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Trainee Collection

Background imageTrainee Collection: Compass Drill, Training Ship Arethusa, Greenhithe, Kent

Compass Drill, Training Ship Arethusa, Greenhithe, Kent
A group of boys aboard the Training Ship Arethusa receiving compass instruction. The ship received boys aged 13-16 from a variety of poor backgrounds, including the workhouse

Background imageTrainee Collection: Knotting Class, Training Ship Arethusa, Greenhithe, Kent

Knotting Class, Training Ship Arethusa, Greenhithe, Kent
A group of boys aboard the Training Ship Arethusa receiving knotting and splicing instruction. The ship received boys aged 13-16 from a variety of poor backgrounds, including the workhouse

Background imageTrainee Collection: LCC-LFB Recruit firefighters training at Brigade HQ SE1

LCC-LFB Recruit firefighters training at Brigade HQ SE1
During the 1950s recruit firefighters were trained at the Brigade Headquarters in Lambeth. Here they are undertaking hook ladder drills on the stations nine-storey drill tower

Background imageTrainee Collection: Female Medical Students

Female Medical Students
Under the watchful eye of the House Physician, a group of female medical students, trainee doctors, examine a patient at the Royal Free Hospital, Hampstead, London

Background imageTrainee Collection: RAF Heaton Park booklet

RAF Heaton Park booklet
Cover of a booklet for RAF Heaton Park, Manchester: A Guide for Newly-Arrived Cadets. During World War Two 133, 000 cadets were billeted in

Background imageTrainee Collection: Police Gun School, North London

Police Gun School, North London
Inspector Robert Gould gives instruction to a group of trainees at the police underground shooting range in North London. Date: 1960s

Background imageTrainee Collection: Trainee Chefs 1930S

Trainee Chefs 1930S
Two student chefs at the Gordon Fellowes School of Domestic Service. Date: early 1930s

Background imageTrainee Collection: School for Butlers

School for Butlers
Trainee butlers take notes as their teacher points to a blackboard diagram, explaining the correct way to carve lamb

Background imageTrainee Collection: WW2 - R. A. F Aerial Camera Instruction

WW2 - R. A. F Aerial Camera Instruction
A photograph which shows a British WW2 Royal Air Force trainee receiving instruction on taking an oblique shot with an aerial camera. Date: circa 1940s

Background imageTrainee Collection: WW2 - R. A. F Pilot Receives His Charts

WW2 - R. A. F Pilot Receives His Charts
A photograph which portrays a British WW2 R.A.F. trainee pilot receiving the chart that records his flight. Date: circa 1940s

Background imageTrainee Collection: WW2 - R. A. F. Pilots Waiting Their Turn

WW2 - R. A. F. Pilots Waiting Their Turn
A photograph showing a group of young British WW2 Royal Air Force trainee pilots waiting their turn as they sit atop a plane, observing the trial flights of their classmates. Date: circa 1940s

Background imageTrainee Collection: WW2 - R. A. F. Trainee Assembling Engine

WW2 - R. A. F. Trainee Assembling Engine
A portrait photograph of a young British WW2 Royal Air Force trainee assembling an aeroplane engine. Date: circa 1940s

Background imageTrainee Collection: Trainee paratroops descending from a Barrage Balloon

Trainee paratroops descending from a Barrage Balloon
Royal Air Force - Trainee paratroops descending from a Barrage Balloon, during training. The RAF's Balloon Operations Squadron, flying barrage balloons, was active training paratroops

Background imageTrainee Collection: RAF trainee pilots working out courses and speeds, WW2

RAF trainee pilots working out courses and speeds, WW2
RAF trainee pilots working out courses and speeds Date: circa 1941

Background imageTrainee Collection: Training school for the Home Guard

Training school for the Home Guard
Under-Secretary of State for War Sir Edward Grigg (1879-1955), at the opening of a new training school for the Home Guard. Date: 1940

Background imageTrainee Collection: Trainee teachers campaigning against education cuts

Trainee teachers campaigning against education cuts
Trainee teachers from the College of All Saints campaigning against education cuts, June 1976. Date: 1976

Background imageTrainee Collection: Large group of nurses - WW1 era - Trainees?

Large group of nurses - WW1 era - Trainees?
A large group of possibly trainee nurses - WW1 era. Date: circa 1915

Background imageTrainee Collection: Female ambulance staff training volunteers, September 1939

Female ambulance staff training volunteers, September 1939
An " ambulance girl" in full uniform explains the operation of the gas mask to two female volunteers in the newly formed All-India Ambulance unit

Background imageTrainee Collection: Volunteer mine-sweepers in training, Sept 1939

Volunteer mine-sweepers in training, Sept 1939
A scheme to train fisherman as volunteer mine-sweepers began in 1938 and was used to allow the navy to concentrate elswhere

Background imageTrainee Collection: Some Clerical Types by John Kendal, The Embryo

Some Clerical Types by John Kendal, The Embryo. 1901

Background imageTrainee Collection: Trainee Signalmen use semaphore to spell their regiment

Trainee Signalmen use semaphore to spell their regiment
circa 1910s

Background imageTrainee Collection: Trainee Hairdresser

Trainee Hairdresser
A male hairdresser learning to cut hair on a very realistic mannequin. Date: early 1930s

Background imageTrainee Collection: Soldiers of Royal Fusiliers relaxing during route march, WW1

Soldiers of Royal Fusiliers relaxing during route march, WW1
Three young soldiers of the University Mens Corps, Royal Fusiliers, relaxing during a route march from Clipstone Camp, near Mansfield, 21 July 1915. On the left is Albert Auerbach. Date: 1915

