Diary of Edward Lloyd Fleming, January 1944- January 1945

Accession Number AWM2019.22.127
Collection number PR05229
Collection type Digitised Collection
Record type File
Item count 1
Object type Diary
Physical description 207 Image/s captured
Maker Fleming, Edward Lloyd
Place made Australia: Victoria, Melbourne, United Kingdom
Date made 1944-1945
Conflict Second World War, 1939-1945
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Diary relating to the Second World War service of 318689 Flight Sergeant Edward Lloyd Fleming, 21 Operational Training Unit.
This diary has entries written between 1 January 1944 and 22 January 1945, and contains details of Edward Lloyd Fleming’s experiences as a pilot in training in the Royal Australian Air Force. Some of these experiences include training near his home in Melbourne, embarkation on the Nieuw Amsterdam, various forms of entertainment on the boat, going ashore in South Africa, and landing in the United Kingdom. Once there, Fleming writes that he attended lectures and training, moved camps several times, and experienced several air raids. Fleming also wrote about his activities during periods of leave, including travelling to various locations in England and Scotland, sightseeing, attending dances and concerts, and playing badminton.