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  • Contributor is exactly "Claire Monk"

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Relates events during operation to Essen on 12/13 March 1943. Enemy fighter attacked and was engaged and hit by rear gunner. Claimed as damaged. After releasing bombs in heavy anti-aircraft fire and searchlights rear gunner engaged Me 109. Gunner…

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The letter asks if she enjoyed service life and asks if she will help train girls for the services.

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26 airmen arranged in three rows. They are all dressed in shorts and khaki. Behind are palm trees. On the reverse several of the men have signed their names plus 'No 9 Admin Course March 1946 RAF Kandy Ceylon'.
There is a second identical copy.

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A newspaper cutting about a play put on by The Stage Club at the Victoria theatre, Singapore. On the reverse are adverts.

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A press cutting captioned 'Retreat from the coast' taken in the summer of 1943 shows two coastal airfields Calaise/Marck and Abbeville/Drucat indicating that the Germans had started rendering their coastal airfields temporarily unserviceable.

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Comments on target (Frankfurt) and odds on being shot down. It was their 19th operation and out of 124 aircrew shot down that night only 10 survived, five from their crew. Mentions evading, capture, initial treatment and journey to camp (Stalag Luft…

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Six items, first a brief description by Edward again using the term P plane to describe the V-1. Second is Edward's navigation plot, third is the expected H2S return over the target. Fourth and fifth are press clippings reporting damage to Flying…

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Six items covering operations around Caen. The first is Edward's description of the operation, against troop concentrations. The second is his navigation plot. The third is a print of the expected H2S return of the target. Fourth is a collection of…

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Five newspaper clippings, four with captions, illustrate the damage done to the infrastructure in support of the allied ground forces.
The first captioned 'Our armour moves inland from the beaches of Normandy'. This shows part of the beach with…

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A very brief description of the operation, his navigation plot and a map showing the target. There are also some newspaper clippings, one showing the damage to Stuttgart and others giving comments from bomber crew members when taking part in a raid…

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Notes recorded by Maurice during his pilot training.

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Gives reason for someone had to wait but was now on leave. Mentions engine problems and hitting another plane on landing which cut the rear turret off. Addition of sums of money on reverse.

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Writes that he was okay after operation to Brunswick and now had only seven left to finish tour. Returned with 72 holes in the aircraft. Relates seeing films and discusses clothing. Mentions a visit by the King to Middleton St George.

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Page two of a letter. Writes of financial matters. Mentions photographs and asks to pass news on to father. Asks whether recipient got good price for air raid shelter.

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Experiences of the prisoners of war in the Belaria camp of Stalag Luft 3 by Squadron Leader Bryce Cousens. It contains stories, poems and illustrations.

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Photographs of two parts of same page. Sub-headline - 'A Jackeroo' gives some background on Middleton and continues account of attack on Turin and fuel difficulties crossing the Alps. Sub-headline - 'both pilots wounded' continues account.…

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Ten young men wearing overalls stand on the left. On the right an instructor points at dials on an instrument board. In the centre on the floor is a large electrical machine. Explanation provided on accompanying document which explains that it is Mr…

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Tried to time this airgram to arrive on Norman's birthday and send greetings. Comments of bad news about a friend and Norman's disappointment on having to do ground work. Catches up with other family news and arrival of mail as well as commenting on…

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A group of airmen arranged in two rows in front of a Mitchell. Laurie is identified in the caption.

This item was sent to the IBCC Digital Archive already in digital form. No better quality copies are available.

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Posed in three ranks building wall in background. Instructor standing to the side. Reverse is captioned 'No 2 A.G.S. Dalcross 1943' Course members are named, John is L.H. end of back row.
Additional information about this item was kindly provided…

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Details charges and trial of Carline Da Silva for giving assistance to Japanese secret police. Covers all 14 charges, lists witnesses and provides handwritten notes on testimony. Charges annotated with handwritten notes. Three printed pages and 25…

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Formal course photograph, posed in three rows in front of wooden structure. Names written on photograph during processing. Captioned '28 Course BA's, WOAG's, & AG's'. Couse was at R.A.F. Chipping Warden in May 1942, Ronald right end of front row.…

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Mentioned he had done a lot of travelling lately including a lot of hiking. Is settled now but had had to leave all his mail behind. Has had no cigarettes for ages.

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Hopes she and son are keeping well and that he is fit and cheerful. Mentions poor weather, someone he just met and that he had had no mail from her recently.
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