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Flight Officer William Anderson began his service in the Royal Air Force at the age of eighteen when he signed up in Edinburgh. In this interview he speaks about his training, reporting to Lord’s Cricket Ground in London, being paid at the London…

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Dr Arnold Pearce Derrington grew up in Cornwall and joined the University Air Squadron at Exeter. He joined the Royal Air Force in 1942 and completed training at RAF Ansty, South Africa, RAF West Freugh and RAF Moreton in the Marsh, where he trained…

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Full length portrait photograph of Arthur Atkinson in uniform, with a cadet’s hat, a leading aircraftman’s rank insignia.

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William Barfoot is standing in a Sidcot suit at Marshalls pilot training, Cambridge. He is in a field, wearing flying boots, gloves, and a scarf. Papers are in his knee pocket.

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William Barfoot is standing in a Sidcot suit at Marshalls pilot training, Cambridge. He is in a field, wearing flying helmet and goggles, flying boots, gloves, and a scarf. Papers are in his knee pocket; buildings are in the background.

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William Barfoot, in Sidcot suit, is seated on a chair at Marshalls pilot training, Cambridge. He is carrying his flying helmet and goggles, wearing flying boots, gloves, and a scarf. Papers are in his knee pocket; buildings are in the…

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Leading Aircraftsman William Barfoot is sitting on a wall outside a church at Langley Moor. He has a dog sitting on his lap, wearing a side cap with white flash.

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William Barfoot is leaning against a wooden fence in battledress and wearing a side cap with a white flash. There is snow on the ground and houses in the background. This item was sent to the IBCC Digital Archive already in digital form: no better…

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William Barfoot in dress uniform and side cap with white flash is standing outside a house, arm-in-arm with his wife who wears Women’s Auxiliary Air Force uniform. A sailor is on the right hand side; his cap ribbon reads 'HM Patrol Vessels'.

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William Barfoot in dress uniform with side cap bearing a white flash is standing against a tree trunk with one hand in pocket.

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William Barfoot is featured among a group portrait of 55 trainees at Eastbourne Navigation School, some standing, some sitting; five men in the centre of the seated row wear observer brevets and two of these are officers, one a warrant officer and…

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William Barfoot is featured among four trainees at Eastbourne Navigation School. They wear uniforms without caps and two with unbuttoned tunics; two are wearing scarves and smoking pipes. One has a side cap with white flash under his arm. On the left…

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Letter from Sergeant David Boldy to his father, mentioning training and shooting.

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Letter from Sergeant David Boldy to his father, regarding his initial training and visiting his mother at home.

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Letter from Leading Aircraftsman David Boldy to his father, written whilst on the East London to Cape Town train. David provide details about leaving and being posted home.

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Letter from David Boldy to his father about being on a new station. Describes the prospect of attending a gunnery leaders’ course. Enjoys working with his new crew. Misses South Africa and mentions two girl he met whilst there, Shirley (Cape Town)…

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Letter from David Boldy to his father about being in the Royal Air Force, with details of training at Uxbridge and at RAF Bridgnorth. He bought a silver cigarette case with Royal Air Force wings.

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Letter from David Boldy to his father about being stationed in Scotland, waiting to start the air observers school. He has visited Edinburgh and been swimming locally.

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Letter from David Boldy to his father about his daily activities after leaving Scotland for Hastings, and visiting his mother and Steve whilst passing through London. He comments the current military situation.

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Letter from David Boldy to his father about his daily activities at Hastings, and then at Torquay. Comments on the French government, mentions a meeting with Cecil and cadet training

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Letter from Leading Aircraftsman David Boldy to his father about being on leave from the Royal Air Force with his brother Steve and Peter, a friend who was wounded in the Navy. He has completed the initial course and awaits posting to navigation…

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Letter from Leading Aircraftsman David Boldy to his father about his mother and Steve, driving a friend’s Buick and Cynthia and Lisa getting engaged. They went to Mussel Bay for New Year’s, and tried surf riding. He has sent, and will send more…

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Letter from Leading Aircraftsman David Boldy to his father about waiting for a posting while at Wynberg Military Camp. He has now re-mustered to air gunner, and wants to apply for pilot. He has bought gifts from Oudtshoorn for his father, mother and…

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Letter from Leading Aircraftsman David Boldy to his father about about his air gunner course at East London.

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Letter from Leading Aircraftsman David Boldy to his father about about his continued air gunner course at East London. He explains about the course, his failure in the navigation course, and what he has been doing, exams and results.
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