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  • Contributor is exactly "Frances Grundy"

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Concerns defects on a H2S Halifax lent to squadron by B.D.U. Writes that working party sent but repair will take a little longer than a week.

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As addressee has close association with the squadron, notes enclosure of photograph of squadron crest.

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Mother writes to David's elder brother Ian who is in Scotland. Contains family and local news. Expresses concern for Ian's welfare.

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Letter from H F Chittenden a headmaster of Newlands, David's prep school, to David's mother. Chittenden has heard from a member of staff at Charterhouse, where David has moved to, that David's is progressing well at this secondary school. Additional…

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Letter to Morcelle wishing to meet again for walks, to teach each other French and English, and to have a photograph taken together.

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From officer at Royal Aircraft Establishment Farnborough. Thanks respondent for memorandum and goes on to discuss that operational efficiency of Bomber Command could be greatly enhanced by maintenance in good order of automatic pilot.

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Letter from David Donaldson to his two and a half year old daughter Frances written from Norfolk with drawings of pigs, dogs and cats. Additional information about this item was kindly provided by the donor.

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Copy sent to Wing Commander Donaldson. Relates to Daily Mirror newspaper cutting which is amusing to all at RAF Foulsham. Relates incident to 192 squadron Halifax at RAF Staverton. No official action was taken over incident but story has rolled on.

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Letter to Headquarters 54 base Coningsby. Infomation concerning Squadron Leader Campbell not able to return to operations and Flight Lieutenant Fleming already offered for Mosquito training

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Letter to David's younger brother Norman. Hank thanks him for the opportunity to see a copy of Norman's write up of David's Royal Air Force career and confirms that it is factually correct. Hank reviews his association with David and aspects of his…

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Tells of arrival in Ontario. Describes train journey through Canada and mentions new station and Group Captain. Describes local area and current activities. Mentions future long weekends and possibilities to travel. David's brother Ian who was…

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Written from 27 Squadron India. Writes of life in India, that he has had many letters from various people. Mention lack of social life and catches up with family news.

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Thanks for the letter and the souvenir attached to it. Says he is happy to know he got back safe and sound to England. Describes the situation in France, where life is slowly restarting: there is no electricity and continual breakdowns. Mentions his…

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From Royal Aircraft Establishment. Thanks him for enlargement of Limoges. Also thanks him for information about side-slip and add some experiences.. Mentions horizon and that they have received two Mustangs for marking. Would like to call at…

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Writes about how things are going with the VIP Association in 1946. Additional information about this item was kindly provided by the donor.

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Thanks him for letter and is glad he is making excellent progress.

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Writes that it would be impossible for Cheshire to make any arrangements. He would let Thomas know when things became easier. Address states Somerset, but now in Gloucestershire.

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To Royal Aircraft Establishment stating that present scale of operation precludes visits for some time. Is returning memorandum that was lent.

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To 54 Base Coningsby. Writes that he is enclosing results of Farnborough 'George' (automatic pilot) team to 617 Squadron. Has produced phenomenal improvement in all aircraft,

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Written from school; mentions limit on letters and censor. Goes on to describe recent activities.

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Reports on train journey to Catterick from Eastleigh. Writes about first impressions of army camp.

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Writes that holiday in Oxford would not be a good idea and relates recent activities including a trip to Marlow. Catches up with acquaintances news and upcoming leave. Catches up with family news and motorcycling difficulty. mentions that all old…

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Writes that he has left the air force and starts new job with customs and excise shortly. Comment on his future and life in Canada. States he has not seen anyone from the squadron but has had a letter from ex colleague.
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