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  • Contributor is exactly "Peter Bradbury"

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

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

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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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Mentions that he has six log books to cover his flying career. Gives a brief outline of career starting in Poland and then in United Kingdom starting in 1940. After training he became an instructor until volunteering for operations and posting to 300…

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Document contains order of service for funeral and memoir of service in the RAF. Includes training as wireless operator/air gunner, troop ship to Cairo and continued training in Egypt. Posted for operation on Boston aircraft with 114 Squadron in…

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Account of wartime service of Charles Reginald Jaques who joined the Royal Air Force in 1941 despite being in a reserved occupation. Includes training as a navigator in Canada and Great Britain, his commission, posting to 103 Squadron at Royal Air…

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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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A list of contents of a parcel being sent to Dick Curnock by his mother.

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Number 36. No mail received for some time. Has seen doctor about nose problems and would only be solved by operation. Reports parcel arrived from Sweden.

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Number 52 (109). Comments on lack of mail from her and his violin practice. Mentions he saw German doctor about his loss of loss of taste sense. Medical equipment is in short supply but doctor sympathetic.

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Number 53 110. Writes that final party from Stalag Luft 3 arrived along with some mail and photographs. Welcomes his parents in law home and mentions seeing German medical officer who could not find cause of his trouble over sense of taste and smell.…

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Number 74-131. Sympathises over house hunting issues and comments on sporadic mail. Discusses financial matters and send thanks for books parcel. Comments on weather.

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Number 75-132. Writes he is managing to practise violin but still having problem with instrument. Sense of taste now back for two months and awaits letters and news of house purchase.

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Number 145-2. Awaiting news of progress with house. Writes of preparing his daughter for eventual liberation. Comments on atrocious weather. Recent arrival of tobacco parcel.

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Number 146-3. List her letters that have arrived. Anxious for news of new house. Mentions weather and seeing British medical officer. Feels fit despite lack of exercise.

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

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Reports arrival of two letters from him and mentions she is anxious to hear his views on size and cost of new house. Says she should be able to proceed with looking after parents arrive home and discusses possible locations and high cost of buying…
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