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After a challenging time being sent from country to country, Zosia Kowalska finally came to England and became a WAAF. After training, she was posted to RAF Locking where she met her future husband whilst she was working as a cook. The wedding was…

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Personnel march between two rows of wooden huts. All men are wearing side caps, carry gas masks and training materials. Captioned 'Wireless Training School, Yatesbury. July, 1940'

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A pilot with a Canadian shoulder tag in the cockpit of an aircraft.

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A pilot wearing a DFC ribbon is seated at a desk working on paperwork. A log book and packet of cigarettes are on the desk.

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A pilot is sitting at his desk doing paperwork. In his right hand is a pen and in his left a model native American totem pole, the symbol of 426 Sqn "Thunderbird" Squadron.

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A pilot and an observer, both with DFC ribbons, sitting at a desk looking at paperwork. The aircraft model on the table is a Fairey Fulmar.

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Photo 1 is a mechanic working on a starboard engine with four men looking on.
Photo 2 is two groundcrew pushing the port main wheel.
Photo 3 is two groundcrew loading a bomb.
Photo 4 is two groundcrew pushing a bomb trolley.

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A description of what happened before and during and operation. The battle order was posted, the crew checked over their aircraft, the bomb load was planned, the crew received their briefing, dinner was eaten (bacon and eggs), they dressed,…

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A cartoon of four WAAFs collecting travelling bags whilst an airman is shouting for his parachute bag.

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Four WAAFs seated on benches at a trestle table, eating.

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View from below looking up and an airman wearing side cap sitting in the left hand seat in cockpit.

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View looking forward between the flight positions through the nose of a B-29. The interior is very dark; three instrument dials can be seen on the port side station, with the right hand of the pilot visible on the control column. The aircraft is…

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A pass allowing the holder to enter and leave camp. On the reverse 'Sleeping out pass granted signed DEWS W/Cdr o/c Bomber Command contingente from A.D to 08:00 hrs'.

Five Group Newsletter, number 27, October 1944. Includes a foreword by the Air Officer Commanding, and features about operations, gardening, signals, tactics, air bombing, navigation, this month's bouquets, radar navigation, training, second thoughts…

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Part 1. Explains delay in writing due to 48 hour pass which allowed him to go to new York. Describes activities there.
Part 2. On return was posted to air observers school and was packing to go. Arrive in Toronto and did tour including Niagara…

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Album page, captioned 'E.F.M. Expedition Force Messages'. Two EFM's to Keith from his family, an acknowledgement from Western union that the EFM Keith sent had been delivered, a Western Union flyer with pricing. Page annotated '3 phrases from a…

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A pilot and Alexander Lamb seated in a cockpit.
A second copy of the image is annotated 'Local Flying 45 myself & Skipper'.

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Two pilots in the cockpit of a Stirling. They have half-turned to face the camera.

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Two airmen are playing billiards with a small dog on the table. Behind them is a blackboard with diagrams chalked on and a poster explaining how to bale out.

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Sergeant George Mackie (pilot) in the foreground, when instructing with 1651 Conversion Unit at RAF Waterbeach in 1942. He has his foot on the step leading into the flight engineer’s compartment from the cockpit inside a Short Stirling. Behind him…
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