|Todays paper plane instructions - good luck|
|Colin Smith's Air Gunner's Flight log book and other items|
I am starting on a project today that will take a few posts, exactly how many I am not sure, but I will break them amongst the weeks. It is all to do with a World War II log book belonging to the great grandfather of my three youngest. Peter Smith, my father in-law brought over with him on his last trip some records of service including his fathers Royal Air Force Observer's and Air Gunner's Flying Log Book.
|Colin Smith's Royal Air Force Identity Card and other items|
Colin Arthur Smith was an Air Gunner in the Royal Air Force during World War II and served with the 8th, and 203rd Squadrons in Africa. I have started to review the log book in detail and to match the entries against other online references, but it isn't easy finding anything official. There is Squadron history which I can match against the dates of his service, and I will share some of this in the coming posts.
Today's photos include some of the documentation I have mentioned and a black and white photo which was inside the log book and shows what looks to be a local tribesman showing what is under his top.
On a lighter note the top photo is of today's paper plane instructions which according to Julia the master paper plane builder was the hardest to date.
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