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MWakefieldHE174040-171016-20.pdf
Contains: notes on physics of force and moments with formulae and calculations. Notes on chemistry of fuels, requirements for carburettor,. Continues with mechanics of stress and properties and chemistry of metals. Continues with geometry and drawing…

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MWakefieldHE174040-171016-19.pdf
Covers Halifax Mk III, starting and running up, handling and climbing, cruising, and data tables. Continues with Lancaster fuel (capacity), oil, coolant, rad flaps, external checks, auxiliaries checks on turrets and engines, temperatures for run up,…

MWakefieldHE174040-171016-17.pdf
Cash book but contains notes on: medicines/chemicals on first page. Followed by general notes and outline diagrams on Stirling, Halifax, Me-110, Dornier 215 & 217 and Hudson aircraft. Continues with flight engineer's notes on a large number of…

MWakefieldHE174040-171016-11.pdf
Covers RAF top level organisation, list of all home commands and scope of aircrew training. Continues with description of structure of air council, and detailed description of bomber command structure. Followed by two training analyses with diagrams,…

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Letter encloses certificate for permanent award of the pathfinder force badge awarded on completion of his tour. Certificate signed by Air Vice Marshall D C T Bennett.

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Hard back notebook with hand written and drawn notes and diagrams compiled when he was at No 2 A.G.S. at R.A.F. Dalcross in 1943. Twenty nine pages containing the theory behind gunnery, ammunition and the turret.

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Has recommendation from his Squadron Commander, his Station Commander and the No 4 Group Air Officer Commanding. Was gazetted on 14 September 1943.

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Top - to his wife saying he was writing by flickering lamp. Writes that things are moving quickly and everyone expects to be home by Christmas but he couldn't imagine the war ending.

Middle - front of postcard with address to Mr and Mrs…

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Discusses mail to and from. Noted that last letter was addressed to Flying Officer but he had had no confirmation but hoped she had received money due to her. Writes of friends and hopes they will be together next year. Says everyone has had enough…

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Reports arrival of three letters which were first for two months. Glad baby is well and will be glad when he gets photographs. Says he is in another camp, the third in a month. Hopes he will stay there but should be in another camp as he has been…

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Says he writes regularly and hope his letters are getting through but he has had none from her for two months. Says he is an an army camp now and they get their mail regularly. He says he will move camp again the next day and will write when able to.…

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Reports arrival of mail and says he had written to Air Ministry asking them to open an account in her name and mentions other financial matters. Catches up with news of friends and acquaintances. Mentions going to church and asks her not to send him…

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Writes he is fit and well and had a good Christmas including special Red Cross food parcel. Still waiting for weather to be cold enough to be able to ice skate. Had just had a little snow so far. Asks if she has decided a name for the baby and…

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Top - writes he is fit and well and that he went to a pantomime previous night. Mentions ice skating and not having any mail.

Middle - writes that he still has not heard from her. Hope mail and cigarettes on the way. Writes of meeting old school…

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Describes arriving a new location near Doncaster and that he might be moved closer soon. Comments on recent holiday and looks forward to the next one. Mentions supply of cigarettes and writes of his activities. Discusses what she might do if called…

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Informs her that her husband now a prisoner of war was appointed to a commission and goes on to explain resulting financial matters. Writes that as an officer he needs a bank account and suggests how they go about arranging this.

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Details out-turn of Harold Fry's service estate as a total of £18 5s 2d.

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Letter concerning Harold Fry's Post Office savings book.

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Reports arrival of £53 16s 6d and that they have opened account for him. Encloses cheque book and provides some explanation of communication with bank.

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Sent via the air ministry. Writes that she had had no letter from him that day and then goes on to describe her activities and that she was missing him.

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The letter advises Alan to get some 'combinations' -underwear. He mentions night fighters will protect Coventry.

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Alan writes during his training at Torquay. He had just heard about the bombing of Coventry, where his family lived. He has arranged leave to visit his family. His course has finished and he has been made Guard Commander.

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Mail returned as it referred to an enemy broadcast. The government did not want the enemy to know that anyone listened in England to their broadcasts.

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Addressed to Jacqueline Pillot on front postmarked Scunthorpe - returned to sender.
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