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The letter thanks Dick Curnock for sending photographs and a letter. He describes a short holiday in Manchester and discusses prices of meals, drinks and taxis.

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Thanks Basil Harrington on behalf of Secretary of State for Defence and Her Majesty the Queen for his long and valuable service.

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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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Message to occupied Jersey saying longing to be together again and good health. Reply on reverse catches up with news of friends and activities.

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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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Account of the operation to locate a German submarine and shooting down of a United States Navy PB4Y-1 Liberator by a Ju 88 in February 1944. Author is the nose gunner/bomb aimer and describes the operation, attack by fighters, ditching, escape to…

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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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Letter from supreme allied commander before D-Day.

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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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Five items, the first is Edward's description of the operation to the marshalling yards at Le Mans. He describes the anti-aircraft fire, and conditions over the target. Edward's navigation plot, the H2S plot of Le Mans, a press cutting with three…

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Six items, Edwards description of the operation to the Laon marshalling yards, comments that it was Easter Monday, there was a full moon, little anti-aircraft fire. Edwards navigation plot, two press photographs showing the damage to the yards on…

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Four items, Edward's description of the operation to the Krupp works, his navigation plot, the expected H2S plot of the target. Two newspaper clippings suggesting that the return to the Krupp works after a brief respite was to destroy the rebuilding…

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Five items, Edward's account of the operation which was eventful for the crew, They were attacked over the target by an Me 109, the aircraft was badly damaged but bombed and returned to base, none of the crew were injured. They had to blow the…

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Seven items, Edward's description of the operation, his navigation plot, a map of Berlin. Press clippings captioned 'Vast areas of Berlin are like this' shows an area of about 280 acres showing the large amount of bomb damage. There is another press…

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Three items, Edward's description of the mining operation off Cherbourg, they were the only aircraft operating from their base that night. Edward's navigation plot and a map of the Cherbourg area.

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Notes that the remains of Sergeant A R Dickerson were removed from Düsseldorf cemetery and reverently re-interred in the Reichswald Forest British war cemetery.

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Covering letter and photograph of Andrew's temporary cross. Letter informs Isabel that the temporary cross will be replaced a permanent stone by the Imperial War Graves Commission in due course. Envelope included.

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Letter to Isabel following up the initial telegrams. States that her husband has been reported missing after an operation on 23/24 August 1943.

MGeachDG1394781-160401-08.pdf
A booklet produced for returning prisoners of war. It is divided into 12 chapters starting with Britain and what to expect. First stop will be the reception centre which will try and help you and sort out your immediate future. An emergency ration…

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The letter invites Sergeant Spencer Lewis Belton to repeat a British Broadcasting Corporation broadcast entitled ‘Bringing a Damaged Bomber back from Wilhelmshaven’. The reverse contains the conditions attached to the broadcast.

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A propaganda leaflet with a jackboot and swastika image. The text gives examples of the brutality of the Nazi regime, to Germans and to countries invaded.

MWarrenHJ619608-160425-02.pdf
Form 407, RAF Large Note Book, belonging to Harold Warren, and consisting of 90 pages of notes and drawings relative to his training.

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Lists recent letters arrived and pleased that they had dispatch another parcel to him via the Red Cross. Discusses content of their letters praising their faith and courage. Provides considerable discussion about books in general. Mentions running a…
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