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Letter from a Womwn's Auxilliary Air Force friend or colleague stationed at Maison Blanche in Algeria. Catching up with news and writing of her experiences in North Africa. She talks of other service woman as well as local people. She mentions her…

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After a spell with 512 squadron mostly transportation flights Sam returned to the UK, flying as an instructor.
A the end of 1943 he returned to Bomber Command, 627 Squadron.
There is a photograph of the squadron grouped in front of a Mosquito.

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These pages are mostly biography of Sam's time in Egypt and his time with transport aircraft in the Mediterranean region.
Photos 1, 2 and 3 are scenes from Cairo.
Photo 4 is a side head and shoulders profile of Sam.
Photo 5 is a Battle aircraft in…

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Script of telegram stating removed from Aumale Algeria, received all cables, several letters dated May 29, writing twice weekly.

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Letter from manager at Jaffe and Sons Ltd mentioning ex work colleagues from prewar employer. Many had now left and were in the forces. Asks how he likes Algeria. Mention fund raised by members of the company to send comfort to members of staff who…

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Letter of thanks to families for food parcels etc, plus detailed description of Laghuoat prisoner of war camp and surrounding area. Mentions they were allowed out twice week to walk in the desert and obtaining a few items through a local agent.…

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Writes that she sent cable and copies content. Replies that she has had all the cables he sent as well as photographs enclosed in letters. Mentions she is delighted to get his letters. Comments on weather and reminisces. Catches up with family news…

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Week of memories, four letters Monday.

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Welcome letters, special thoughts for Monday.

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Reports she sent cable pre-paid reply, no response, delighted received letter Medea.

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Notes letter received from Medea. Dads holiday week.

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Reports cable received awaiting letter.

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Chestnut trees in bloom, brings memories, hope.

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Reports letters and postcard received. In own home with pleasant garden.

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Notes cables received letters om the way.

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Best wishes for 21 May. Anxiously awaiting news. Tells of move from Kensal (house sold) to Nelson.

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Announces move to Nelson complete.

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Notifies receipt of cable awaiting further. Mentions moving and supplies new address.

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Reports arrival of mail with photographs, parcel dispatched, asks after books.

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Reports arrival of letters and other message.

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Writes this was trial letter using special airmail prisoner of war post form. Reports arrival of recent letter from him and decribes stamps on it. Writes that she had been to Burnley to buy socks and shirts for his next parcel. Interested to learn…

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Writes that summer is over and mention planting seeds. Mentions that there are some nice gardens locally and that their garden would compete with grandad's. Garden is her chief joy which is why she mentions it in many letters. Wonders about the…

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Reports arrival of two letters from him which mention that their photographs had arrived with him. Comments on photographs they sent him that she hads gained weight but father seems thinner every week. Mentions father has been working extra time.…
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