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AGuyanS[Date]-01.mp3
'Jock' Guyan comments on his operations. the recording includes audio clips from a documentary including excerpts of Arthur Harris, engine noises and interviews.
He sings several songs including 'Ops on a Stirling' to the tune of Waltzing Matilda,…

LDaymanC1818522v1.pdf
Flying log book for navigator’s, air bomber’s, air gunners, flight engineers for C Dayman, wireless operator, covering the period from 11 February 1944 to 16 May 1947. Detailing his flying training, post war flying with 216 squadron and Aden…

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A group of trainee airmen arranged in six rows. Captioned at the top ' "D" Squadron No.2 Air Crew Wing RAF Yatesbury' and at the bottom with each airman's name. On the reverse is the photographer's name 'Vivian of Hereford'.

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A half length portrait of Ivor wearing a training flash in his cap. On the reverse 'To Grandma with best wishes Ivor xxxx'.

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A half length portrait of Ivor wearing a training flash.

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Half length portrait of Ivor with a trainee flash in his cap. On the reverse '4541 To/ My loving sweetheart Eileen with love Ivor xxxx'.

MColeFIG1817994-180214-04.pdf
A notebook completed by Ivor during his training. At the end are eight pages of newspaper cuttings of operations that Ivor took part in.

LCreamerRA1818388v1.pdf
R A Creamer’s Air Gunner’s Flying Log Book covering the period 6 May 1943 to 21 June 1946. Detailing his flying training and operations flown as air gunner. Hand written in pencil on cover ‘‘My adventures by Creamer R.A.”. He was stationed…

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Cyril Mercier was born in Jersey in 1925. He joined the Home Guard in 1940 and the RAF in 1943. After initial training, and training on gunnery at Bridgnorth he joined 14 Operational training Unit at Abingdon, where he crewed up. He trained on…

LSnowballMG1595147v1.pdf
M G Snowball’s Flight Engineer’s Flying Log Book covering the period 13 September 1944 to 19 October 1945. Detailing his flying training and operations flown as Flight Engineer. He was stationed at RAF St Athan (4 School of Technical Training),…

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A group of 53 trainee airmen arranged in four rows. On the front is a caption 'No 1 Flight No 2 Squadron 10 ITW October 1941' and on the reverse each man has signed his name.

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A military pass used by Maurice at Cochran field.

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A certificate awarded to Maurice for completing his pilot training course.

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A certificate awarded to Maurice for passing his instrument flying course.

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Three half length portraits of Maurice Stimpson.
In the first he is a sergeant and is wearing his pilot's wings.
In the second he is a trainee with a volunteer reserve badge.
In the third he is wearing a flying suit with a fur collar.

PStimpsonMC19060021.jpg
30 trainee airmen arranged in four rows. On the reverse 'Perth 1941'.

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An air to air photo of the port side of an AT-10 Wichita, MO713. On the reverse is handwritten 'Could have got a little closer?' and printed 'Maurice comment. Could have got a bit closer. Not sure if he was taking the picture or the comment was…

PStimpsonMC19060009.jpg
51 trainee airmen arranged in five rows. At the bottom is handwritten 'London 1941'.

Each man has signed his name on the reverse.

Printed on the reverse is 'London 1941 Maurice Back row 8th from Left'.

PStimpsonMC19060007.jpg
30 trainee airmen arranged in four rows. On the reverse '11 EFTS No 1 Grading School 24-12-41'.
Each man has signed the reverse.

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Four rows of trainees and one officer. At the bottom is handwritten '1941 Scarborough'. On the reverse 'October 1941 10 ITW Scarborough'.

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A group of five trainee airmen in their greatcoats. On the reverse 'From L Terry, Maurice, Pete, Davis (Dave) 1942'.

YStimpsonMC155249v1.pdf
An intermittent record of Maurice's year. It starts with some time in the UK then he travels to Perth then the US for pilot training.

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Four pennants for Jacksonville Beaches, Darr, Cochran and Turner fields.

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Eight men playing basketball.
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