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  • Contributor is exactly "Roger Dunsford"

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Sent from France describing how his aircraft was shot down by a fighter, caught fire and he baled out. He was burned but treated by a French doctor. He was in hospital near Le Havre.

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Formal photograph taken on completion of their aircrew training in Canada, the same photograph has two sets of signatures on the reverse. 27 sergeant aircrew are posed with their course officers in a hanger in front of an Anson.

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Seven aircrew and three ground crew wearing either battledress or coveralls squatting and standing in four rows in front of a Lancaster. Notes of names on the reverse.

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Twelve servicemen, three squatting and four standing on the ground. Five further are on a raised stand or ladder leading to front fuselage of a Lancaster. Notes with names on the reverse .

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Letter to his sister Myra Price. Apologises for not answering her letters. Writes of people he had met in South Africa who had previously lived in Wales. Recounts his activities at a sports day.
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For No 10 Air Navigators' course, 47 Air School, Queenstown South Africa. Menu and signatures of course members.

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Mentions occupation pre-service as a brewery clerk. Aircrew navigator training, 460 Squadron on Lancaster and then mention of post war RAF and civilian career. On the reverse a shopping list.

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Fifty-five servicemen sitting and standing in four rows. All wearing tunic and most side caps. In the background a building behind trees. Title 'No 1 Flight, No 1 Squadron, No 10 I.T.W., June 1942'. The photograph is mounted and contains signatures…

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A group of trainee airmen arranged in four rows. On the front are the names of the individuals and on the reverse are the signatures of some of the men.

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Four men standing in line under the engine and port wing of a three engine monoplane with enclosed cabin parked on grass, registration VH-UXX, 'Faith in Australia'. Four signatures above the wing. On the reverse 'Australian pioneer aviator Charles…

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Four men standing in line in front of a three engine monoplane with enclosed cabin parked on grass, Registration VH-UXX and 'Faith in Australia' on rear starboard fuselage. There are four signatures over the front fuselage. On the reverse 'Pioneer…

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Large group of airmen arranged in six rows in front of a hangar. At the front there is a large squadron crest. On the reverse are the signatures of 17 of those present.

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Written before they were married when George Ellams was at Buckeburg.

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Written before they were married when George Ellams was at Margate.

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Letter written before they were married when George was at Ramsgate.

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To George Ellams as Officer Commanding RAF Foreness from someone in Air Ministry thanking him for hosting a visit.

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49 airmen arranged in four rows. On the reverse are the signatures of those present. Additional information about this item was kindly provided by the donor. RAF Bobbington was also known as RAF Halfpenny Green.

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Bob Sharrock's story. He was born near Wigan, his father a coal miner. He worked locally until old enough to sign up. He trained at Lords cricket ground, Torquay then St Athan. Posted to Dishforth, he suffered a compressed spine during a Halifax…

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- Letter from War Office dated 10 August 1945, to William Burkitt's mother, confirming to her that he had been buried in a cemetery near Brussels.

- A letter from the Air Ministry dated 6 April 1948, forwarded with two…

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Standard form letter sent to family of deceased servicemen describing the details of the standard headstone and attaching a form to complete for a personal inscription. Also is an illustration of a typical headstone.

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From J Stott expressing great sorrow over news that Hedley is missing.

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From Mary Stewart expressing shock over news that Hedley was missing, especially after news of award of Distinguished Flying Medal.

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From S Stephenson at George Harker & Co Ltd thanking him for sending copies of letters from Red Cross.

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Writes that a reply to her letter to Adastral House noted that a PO Lewis was in the crew and as a result she fears for safety of the rest of the crew and that they must have come down in the sea. Hopes that some of them might have been picked up.
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