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BDowardATansleyEHv2.pdf
Biography of Ernest Tansley's daughter Anne. Writes of background and family. Gives service history of her father including joining, training in England and the United States and eventual posting to 57 Squadron at RAF Scampton. Writes of her memories…

BDowardAWildenheinSv1.pdf
Lived in Trebbin and was at home on 2 December 1943 and in a shelter during the attack on which her father was shot down.. When Anne Doward was researching her father, Siegfried found eye witnesses and a vast amount of other information about the…

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Birthday letter to David Donaldson from his aunt Nettie telling him of her coming lecture tour and wishing him 'good luck'. Additional information about this item was kindly provided by the donor.

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Letter to David Donaldson from his aunt Nettie congratulating him on the Bar to his D.S.O and talking briefly about her publishing – royalties and printing shortages.

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Letter to Joyce Donaldson from his aunt Nettie. Writes she has heard about David's Distinguished Service Order and asks her to pass on congratulations. Describes her current activities, weather and local area of St Andrew's.

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Correspondence addressed care of Wing Commander Cheshire concerning furriers and mink coat.

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Certificate certifying birth of Roy Chadwick on 30 April 1893 was entered at No 429 of registry book

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Letter posted from RAF station North Luffenham by Base Navigation Officer, Squadron Leader Alan Hill covering family news and friendship matters in general. Is glad that Bob is safe and well and wanted to know about how to send parcels to him.

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Writes about her recent pass with honours. Comments on her exceptional ability and knows her brilliant performance would allow her to continue her studies. Continues to describe other actions that had been taken.

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Writes expressing sympathy that Joan’s husband Bob has been reported missing and they are awaiting further news from her.

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Reports arrival of paper and cigarettes. mentions taking exam and he will be able to get home for a leave. Continues next day, writes of taking exam that day and others in the future. Annotated 'Dennis last letter to me'.

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Reports his arrival at Castle Kennedy and comments on the state of the camp. Mentions he should be home in a month after course complete.

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Reply to his letter containing chat, gossip and about his activities. Mentions nearly buying a motor bike.

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Tells her that she is glad she has had news of Bob and that she knows how she must be feeling. Mentions being thrilled as she knew Bob well as he was best man at her wedding.

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Card with Royal Air Force crest and Chinese characters on the front. Inside a note commenting on enclosed photograph, the Air Officer Commanding's character and other news of colleagues. Sends kiss to Jennifer. Photograph enclosed shows 36 airmen in…

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For Maurice Monks a school report that he had done well in most subjects and performed well as school prefect.

MThompsonAJB121138-191003-01.pdf
Contains tables of bird watching activity and descriptions of birds; list of books; a large number of photographs of civilians, fellow prisoners including one of Wing Commander Day (Senior British Officer) and a Wellington. Followed by list of names…

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Left page:
top - colour photograph of a man and a woman wearing sun hats and another woman sitting round a table in a garden with house in the background.
Bottom - b/w photograph of four men hurdling over a wooden fence in a race.
Caption on…

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Announces he will fly up tomorrow.

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Writes that he is happy that she and Penny are safe. He states he is ready for anything. Prays that she will be protected from the terrors of war. Concludes by saying that if anything should happen, tell the children he was one of the first to go.

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Sorry that they missed her and she should call in if passing. Sorry to hear the bad news and hopes for better soon.

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Tells of early life in London, joining the Woman's Auxiliary Air Force in 1941 and training as a driver. Relates experiences at RAF Scampton and then with 57 Squadron as a tractor driver pulling bomb trolleys. Subsequently went to East Kirkby.…

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A letter from Captain A Macdonald to Officer in Charge, 'B' Squadron, asking permission for Malcolm Staves to attend the wedding of the writer to Malcolm's sister. Also attached is the wedding invitation to Mr and Mrs Ely on the occasion of the…

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Gives dates attended Northgate school for boys, conduct and exams passed.

BHollisANHollisANv1.pdf
Second page has colour photograph of Arthur Hollis, wearing blazer with medals, standing in a field at an event. Narrative covers early life in Hornchurch and Carshalton including schooling and hospital admissions. Writes of Dulwich College studies…
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