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Letter confirming that her son, George Robinson, is missing, presumed dead and describing the circumstances surrounding his loss. It is dated 13 May 1944 and carries the reference: "514/C.2051/10/P.1." Most of the text is typed but a handwritten…

A newspaper cutting about George Robinson being reported missing. It briefly describes the circumstances and gives some details about his late father, his recent marriage and his education.

Letter summarising the instructions for collecting a voluntary payment with respect to George Robinson being officially reported missing.
The letter has the subject heading: "1623526 A.C.1. E.G. ROBINSON" and carries the references: "ROBINSON…

Discusses his training and service with Air Sea Rescue in Great Britain and Malta

Wing Commander Guy Gibson, commanding officer of 106 Squadron, congratulating the squadron on a month of successful operations and the record tonnage of bombs dropped despite difficulties which were overcome by the ground crews. Anticipating…

Certificate for mention in despatches award for distinguished service to Flight Sergeant A T Smith. Annotated on the reverse '560209. Flight Sergeant A T Smith'.

A formal photograph of 50 airmen in uniform, taken outside, against the side of a building. The men are in four rows and Benjamin Ramsden is in the front row, fourth from the left. Most of the men have a white training flash on their field service…

Left page: top left, a report of a gorse fire on Harpenden Common. Centre, seagull in flight, annotated 'original photograph taken by Bob'.Top right, weather report; middle, attendees at a police dance, annotated 'Geoff Shaw was in the same squadron…

Left page: top, an advertisement for a hotel.
Bottom left, view of a cathedral.
Bottom right, view of terraced fields.
Right page: top two rows reports family engagements; centre; a list of the Royal Air Force Volunteer Reserves including R V…

A document sent by Channel 4 after a request from Marie Laydon. The document quotes Hamish Mahaddie's comments on bombing during the war.

A handwritten book of proverbs and quotes from authors, poets and politicians.

A brief biography of Raymond by his sister, Marie Laydon.

A newspaper cutting about civil unrest after the Balfour Declaration.

An aircraft procedure to be used, on request, at Northolt.

First entries of Jack's journal describing his time as ground staff, refuelling and starting aircraft, taking, and passing the aircrew entrance exams and waiting to sail.

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Covering the period 3 December 1941 to 1945 it details Jack's initial training, sailing from New Zealand to Canada and subsequent train journey, visiting a fox farm, canoeing, taking exams and getting the results and trips in the snow. Qualifying as…

Reporting on the loss of 5 Lancasters following an attack on Koenigsberg which was Jack's first bombing operation.

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