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ABowkerD151117.mp3
David Bowker joined the Air Force and was originally training to be a wireless operator / air gunner but remustered as a pilot. He discusses rudder lock on early versions of Halifax. Jacqueline Bowker his wife, discusses her life during the war and…

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A group of airmen sitting in uniform outside a brick building in the sunshine. Most are seated, two are standing . On the reverse it is captioned '"The Boys" working during the hot weather'. There is a list of the airmen.

POtterP16020018.jpg
Photograph 1 is of camouflaged brick buildings.
Photograph 2 is of airmen eating at rows of tables in a mess hall.
Photograph 3 is a head and shoulders portrait of an aircrew member on an aircraft.
Photograph 4 is of a man sitting reading in an…

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Certificate for 2222987 Aircraftman King on posting with signatures form various sections.

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Robert Holman's personal details. promotions to A.C.1, trade qualification, medical classification, inoculations etc.

PWatsonC17010058.jpg
Photo 1 is Clifford Watson on motorbike 46675.
Photo 2 is different airmen on the same motorcycle. A second man is on the ground writing.
Photo 3 is an airman aiming a shotgun with a corporal watching.

PWatsonC17010057.jpg
Photo 1 is an airmen firing a sotgun into the air. Behind is a motorcycle.
Photo 2 is an airman with a shotgun resting on the ground. Behind is a motorcycle.
Photo 3 is an airman firing a shotgun into the air. Behind is a motorcycle.

MCluettAV120946-150515-010001.jpg
Leave form for A V Cluett from 3 Wing RAF Melksham for period 3 April 1941 to 17 April 1941.

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Describes events during a mine laying operation in a Stirling to the Gironde River near Bordeaux. Relates how the aircraft was hit by anti-aircraft fire which damaged the tail and an engine as well as wounding the flight engineer. Describes the…

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A pass issued to Arthur Atkinson by RAF St Athan allowing him to be absent from his quarters.

PClydeSmithD16020014.jpg
Top left, a man in shirt and shorts sitting on the left on a beach alongside to the right a woman in dress.
Top centre, an man in shirt sleeves sitting on a beach.
Top right, five pilots standing in a row in front of a lorry. All are wearing…

PFalgateD16030107.jpg
Close up of Lancaster bomb sight taken through flat optical panel, individual visible holding bomb release switch.

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Photograph 1 Loading a bomb into a Lancaster 'X'.
Photograph 2 Sergeant Syd Marshall at his flight engineer's position in a Lancaster.
Photograph 3 Sergeant Syd Marshall in uniform, standing with a woman.

BStevensonPDStevensonPDv1.pdf
Peter Stevenson's account of his service in the Officer Training Corps at Grantham and later in the Air Training Corps. Tells of his life in Grantham and the effect of the war on the town. Also his involvement post war in museums and projects to…

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Eight photographs from an album.
Photo 1 is rows of long tables and chairs, captioned 'Mess, Airmen for the use of'.
Photo 2 is double tiered bunks, captioned 'Last on Parade'.
Photo 3 is an airman sitting on a bunk reading, captioned 'So does…

MCluettAV120946-150515-15.pdf
Royal Air Force notebook for workshop and laboratory records containing a large number of hand drawn wartime cartoons including aircraft caricatures. On the cover '547557 AC2 Johnson' and '1209046 LAC Cluett 1940'.

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Card with Royal Air Force crest and Chinese characters on the front. Inside a note commenting on enclosed photograph, the Air Officer Commanding's character and other news of colleagues. Sends kiss to Jennifer. Photograph enclosed shows 36 airmen in…

MRaettigDW1136657-160623-21.pdf
Provides notes for information of candidates including age limits, nationality, education, flying experience, classes ineligible, selection and medical, period of engagement, rank, liabilities, foreign powers, discharge, training, financial, travel,…

MGeachDG1394781-160401-06.pdf
The first issue of The Dafoe Digest, a magazine produced by No 5 Bombing and Gunnery School, Dafoe. Each section on the base has had a chance to write a short article about their activities.

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Wartime memoir covering Dennis Raettig's training at Blackpool and the posting to 104 Squadron at Royal Air Force Driffield in August 1941. Worked on Wellington aircraft and mentions that Driffield also hosted the blind approach landing flight…

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Issued to Edgar Meredith enclosing the remainder of his pay and entitlements amounting to £92 6s.

BGrayHMGrayHMv1.pdf
Detailed description of impressions, emotions and events leading up to and then during Bertie Gray’s first trip in a Stirling aircraft. Includes descriptions of stalling, corkscrewing and flying on two engines.

MCruickshankG629128-150428-02.pdf
Includes personal details, cash issues, pay and allowances.
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