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  • Contributor is exactly "Peter Bradbury"

MSmithBM582378-170220-01.pdf
Preface covers his training as an apprentice at RAF Halton and subsequent training as an electrical fitter at RAF St Athan. Outlines career with transition to ground engineer and then other postings. Continues with time as an instructor teaching a…

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Account of the visit to Holland arranged to celebrate the 40th anniversary of Operation Manna. The visit took place From Friday April 26th until Friday May 3rd 1985.

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Writes about contents not to bother with in food parcels. Writes of not flying for 14 days and other activities. A large part of this letter was damaged and is unreadable.

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Comments on reliability of mail lately. Mentions leave and activities in Edinburgh with other members of crew. Writes of family issue with Kevin. A large part of this letter is damaged and unreadable.

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Recalls German twin engine aircraft flying at very low level over Lincoln. He subsequently though it was a Ju-88. Adds some other wartime anecdotes. Includes b/w photograph of a JU-88.

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Sent from 106 Squadron advising his mother that Aubrey had not returned from an operation.

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Letter from Officer Commanding 106 Squadron expressing his sympathy and suggesting the possibility that Aubrey had managed to bale out.

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The letter from the Royal Air Force Benevolent Fund asks if the family need any financial help after Aubrey's death.

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Letter from British Legion to Aubrey's mother, sent with their Overseas Catalogue.

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Note on front - 'original diary kept as P.O.W. in Germany. Vey illegal, but managed to keep it. 24/7/44 - May 45, K W Campbell A423220'.

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A group of aircrew and ground personnel arranged in four rows. Each man is named in the caption.

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Large group of airmen arranged in five rows. Each individual is identified in the caption.

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MWareingR86325-161005-31.pdf
Guidance to pilots and navigators on the simplest means of locating a target. Provides comprehensive notes. Covers preparation, action before take off, action after take off.

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Cutting with prayer from Psalm 107. Captioned 'Cutting from Penguin paperback which I was reading to Mlle A Becquett whilst being helped by her, Sept 1941'.

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Catches up with news and is optimistic about progress of the war. Tells a little about himself.

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Describes events leading up to and including Jack Newton's last operation before crash landing in Belgium. Lists his crew and gives account of their attempts at evasion, meeting with Belgian helpers, moving to various safe houses and Jack Newton's…

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Letter form Officer Commanding 12 Squadron reporting that her husband was missing form operations on 5/6 August 1941. Enclosed is list of personal effects.

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Capitulation near Stalingrad of Field Marshall Von Paulus on 30 January 1943 and General Streicher on 2 February 1943. Defeated Sixth Army comprised 330,000 men. General Giraud, High Commissioner in North Africa, working closely with General De…

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Excerpt (top 2/3rds of first page) from letter home from CR Phillips to F Phillips, whilst stationed at RAF Sandtoft,

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Informs him that his son was missing as a result of air operations on 25/26 February 1943.

BSangerEWSangerEWv1.pdf
Eric Sanger's personal account of his last operation, of being shot down and his time as a prisoner of war. Detailed account of last operation to Nuremburg on 25 February 1943 in 9 Squadron aircraft from RAF Waddington. Mentions delayed take off and…

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Welcome to transit camp with instructions for reception, recreational facilities, money equivalents and departures. Second page show map of facility.

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A document in English and Arabic asking for help, explaining how to behave with Arabs, including a few words in Arabic and an explanation of the perception of distance.

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14 airmen arranged in two rows in front of a shingle covered building, annotated with the names of each individual and 'Q.E.D.'
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