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The extract refers to the award of a Distinguished Flying Cross to Flying Officer Noel Appleton. He has completed a tour of 37 sorties.

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The letter refers to his award of a Distinguished Flying Cross, offers congratulations and includes a medal ribbon.

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A notification from No. 13 Base Command to Noel Appleton that he has been awarded a Distinguished Flying Cross.

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Seven aircrew standing in front of a Lancaster, on the reverse '115 Squadron Witchford, F/L J G Sutherland RAAF and crew. Completed 30 ops. A4-D completed 105 operations.' The crew are listed on a separate note as 'F/O J G Sutherland RAAF pilot, F/S…

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Ronald Last grew up in Dorset and worked as an apprentice for the local Gas and Water company before volunteering for the Air Force. He attended the reception centre at Lord's Cricket Ground and describes the medical tests and inoculations recruits…

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Lancaster in background, seven aircrew in flying clothing standing behind a large bomb on a trolley. On the reverse 'Crew of Lancaster P (Peter) DV229 463 Squadron RAAF Waddington Lincs 1943. Lancaster P (Peter) DV229 lost over Orleans night 10th…

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Announcement that the King has approved the following awards in recognition of gallantry and devotion to duty in the execution of air operations. Lists for Distinguished Flying Cross, Distinguished Flying Medal and Royal Australian Air Force…

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Advising her that it is not yet possible to forward snapshots and cigarette lighter belonging to Malcolm Payne to her as he is classified missing and therefore legally alive. Goes on to explain what further action is likely.

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Advising her that information had been received from the Municipal Councillor of Arc En Barrios about the crash of Malcolm Payne's aircraft on 13 July 1944 and the burial of seven crew in the local cemetery at Court L'Eveque. News had been passed to…

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Note advising her that Flight Sergeant Payne M H and members of his crew are buried in the local cemetery of Court L'Eveque.

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Reference Aus,417512 Flight Sergeant Payne M H advising due to long time and absence of news that he be presumed dead for official purposes as of 30 June 1944.

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Notifies Doris Weeks that Malcolm Payne's next of kin have nominated her to take possession of his bicycle. It might be some time before it arrives due to transport diffuculties.

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Two aircrew officers, one with pilots brevet other with half wing, full length, in uniform, standing on steps in front of ornate entrance to large brick building.

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In foreground, large bomb on its trolley, standing behind seven aircrew in flying clothing, Lancaster in background.

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Letter from Flight Sergeant Malcolm Payne. He writes of his frustration at cancelled operations.

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Note to Doris Weeks enclosing thank you card for the expressions of sympathy and two newspaper cuttings detailing the death of Flight Sergeant Malcolm Payne

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Large group of personnel waving with Lancasters in the distance.

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Lancaster JO-P taking off. The photograph has been censored where the H2S and Monica aerials are.

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Part of letter from Corporal Alan T Edwards at RAAF Mallala writes about mutual friends and difficulty of journeying to see Malcolm Payne's parent due to lack of petrol. Mentions that he has put in for discharge.

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Part of letter from Corporal Alan T Edwards at RAAF Mallala in South Australia. Writes about current posting and a recent journey when he tried to contact the Malcolm Payne's parent to deliver parcel. He also describes daily routine at his new…

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Vertical aerial photograph of Le Havre. There are large numbers of bomb craters and smoke and explosions. Captioned '6106 BIN 10-8-44 //8 10000' [arrow] 115° 1840 Le Havre X 13x1000 4x500 c 24 secs F/O Lester L 460'.

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Vertical aerial photograph of Emmerich. The Rhine is at the top left. Some smoke and explosions are visible next to the river.
Captioned '6348 [undecipherable] 1000 [undecipherable] Emmerich [undecipherable] L460'.

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Vertical aerial photograph of Le Havre showing part of the dock area. Captioned 'BIN 5-8-44 //8 12000' [arrow] 150 1841 Le Havre Li 13x1000 4x500 c5secs F/O Lester N 460'.

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Vertical aerial photograph of the dock area at Le Havre. The right side of the image is obscured by cloud or smoke. Captioned 'BIN 5-8-44 //8 12000' [arrow] 150 1841 Le Havre Li 13x1000 4x500 c5secs F/O Lester N 460'.

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Vertical aerial photograph of Le Havre. Much of the centre of the photograph is obscured by explosions and smoke.
Captioned 'Captioned 'BIN 5-8-44 //8 12000' [arrow] 150 1841 Le Havre Li 13x1000 4x500 c5secs F/O Lester N 460'.
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