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Addressed to Irene and Ted, with a greeting in English but the printed greetings are in Dutch.

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An order form, the items available included books, pamphlets, ties, badges, log books, post cards and magazines. Not dated.

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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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A detailed account of the visit made by a group ex aircrew who took part in Operation Manna who had been invited for a five day visit to commemorate Operation Manna.

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Certificate no 33277 that records that Ted qualified for his A,B and C certificates.

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Metal lapel badge and reverse.

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Ties from the various organisations Ted belonged to. They include ties from the Air Gunners Association, Royal Air Force Association,, Operation Manna, 460 Squadron, and the Battle of Britain Memorial Flight.

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Badge background are the Dutch colours of red white and blue in horizontal wavy lines. Silhouette of Lancaster dropping packages, with the wording Manna, 1945-1995, 50th Anniversary.

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Tile and dedication presented to Ted. Tile shows two representations of the Lancaster, flying over a woman and child, with the outline of a town with a rising sun behind, with an inscription in Dutch.

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Medals and medallions presented to Ted Leaviss and others who attended the anniversary celebrations of Operation Manna in Holland in 1984 and later.
Medallion showing Lancasters dropping packages over a stylised Dutch landscape with 1945 and…

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Ted Leaviss's name tag, presented to him for the 40th Anniversary visit remembering Operation Manna. It has small silhouettes of the Lancaster and B 17 dropping food packages. It has his name, his squadron and the Union Flag. There are three…

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Account of the visit to Holland arranged to celebrate the 40th anniversary of Operation Manna. The visit took place From Friday April 26th until Friday May 3rd 1985.

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Small square blue metal badge, image of air gunner's brevet in the centre, 'Air Gunners Association', bottom right, small RAF badge top left. Mounting pin on reverse.

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Gold coloured winged bullet lapel badge.

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The packs are in a presentation case from the Amsterdam museum. They were presented to Ted Leaviss and all the other attendees to the 40 year celebration of Operation Manna in Holland in 1985.
Additional information about this item was kindly…

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Proficiency Certificate awarded by No 1827 Arnold and Woodthorpe Squadron and a Certificate of Service awarded for the period 19 Jan 1943 to 27 November 1943 and also that he was considered suitable for training in Pilot, navigator and bomb aimer…

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Ted Leaviss's certificate stating that he did not need to attend school and could be in full time employment.

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RAFA fabric and gold wire badge.

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Patch has woven Lancaster with food parcels dropping in yellow superimposed on a RAF red and blue roundel. Operation Manna April - May 1945 in blue outer circle. On reverse sticker from the Dutch provider 'Aviation Patch Supplies'.

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White red and blue striped ribbon.

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Large group of men and women outside a large building. On the reverse, 'Officers Mess Scampton.'

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Arthur Harris wearing blazer with meals coming down stairs accompanied by a lady. Submitted with caption 'Harris'. On the reverse 'Marshall of the RSF Sir Arthur "Butch" Harris, AOC Bomber Command 1942-1945 May 1981 B.C. Reunion at Grosvenor House…

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A certificate from G. Q. parachute company appointing Flight Sergeant P J Hogan RAAF to be a member of the G Q Club. At top colour artwork showing a man on parachute against blue sky with white clouds.

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Writes a little of recent activities and discusses state of parcels on arrival. Writes about fatalism of aircrew and then goes on to describe recent leave in Sussex and Edinburgh and other parts of Scotland then finishing in Sheffield.

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Catches up with recent mail. Says not to worry about life insurance and catches up with her news and other gossip of doings. Concludes with cricket commentary.

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