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Five Group Newsletter, number 28, November 1944. Includes a foreword by the Air Officer Commanding, and articles on the end of the Tirpitz, gardening, operations, signals, navigation, this month's bouquetes, radar navigation, tactics, air bombing,…

Five Group Newsletter, number 27, October 1944. Includes a foreword by the Air Officer Commanding, and features about operations, gardening, signals, tactics, air bombing, navigation, this month's bouquets, radar navigation, training, second thoughts…

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A colourised head and shoulders image of Sylvia Trapp's husband taken during his training in Canada.
Additional information about this item has been kindly provided by the donor.

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An airman wearing flying helmet and goggles in the cockpit of a biplane with blind flying hood folded down. On the reverse 'John Turner, Penny and Carols dad'.

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Twenty three airmen sitting and standing in three rows in front of an Armstrong Whitworth Atlas. Title 31 Course, Abu-Sueir, D Flight'.

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28 airwomen arranged in three rows. Initial Training Course, 1944. Muriel is third from right in the back row. On the reverse 'RAF Wilmslow Training Camp'.

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A group of trainee pilots in flying overalls and helmets in front of a line of De Havilland Tiger Moths.

On the reverse 'Trainee pilots at No 3 F.T.S. Yatesbury. Phillip Winter – fourth from right in back row, Arthur Woolnough on his…

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Philip Winter in a formal group setting of 19 trainees in front of a building. Captioned 'Phillip Winter with Trainee Pilots No 3 FTS Yatesbury (1)'.
On the reverse 'Original. Official "Flight" photograph of trainee pilots at No 3 FTS…

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Philip Winter dressed in a Sidcot suit with flying goggles around his neck standing in front of a Tiger Moth facing away from camera.

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

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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

Five Group Newsletter, number 26, September 1944. Includes a foreword by the Air Officer Commanding, and features about operations, gardening, war effort, tactics, signals, air bombing, navigation, radar navigation, engineering, air sea rescue,…

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Shows entry as apprentice on 30 august 1927. Details next of kin, and description. Shows service as fitter at Gosport and Khartoum before No 4 Flying Training School, 216 Squadron and 9 Squadron. Promoted Flight Sergeant in June 1939. Discharged on 4…

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A notebook used by Peter Webb to record lecture notes regarding engine systems, instruments and electrics.

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Peter Webb's log for a cross country flight of 1200 miles. Aircraft was Halifax 'RV-C'.

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Notes made related to electrical systems.

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Flying Log Book covering the period from 19 August 1944 to 20 March 1945. Detailing his flying training and operations flown. Peter Webb, flight engineer, was stationed at RAF St Athan, RAF Topcliffe and RAF Leeming.

Aircraft flown in: Halifax…

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Fifty one personnel of differing ranks , some in the rear are RAF trainees wearing tunic and white flash side caps, other may be staff or from other air forces. Personnel in front are sitting and those behind standing. In the background an imposing…

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Fourteen airmen sitting and standing in two rows. All are wearing tunic with half brevet and side caps. Captioned '45 Course Bomb Aimers'. On the reverse 'Part of 13 Course 4.A.O.S, West Freugh'.

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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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Fifty airmen wearing tunic and side caps sitting and standing in four rows in a park with trees in the background. On the reverse 'Photograph of flight 9/12 A.C.R.C London, 20/9/41'.

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Fifty one airmen and four staff sitting and standing in six rows in front of an arched glass panelled doorway. All students are wearing tunic and side caps. On the reverse 'No 1 Elementary Air Navigation School, Eastbourne, 2 Flight, D Squadron,…

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Fifty one airmen sitting and standing in four rows in front of a doorway with columns. All are wearing tunic and most side caps. Title 'Royal Air Force Aberystwyth, No 4 Squadron, A Flight, 6 I.T.W. November 1941 Bill Akrill is sixth from left in…

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Mentions late arrival time at home and plans to fill in day until train. Mentions navigation, meteorology plotting and medical exams over next couple of days.

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Announces he will be coming home next Friday and states arrival time. Also due further leave. Catches up with family and home news. Hopes they had good Easter, wished he was there. Notes that Eastbourne was crowded over the weekend, weather was good…

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No addressee. Writes of possible posting notice of 132 observers but he is the only one of his crowd going. He is concerned that none of his friends will be on same posting.
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