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  • Contributor is exactly "Robin Christian"

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Diary from joining the RAF in may 1941, through training as groundcrew and then volunteered for aircrew and eventually trained as air gunner and posting to 514 Squadron. Describes operations while on the squadron and notes details and losses.…

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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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Letter of sympathy for her missing husband and mentions worries over conditions encountered by soldiers in Normandy.

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Brief Resumé of Initial Flying Training and operational experiences on 106 Squadron, led by Wing Commander Bob Allen DSO with sorties against the Scharnhorst and Gneisenau Battleships in the Port of Brest.

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Writes they are sorry that there was no news of her husband. Other aircrew that she had enquired of were reported as killed in action and another as prisoner of war.

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Asks after father's health problem and catches up with news from home. Mentions having access to English farming publications and asks if they could arrange for him to get the South African farmers weekly.

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Reports arrival of latest letters and hopes his are getting through. Mentions arrival of parcel and list some contents. Writes that he will need a new pair of pyjamas. Comments on land settlement in Rhodesia for ex-servicemen. Mentions starting a…

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Continuation of previous letter. Thanks her for the advice to beware of girlfriends and comments that Miss Wills of Paignton is engaged already. Catches up with news of friends in camp in particular one just returned from prisoner of war hospital.…

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Reports arrival of latest letter from her and comments on news from home, in particular the good price for tobacco. Writes to change his bank account and to get bank to buy Rhodesian loan certificates and bonds as well as other financial issues.…

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Reports arrival of mail and comments on how poor delivery has been. Comments on news from home. Mentions Rhodesians repatriated and lists his current room mates. Glad that tobacco prices were good and they should be able to afford a trip to England…

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Writes of delays in mail from home. Asked if the government have published their plans for ex servicemen yet. Mentions Rhodesian prisoner arriving from Italy recently. Says they are all keeping fit.

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Writes a card because he is in the mood. Reminisces of home and says he had received all their parcels. Writes that he does not need any more clothes. Catches up with family news and mentions other mail received.

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Reports arrival of latest letters. Discusses post war prospects, says Kenya idea lapsed but glad he could work at father's farm. Was glad that an offer had been made which he accepted. Mentions arrival of clothing parcel and lists content. Mentions…

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A gift from the war prisoners aid of the YMCA, it contains notes in German and English, and names and addresses of people in Australia, Brazil and Canada, tables, figures and calculations, weekly rations with list of food, and photographs of…

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Description of bombing and mine laying operations on targets around Le Havre, Calais, Stettin, Eindhoven, Frankfurt and Pont Rémy during September 1944.

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Instructions about Lancaster ditching procedure. The actions of all seven members of the crew is described.

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Sent by J B Morton. Flowers and bells on the front with green ribbon. Woman at post-box inside front. Christmas greetings inside right.

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Letter from manager at Jaffe and Sons Ltd mentioning ex work colleagues from prewar employer. Many had now left and were in the forces. Asks how he likes Algeria. Mention fund raised by members of the company to send comfort to members of staff who…

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Apologises for not being able to visit and explains problems with getting permission. Looks forward to seeing him in [xxx] if not England after the war. Passes on news of others.

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Reports she sent cable pre-paid reply, no response, delighted received letter Medea.

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Notes letter received from Medea. Dads holiday week.

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Reports cable received awaiting letter.

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Reports letters and postcard received. In own home with pleasant garden.
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