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  • Contributor is exactly "Robin Christian"

BSmithBMSmithBMv1.pdf
Starts with early memories of life at home and school. Mentions his father was in the RAF stationed at RAF Henlow, RAF Cardington and Brize Norton. Mentions laying up car at the beginning of the war as they were not entitled to petrol coupons but…

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Writes of going to Bridlington for a long weekend but not being impressed. Comments on recent weather. Continues with description of some of his activities. Notes he had been on the squadron longer than most and would have finished his tour had not…

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Mentions financial matters. Goes on to write of being without lights on base and of low temperatures when flying on recent trip. Tells of being congratulated and they would be away from their current location shortly. Mentions that they are enveloped…

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Reports on recent mail and his leave, movements on posting to new station. Due to start flying again shortly although this might be delayed due to poor weather. Writes of new addition to crew, an English flight engineer. Notes that while there are a…

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Reports on recent mail and arrival of food parcels. Catches up on news from home and mentions some of his recent activities including weather and the crew's new gunner.

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Letter sent in response to an enquiry about provision of a headstone for Aubrey's grave and obtaining a photograph of the grave. Letter informs his mother that the Imperial War Graves Commission provides head stones and that the British Legion have a…

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Letter from the Imperial War Graves Commission advising his mother that a head stone had been placed marking Aubrey's grave at the Durnbach War Cemetery and that the inscription that she had asked for had been inscribed and that if she wished to, she…

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From Director of Music at the RAF College Cranwell, inviting him to arrange an audition as a clarinet player.

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Accounts of flying formation on 2 February 1941, cross country in a Wellington 3 March 1941, night flying om 4 March, cross country and night flying 5 March.

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Story of adventure on a troopship ship and not being allowed ashore but then jumping ship.

MLayneWH963102-170607-01.pdf
Includes certificates as a prisoner at Dulag Luft and Stalag Luft 6, sketch map showing locations of prisoner of war camps, list of crew with brevets, Churchill's speech, cartoons of prisoner life, contents of Red Cross parcels, notes, signatures,…

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Offers sympathy and informs her that her husband's personal effects would be despatched to the standing committee of adjustments at RAF Colnbrook.

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Had learned that her husband was missing. Informs her that information regarding allowances should be sought from the Air Ministry. he should let the benevolent fund know if she required any temporary assistance.

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Informs her that her husband was missing as a result of air operations to Mannheim on night 23/24 September 1943.

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Informs her that no news had been received concerning her husband.

YHendersonIG19220504v1.pdf
Gives accounts of operations including target, opposition, anti-aircraft fire, success of bombing, day or night, weather conditions. From September 1944 through to April 1945. Last page has list of losses.

MLeeJR575842-180320-06.pdf
Notebook issued in Berlin in 1933 but used by J R Lee. Contains banknote, German text, handwritten annotations, identity document for a German man, German stamps, English and Scottish addresses, some telephone numbers. At the end a list of James…

ETansleyEHTansleyAE411211.pdf
Settling into new location after arriving safely in Canada. Catches up with family news and talks a little of his activities. Comments on lack of blackout compared to home and writes of hospitable local people. Mentions arrival of snow and how well…

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ETansleyEHTansleyAE411114.pdf
Writes thanking him for letters and discusses money jointly spent on sons uniform. Talks about his current location and lack of progress and thinks they are wasting their time. Speculates on the near future, Catches up with other family matters.

ETansleyEHTansleyA-[Mo]4212XX.pdf
Written from RAF Windrush No 6 PAFU. Writes about mail and that not much is happening but has done a little more flying. Says he would not be able to get leave or get home for Christmas. Catches up with family news.

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ESheeAFWareingJ450308.pdf
Letter posted from RAF station North Luffenham by Base Navigation Officer, Squadron Leader Alan Hill covering family news and friendship matters in general. Is glad that Bob is safe and well and wanted to know about how to send parcels to him.

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Delighted by news that her husband is safe. Catches up with news.

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Letter of sympathy and mentions his son is in Normandy and letters not coming through from France. Passes on local news.
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