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Course photograph of observers, 23 individuals, some sergeants some officers posed in three rows in front of a camouflaged structure. On the reverse RAF stamp but no unit or date, two stickers Bristol 01 and 0274.

Describes training and crewing up at operational training unit on Wellingtons. Mentions staying in London on leave with RCAF colleague, using the Canadian forces club London and dining at the Ritz. Includes diary entry describing operational baptism.…

Top - five men in uniform standing in a group on steps in front of a building. The man in the centre holds a tankard. Submitted with description 'Five officers standing on steps in front of building. RAF Syerston. Date unknown. Left-right: Lt…

Top - five aircrew wearing battledress or tunics standing in line with dog lying in front. Man on left has a tankard in his hand. In the background left a bicycle and building behind group. Submitted with description 'Group of 5 RAF officers outside…

Half-length portrait of an officer wearing tunic with observer brevet and medal ribbon as well as peaked cap. Submitted with caption; 'William Alfred Colson'.

Several senior RAF officers sitting at a dining table with one standing to address audience. In the background curtains. Submitted with caption 'Officers Mess Head Table dinner Feltwell No 3 L.F.S January 31 1945'

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…

Alan advises he passed his observer's course and was now studying for an astro-navigation course.

Alan writes during his training at Torquay. He had just heard about the bombing of Coventry, where his family lived. He has arranged leave to visit his family. His course has finished and he has been made Guard Commander.

A full length portrait of a man wearing uniform tunic with observer brevet and side cap standing in front of steps to pavilion like building. On the reverse 'Elliot ATC'.

Two officers wearing uniform tunic with, on the right pilot's brevet and the left observer brevet, standing on grass with shrub boarder and trees in the background. On the reverse 'C Ball'.

A group of RAF officers gathered round an an air vice marshal who is holding a folded flag. A man wearing white surplus and mortar board hat watches on the right. In the background spectators and a sandbag wall.

An officer wearing tunic with pilot's brevet and side cap marching in front of a large parade which is marching in column around a running track in a stadium. In the background a stand, high wall and houses beyond, On the reverse 'ATC parade'.

Three officers wearing uniform tunic, two with side caps and the third with peaked cap walking across a car park. Two officers on the left have pilot's brevet and the other officer an observer brevet. In the background a group of civilians and parked…

Four RAF officers standing in line all wearing uniform tunic and side caps. Two have pilot's brevet and a third an observer brevet. In the background a building with a ladder.

A squadron leader lading a parade through city streets with crowds of spectators and shops in the background. On the reverse 'Squadron Leader A C Balls , officer commanding Nottingham City Wing. leading the parade. Pre-entry service parade 1943'.

51 aircrew in three rows in front of a Hampden and a hangar with a large dog in the centre of the front row. John Nicholl is fifth from the right in the front row.

Additional information about this item has been kindly provided by the donor.

Three airmen standing on an airfield. Two are pilots and one has an Observers brevet.

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Head a shoulder portrait of an officer wearing tunic with observers brevet, medal ribbons, and a peaked cap. Additional information about this item was kindly provided by the donor.

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Full length portrait of Flying Officer Clarence Lindsay Hughes wearing tunic with observer's brevet and peaked cap standing in garden with hedge in the background. Additional information about this item was kindly provided by the donor.

Includes RAF stable belt, sergeants ranks tapes, flight lieutenant shoulder boards, observer and navigator brevets. Cap badges, belt buckle, brass buttons, patches and a lanyard. Also medal ribbons for Distinguished Flying Cross and 1939-1945 Star.

Tunic with flight lieutenant rank along with closeups of observer brevet and medal ribbon (DFC, 1939-1945 Star, Aircrew Europe Star and Defence Medal) as well as label.

Head and shoulders portrait of an RAF Officer wearing tunic with observer brevet, and peaked cap.

Top - two aircrew either side of a man wearing civilian suit. All have glasses in hand. Bertie Foxlee is on the right. Bottom - nine aircrew and one man in civilian suit gathered round a table with drinks. In the background shelves with bottles.

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Two half-length portraits of Pat Norton in uniform with Trinidad flash. One with bomb aimer's brevet the other with an observer brevet.

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