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  • Contributor is exactly "Georgie Donaldson"

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To officer commanding Conningsby Base RAF Woodhall Spa passing on congratulations on success of Saumur tunnel operation.

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The letter refers to his award of a Distinguished Flying Cross, offers congratulations and includes a medal ribbon.

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Notification that Flight Sergeant A J Turner was killed in action on operations in the Wilhelmshafen area on 4 September 1939.

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Poem describing the hardship of wartime service, stressing the emotional strain of operations and the longing for rest.

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Letter from George Harker & Co Ltd enclosing cheque and offering condolences.

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Letter to Royal Aircraft Establishment thanking them for looking after them on their visit, which will be of great help in future plans.

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Confirming telephone conversation. Reorganising construction of VIP. Writes of Whitney Straight's interest in a Mosquito. No idea of asking price.

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Includes: editorial matters; music round the camps; official reports from the camps; (two pages missing); letters; how they help funds (fund raising at home); fun and games; news from the far east; parcel points; knitting pattern for 'waistcoat for…

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Includes: editorial matters; reading in camp; official reports from the camps (two pages missing); the letters they write home; fun and games, our generous helpers (fund raising at home); group photographs from the camps; news from the far east;…

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Letter of appreciation to all members of the Lancashire civil defence warden's service. Includes Special order of the day after the service had stood down from 2 May 1945 and offers appreciation of work done. States that work was in close cooperation…

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Letter informing her that her late husband was buried in section D, grave no, 268 in Wilhelmshaven cemetery on 13 September 1939.

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A document describing the activities of the Imperial War Graves Commission.

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Air Council expresses regret that Pilot Officer Hedley Robert Madgett is missing as a result of air operations on night 17/18 August 1943. Lancaster aircraft failed to return. Does not mean he is killed, wounded and if a prisoner, should be able to…

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On De Havilland headed paper. Notes that Cheshire has received two Mk XVI Mosquito with equipment and notes. Says that they will provide any other information if required.

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Congratulatory letter on Air Ministry headed paper, which goes on to praise Leonard Cheshire for insisting on continuing hazardous situations and dropping a rank to continue on operations. Suggests that Cheshire is greatly admired in the Air Ministry…

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The story of a complete engine failure in Wellington LN 487 over York at 15,000ft at night. The aircraft was over York and crash-landed safely. The rear-gunner had been knocked unconscious but was unhurt, as were the rest of the crew.

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An article written by Major J. G Struthers. He argues against the practicality of large battleships which can easily be destroyed by aeroplane, fast torpedo boats and submarines. He suggests that money would be better spent on aircraft and submarines…

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Newspaper cuttings. An appeal to help buy a Spitfire or a bandage or a gun by Patience Strong. On the other side news about Lord Nuffield donating £250,000 to the RAF Benevolent Fund.

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An account of operation as Pathfinder against German naval and submarine base at Kiel when his aircraft was shot down by 'Schrage Musik' equipped night-fighter which cause the aircraft to break in two. Describes crew actions during bomb run and…

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A detailed report on the flight over Denmark, the explosion on the aircraft and evacuating the damaged aeroplane. The subsequent evasion to Sweden is also described.

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Report written by Major W Lacy, Sandy Saunders' commanding officer on his progress as a cadet. He is described as 'young and impetuous but has guts and determination' and is told to develop greater discipline.

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Item 1 is a list of the aircrew from 35 Squadron who took part in the Victory day flypast.
Photograph 1 is 12 Lancasters in formation at the Fly past. It is captioned 'Victory Day Fly Past 8th June 1946'
Item 2 is a newspaper cutting referring to…

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Item 1 is a letter from 'Tedder' to all participants in the Victory Day flypast.
Photograph 1 is a flypast of 12 Lancasters taken from the ground. It is captioned 'Squadron triangle and Trafalgar Square' and underneath 'Nelson turned his back but…
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