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

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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…

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

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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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For W/O Valentine J R M, ex prisoner of war. Gives medical classification, dates for 19 days leave and orders to report to regional hospital Cosford.

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A group of 12 airmen arranged in two rows. Jim Tyrie is in the centre of the front row,

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Photo 1 is a half length portrait of a man in a sweater.
Photo 2 is eight airmen captioned '+20/8/43'.
Photo 3 is two men with their hands in the air, one soldier beside them. Two men with rifles are on the right, captioned 'Two Polish prisoners…

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Provides dates and family history from their engagement to after the war including John's time as prisoner of war and in hospital after his return. Lists letters and dates and provides locations of where they were written.

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

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Writes that she has just come in and commenting on clear sky and large moon and wonders whether he is flying. Hopes he will return safely. Continues with news of her domestic and gardening activities and finances. Reports on visit to baby clinic and…

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Starts with domestic matters, his activities and uniform issues. Notes examinations starting next week. Still waiting treatment for broken tooth. Has no spare time to read. Mentions he is not sleeping well, that individual interviews with squadron CO…

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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,…

YGeachDG1394781v3.pdf
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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