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ETaplinJATaplinWJ-[Mo][Date]-05-Part.pdf
He writes from prisoner of war camp. He has had influenza but is better. He has received his first parcel and is very pleased with it. One sentence has been censored. He expects Christmas to be a bit different.

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Harry refers to the London reunion.

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Lance invites him to a reunion in London.

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The letter asks for John's address, prisoner of war number and camp number. They also sent a gift for John.

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From Flight Sergeant G T Welsh's mother providing information of Kenneth following the aircraft's crash. Advising that her son and Sergeant Langton are held in same camp.

This item was sent to the IBCC Digital Archive already in digital form. No…

YManserLT66542v1.pdf
Leslie Manser's one day diary for 1940. Contains details about his life before he was accepted into the RAF and some details of his service life. Includes a blotter and news clipping.

ORossB1610215-190725-01.pdf
Service release book for Bernard Ross (WO, 1610215). Contains details and instructions for release from RAF service. Ross was an air gunner in the Royal Air Force Volunteer Reserve.

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A biography of his life. He joined the RAF as a wireless operator/air gunner. He volunteered for the Special Operations Exceutive. He was shot down in the Black Forest area and ended up at Sagan, Stalag Luft 3. He spent time building secret radios…

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A list of 129 Lancasters lost on 79 operations between September 1943 and April 1945. Target, date and aircraft tail numbers are listed in chronological order.

EDarbyCAHWellandJ441004.pdf
He has more flying to do on his course and he is not sure about his leave. He and his crew have been into Newark for cinema and beer.

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He writes that his time at Moncton is nearly finished and he will be moving to St John.

EMansbridgeJThornhillCE440126.pdf
Judy has just heard that Ted is a prisoner of war. She tells her news from her new station.

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Royal Air Force volunteer reserve, elementary exam in airmanship with five questions.

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Includes; precautions before and after entering aircraft, left to right check over cockpit, starting up, action in the event of fire on start up, running up, taxying out, vital actions before take-off, take-off/circuit and landing, stopping engines,…

EHigginsKWRosserLVXX0712.pdf
Catches up with news after recent meeting and thanks him for posting on letters. Writes about cost of sending his bicycle by train and explains why it is essential in his current location. Catches up with gossip and his activities and flying.…

EHaughlandALRosserLV430915.pdf
Note on envelope 'from Al Laughland DFM later killed'. Asks after Vic Rosser's ankle. Describes a little of his current posting and activities. Catches up with friends news.

ECantrellJRosserLV460117.pdf
Note on envelope 'Johnny Cantrell - deceased 21 Feb 46'. Writes that he had not received to his invitation and then tells a story about spending 12 days at Bari. Continues with news and gossip about the squadron and his activities. Concludes that he…

ECantrellJRosserLV451130.pdf
Congratulates him on award of DFC and ask how things are in 'civvy street'. States he was due out next April but is considering a deferment. Goes on to write about news from the squadron and his activities. Invites him to a party in the mess and…

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Left - long newspaper cutting with eulogising story of Group Captain Percy Pickford and Flight Lieutenant Alan Broadly who after 100 sorties together were now missing. Noted that they were in the film 'Target for Tonight' and gives considerable…

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Gives meteorological message with data and transmitted code and gives instructions. Notes how it would be plotted on synoptic chart. Stamped RAF Peterborough on reverse.

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Three photographs, the first page has two photographs of a line of male guards, walking on a path around a space watched by a crowd of British servicemen, building in the background. Captioned 'Kramer The Beast of Belsen' added later…

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Top - Title note Hamburg 1944 relates 431 squadron lost 48 aircraft between July 1943 and October 1944. Mentions that 5 aircraft were lost out of 17 dispatched to Hamburg om 29 July 1944.
Below - document listing all aircraft lost on squadron with…

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Twenty-five pilots wearing battledress sitting and standing in two rows. On the reverse titled '[....] Course 25, 14 (P) A.F.U. Ossington, Lincs'. Followed by names by row. 'Pete front row 4th from left'.
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