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RAF Aston Down was a station located in Gloucestershire 6 miles (10 kms) south east of Stroud. See all Archive items | Explore nearby Originally named RAF Minchinhampton during World War One the station was officially reopened as RAF Aston Down in…

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Top left - blurred image of three actors on stage. Captioned 'E12 "Girls, girls, girls", Stalag Luft 3, Mar 43'.
Top right - Blurred image of two actors on stage. Captioned ' "Girls, girls, girls", Stalag Luft 3, Mar 43'.
Second row left - two…

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Airmen dressed in a variety of flying kit including overalls, Mae Wests and parachute harnesses. Some are holding their parachute packs and some are on the ground. They are standing on the perimeter track with a hangar in the background.

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A list of aircrew, times of take off and landings and altitude flown for 75 squadron. 21 Lancasters attacked the dyke at Westkapelle.

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List of Air Force ranks held by Jeff Brown.

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A list detailing the different types of vessels that were docked at Malta between September 1939 and May 1945. Classes of ship are listed with the number of each vessel that was docked. Ships also refitted at the docks are recorded, by name and how…

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View through gateway of a multi-story brick building with rows of windows on each floor and a chimney in the centre. In courtyard behind gates in front of building two cars and a lorry are parked. On the right gatepost a sign indicating Brownsfield…

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Single airman, with lifejacket, looking over the ships rails and lifeboats at the sea. Captioned 'A wintry day in mid Atlantic, - aboad troopship Empress of Scotland. Had to carry life jacket at all times, as ship not in convoy or escorted.'.

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Work completed, manufactured, erected or repaired items with the quantity of each listed item. Includes the reproduction in bronze of a citation of the president of the USA and H.M. The King’s letter awarding the George Cross to be mounted on the…

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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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Low level oblique aerial photograph showing large bright explosions in the centre with a building to its left. Another building further left appears to be on fire. On the reverse 'Cam 2, Ops 142, Daylight/Night attack on La Ricamerie, Date 10/11-3…

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Single aircraft on the ground with a cartoon of Goofy on its nose.

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Number 181-37. Writes that he has increased his pay allotment to her and mentions other financial matters. Lists request for items of clothing and other items which he would like her to send. Asks he to ask friends to send him tobacco, books and…

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Part of a letter informing that her son died as a result of air operations. Advising that one of the three unidentified crew members had been found and buried.

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Women’s Auxiliary Air Force dog tags issued to 893293 Mary Ward tied with ribbon.

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Both sides of a metal badge mounted on a card. The badge celebrates 1000 years of the Polish state.

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Sends delight at their receipt of cable and registered letter. Understands they are keeping well.

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The official journal of the Prisoners of War Department of the Red Cross and St John War Organisation. This edition covers the Editors comments, the transport of food parcels, Emergency supplies for the camp, POW cooking, articles about Christmas in…

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Nine photographs showing a ferry and Niagra Falls, captioned 'Ferry from Toronto to Niagara' and a colour postcard of the Falls.
Telegram date stamped 21 June 1942 giving Keith Tompson's father his new address, No1 Manning Depot, Toronto.
Canada…

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Formal course photograph, four rows of WAAFs in rural setting.

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A half length portrait of Wing Commander Burrows and Muriel Audrey Imming on a balcony overlooking the sea.

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On ground, showing close up of right hand side of nose, the four machine guns, open cabin door and ladder in place. Wing Commander Cheshire's Mosquito.

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