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Writes that he has settled in and has a bike and uses it to to get around and go to local village for dances and local pub. Mentions that they now have three Lancasters. Says he had gotten over a bad throat. Catches up with gossip and mentions…

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Writes of arriving at new camp where they were forming a new squadron. Notes that three others who trained with him in Canada had also arrived. Mentions dispersed nature of camp and distances he had to walk to facilities and other sections. Says he…

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Writes about his boxing match and playing rugby. Mentions weather, low temperatures and recent snow blizzard. Expresses that he is not impressed with Canada and has little news to report. Catches up with home news and reports that he is getting on…

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The pilot who dropped the first 'Ten-Ton Tess' bomb on Germany was awarded bar to DSO.

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Mentions Pilot Officer Harry Charles Tabony and Pilot Officer Harold Ernest Wakefield.

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Quoting Sir Arthur Harris that nearly 50,000 British bomber crew personnel out of a total of 110,000 were killed during the war.

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States that he would not be possible for him to be a fully qualified wireless operator/air gunner for a long rime and invites him to consider an alternative as a flight engineer. Outlines flight engineer training.

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Names of crew including Harold Wakefield

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

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Contains: notes on physics of force and moments with formulae and calculations. Notes on chemistry of fuels, requirements for carburettor,. Continues with mechanics of stress and properties and chemistry of metals. Continues with geometry and drawing…

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Covers Halifax Mk III, starting and running up, handling and climbing, cruising, and data tables. Continues with Lancaster fuel (capacity), oil, coolant, rad flaps, external checks, auxiliaries checks on turrets and engines, temperatures for run up,…

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Cash book but contains notes on: medicines/chemicals on first page. Followed by general notes and outline diagrams on Stirling, Halifax, Me-110, Dornier 215 & 217 and Hudson aircraft. Continues with flight engineer's notes on a large number of…

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Covers RAF top level organisation, list of all home commands and scope of aircrew training. Continues with description of structure of air council, and detailed description of bomber command structure. Followed by two training analyses with diagrams,…

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Contains notes on syllabus (airframes) Halifax including: description, alighting gear, flying controls, duties of flight engineer, cabin heating, ant-icing system, fuel system, pneumatic system, oxygen system, fire extinguisher system, dinghy and…

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Text and diagrams covering Avro York 1 C: fuel system, system selectors, hydraulics, Merlin engine data and systems, Graviner system, cabin heating, lubrication system, aircraft construction, aircraft data, carburettor, power plant, engine handling,…

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Sends congratulations and catches up on gossip.

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Discusses life on the home front, the bombing of Hull, and her training and service in the Women’s Auxiliary Air Force at RAF Driffield.

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An explanation of what the Government is doing to trace a missing person and advice on what not to do.

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The letter from George's mother's Member of Parliament explains that the Russian Embassy has been unable to locate George's grave.

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A letter written by George to his family. This is a farewell letter to his next of kin. He includes the addresses of four of his crew.

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The letter includes a photograph of his son's grave and explains that the errors on the cross will be corrected when the permanent headstone is installed.

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The telegram advises George's father that he is believed to have lost his life during an operation. On the reverse of one sheet is '127/16861'.

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The letter advises George's parents on the location of his permanent resting place and the two intermediate graves.
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