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Royal air force

Subject Source: Local sources

Found in 3 Collections and/or Records:


Bryant Thomas Shelley collection, 1926 - 1936

Reference Code: GBR/0269/DCPP/SHE
Scope and Contents

Includes: 'English Task' notebook, 1926, compiled presumably during the early stages of RAF training or before leaving school, including large collection of dried four leaf clovers; three RAF log books covering the period January 1927 to March 1936; small wooden hinged box made by Fl. Lt. Shelley for his mother from an aircraft propeller (with brief biographical notes regarding his training at Cranwell, 1927-30, beneath).

Dates: 1926 - 1936
Conditions Governing Access: From the Management Group: Some records series are subject to confidentiality restrictions with the following closure periods: 30 years from date of creation for general administration files, legal records and financial files; 50 years from date of creation for governmental records, including papers of the College Governing Body and College Council, and constituent committees; 100 years from date of creation for personal and personnel records, including tutorial files, staff and fellows files and appointment records, personal finance and pension records. In addition sensitive correspondence and papers concerning College affairs such as disputes and disciplinary matters are closed for 100 years. Restrictions apply on some personal and private papers.

'My Six Years in Bomber Command' by J. A. Whittet, 2000

Reference Code: GBR/1058/COL/11/23/Whittet/1
Scope and Contents From the Series:

Material relating to those with a surname beginning 'W'.

Dates: Publication: 2000

Photograph of Royal Air Force unit on the steps of Cambridge University Library, c. 1942

Reference Code: GBR/0012/MS Add.10304/22
Scope and Contents Photographic print showing a training unit of the Royal Air Force on the front steps of Cambridge University Library, West Road, Cambridge. 43 men are standing in four ranks in front of four seated figures (two commissioned and two non-commissioned officers). The print is captioned in manuscript 'Back from training 1940-1942' and with the name of the former owner, William Alan North, whose position appears to be indicated in the first standing rank. On the reverse of the print are 40...
Dates: c. 1942
Conditions Governing Access: From the Fonds: Unless restrictions apply, the collection is open for consultation by researchers using the Manuscripts Reading Room at Cambridge University Library. For further details on conditions governing access please contact Information about opening hours and obtaining a Cambridge University Library reader's ticket is available from the Library's website (