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ABowkerD151117.mp3
David Bowker joined the Air Force and was originally training to be a wireless operator / air gunner but remustered as a pilot. He discusses rudder lock on early versions of Halifax. Jacqueline Bowker his wife, discusses her life during the war and…

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12 page leaflet to advise those personnel going to Canada on the Empire Air Training Scheme, it deals with pay, dress, the Atlantic crossing, the cold weather, and currency.

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Group of airmen arranged in four rows, captioned '"C" Flight, Aberystwyth'.

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A group of trainees arranged in four rows in front of the Trenance Hotel, Newquay.
On the reverse are the signatures of some of the trainees. A yellow post-it note states 'RRE Freeman 2nd row from left row 3'.

PPennLE1702.pdf
A group of 17 pilots including Laurie Penn. Four of the pilots are identified.

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A group of 11 airmen standing on the steps in front of a wooden building. The ground is covered in snow apart from the steps which have been cleared.

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Group of airmen arranged in four rows. Captioned '11th O.T.U. R.A.F. Upavon 1942 All Bomber command a/c'.
At the top each airman is named -
'Sgt Chapman Sgt Anderson Sgt Burton Sgt Lipton W/O Kellaway (Back row 3rd from right Kellaway became…

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Group portrait of 12 aircrew in front of an Anson. Arms folded, six are standing and six sitting on a bench, all wearing khaki drill open-knecked shirts with rolled-up sleeves, shorts, long socks and shoes. Another airmanis looking out of the…

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12 trainee airmen arranged in two rows, annotated 'Gunnery School, Stormy Down'.

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12 airmen arranged in two rows. The front three are seated with nine standing behind. Names on the reverse.

PWhybrowFHT1610.jpg
12 airmen wearing Sidcot suits. They are arranged in two rows in a rough field. On the reverse '1941 Stormy Down Wales. Joe Harrison, top left, next to Jeoff Green, who was shot down over France, fell 10,000 odd feet - his rear turret, hit a hay…

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A card with 52 signatures and the home town of participant on the Initial Training Wing course.
Syd Marshall's Airman's Alphabetical Index card.
The page is captioned '121 Intake I.T.W Bridlington'.

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A list of the course at 13 air gunner school.

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13 airmen in front of a wooden hut. Jack is top row, extreme right. On the reverse is 'Moncton Haphazard Snaps'.

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13 airmen in two rows, front row of seven sitting and rear row of six standing. All are wearing greatcoats and side caps. In the background a wooden hut with windows. A board at the front reads 'No 126 Course Air Gunners Squad B, 13-12-43 [....]'.…

PBlairJJ1625.jpg
13 cadets arranged in two rows, John Blair is positioned second row, second from the right. Caption: 'Part of the Jamaican contingent, with John standing second from the right'.

PJonesJT17050027.jpg
Three identical photos of 14 airmen arranged in two rows. One is eating a banana, several are drinking tea and others are holding bananas and oranges.
Jack Jones is front row, third from right.

#1 On the reverse -
'Would you like an orange mum…

PTurnerCF1610.jpg
A formal group of 14 trainee airmen in khaki with a trainee flash in their sidecaps.

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14 trainees, including Jack, arranged in three rows. On the reverse 'Could only get one of these - show it to the folks. Thanks darling. Serious mood - eh!'

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14 Women’s Auxiliary Air Force personnel at Morecambe with a road and a row of buildings visible in the background. They are arranged in two rows, with the first row seated on a park bench, the second standing behind the first. There is a corporal…

PAllenDJ1532-0052.jpg
15 airmen in two rows, seven in front row kneeling and eight standing behind. All are wearing battledress and side cap. On the reverse 'No 1 AGS Pembrey, 30-1-44/25-3-44, Bert Davies kneeling third from right, passing out parade'.

PAllenDJ1532-0054.jpg
15 airmen in two rows, seven kneeling in the front and eight standing to the rear. All wearing battledress and side cap. On the reverse 'H. R. Harvey, kneeling extreme right, trainee air gunner, passing out parade, No 1 AGS Pembrey 1944'.

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15 airmen standing in two rows, front row of seven kneeling and rear row of eight standing. All are wearing battledress and side cap. There is a cross annotated above the fourth from the left back row. On the reverse 'Bottom right Bob Harvey'.

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15 airmen in two rows, eight in front kneeling and seven behind standing. All are in battledress with side cap. Derrick Allen is front row right extreme right. In the background open ground. On the reverse 'Derrick Allen kneeling extreme right,…
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