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A diary entry taken from an album page.

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List of crew and next of kin. Nest of kin addresses.

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Starting procedure, testing engines and installations, drill before taxying and post taxi drill,

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Reports that Wellington crew of 9 Squadron took of on operation from RAF Honington and force landed in Vichy France. Apart from one who eventually made his way to freedom, the other crew returned safely and resumed operational flying. Two years later…

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He says there is much time to reflect while in prisoner of war camp. He writes of his life prior to becoming a prisoner. his wife, her qualities, what attracted her to him and her activities. He continues with comment on the support of friends. He…

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Glad to hear Joan's husband is comparatively comfortable and safe in prisoner of war camp and that she was hoping to send clothes parcels. Mentions receiving letters from families of crew members who were killed. Goes on to thank Joan for telling her…

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Say that they are delighted to know that Bob is safe and wish him a speedy return. Passes on other news and gossip. Ask if she has had any other news.

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Acknowledges receipt of letter dated 11 September 1944,

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Eleven verse poem or song concerning a daylight mission against Gneisenau in Brest. Mentions Spitfire escort, Me 109. On return most aircraft were damaged by anti aircraft fire. Annotated 'Written by one of our sergeants'.

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Writes enquiring if her husband had got safely back home as she had heard that he had returned to England with some other boys. She felt sure that he would remember her as she was with him when he was taken prisoner.

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Writes that in case she had not heard that there was a message for her from 86325 R Wareing over the German radio - am well recovering from burns - write Stalag Luft 1.

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Writes to Joan sending her sympathy on the news that Bob is missing.

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He sends his sympathy to Mrs Wareing on her husband’s capture. He mentions that his brother was the wireless operator in her husbands crew and was killed in action. He would appreciate if anything her husband could tell them about his brother was…

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Edwin thanks Mrs Wareing for her recent letter and writes of losses to his family. He also encloses a photograph of his late brother.

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Replying to her recent letter, they were glad that she had reassuring news and hope it would not be long before it was official. They had not yet had any news of her husband or his crew but would pass any news on if received. Suggests she should…

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Front has b/w photograph of Scarborough open air theatre and north side amusement park with boating lake and grandstand. Text says author having a nice time in Scarborough.

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Nell writes to Mrs Wareing telling her that Wilf will call on her any time if needed.

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Envelope with postcard and strip of photographs. Postcard artwork shows girl at wishing well at LLandrindod Wells. Text to Joan from Grandma about time in Wales. Srip of 11 photographs showing buildings and countryside.

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Writes of being attacked by fighters on an operation to Norway. Mentions flying over oceans, combatting weather conditions, the stress of returning with damaged aircraft and worried about possible ditching. Goes on to discuss other worries of engine…

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Recounts meeting three men named John Mitchell in the space of a few weeks. The first was a signals officer at RAF Spilsby when the author was a wireless operator on Lancaster. He relates some of his experiences surviving two tours on Whitley and…

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Covers earth magnetism, maps (scales, showing relief, projections, used by the RAF), reciprocal bearings, methods of reporting position, magnetic compasses, air speed indicators, time scale, altimeter, meteorology, computor [sic], fixes by position…

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Written when at the Initial Training Wing in Newquay.

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The letter advises Thomas Thomson that he cannot purchase his discharge.

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A brief biography of Thomas Thomson covering his years in the RAF and after.

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Covers a report from the Royal Air Force Missing Research and Enquiry Service in Germany. Describe crash of her husbands aircraft which came down 20 miles south of Hamburg. Bodies of some crew were recovered but apart from Flt Sgt Green none were…
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