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An account of how the need for Operation Manna arose, how negotiations with the German accupying forces proceeded, how the operation was announced to the Dutch people and a summary of the Operation.

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Produced by 'Registration Research', it uses information from the squadron's operational record books. It records the major operations, gives periodic reviews, lists the changes in Officer Commanding and records events in the Squadron's history.

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Starts with general gossip and says he like his new station and relates a visit to a local town. Comments on food and compares climate to home. Continues with account of incident while out walking in the country. Catches up with news of friends and…

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Continues from previous item with discussion of British politics and reasons why the Tory party lost the election. Reports arrival of three cakes and asks that no more be sent as the officers mess do not do too badly. The next part is damaged and…

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Sending normal weekly bulletin to Kevin for a change but says he has little to report apart from him finishing a transport course. Writes of flying in an electrical storm which affected the engines, instruments and navigation. Asks about certificate…

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Writes about family and friends news, his activities, other people and gossip. Large portion of letter damaged by water stain.

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Writes that thing were quite but he was doing lectures and cross countries and spending most of his time at Driffield. Continues with news of his and his crew's activities. Says he has seen some good ENSA plays. Makes some comments about the…

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Catches up with recent mail problems. Says he is very busy with little free time. Says he is tired due to much flying and irregular hours. Writes of other activities in local area in Scotland and about how the English regard beauty and of arguments…

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Writes of his activities and movements. Mentions he is glad they are in current location in the warm season as he imagined that the weather in Scotland would not be pleasant in winter. Comments on poor mail and catches up with family news. Poor…

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Writes of his activities cycling and going to cinema. Asks him to look up terms of his insurance policy. Speculates on his future and writes about mail received. Mentions Australian prime minister in the news. Catches up with family news.

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Catches up with recent mail. catches up with news of friend and mentions learning a lot, that spring is in the air, doing PT, swimming, sports and the weather. Writes catching up with family news.

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Writes of his first impressions of England and conditions onboard the boat over the last week. Mentions journey to his current location in a former holiday resort which he describes. Catches up with family news and says he is looking forward to…

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Writes that everyone was issued with identity cards, ration books and gas masks. Comments on necessity to carry gas masks and possible fifth columns. Continues with description of black out, bomb shelters, call up, an aircraft crash and taking in…

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Writes in answer to her letter that the remainder of James Lee's crew were all killed. Mentions Wing Commander Gomm, captain and commander of the squadron. Rejoices that one member was spared and it would not be long before she was reunited with her…

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Recalls shooting down of James Lee's aircraft where he was the only survivor. Subsequently rescued by French people and medically treated then became a prisoner of war. Notes he returned to the place and people who rescued him had no idea what had…

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Typed version of previous letter. From Captain J. M. Yeoman enclosing a letter he was given by a woman when he entered the town of Fecamp a few days earlier. He hopes it will reassure her and also hopes she receives more good news of her husband…

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Writes enclosing a letter which was given to him by a woman in Fécamp when he entered the town a few days previously. He hopes it will allay her worries and also hopes she will have good news of her husband soon.

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Writes thanking her for her letter and enclosing a copy of a letter which he had written to the Air Ministry.

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He writes that he was delighted to receive the good news regarding her husband and that the Group Captain also sends his good wishes. He regrets that he is unable to provide her with her husband’s log book as that is the property of the Air…

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He writes thanking her for her letter and regretting that there is no further news of her husband and is unable to provide any information on the target of his operations. He hopes that good news will come soon.

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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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Letter which was redirected to the Air Ministry. She writes that she has not heard from him for a few days. She writes about family and friends and her social activities. She says that his parcel arrived the previous day but that he would have to…

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She writes that she is sorry to hear he have been feeling tired and is in need of a long rest which he should get on his next leave. She is sunbathing whilst writing and has the following day off from work. She mentions family and friends and asks…

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She writes that she has been unable to get any replies to her letters concerning her husband’s car documents, held by the Air Ministry, and which she needs in order to get the car moved back home. She has been advised that the repairs to the car…

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Writes enquiring as to whether or not she needs a licence to remove her husband’s, who is a prisoner of war in Germany, car from Market Harborough to Scunthorpe or if there is a special permit she can use.
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