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  • Contributor is exactly "Alan Pinchbeck"

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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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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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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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Writes sending thoughts at the anxious time that Bob was missing.

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Letter written by Elizabeth McDowell of Aimimage Productions, thanking Robert Wareing for the loan of photographs and telling him when Nightfighters is to be shown on the Discovery Channel.

Enclosed is a photograph of four aircrew behind a…

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Sorry that they missed her and she should call in if passing. Sorry to hear the bad news and hopes for better soon.

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Tells her that she is glad she has had news of Bob and that she knows how she must be feeling. Mentions being thrilled as she knew Bob well as he was best man at her wedding.

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Flight Sergeant wireless operator on 58 Squadron at RAF Linton-on-Ouze flying Whitley III. First operation to Ruhr to drop leaflets and crash landed in France on the way back. Other operations were convoy patrol and bombing in France, Netherlands,…

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Writes that in view of the lapse of time and absence of any news of her son, that they regretfully conclude that he had lost his life.

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Writes about mail and catches up with family news. Mentions a photograph of all the South Africans of Schubin [sic] (XXIB) and plans to send it. Writes about friend in camp receiving letters and photographs as well as other gossip. Mentions planned…

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A description of Sam's further training in the UK then operations at Malta.
Photo 1 is an informal group photograph with airmen, two WAAFs and three dummies.
Photo 2 is an air-to-air view of a Wellington.

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Sam's graduation ceremony then further training on Battles and Astro on Ansons.
Photo 1 and 2 are the menu for the graduation meal.
Photo 3 is the ticket for the graduation dance.
Photo 4 is the tables set for the graduation meal.
Photo 5 is the…

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Actions to be performed by each crew member after the order to 'put on parachute' has been made.

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Announces move to Nelson complete.

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Notifies receipt of cable awaiting further. Mentions moving and supplies new address.

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Writes that summer is over and mention planting seeds. Mentions that there are some nice gardens locally and that their garden would compete with grandad's. Garden is her chief joy which is why she mentions it in many letters. Wonders about the…

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Describes sowing and getting fire going. Asks about his weather and describes their own. Mentions letter from friend concerned about him. Passes on best wishes from a relative who is planning to send him books. Lists letters received from him.…
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