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Trainees Collection

Background imageTrainees 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 imageTrainees 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 imageTrainees 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 imageTrainees Collection: Grassmoor colliery and training centre, Mining

Grassmoor colliery and training centre, Mining
Grassmoor, North Derbyshire Area Training Centre for miners was opened in 1957. A group of trainees in shorts run across a field, the colliery sits on the hillside above

Background imageTrainees Collection: WW2 - R. A. F. Air Aces In The Making

WW2 - R. A. F. Air Aces In The Making
A photograph of some British WW2 Royal Air Force trainees taking their final course at the passing-out school, air aces in the making! Date: circa 1940s

Background imageTrainees Collection: WW2 - R. A. F. Engine Assembly

WW2 - R. A. F. Engine Assembly
A photograph of some British WW2 Royal Air Force trainees assembling engines. Date: circa 1940s

Background imageTrainees Collection: WW2 - R. A. F. Repairs Instruction

WW2 - R. A. F. Repairs Instruction
This photograph provides a broad view of a British WW2 Royal Air Force hangar, inside which trainees receive practical instruction of repairs. Date: circa 1940s

Background imageTrainees Collection: WW2 - Airspeed Dual Control Instructional Machine

WW2 - Airspeed Dual Control Instructional Machine
A photograph of some British WW2 Royal Air Force trainees sat in the cockpit of an Airspeed dual-control instructional machine. Date: circa 1940s

Background imageTrainees Collection: WW2 - R. A. F. Wireless Operator Workshop

WW2 - R. A. F. Wireless Operator Workshop
This photograph shows some British WW2 Royal Air Force trainees working at a wireless operator mechanics workshop. Date: circa 1940s

Background imageTrainees 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 imageTrainees Collection: United States Navy Reserve trainees working on a Grumman F9F

United States Navy Reserve trainees working on a Grumman F9F
United States Navy Reserve trainees, carrying out procedures on the 20mm cannon and AN/APR-30 gun ranging radar of a Grumman F9F, at Naval Air Station Columbus, in Ohio, on 7 February 1955. Date: 1955

Background imageTrainees 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 imageTrainees 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 imageTrainees 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 imageTrainees Collection: H. M.s Caledonia formerly Majestic 1937

H. M.s Caledonia formerly Majestic 1937
The former Cunard White Star Liner Majestic, changed to H.M.S Caledonia, was bought in 1937 by the Admiralty and was converted at a cost of 391

Background imageTrainees 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 imageTrainees 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 imageTrainees 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 imageTrainees 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 imageTrainees 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 imageTrainees 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 imageTrainees 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 imageTrainees 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 imageTrainees Collection: Recruits training at Lambeth HQ

Recruits training at Lambeth HQ. Date: 1930s

Background imageTrainees Collection: Aden Patrol Training Course

Aden Patrol Training Course
Patrol Training Course held in Sheikh Othman, Aden in 1961. Attended by Arab, Indian, Somali, Jewish & British Scouters. 1961

Background imageTrainees Collection: Empire Day in Wandsworth, London

Empire Day in Wandsworth, London
Empire Day celebrations in Wandsworth, south west London. Empire Day was celebrated between 1904 and 1958 to commemorate Queen Victorias birthday

Background imageTrainees Collection: Empire Day rehearsal, Tower of London

Empire Day rehearsal, Tower of London
An Empire Day rehearsal at the Tower of London, showing Lord Roberts Boys with a specially made flag. Empire Day was celebrated between 1904 and 1958 to commemorate Queen Victorias birthday


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