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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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Shows entry as apprentice on 30 august 1927. Details next of kin, and description. Shows service as fitter at Gosport and Khartoum before No 4 Flying Training School, 216 Squadron and 9 Squadron. Promoted Flight Sergeant in June 1939. Discharged on 4…

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Cover and front page with Rolls Royce advertisement and title page, signed by Donald Banks for Air Ministry December 1937.

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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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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 that Lancaster RF159 crashed on 7 August 1945 at Lamontelaire France. Gives details of crew members and their arrival dates on 626 Squadron. Gives latitude and longitude of crash site near Toulouse. Crew initially buried at Angles and notes…

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Series of notices in August, September and October 1945. Second notice reports the loss of six aircrew on an operation 'Dodge' Mission on 7 August 1945. Crash site Lamontelarie (55 miles north east of Toulouse). Crew buried in Mazargues Cemetery…

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RAF service and release book, listing the terms and conditions of his leaving the RAF on the 31st of May 1946, as well as assessment of character and statement of aptitude and qualities., Includes instructions covering the event of re-mobilisation.

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Contains personal details including next of kin. Enlisted 16.4.43. Notes mustered as air gunner discharged as AC2 on 27 February 1945 as services no longer required. Noted that after initial training went to 31 Base and served on 149, 90 and 115…

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Service and release book of Ron Doble. Last day of service 3 July 1947.

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Certificate of Service and Release issued to Ron Doble. (31 January 1944 to 3 July 1947).

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The service record of Harry Aspinall from 21 June 1940 to 23 April 1944.

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RAF Form 2520A Service and Release Book, issued to Roy White. It includes his first medical and a short physical description of him. He served from 30 August 1943 to 16 June 1947.

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Five Group Newsletter, number 14, September 1943. Includes a foreword by the Air Officer Commanding, an article on the Rolls Royce Merlin and features about training, signals, gunnery, accidents, bombing, decorations, photography, engineering,…

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From Air Marshall Sir Douglas Evill on behalf of Chief of Air Staff congratulating Cheshire on the award of the Victoria Cross. Writes of Cheshire's record and leadership in Bomber Command.

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To 54 Base Coningsby. Writes that he is enclosing results of Farnborough 'George' (automatic pilot) team to 617 Squadron. Has produced phenomenal improvement in all aircraft,

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To Royal Aircraft Establishment stating that present scale of operation precludes visits for some time. Is returning memorandum that was lent.

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Recounts a lecture using models of targets which when viewed from 6 yards represent various sizes at various distances. Problem is to know accurately what height you are.

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From Headquarters 54 Base Coningsby. Letter covering Group Captain Christie's letter concerning Squadron Leader Campbell and Flight Lieutenant Fleming.

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Letter to Headquarters 54 base Coningsby. Infomation concerning Squadron Leader Campbell not able to return to operations and Flight Lieutenant Fleming already offered for Mosquito training

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To Personnel Air Secretary Air Ministry. Apologises for late reply and writes that he has passed message to the squadron. Most disappointed that visit was missed and look to time when they might be more fortunate.
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