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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 badge of the Comet Line escape group maintained by the French during the War.

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

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Mr Churchill's reply to Roosevelt. A photograph of Churchill with a quote underneath.

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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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A letter expressing love to his mother, from Ron.

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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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H. W. Bennett’s RAF Observer’s and Air Gunner’s Flying Log Book, from 23 April 1937 to 14 June 1943, detailing training, operations and instructional duties as an Air Observer, Air Gunner, Bomb Aimer and Navigator. Includes bombing and…

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Announces that he lost his life on an operational flight on August 9th. Gives some biographical and service details.

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Newspaper cutting announcing safe arrival of Oscar Jensen in England. Includes b/w full face portrait.

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Commemorates the gratitude of the government and people of Canada for the life a brave man given in service of his country. Sergeant Wireless Operator Air Gunner Oscar Knud Perche Jensen.

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Writes of burial of three Canadian officers, one of whom was their son Oscar, in a local cemetery. Describes the cemetery and funeral. Explains that they had no film to take a photograph and offers sympathy.

EPattersonWJensenEB-[Mrs]-V440916.pdf
Relates author's visit to Edzell in Scotland to visit Oscar's grave. Mentions meeting the local RAF padre who had conducted Oscar's funeral. Describes grave location and asks if they would like a photograph sent. Mentions meeting other colleagues.

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A newspaper article about Ron after he was shot down over France. A second cutting has a brief note about Ron returning home after being missing in France.
[The details in the article are incorrect. His aircraft was a Wellington, it was shot down on…

ORidingRH1525125-210923-01.pdf
RAF Form 2520C issued to Ron.

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A letter explaining Remembrance and why it is important to his generation.

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An unused Christmas card featuring an airman parachuting.

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A card sent to Ron from Connie.
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