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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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Still waiting for letter from him, none for eleven weeks. Hopes for peace and reunion with him. Two weeks until Christmas and he would be in their thoughts. Mentions reading in newspaper that residents of Algiers were supplying warm clothing until…

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Reports arrival of latest mail some of which was from other acquaintances asking if hew needed anything. Writes about contents of his last telegram mentioning arrival of books. Expecting their next parcel shortly. Mentions arrival of 120 Canadian Red…

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Writes that after successful experiment with registered airmail he is sending this the same way. Announces he has received thirteen Penguin books which he much appreciated. Discusses Red Cross parcels from them which while expected had still not…

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Notes arrival of latest letter and arrival of a selection of books with which he is very pleased. Comments on books and says he will send list in next letter which he will dispatch by registered airmail. Writes of acquaintance who is still missing…

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Catches up with latest mail and telegrams and is pleased that experiment with registered mail was successful with quick arrival of letter with them, Writes about the weather being cooler. Notes they had informed him of parcels they have sent and are…

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Catches up with mail and cables sent and received as well as being pleased that his letters had reached them in numbers. Discusses reason for two gaps in his letters in during moves between camps. Mentions forming and exclusive club and a celebration…

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Catches up on latest mail received and is glad they are receiving his mail. Pleased that they understood the gap in his letters in June. They mention they have dispatched shoes size 7 which he says should fit. Wishes that they send another pair in…

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Writes about letters he sent as experiment by registered airmail and cables he has sent. Mentions old news and recent letter from sister of a friend as well as reminiscing. Talks of his watch and cigarette lighter. Writes of daily routine. Asks if…

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Catches up on latest telegram and letter he had received and discusses his reply cable. Says he is trying out registered air mail to send letter as this may take only three weeks. New limit of two letters a week was due to increased number of…

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Reiterates new rule about being restricted to two letters a week. Reports arrival of recent mail. Glad to get news and that they are preparing third Red Cross parcel. His most essential requirement is footwear and soap. Comments on weather and that…

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Writes that this is first letter since new limit on mail came in. Proposes he might type letters to get more words on page. Catches up with mail received. Glad his letters were reaching them and complaints had me made about how slow mail home was.…

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Hopes telegram with fathers birthday greeting arrived. Two years ago that he sent first letter and had no idea then what mail facilities would be available. Catches up on mail and cables received. Ask them to thank others who have sent mail. Cannot…

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Writes of telegram he sent for father's birthday. Had nor received any letters or reply to cable. Mentions changes in camp numbers over the last months, now too large for comfort. Says his own situation is better than most NCOs as they are occupying…

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Catches up with mail received. Mentions the worst of the heat of summer was over but is was still hotter than when they arrived two years ago. Contrasts weather at home and in North Africa and how he might be affected on return to England. Mentions…

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Writes that he has been busy helping new people to get settled. Mentions camp newspaper would now be impractical for some time. However they had found the negatives of photographs they took of the paper from which he has ordered some prints which he…

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Catches up with mail received both ends. Writes of cables sent and received including problems with some and costs. Catches up with news from home and mentions camp numbers will be trebled in the next few days. Thanks them for the trouble they are…

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Reports arrival of latest mail and of first Red Cross parcel from them full of very useful things. Lists contents and mentions some items added by Red Cross. Glad they had dispatched second parcel and discusses footwear sizes. Catches up with mail…

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List latest mail and was pleased to get details of the letters they had received from him. Writes that someone has lost the negatives of the photographs in the camp newspaper and the only way they can be recovered is from an internees mother who had…

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Lists recent letters arrived and pleased that they had dispatch another parcel to him via the Red Cross. Discusses content of their letters praising their faith and courage. Provides considerable discussion about books in general. Mentions running a…

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Reports arrival of letters and telegram to which he is sending reply. Outlines changes to telegram system. Notes they have dispatched another parcel but is still awaiting arrival of the first ones. Describes recent weather with thunderstorm and…

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Sends greetings on their wedding anniversary, cable to follow. Reports arrival of mail but no parcels, still hoping. Mentions strong wind blowing and that it has been hot for several days. Reports on books read and discusses some content. Relates…

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Reports arrival of latest letters, comments on life over the past three years and speculates on future. Notes his views on life, hope and faith which vary over time. Comments on weather and heat and daily routine. Assures them he is fit and well.…

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Catches up with mail with photographs and cables received. Writes that they have obtained film and mentions plans for photographs. Discusses problem with cable he tried to send. Mentions recent visit by Red Cross representative who investigated…
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