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Personal reference for Aubrey.

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A cutting referring to the award of a DFC to Flight-Lieutenant J Bowskill.

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A poem written about B Flight and set out in the form of a scroll.

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A newspaper cutting with the news of George's presumed death.

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A report on RAF operations over France. The tank depot at Mailly was attacked as were railways, aircraft stores and an ammunition dump.

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An account of operations at the time Arnold took over as Flight Commander. He describes the operation when Arnold Christian was lost.

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Two poems. The first about being air force GD (general duties) and having job of cleaning floors and steps. The second about not envying WRENs.

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A newspaper report on the bombing of Berlin.

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Seven items, Edward's description of the operation, his navigation plot, a map of Berlin. Press clippings captioned 'Vast areas of Berlin are like this' shows an area of about 280 acres showing the large amount of bomb damage. There is another press…

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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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Gives dates attended Northgate school for boys, conduct and exams passed.

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Enlisted in 1939, ground staff until re-mustered as aircrew, Feb 1943 to RAF St Eval, anti-submarine sweeps. May 1943 to 78 Squadron, 1943 instructing at OTU, July 1944 to 35 Squadron Pathfinders, total of 66 operations. Demobbed February 1946.

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A telegram and envelope adressed to Frank with birthday greetings from his mother.

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Account of Bob Burns (semi-professional musician) formation of orchestra in prisoner of war camp after arrival of Red Cross parcel with saxophone and clarinet. Continues with account of long walk from Silesia to Berlin in January/February 1945 in…

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Notes forming part of a Bomb Aimer's course.

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The story of how aircrew were supplied with clothing and material to help them escape and evade capture. It is written by the major that designed the items.

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Six items covering operations around Caen. The first is Edward's description of the operation, against troop concentrations. The second is his navigation plot. The third is a print of the expected H2S return of the target. Fourth is a collection of…

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Four items, Edward's description of the operation against a gun battery, his navigation plot, a map showing the target and newspaper cuttings describing cross channel operations and heavy explosions.

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Three items, Edward's description of the mining operation off Cherbourg, they were the only aircraft operating from their base that night. Edward's navigation plot and a map of the Cherbourg area.

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A biography of the Christian family written by Arnold's grandson. There appears to be a connection to France, perhaps to Italian and French royalty. Later research suggested a Swiss connection but after research the Italian and French links were…

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Menu for Christmas 1943 at RAF Grimsby. Signatures of crew on reverse. 'Three engine Charlie a crew'.

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For show "Fastair' with programme of acts and other events. Christmas 1945 RAF Mauripur.
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