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Gives account of time at Bridlington which included training on basic navigation, bomb aiming, wireless operating and morse code. Also included physical training and drill. Mentions training on machine guns and then moved on to Lindholme, Pembrey,…

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Describes training at Bridlington, Lindholme and Sandtoft including navigation, Morse code, wireless and radio, basic piloting and gunnery as well as physical training. Mentions move to Bridgnorth. Finally to Pembrey for training on aircraft, moving…

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Card issued to Peter Baxter and others to authorise them to wear cycling clothes during the station fitness runs.

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Ten airmen arranged in two rows on the beach. They are dressed for physical training. On the reverse 'Torquay 1942'.

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The three men are sitting on the beach at Torquay. They are dressed for physical training.

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A card issued to John for recording his fitness.

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Certificate for Tommy Knox, after the completion of eight weeks training in gymnastics, swimming, boxing, games, theory and sports organisation.

This item was sent to the IBCC Digital Archive already in digital form. No better quality copies are…

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Two RAF forms issued to William Jones.
Form 1835A Physical Fitness Record.
Included is 'Achievement Scales' with annotations in the Good range.
Form 667B Flying clothing card.

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Margaret Cuthill's account of her time in the WAAF. At the age of 17 she volunteered for the WAAF and was enrolled as a teleprinter operator. She was sent to Wilmslow for training. After four weeks of drill and physical exercise she was posted to…

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Four lines of boys doing physical jerks. To the right and instructor standing on his own. Image is double exposed with faint image of buildings. Reported as Stowe school.

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Letter and envelope from Harry Redgrave to his wife Jessie. Harry has passed his Maths exam and is on the list to be sent to Prestwick (after an initial confusion).

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Charles McNally spent his childhood in Dundee and Airdrie, Scotland. He began work at the Post Office as a Telegram Boy before joining the engineering department. This meant he now worked in a Reserved Occupation and he struggled to get permission…

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Margaret Habberfield was born in 1923. At sixteen she joined the Royal Air Force after giving her age as eighteen. She began her six-week general training at Harrogate and was billeted with around 20 other girls. Margaret was then posted to RAF…

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Writes that is not possible to meet and cannot get leave. mentions tetanus shots and clothes coupons. Writes that he has a new pilot as his own was killed recently. Complains of too much training flying. but has done three operations recently to…

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He writes of activities at RAF Silverstone and encloses a bank statement from the National Provincial Bank Limited showing he is £149.9.7 in credit.

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Reg Payne was born in Kettering, he left school at fourteen and worked for the British Legion. He volunteered for the RAF when he was seventeen and a half and trained as a wireless operator and air gunner. He describes his training learning Morse…

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Hugh Parry was born in Oswestry and joined the Air Force in April 1943 and volunteered to be an air gunner. Knowing that there was a height restriction on air gunners of six feet he hid his height by wearing baggy trousers. After training, he was…

Formal group arranged in two rows, the first row sitting, the second standing. Four airmen are in uniform and are standing beside the football team. George Haigh is second footballer in white from right, back row. In the background is a goal with net…

Formal group School of Physical Training No 2 Flight, arranged in seven rows, front row cross legged, second row sitting, remaining rows standing. Dressed in a mixture of shorts, T shirts or topless. Two officers are in uniform. George Haigh is in…

No 3 School of Physical Training. Group of men arranged in seven rows, the first cross-legged, the second seated, the other rows standing. Mixture of white and striped T-shirts. Names printed underneath. George Haigh is in second row from back,…

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Seven men forming a tug of war team. In the background are spectators, huts and a marquee. On the reverse ' Tug O'-war team of junior [indecipherable] at N'avon.
L. to R. Chris Hackworth
C.R.H.
Lewis
Wicks
Webster
"Junior" (James)
"D.A."…
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