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Item 1 is a telegram from Poland asking about Mieczslav Stachiewicz and Rabku Janie, describing them as in aviation. There is a handwritten comment in Polish.
Item 2 is a sketch map of an operation to Hamburg. It covers a route across Holland with…

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The letter addressed to Geoff's father is from the Air MInistry (Casualty Branch). It advises him that his son has been captured and a copied letter was read out by Lord Haw Haw on the radio. He asks for lots of letters and reports he is well.

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Letter informing her that her late husband was buried in section D, grave no, 268 in Wilhelmshaven cemetery on 13 September 1939.

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Letter covering the return of John Turner's log book which is no longer required by the Royal Air Force.

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To Sergeant turner at RAF Stradishall. From Jack in Lincoln announcing baby will arrive before 8 tonight.

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Catches up with family news and greetings. Comments on two children and of photographs sent. Continues to catch up with news. Mentions he has been in France since D-Day and writes of experiences.

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Written from Bombay wishing family a good Christmas and New Year. Describes a little of life and weather in India. Catches up with news of family and friends. Continues with description of his situation in India,

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Writes he is about to embark on a ship and there will be no mail while aboard for about 5 weeks. Destination is a mystery but he speculates about the future, Catches up with family news.

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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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Announces he will fly up tomorrow.

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Notification that Flight Sergeant A J Turner was killed in action on operations in the Wilhelmshafen area on 4 September 1939.

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From a friend of John Turner expressing horror on news of John Turners was a casualty. Passes condolence from himself and from other acquaintances at RAF Scampton. Writes other eulogy comments about John Turner and Bill Borley. Hopes they might be…

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To John Turner and wife from Mina who writes overjoyed with news.

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Postgram dated 30 June 1944 from Air Chief Marshall A T Harris congratulating William Holmes on award of Distinguished Flying Cross. It is sellotaped to a document dated 30 June Signed by A T Harris.

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First letter is notice of appointment on a short service commission of 5 years as Flying Officer in the Air Control branch. Second letter confirms arrangements and reporting instructions to RAF Biggin Hill.

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Notes demobilisation of civil defence services. Relates history of civil defence forces and notes that participants should be proud of service and take many memories, Thanks to all.

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Written as civil defence duties finished. Thanks for loyal support. Notes final parade on 10 June 1945.

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Offers heartfelt sympathy signed by King George.

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Letter to unknown recipient. Apologises that he was unable to visit recipient recently on short break. Talks of family, thanks for cigarettes brought and that he will shortly be operating against Germany. Notes he is due to leave current station…

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Notes that the King will hold investiture at Buckingham Palace on 4 December 1945.

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Regrets unable to personally give Pearce well earned award of Distinguished Flying Medal.

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Letter 1 is to Cyril's mother from the RAF accompanying his log book.
Letter 2 is from Cyril to his mother, dated 18th July 1943. He writes six pages explaining he is about to undertake his first operation. He explains how his estate is to be spent…

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Congratulates him on safe arrival home and encloses a cheque from welcome fund.

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Informs her that her son is missing, his aircraft failed to return on night 8/9 April 1943. States that he will write once they have any further information,
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