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Navigator’s, air bomber’s and air gunner’s flying log book for J Kerevan, wireless operator, covering the period from 16 April 1943 to 12 October 1945. Detailing his flying training, operations flown and instructor duties. He was stationed at 2…

A head and shoulders portrait of James with a training flash in his hat.

R W Slaughter’s Flying Log Book detailing operations and training flown as Air Gunner covering the period 15 October 1942 to 17 August 1943. He was stationed at RCAF MacDonald (3 Bombing & Gunnery School), RAF Upper Heyford (16 OTU), RAF Wigsley…

The 26 men are grouped in three rows on the pavement outside Mrs Baker 35 Tottingham House.
On the reverse 'Blackpool 1941 I wonder how many made it. Property of Ivan Ure, Hayling Island'. And on a post-it 'subject back row 5th from left'.

Ivan's training flash certificate.

First, David, left, with another man dressed in their flying suits, boots and gauntlets holding their flying helmets. They are standing outside wooden buildings with glazed windows.
Second, three men in uniform. David far right and the man on the…

John's notes recorded when he was an air cadet. It includes the Browning Gun, Sighting, the VGO Gun, the Reflector Sight, the Frazer Nash Turret and Boulton Paul turret.

Around 40 aircrew at Kimberley Hotel are formally seated at three tables with tablecloths, glasses, and cutlery. It is captioned 'Blackpool, 2nd right.

Additional information kindly provided by Graham Walton and Robert Leach of the Unidentified…


Course and their instructors posed in four rows in front of a row of houses. Captioned 'Passing out, 7th right back row'.


The recollections of Henry Sturrock of his time as a Flight Engineer flying in the Halifax with No 640 Squadron at Leconfield, he flew his first operation on 12 September 1944 and his last on 2 March 1945, he flew on 35 operations.
He also recounts…

Bill Siddle's time in the RAF pieced together by research. He was a pilot who flew the Lancaster with 9 and 83 Squadrons. He was commissioned in 1944, was awarded the DFC and Bar and completed more than 60 operations. He left the service in 1946 and…

Certificates issued to Bill Siddle for Pilot Training Advanced Flying and Instrument Flight during his training at Moody Field, Georgia in 1942.

Matthew Joseph Coe, standing second from right and four other men in training uniforms, standing on a bridge. Two airmen have jumpers on underneath their jackets.

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


Matthew Joseph Coe standing in a Royal Australian Air Force training uniform holding a folding Kodak camera.

A head and shoulders portrait photograph of Matthew Joseph Coe in training. He can be seen wearing a Royal Australian Air Force uniform.

He has been playing sport and sitting exams.

A letter discussing a colleague, exams, a top secret jet, Morse tests and studying.

Flying log book for J F Mills, Navigator, covering the period from 20 September 1942 to 24 September 1950. Detailing his flying training, operations flown and post war flying with 1332 heavy conversion unit, 246 squadron, number 23 reserve flying…
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