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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…

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.

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

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.

F G Bower's sergeant stripes, Observer and RAF badge mounted on a small frame.

Few lines to let her know he is OK. Still near Oxford but should be finished soon. Should get leave before reporting to new station. Writes that he had been crewed up and describes crew as one Rhodesian, an Australian observer, a wireless operator…

Three photographs from an album.
Photo 1 is Shep receiving his observer brevet, captioned 'Shep gets his O'.
Photo 2 is a parade of airmen passing the Battles.
Photo 3 is a group of airmen outside a brick building, captioned 'Corporal Gash &…

Half brevet with O

Two members of Alan Edgar's crew standing in front of a brick building. On the reverse 'L to R Allan, Bob

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).

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…

Bob Smith was born in Brisbane, Australia. He recalls moving to the family farm in 1932 and being a member of the Air Cadets during his school years. Upon leaving school, Smith undertook training as a bank clerk. Following the events of Pearl…
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