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Poem written in the Far East by Flying Officer D F Page, a 17 Squadron pilot.

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Article 1. Headlines: the viceroy's term, Lord Linlithgow caries on, another six months, a record period. Concerns Lord Linlithgow remaining viceroy to India. Article 2. Headlines: Darlan a danger to allies, general Catroux's attack, non…

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Poem by Bill Cooke prior to a visit to East Kirkby - contrasting the stress of operational flying on Lancasters to the forthcoming aircraft taxi ride.

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Poem about prisoners of war.

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A poem about bombing with a sketch of two Wellingtons flying amongst searchlights.

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A three verse poem about 'Johnny'.

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MHorshamES1869854-170105-01.pdf
A poem about bomber operations

Five Group Newsletter, number 22, May 1944. Includes a foreword by the Air Officer Commanding, and features about armament, war savings, flying control, engineering, flight engineers, gardening, prisoner of war fund, air bombing, navigation,…

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Belonging to Sergeant Tom Whitehead, B.P.O.W. 1051, Stalag Luft 6. Contains newspaper cutting with news of Tom Whitehead as prisoner of war. Main dates of events and locations from shoot down to liberation. Includes a poem 'Joe', cartoon, diet sheet,…

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A printed copy of The Hymn for the Royal Air Force.

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a 29 page duplicated magazine produced by the personnel of Branston Mere Y station. All the items are original, mainly 'in' jokes consisting of stories, jokes, poems and cartoons.

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A duplicated magazine, produced by the personnel of Branston Mere Y station. It includes 'in' jokes, stories, poems, cartoons and a
a crossword puzzle.

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A duplicated magazine produced by the personnel at Branston Mere Y station. It contains 'in' jokes, stories, a quiz, poems and cartoons.

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A duplicated magazine, produced by the personnel at Branston Mere. It includes 'in' jokes, poems, cartoons, and a ghost story.

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Poem describing the hardship of wartime service, stressing the emotional strain of operational missions and the longing for rest.

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An explanation of the end of astro-navigation on board bomber aircraft in addition to GEE navigation. Navigators were required to carry sextants and take three astro readings every hour. One night the wrong astro-projector settings were supplied and…

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Extract from 'The Hunger Winter' by Henri Van Der Zee, a poem by Yge Foppema.

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A letter from Harry Redgrave to his wife Jessie. Harry writes about RAF life in Prestwick. He mentions a trip into Prestwick including to the cinema, his first taste of haggis and how difficult it is to keep up with the mathematics. He turned down a…

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A woman explains to his son the symbolism of the poppies. In the final line she weeps because 'the world is forgetting again'.

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A five verse poem recording the end of 517 Squadron's meteorological flights.

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At the top, Lancaster in flight with PO-Y marked in pen with waves breaking on a shoreline with a rocky headland at sunset. Below, hymn for the R.A.F. by Patience Strong.

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Letter from Harold Gorton to his wife including two poems. He writes about job offers his wife may take and writes about activities at RAF Cark.

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24 lines of a poem about flying, signed by Peter Hattersley

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A three page poem about happiness with another person.
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