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Head and shoulder portrait of Sergeant Jim Auton in tropical uniform with observer brevet.

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William Barfoot in dress uniform with observer brevet standing arm-in-arm with his wife in wedding dress in front of a brick wall.

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Wedding group photograph of eight people standing in front of a wall. William Barfoot, is in dress uniform with observer brevet, is standing in the middle hand in hand with his new wife who is wearing her wedding dress. A bridesmaid, a man in a suit,…

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Flight Lieutenant William Barfoot, in dress uniform with side cap and observer brevet, is standing with his arm round his wife in civilian clothes in front of a hedge.

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William Barfoot in battledress with observer brevet sits on a wooden collapsible chair in front of a concrete hut. He has a whistle attached to his collar and some papers spread across his knees.

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William Barfoot is featured among a group portrait of 55 trainees at Eastbourne Navigation School, some standing, some sitting; five men in the centre of the seated row wear observer brevets and two of these are officers, one a warrant officer and…

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Group of three observers in front of a concrete hut. Two are standing behind Flying Officer William Barfoot, who is sitting in a collapsible chair with an improvised desk.

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Letter from David Boldy to his father about being stationed in Scotland, waiting to start the air observers school. He has visited Edinburgh and been swimming locally.

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Group portrait of airmen arranged in five rows, either standing, seated or crouched in front of a brick building. A pilot and an observer are sitting in the centre of the front row.

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S Belton received a Distinguished Flying Medal for his son Sergeant Spencer Lewis Belton. He was educated at Southend High School, worked in a bank and on his father’s farm.

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The class book for 71 Navigators course, March - July 1943. Cover includes course details and photograph of an Anson in flight over the airfield with landing gear down. Contains the list of names of the 19 students who completed the course as well as…

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Eight aircrew, in two rows, are standing in front of a four-gun rear turret of Stirling. All are in uniform, two with pilots brevet, others single wing.

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Four airmen, three seated, round a table in a hut, holding and drinking from pint tankards; one is a pilot, two are observers and one an air gunner. On the windowsill in the background are enamel jugs and mugs. On the reverse 'Ted' with a large…

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Bill Thomas flew operations as a bomb aimer with 166 Squadron at RAF Kirmington and 153 Squadron at RAF Scampton. He describes his training in Canada and the Atlantic crossing on board the Queen Elizabeth.

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Sergeant John Tait, standing in garden in front of a bungalow. At the left hand side, a flying officer with an observer’s brevet. Both are smoking cigarettes.

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Sergeant A Yates's observer brevet and his identity tag when at Stalag VIIIB, number 27042

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Head and shoulders portrait of Des Hawkins wearing service dress including hat. Observer brevet and single medal ribbon over left breast pocket. On the reverse 'Des Hawkins 1943'.

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A formal dinner with the Canadian airman standing giving a speech. Several airmen and civilians are seated around him, one man is smoking. Caption 'HQ1530' and on the reverse 'RCAF reply Fredericks??'.

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The first photograph is a terrace with a wooden fence and trees, captioned 'Empty Corner, Babbacombe, Devon Feb 1941'. The second is a group of 12 men in Sidcot suits, captioned 'First Flying Kit "C" Flight, No 1 Squadron 8 I.T.W. Newquay Cornwall'.…

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Head and shoulders portrait of Sergeant Arthur Wright

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Alan Payne was born in Wendover, Buckinghamshire. He volunteered for aircrew with the Royal Air Force and after initial training was sent to South Africa where he trained as an observer. When he returned to the UK, he was allocated the role of bomb…

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After training, Ernest Truman flew operations with 460 Squadron.

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Flying Officer Laurie Woods DFC was born in Deloraine, Tasmania, in 1922. He grew up in Tasmania, and at the age of eighteen, despite being in a reserved occupation, he volunteered for Air Crew in the Royal Australian Air Force. Initially training in…

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John Wright was born in 1932. He was evacuated from West Ham during the War along with his Mother and two Brothers. Johns’ Father joined the Royal Air Force as an Observer Bomb Aimer with 207 Squadron. His aircraft was shot down over Switzerland on…

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Two airmen both wearing tunics with observer brevet and sergeant stripes stand either side of a woman and a young girl in the entrance-way to a building. The woman has her hand on the shoulder of the left hand sergeant and is wearing a dress and…
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