A large group of trainee airmen wearing battledress and side caps in four rows. All are named at the top of the photograph. Arthur Hollis is second row up, fourth from right. On the reverse 'No 5 Course, RAF Clewiston, Florida, 1941/42'.
Writes that there is still no information regarding her husband. However. the International Red Cross in Geneva has reported that two members of his crew, Pilot Officer H N Petts and Pilot Officer G Russell lost their lives on 26 May 1843. Another…
To men and women of Bihar printed in English and three other languages announcing victory over Nazi Germany and that forces might now be sent against the Japanese. States that men of Indian Forces have fought gallantly in Africa, Europe and Asia.
Notifies him that he is moved on long term detachment to A V Roe at Chadderton. Covers some financial issues and action he needs to take if he was registered under national services (armed forces) act.
The letter addressed to Geoff's father is from the Air MInistry (Casualty Branch). It advises him that his son has been captured and a copied letter was read out by Lord Haw Haw on the radio. He asks for lots of letters and reports he is well.
Writes that committee of adjustment has been held and enclosing an inventory of effects. Writes that monetary matters are not dealt with by that office but by Air Ministry accounts. They will be sending details of financial matters in due course.
Writes that Hedley's personal effects have been dispatched to them by passenger train. Requests they sent back receipt. Reminds them on rules if they dispose of any uniform which must go to known person entitled to wear it or be dealt with through…
Photograph 1 - the Christmas dinner menu at RAF Farnborough with a cartoon of a German reconnaissance aircraft being shot down.
Photograph 2 - the signatures of some of the participants.
Captioned 'Christmas dinner, R.A.F. Farnborough…