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Memoir and diary covering Charles Ward's call up to the Army and early training. Mentions that he applied to transfer to the Royal Air Force and although accepted, all transfers were cancelled due to imminent operations. Describes in detail fighting…

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In 1940 when Charles was twenty he received papers to join the Royal Artillery and went into the Royal London Rifles. He volunteered for the Royal Air Force and was accepted but instead of joining the RAF he was ordered up to Scotland to join a…

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Arthur Spencer joined the Royal Air Force after leaving school. He began pilot training in Florida but then re-mustered as a navigator and trained in Pensacola. He completed two tours of operations as a navigator with 97 Squadron at RAF Woodhall Spa…

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Raymond Barnes worked in factories before he joined the RAF. He trained as an engine fitter. He was posted to the Mediterranean, the Middle East and the Far East. He was servicing Spitfires and Dakotas for 242 Squadron and then 267 Squadron. He was…

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A souvenir of the voyage and ports called with dates. There are details on the ship and a page on the history of the Royal Australian Air Force wings.

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Gerald Bell worked on a poultry farm before being called up in the RAF, where he served as ground personnel. He remembers his training at RAF Finningley and RAF Balderton. Tells of his posting to North Africa in 1942, where he initially was working…

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Explains that he has not been able to write to all as he has used allowance of letters to parents. Says that there he can tell apart from assuring them that he keeping well. Mentions summer weather and that they had been able to keep cool indoors.…

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A repetition of previous letter but this one was sent via the American Consul in Algiers

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Writes that he has received many letters and discusses the time some have taken and different post options. Mentions finances and that conditions in new location are much improved. Catches up with family news and discusses weather in North Africa.

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Intends sending letter by air mail through American consul in Algiers. Encourages them to send letter to him by air mail which takes three weeks as opposed to several months by other means. Commiserates with their difficulties, discusses finances and…

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Writes of letters received from them and other relations. Discusses mail situation. Discusses their new house and talks a little of life in his new situation.

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Acknowledges receipt of letters. Hopes they are settling in new house.Talks of chocolate, red cross and their status as prisoners of war in Tunisia. Notes price of cigarettes is much cheaper in Algeria that in England. Says he is expecting to go to…

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Had received letter from them and sorry to hear mother was ill. Concerned over possible gaps in mail. Went to Algiers for two day, tried to get clothes but very difficult. Describes Algiers city and weather. Sorry to hear old school master was victim…

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A menu signed by Ted Neale and others for the Christmas meals. Final page has 'ETH Neale, his effort'.

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A ticket and envelope issued to Ted Neale for a flight from Algiers to Cairo.

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A street map with handwritten additions. The Pinder Club is indicated with a printed caption.

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Article 1. Headlines: Algiers talks on Darlan's successor, Giraud, Nogues or Boisson likely to be selected. New problems for allies, assassin's name kept secret. Covers action after the assassination of Admiral Darlan. Article 2. Headlines: chance to…

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Article 1. Times headlines: agreement reached in Algiers, a committee for national liberation, central French authority over freed territory, intensified war effort. Article 2. Observer headlines: Castillo surrenders to new leader, Argentine's…

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Article headlines: Sicily invasion going to plan on 100-mile front, dawn attack success of all landings by 6 am, troops advancing by 7.30 am, allied navies pour men and supplies onto island. Sub-headlines: 1000 planes support sea attack, Eisenhower…

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Records mail he has received and those that are missing. Comments on weather and that it is getting hotter. Writes that they can see little from the new camp and mentions rationing at home and lack of items in his location. His food is mainly…

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Catches up with letters received, with all mail up to 36 apart from two had arrived. Thanks them for birthday telegrams and hopes it will not need to be repeated next year. Discusses better weather in England and in poor weather in Algeria. Mentions…

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Notes his new address in Aumale, Algeria and reports on letters received. Catches up on family gossip and contrasts it with his idle life, though this is not what he would wish for. Mentions a little of his activities, routine and weather. Writes of…

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Writes to suggest that they post letters to him direct to the American consul in Algiers. Comments on letters he has received from friends and relatives. and that letters take 8 weeks to get to England and two or three weeks to get from there to him.…
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