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

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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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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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A poem about flying operations.

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

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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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Full length portrait of two men wearing uniform tunic with half brevet and sergeants rank standing in a park. In the background a family on the right and trees, On the reverse 'Left Douglas Park, right Roy Lewis'. Note with further details of Roy…

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Full length portrait of a man wearing flying suit, boots and gloves. He has a helmet in his right hand. A bird table trees and building in the background. On the reverse 'Pilot Officer Douglas Park, 26.8.23 - 2.12.43'. Note attached giving further…

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A letter from Roy to his wife, Boo. It is full of passion, he is missing her terribly and looking forward to being with her in two weeks.

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He expresses love for his wife. He asks for soap to be sent.

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Lists 13 operations while a wireless operator on 166 Squadron at RAF Kirmington and 16 operations completed on 153 Squadron at RAF Scamption. He failed to return from his 17th operation from Scampton. Notes memorial to crew erected at the crash site…

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Catches up with news of activities, baby, cinema, reading, friends and acquaintances.

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Top - Says he is keeping well but little news. Looking forward to receiving mail.

Bottom - writes that he is fit and had been to performance at the camp theatre. Mentions pantomime starting in a few days.

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Thirty-five airmen wearing greatcoats and side or peaked caps sitting and standing in four rows.

Submitted with caption 'Back row left to right. Edward Pullen, became a Wing Commander, killed in action 20 December 1943 when serving with 50…

Diary kept by Keith Campbell 24 July 1944 to February 1945 describing being shot down, evading and capture and life as a prisoner of war. Some entries talk about operations. Ends with the forced march away from the Russians. Note on front - 'original…

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Target Mailly-le-Camp attacked by Lancasters. Covers weather forecast, plan of attack, total number of sorties, narrative of attack, day reconnaissance, enemy defences air and ground, enemy aircraft destroyed, casualties, target details, route,…

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

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

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

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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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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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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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