Background imageTrainee Collection: Sheppard Air Force Base, Wichita Falls, Texas, USA

Sheppard Air Force Base, Wichita Falls, Texas, USA, showing trainees with B25 bombers, learning the skills of aircraft assembly by night. Date: 1951

Background imageTrainee Collection: LFB firefighters receiving knots and lines training

LFB firefighters receiving knots and lines training in the HQ drill yard, 9 December 1958. Date: 1958

Background imageTrainee Collection: Smothering burning clothes with blanket

Smothering burning clothes with blanket
Smothering burning clothes with a blanket -- a fire safety officer instructs a woman in the use of a blanket to smother the burning clothing of a child (dummy)

Background imageTrainee Collection: Women in the Auxiliary Fire Service, WW2

Women in the Auxiliary Fire Service, WW2
Formed in 1933, the Auxiliary Fire Service played a vital part in the London Fire Brigades efforts to deal with the bombing, and resultant Blitz, upon London

Background imageTrainee Collection: Handley Page plane, AFC Training Depot, UK, WW1

Handley Page plane, AFC Training Depot, UK, WW1
A Handley Page aeroplane at the AFC (Australian Flying Corps) Training Depot, Halton Camp, Wendover, UK, with crew, during the First World War. Date: 1914-1918

Background imageTrainee Collection: RAF cadet arrived at Heaton Park

RAF cadet arrived at Heaton Park
Cartoon of an RAF trainee cadet during World War Two looking puzzled as he arrives at RAF Heaton Park, Manchester, for air crew training

Background imageTrainee Collection: La France Maritime - Naval Trainee

La France Maritime - Naval Trainee (everyday uniform). 19th century

Background imageTrainee Collection: French Police Cadets

French Police Cadets
French police cadets being trained in self defence at a police school in Paris, France. Date: 1930s

Background imageTrainee Collection: Tailors Department, Barnardos Stepney Causeway, East Londo

Tailors Department, Barnardos Stepney Causeway, East Londo
Trainee tailors sew by hand or with sewing machine at Barnardos Boys Home, Stepney Causeway, East London. Date: early 1900s

Background imageTrainee Collection: Three trainee Japanese pilots

Three trainee Japanese pilots
Three Japanese women are being trained as pilotos by a man. One is seated and the other two stand, they all dressed in pilot attire and are looking at the demonstration. Date: 1932

Background imageTrainee Collection: Naval cadets marching in Mexico City, Mexico

Naval cadets marching in Mexico City, Mexico
Naval cadets marching with a band in Mexico City, Mexico. Date: 1913

Background imageTrainee Collection: Heinkel He 72B Kadett -used for trainee pilot selection

Heinkel He 72B Kadett -used for trainee pilot selection

Background imageTrainee Collection: Staff and trainees of first Part II course, British Honduras

Staff and trainees of first Part II course, British Honduras
Staff and trainees of the first Part II scouting course, British Honduras (now Belize), Central America. Date: 1967

Background imageTrainee Collection: Scout Officer trainees, Ghana, West Africa

Scout Officer trainees, Ghana, West Africa
Group photo of scouts on a Scout Officers training course, Ghana, West Africa. Date: 1924

Background imageTrainee Collection: LCC-LFB trainees looking at an engine

LCC-LFB trainees looking at an engine
A group of trainee firefighters and an instructor, looking at the engine of a motorised fire vehicle with an L plate on the front before setting out on the road. Date: circa 1920s

Background imageTrainee Collection: A Gynaecological Operation in St Petersburg

A Gynaecological Operation in St Petersburg
Early 20th century Gynaecological surgery taking place in front of a vast audience of Surgeons, would-be surgeons and nurses in the Obstetric Institute in St Petersburg, Russia. Date: 1905

Background imageTrainee Collection: Recruits training at Lambeth HQ

Recruits training at Lambeth HQ. Date: 1930s

Background imageTrainee Collection: Trainee lowered from tower during exercise drill, WW2

Trainee lowered from tower during exercise drill, WW2
National Fire Service trainee being lowered from a tower during exercise drill. Date: 1940s

Background imageTrainee Collection: Trainee Traffic Police

Trainee Traffic Police
A group of British traffic policeman learning hand signals in a training yard. Date: early 1930s

Background imageTrainee Collection: Trainee Gendarmes

Trainee Gendarmes
French police cadets saluting and blowing whistles during a training session. Date: early 1930s

Background imageTrainee Collection: Baby-faced Belgian cadet at a training camp in Bourg-Leopold

Baby-faced Belgian cadet at a training camp in Bourg-Leopold
Baby-faced Belgian trainee officer cadet at a training camp in Bourg-Leopold. Unfortunately, he looks strikingly like Herr Otto Flick from popular WWII BBC TV series Allo Allo !

Background imageTrainee Collection: Trainee milkmaids, Womens Land Army, 1939

Trainee milkmaids, Womens Land Army, 1939
Trainee milkmaids working at Plumpton Agricultural College as recruits to the Womenss Land Army, some of whom previously worked in London stores. Date: 1939

Background imageTrainee Collection: Laos - Group of Bonzillons at Luang-Prabang

Laos - Group of Bonzillons at Luang-Prabang
Laos - Group of Bonzillons (Trainee Boy Buddhist monks) at Luang Prabang. Date: circa 1908

Background imageTrainee Collection: Trainee Miners / 1966

Trainee Miners / 1966
Young trainee miners working at a National Coal Board training centre. Date: circa 1966

Background imageTrainee Collection: Air cadet on Pay Parade

Air cadet on Pay Parade
Cartoon of an RAF trainee air cadet at Heaton Park, Manchester during World War Two eyeing up money at a Pay Parade (at which the cadets are paid)



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