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Four newspaper cuttings from 1944 describing four separate operations. Salzburg captioned 'Oct 17 1944', Essen captioned 'Oct 25th 1944', Dunkirk and Vienna captioned 'Nov 4th 1944' and Gelsenkirchen captioned 'Nov 6th 1944'.

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Margaret Cuthill's account of her time in the WAAF. At the age of 17 she volunteered for the WAAF and was enrolled as a teleprinter operator. She was sent to Wilmslow for training. After four weeks of drill and physical exercise she was posted to…

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Top, the right wing of the Halifax with members of 517 Squadron in uniform, one row standing on the wing, two rows standing beneath the wing, one row seated and one row sitting on the ground.
Bottom, shows two men in sports kit, running across the…

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Photograph of Lancaster starboard wing with seven crew putting on parachutes and preparing to board aircraft. Caption 'Berlin here we come, Crew of a Lancaster prepare top take-off'.

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Top right - newspaper cutting notes that rain an poor weather nearly led to the cancellation of the RAF Victory fly-past over London. Report by correspondent airborne in formation. Fly-past of 307 planes of RAF and Fleet Air Arm. Notes that 35…

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Newspaper article detailing the dinner and reunion at Grosvenor House attended by 1400 members of Bomber Command.

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Three newspaper cuttings describing attacks on Essen, Harburg oil refinery, Spitfire and Typhoon attacks on bridges and Aschaffenburg. They are captioned 'Nov 11th 1944'.

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1 - news cutting concerning a 92 year old Second World War veteran penning an apology for bombing German cities. 2 - letter from Laurence Larmer while offering no apology, regretting that the operation he flew on 11 April 1945 resulted in the loss of…

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Group photograph of 12 trainees, in three ranks. They are posed in front of an outside wall, and buildings can be seen beyond the wall. On the reverse, 'D Squad RAF Pembrey, No.1 AGS' There follows twelve numbered signatures, indicating their…

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Photograph 1 is of Russ Johnstone in airman's uniform standing by a gate outside a church, it is captioned 'Russ Johnstone (Nav)'.
Photograph 2 is a head and shoulders photograph of Syd Marshall.
Cutting 1 describes a large raid heading to…

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Top right - newspaper cutting titled 'Gen Spaatz welcomes RAF' with three photographs. Top left photograph of General Spaatz at microphone welcoming RAF to Andrews Field. Also in background Lord Inverchapel, British Ambassador, Col Curtis D Sluman…

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Left top - photograph of B-29, Lancaster and Avro York lined up parked on airfield. Spectators are walking in front.
Middle left - air-to-air view showing formation of Lancasters over open countryside.
Third row left - photograph of group of men…

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Diary commences on joining Royal Air Force Volunteer Reserve 3 October 1940 and training at Babbacombe, Newquay and passing out as an aircraft fitter. Posting to RAF Kenley 6 January 1942 and association with fighter pilots Bluey Truscott, Paddy…

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A line of seven airmen including John Eppel, second from left. They are arranged outside a nissen hut. A caption underneath identifies all the men.

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Kit issued to Ted Neale.

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A large group of trainee airmen wearing battledress and side caps in four rows. All are named at the top of the photograph. Arthur Hollis is second row up, fourth from right. On the reverse 'No 5 Course, RAF Clewiston, Florida, 1941/42'.

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Announces he will be coming home next Friday and states arrival time. Also due further leave. Catches up with family and home news. Hopes they had good Easter, wished he was there. Notes that Eastbourne was crowded over the weekend, weather was good…

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Mentions late arrival time at home and plans to fill in day until train. Mentions navigation, meteorology plotting and medical exams over next couple of days.

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Writes of sending cash and asks about getting certificates.

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Refers to his mother's new hair style, including a sketch drawing. Also writes about the farm, including looking after the geese and briefly mentions Skegness. Includes some small pencil drawings of people and birds.

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Writes about eating duck and chickens laying eggs. Illustrated with coloured drawings of their garden, including flowers and chickens and two comic strip style cartoons.

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Written while at home, catches up with family news.

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Congratulates him on award and comments about daughter Frances. Catches up with family holiday news.

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Writes that she is sending him some pears and engages in some banter.
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