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Four airmen, including Homer lawson, lined up in their uniforms. Identified by their brevets are an air gunner, flight engineer, observer (Homer Lawson) and the pilot (Canadian).

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Three images from a photo album.
Photo 1 is a head and shoulders image of Homer Lawson in khaki, wearing an observer's brevet. It is annotated 'With all my Fondest Love Harold xxx'.
Photo 2 is a group of ten trainees arranged in two rows.
Photo 3…

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A newspaper cutting about the funeral of Sergeant-Observer Harry Redgrave.

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Article on loss of Flying Officer Francis Dunsford Norton lost his life on 18 August 1943. Buried at Griegswald [sic] Weick.

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A group of seven airmen with Walter Smith standing at the extreme left at the back. Bill Radford is seated in the centre. Behind are RAF buildings.

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A card accompanying a gift of 'Fags and Sweets' presented by Pilots and Observers from the 1914-18 war.

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Full length portrait of an officer wearing tunic with observer brevet and peaked cap. He is standing by the wall at corner of a building with another two story building in the background. On the reverse 'Flying Officer B Girdwood, 4 Main Street,…

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Second of David Geach's diaries, describing his training for aircrew at Kingstown, Heaton Park, Hastings and Harrogate until his embarkation to Canada on the Queen Mary. Covers the period from 20 June 1942 to 7 October 1942.

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David Geach leaning on the stone parapet of a bridge. On the reverse is written 'August 1943 Stafford'.

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20 airmen arranged in two rows. The front row is seated with their arms folded. Behind is a bus. The second photograph is identical.

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A series of cartoons starring the Observer as the leader of the bomber crew.

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Photo 1 is a snow plough tractor. Behind are wooden huts.

Photo 2 is inside a gym with two badminton courts and a stage. On the wall are winged air gunner and observer crests.

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A frame containing Edward's five medals, a head and shoulders portrait and a newspaper cutting about his award of a DFM.
Decorations are: Distinguished Flying Medal, 1939-1945 Star, Air Crew Europe Star, Defence Medal and War Medal 1939-1945.

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Six airmen in desert uniform standing in front of a Halifax. On the reverse are the signatures of the crew and the identity of the aircraft - Halifax Mk II W7756. Four of the crew are identified as from the Royal Canadian Air Force.

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No addressee. Writes of possible posting notice of 132 observers but he is the only one of his crowd going. He is concerned that none of his friends will be on same posting.

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An airman standing beside a signboard with 'Royal Canadian Air Force Air Observer School British Commonwealth Air Training Plan'.

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Jocelyn “Joyce” Strawford standing with Sergeant Arthur Long. They are both in uniform. They are in a garden just outside a porch in front of a house.

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Pilot Officer Arthur Long with Sergeant Jocelyn Strawford (both in uniform). He has an observer brevet. They are seated in a room with a picture behind.

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Bride and groom, one woman in British Army uniform, one Royal Air Force sergeant with observer brevet, church minister and five civilians. The groom has pilot wings.

Captioned: 'Robert M'Clean's wedding in 1944, the other RAF personell is Fred…

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Disappointed to tell his mother that he has failed the flying test. Bill described the final test with the Chief Flying Instructor, which went badly, despite having completed a successful test beforehand with his own instructor. Has now been…

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Last letter before leaving West Freugh. Writes about potential choice next courses as navigator or bomb aimer. Chooses navigator course at Upper Heyford. Considered navigator as harder job. Catches up with news and writes in pencil at the end that he…

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Five airmen standing in a row. The second from the left has navigator's brevet and the second from the right a pilot's brevet. In the background a Mosquito with clover leaf nose art and five double rows of bomb symbols. Noted as being '109 squadron…

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Head and shoulders portrait, wearing tunic, with sergeant's stripes, observer brevet and side cap.

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Half length portrait of three airmen wearing battledress with half brevet and side caps. Ben Openshaw is on the left with observer brevet.

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Two prints of the same photograph of a head and shoulders portrait of an officer wearing tunic, with observer brevet and medal ribbons, and peaked cap. On the reverse of the first photograph 'In my eyes always your image, on my lips, always your…
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