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  • Type is exactly "Text. Service material"

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

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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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From Personal Air Secretary on behalf of Secretary of State apologising for not getting to RAF Woodhall Spa due to poor weather. Hopes Sir Archibald Sinclair would visit 617 Squadron at earliest opportunity.

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To 54 Base Coningsby forwarding the names of two pilots who were anxious to return to operational duties on Mosquito. Squadron Leader C F Campbell DSO, DFC and Flight Lieutenant R T Fleming DFC. Includes operational history.

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To Royal Australian Air Force liaison officer at Bomber Command. Writing that Flight Lieutenant D J Shannon desires to continue with operations and does not want to return to Australia. Mentions Shannon's wife is in Royal Air Force serving in same…

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To Air Ministry concerning bombing results. 700 bombs being plotted possibly undershooting. Request they must get Mosquito by next moon.

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From officer at Central Medical Establishment concerning arrangements for fitting lenses to cope with visual problems.

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To officer at Central Medical Establishment thanking him for letter stating that he will get the medical officer to complete special fitting mentioned.

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Is sending 80 prints of operation on Gnome Rhone works, as requested

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Addressed from Type 16 Beachy Head. Discusses sending traces of plots on squadrons tracks outbound and inbound on 12 February 1944.

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Concerns a tracing of a night job done on behalf of squadron. Addressed from Type 16 Beachy Head.

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From squadron signals leader. Directs arrangements for daily inspections of aircraft W/T equipment.

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To senior personnel staff officer at Bomber Command giving history of Sergeant McLean, Distinguished Service Medal, an air gunner who shot down at least four aircraft while serving on 102 squadron before medical downgrade. Is now fit again but posted…

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Assures the sergeant that he will try his best to fulfil his request and that he would write if he has any success..
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