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No 48 Air School, Course 15, Signals Procedure Examination. Seven questions to be answered in an hour.

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Notes written by Arthur Harris to Hamish Mahaddie about Bomber Command. Included is a signed photograph of Arthur T Harris.

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Ted Neale describes the start of the war and the end of his schooling. After a couple of jobs, which he left quickly, he moved to the Woolwich Arsenal as an apprentice tool maker.
On Saturday 7th September 1940 an air raid destroyed the factory,…

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A camera operator checklist of pre, during and post flight instructions.

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Letter thanking Mr Jackson for his letter and writing that they were glad he had recovered. In addition they reiterated the help offered was a pleasure and indeed a duty. Writes that they are enclosing some maps found in a field by a local labourer…

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State pay as under training armourer of two shillings a day and detail joining instructions.

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Lists airmen under headings medical classification, movements to the unit and movements from the unit.

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Lists crews and aircraft for operations on 16/17 March 1944. The fourth member of each crew is underlined. Third crew in second row is crossed through. and a new captain annotated for fourth crew in second row. Includes two standby crews and duty…

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Lists crews and aircraft for operations on night 22/23 March 1944. The fourth member of each crew is underlined and ticked. Includes one standby crew with aircraft 'T' annotated alongside. Includes timings and duty personnel.

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Lists crews and aircraft for operations on night 29/30 April 1944. The fourth member of each crew is underlined in red. Includes two standby crews as well as timings and duty personnel.

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Lists next of kin for crew missing 7/8 July 1944. Captain was Rhodesian. Page is scribbled over in blue pencil.

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Orders for unclaimed baggage or kit, Lists airmen under discipline for fire piquet and airfield. Lists room orderlies for station fatigues. Provides information that transport on posting will not be provided.

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Lists movements in, movements out and discharges for airmen.

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Lists personnel entitled to medals and decorations and good conduct badges. Lists changes of address for next of kin.

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Page 2, lists names and hut numbers for site 4 and site 5

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A postcard from Peter Hattersley to Kathleen Crofts written from his prisoner of war camp. In it he describes a fairy story that he is writing and concludes by stating that he hopes its first private reading will be in bed with her.

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During his incarceration at Stalag Luft 3 Peter Hattersley kept a note book describing subjects that were important to him. There is a list of books that he read, his cash accounts, a list of books to read, places to visit, sailing notes, extracts…

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A typewritten letter to Mrs Hattersley enclosing his log book.

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Service history of U852 depth-charged by Royal Air Force aircraft of 8 and 621 Squadron, driven ashore and scuttled south east of Socotra. History of Heinz-Wilhelm Ech, the captain, and records vessels sunk by the submarine.

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A card with 52 signatures and the home town of participant on the Initial Training Wing course.
Syd Marshall's Airman's Alphabetical Index card.
The page is captioned '121 Intake I.T.W Bridlington'.

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Letter from George Wilson to his wife telling her he has arrived at RAF Elsham Wolds with other people who were late. Discuss details of their recent marriage, asks for certain items of clothing to be sent to him and states he has his wife’s…

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Letter to Mrs E Milling from a wing commander saying that her husband was part of an experienced crew and hoping that they may have escaped from the aircraft. He offers his personal sympathy.

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Record Office letter to Mrs E Milling forwarding the citation from the London Gazette 'relative to the award of the Distinguished Flying Medal to your late husband'.

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Invitation to E Milling to attend at Buckingham Palace on 14 May 1946 to receive the Distinguished Flying Medal awarded to her late husband.

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Letter from the Air Ministry to Mrs E Milling informing her that her husband’s grave has been found in a German cemetery but it and two others are marked collectively with the names and service particulars of three of the crew who could not be…
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