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  • Contributor is exactly "Jan Waller"

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Confirms the death of No 1357673 Sergeant Harry Sidney Brooks of 9 Squadron who was killed in a mid-air collision on 20 December 1942, crashing near Waddington, Lincolnshire. Explains delay in writing due to information being initially sent to…

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Diary commences on joining Royal Air Force Volunteer Reserve 3 October 1940 and training at Babbacombe, Newquay and passing out as an aircraft fitter. Posting to RAF Kenley 6 January 1942 and association with fighter pilots Bluey Truscott, Paddy…

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Catches up with family news and writes about current location. Mentioned he pinched some of David's kit and that he is waiting for promotion to come through. Catches up with acquaintances.

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The telegram advises David Geach's father that his son is missing.

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From War Organisation of the British Red Cross Society and Order of St John of Jerusalem. Writes that a body of a crew member of his son's aircraft (Pilot Officer Lewis) was recovered from shore and that this indicates that disaster to his aircraft…

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From War Organisation of the British Red Cross Society and Order of St John of Jerusalem. They have no further information about his son. However an official German report has been received reporting that two further members of his crew (Pilot…

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From War Organisation of the British Red Cross Society and Order of St John of Jerusalem. Acknowledges his letter of 17 December and assure him they will pass any news of their son or his crew without delay.

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An excerpt from page 213 of a book entitled Japan behind the Fan. It refers to a temple with photographs of dead servicemen including James W Hooker.

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Hand written story of the brooch by John Joseph Parker's daughter.

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Writes of her recent activities including shopping and national gallery concert. Mentions present of home made butter, progress of baby daughter and gardening. mentions telephone delay and hopes he will get leave soon.

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Thanks him for recent letter and glad he liked photograph. Continues with news of daughter Frances standing and other activities. Mentions, unlike him, she has little time to read and comments on his pilot being high handed and asking if progress…

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Writes catching up with news of family and friends and progress of daughter Frances. Mentions taking over Red Cross penny-a-week fund and other activities. Continues with more news of family and friends and that she is longing to receive her first…

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Announces that she had received her first letter from him and that postcards seem to arrive more quickly. Mentions writing to padre and central depository to get personal kit released. Writes of contents and number of parcels allowed and letter from…

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Reports arrival of a number of postcards and letters and mentions parcels of tobacco and cigarettes she and his father have sent. Mentions she believes letter cards will get to him more quickly. Writes of her attempts to spread request for food…

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Reports arrival of his letters and postcards and that she has at last received his prisoner of war number. Writes of results of her efforts to recruit friends and acquaintances at home and abroad to send him food parcels. Mentions arrival of heavily…

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Writes telling him she went to the West End to have her hair cut and she tells him of the shopping she bought for their home. She talks of a meeting, organised by the Red Cross for the next – of - kin of prisoners of war. Plus other news from home…

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Writes of letters received and contents of parcel sent and intended for future based in his lists of requirements. Writes about his violin lessons and comments that prisoner of war monthly journal mentioned his camp had a dance band and symphony…

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Writes of her activities and domestic matters including making chutney and marmalade as well as going to Red Cross meeting to receive mementos her for work done on penny a week club. Continues with description of church service arranged for next of…

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Writes of day to day activities and domestic maters. Mentions that she is not sending photographs as none have been taken recently. Catches up with news of friends and mentions that bad weather has prevented gardening. Writes that Frances came out in…

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Acknowledges arrival of a batch of his letters and informs him that a friend is out of the service as she is expecting. Answers points that he raised in his letters and glad that he has accepted the money spent on new cabinet. Discusses his…

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Reports arrival of heavily censored letter posted in November and commiserates over missing parcel. Catches up with news of acquaintances and hopes that a new violin from the Red Cross will arrive soon. Mentions that his mail is really slow, she now…

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Writes that she was sorry that she could not speak to him on the telephone, news of her sister and the weather. Continues with account of daughter at a fete and reports information she received from sister at his hospital.

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Thanks him for recent letter and comments on his return journey. Continues that she is disgruntled over a number of matters and goes on with more family/friends news. Mentions daughter's dance display and concludes with domestic matters. Asks what…

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Writes of journey home and her activities. Notes house is empty without him and hopes VJ day will be soon. Hope that the MO will take account of ailments and comments on other treatments.
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