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PEdgarAG19010134.jpg
37 airmen arranged in three rows. Underneath is captioned 'No 23 O.T.U. (7 F.I.S.), RAF, Upavon, September-October, 1944' Each individual is listed underneath.

LLancasterJO103509v1.pdf
Pilots flying log book for J O Lancaster covering the period from 6 July 1937 to 15 September 1943. Detailing his flying training, operations flown and instructor duties. He was stationed at RAF Sywell, RAF Anstey, RAF Desford, RAF Sealand, RAF…

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The story of Homer Lawson from birth in August 1921 to death in September 1975. He trained as a Navigator in Wales and in Scotland before converting to Halifaxes in Yorkshire. He completed 38 operations then returned to Scotland for more training.…

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Recounts recent activities finishing OTU and posting to 207 Squadron flying Lancaster. Covers training, description of station and local towns. Mentions mutual acquaintance. Catches up with news of family and friends.

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Full length portrait of Don Southwell in flying kit. He is standing in front of a Wellington. On the reverse 'Myself Bruntingthorpe 29 OTU 1944'.

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Photographs and short obituaries of P-1611 Niemczyk Maksymilian and P-1591 Balicki Roman.

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Item 1 is a chit stating that Mieczysław Stachiewicz has applied for an Identity Card, dated 1.11.41
Item 2 is a photograph of a Wellington in flight.
Item 3 is a sketch for a flight from Bromcote to Yorkshire (Gool), Carlisle, Isle of Man, North…

LGeachDG1394781v1.pdf
Flying log book for aircrew other than pilot for David Geach, bomb aimer, covering the period from 22 November 1942 to 2 September 1952. Detailing his flying training, operations flown, being shot down and becoming a prisoner of war, returning to…

PMunroKW1608.jpg
A group photo of five rows of airmen. Underneath each individual is identified. Ken Munro is identified in the fourth row from the back, 9th from left.

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Photo 1 is a head and shoulders portrait of Reg Whellams in flying uniform, annotated 'Reg Whellems at 25 OTU Finningley'.
Photo 2 is a full length portrait of the same man, annotated '(9, Forster Rd Walthamstow)'.
Page marked '16a'

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Issued to Ralph White. It gives his scores on ground exams and flying tests and an assessment of his flying abilities

PAkrillWE1911.jpg
Thirteen sergeants standing and sitting in two rows. All are wearing tunic with half brevet and side cap. Names are printed over each man. Bill Akrill is end right on front row. Captioned '45 Course Navigators'. On the reverse '45 Course No 16…

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Bill writes about possible leave - keeps changing. Now on 2-3 hr shifts on the gun post, but also have to get there quickly if there is an air raid warning. Says no air raids recently but saw Me 109 at high level and resulting anti aircraft fire.…

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Bill writes about his forthcoming leave (shorter than he hoped) and how he will have to return to Scotland before being posted to the Operational Training Unit. Was hoping to arrive home with his Sergeant's stripes and brevets on his greatcoat and…

LCruickshankG629128v1.pdf
Air observers and air gunner’s flying log book for Gordon Cruickshank covering the period from 30 May 1941 to 19 July 1957. Detailing his flying training and operations flown and post war flying. He was stationed at RAF Evanton (8 AGS), RAF Stanton…

PDobleRG1513.jpg
Two photographs, the first is of two airmen, one squatting and one standing behind. It is captioned 'Ted & Tom Bomb aimer & w/op 21 OTU'.
The second is a larger version of the same image and on the reverse is
'F/Sgt Tom Carter W/Op
F/Sgt Ted…

PDobleRG1511.jpg
Three airmen standing at the front of a Wellington with no front turret. On the reverse
'S/Ldr Corbishley Pilot
F/Lt Ray Nav
Sgt R Dobble R/Gunner.
Moreton in Marsh 21 OTU'.

PDobleRG1503.jpg
Six airmen standing outside a wooden hut. Five are wearing flying helmets, googles and flying uniforms. On the reverse 'Moreton in Marsh 21 OTU Gunners'.
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