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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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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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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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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 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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Notes produced for a service at North Marston church where a memorial was to be sited.

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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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Reconnaissance photograph showing cratered landscape with caption explaining that this was part of fortress area of Le Havre after the RAF's 5,000 ton daylight attack.

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Short article states Lancasters dropped more that 1500 tons of bombs on Havre after the Germans rejected latest surrender ultimatum. Also attacks on Emden.

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35 men and two women arranged in four rows. On the front each man is captioned with name and rank.

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

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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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The letter advises that a message from John was read out over German radio. He says he is fine.

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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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Writes of cables sent and received and still awaiting next letter. Mentions correspondence from others and passes on news contained. Comments on good weather, state of garden and how much they like living in new home. Mentions trying to find…

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Acknowledges arrival of letter and postcard and notes that some letters have gone missing. Comments on some of the content of letters concerning censor and his allotment. Glad to get good news of his health and well being and understands the intense…

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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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