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MLeadbetterJ163970-160421-20.pdf
A newsletter produced by the No 31 Bombing and Gunnery School, Picton, Ontario. It contains stories, mini-biographies of station personnel, poems, reviews of Picton cafes, a pantomime, news and views, sport and entertainment and cartoons.

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The letter refers to the disposal of Reg's personal effects.

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The letter advises that George is missing with no further news.

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The letter advises George's father about his personal effects.

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Apologises for purloining procedures book which is being returned. Explains that he is training as a 'tec' instructor which might amuse some of his colleagues.

MGouldAG1605203-160708-08.pdf
Contains notes and diagrams on fuel tanks, control settings, aircraft engine systems, ignition, cooling systems, layout of Merlin and other flight data.

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AF Notebook. Contains graph, lists of engine types, aircraft details, diagram of aircraft, notes and diagrams of fuel system, handling notes and procedures. Notes on equipment including dinghies and drills, pyrotechnics, emergency packs, automatic…

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

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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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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 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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AC Hill writes to his sister from Egypt about photographs that he sent and girls at his sister's work.

Fred Hill was Jack’s youngest brother-in-law.

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He expresses regret that he missed his sister's wedding and looks forward to seeing her when he gets back.

Fred Hill was Jack’s youngest brother-in-law.

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The letter is written by the mother of Jack, the flight engineer on Reg's crew. She expresses sympathy whilst they are waiting for news, hoping that sharing their grief will be some comfort.

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Letter encloses certificate for permanent award of the pathfinder force badge awarded on completion of his tour. Certificate signed by Air Vice Marshall D C T Bennett.

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The writer regrets that he has no news of her son. There is uncertainty where he bailed out. He promises to write to the pilot who is ill after repatriation.

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The writer expresses delight that Reg is safe, also his pilot.

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The letter expresses delight that Reg is safe, as is their son and John Bushell.

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The letter is to his brother and law and sister. He hopes they have not been worrying about him. He advises them that more letters are on their way.

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A letter from Albert to his sister and brother in law. He says he has not much free time to write and he is back on operations after a spell in hospital. The second part of his letter was written after an operation to Stuttgart. He describes coming…

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The letter to his sister and brother in law thanks them for their letter. he says he enjoys their short outings together. He has been over Berlin. He has been in hospital with a suspected skin disease.

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In the letter to his sister and brother in law Albert he thanks them for their letter. He talks about getting married but his service is getting in the way.

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An airmail letter to his sister and brother in law. He advises them that all is well during his training. He writes about family and friends.

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The story of Allan's Lancaster after they were damaged by anti-aircraft fire near Berlin. He had a heavy landing and damaged his leg.
The second part of the story is written by a German pilot who was involved in shooting down the damaged…

MStimpsonMC155249-190922-09.pdf
A book detailing the activities undertaken at the training airfield of Cochran. It describes the history of the field, the training courses and names the staff and students.
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