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13 airmen in two rows in front of a Fairey Battle. Each man is named on the front. On the reverse each man has signed his name and 'A/C Fairey Battle Course 45A Observers No 9 Bombing and Gunnery School Mont-Joli PQ July 1942 Back Row RCAF Front RAF…

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Ron and his friend at the beach at Ste Flavie. On the reverse 'Tony and myself on the beach at Ste Flavie Mont-Joli June 1942'.

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Three trainee airmen in summer uniform at the beach. On the reverse 'Ted, Cyril & Sidney in summer uniform Beach at Ste Flavie Mont-Joli June 1942'.

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A full length portrait of Ron in greatcoat with trainee flash on his cap. On the reverse 'St Johns tons of love. Ron'. It is stamped 'Mar 1942'.

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The letter was issued to Ron after his return from France. It advises Ron's service number, rank and squadron.

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Paul's story about his grandfather Ron, being shot down and evading capture.

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A certificate of membership awarded to Ron after his escape by parachute.

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A message read out to the troops on the eve of D-Day.

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A certificate issued to Ron for his good service and an accompanying letter.

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A bill issued to Ron from RAF Lindholme, May 1948.

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The letter expresses sympathy that Ron is missing.

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The letter from the Chief Draughtsman at Lancashire Dynamo and Crypto Ltd expresses delight that Ron has returned to the UK, safely.

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The letter from Ron's cub master expresses sorrow that Ron is missing.

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Two copies of a telegram stating that Ron is missing.

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The telegram advises that his son, Ron, has arrived back in the UK.
There is a second identical copy.

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A pennant for the 40th anniversary of D Day. On the front are the flags of UK, USA, Canada and France. On the reverse a landing craft and 'Normandy France 1944-1984 June 6th 1944 - First Day of the French Liberation by the Allied Forces'.

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An RAF issue dog tag stamped 'Riding 1525125' on one side and 'RAF Blood Group 2A CE' on the reverse.

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Nine photographs from an album.
#1 is an archway.
#2 is a bridge leading to an archway through a wall. Several pedestrians are walking about.
#3 is an unclear view.
#4 is an airman sitting on a wall.
#5 is a view along a road with traffic in the…

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Six photographs from an album.
#1 is a front view of a Mitchell.
#2 is a Baltimore, starboard side, in flight.
#3 is an unclear image.
#4 is the nose of a Baltimore seen from underneath.
#5 is four airmen in khaki. Their names are written above…

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Nine photographs from an album.
#1 is an aerial view of Mount Etna.
#2 is an aerial view of an island formed by a volcano.
#3 is an island seen from the air.
#4 is an aerial view of a settlement.
#5 is an aerial view of a volcano.
#6 is an…

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Seven photographs from an album.
#1 is the Algiers Grand Post Office with palm trees and a pool in front.
#2 is a sunken ship with a man leaning on it.
#3 is Ron in flying kit at his station on his aircraft.
#4 is a statue on a plinth, in a…

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Eight photographs from an album.
#1 is three airmen in khaki sitting on the tail of a Hudson.
#2 is two airmen leaning on a wall in the hills.
#3 is seven airmen in khaki leaning and sitting on the tail of a Hudson.
#4 is six children in a row…

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Seven photographs from an album.
#1 is a submarine.
#2 and 3 are airmen washing in the open.
#4 is a boy with a towel.
#5 is a bar made from the rear fuselage of a German aircraft. The sign says 'Line Shoot Bar'.
#6 is Ron in a pool.
#7 is an…

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Eight photographs from an album.
#1 is an airman in the cockpit of a Baltimore with the cockpit open.
#2 is four airmen beside their tent.
#3 is Ron at the controls of an aircraft.
#4 is a port side view of a Baltimore.
#5 is an airman standing…
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