and a hut can be seen behind him. Boards have been placed in the mud leading to the door of the hut.

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Frederick at the controls of an Oxford. On the reverse is a post it with 'Frederick Davy'

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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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BLazenbyHJLazenbyHJv1.pdf
Harold Jack Lazenby's autobiography.

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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.

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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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Peter volunteered in 1942 and was accepted early in 1943. He outlines the combat training they received. Talks of the rations he received early in the war and on the RAF station. He describes the autonomy of his anti-aircraft unit. Reflecting on…

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A biography of his life. He joined the RAF as a wireless operator/air gunner. He volunteered for the Special Operations Exceutive. He was shot down in the Black Forest area and ended up at Sagan, Stalag Luft 3. He spent time building secret radios…

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A detailed description of the education system undertaken in over 50 prisoner of war camps. Originally 28 subjects were taught but this ended as 84.
There is an illuminated section listing the tutors and lecturers and the subjects that were taught.
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