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List of events covering joining the RAF, selection for pilot, training and start of operations.

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Second version of a brief Resumé of Initial Flying Training and operational experiences on 106 Squadron, led by Wing Commander Bob Allen DSO with sorties against the Scharnhorst and Gneisenau Battleships in the Port of Brest. Slight amendment to…

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Brief Resumé of Initial Flying Training and operational experiences on 106 Squadron, led by Wing Commander Bob Allen DSO with sorties against the Scharnhorst and Gneisenau Battleships in the Port of Brest.

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Letter from Harry to his wife explaining what he has been doing - guard duty and a maths exam.

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A registered letter from Harry to his wife. He describes financial arrangements he has put in place.

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Writes about measures after bombing attack - half the course to go on leave and other, including his flight, to man gun post. Describes how he and friend Derry rushed to get the first post. They are on a very exposed gun post with a Vickers machine…

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A view of the Sackville Hotel at Bexhill-on-Sea. This is where Harry Redgrave was billeted.

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A view of the sea front promenade: rough seas and only one man in view. On the reverse 'Taken from bedroom - looking due south'.

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A portrait image of the sea front promenade at Bexhill, looking towards Hastings. Only two pedestrians visible. On the reverse 'Somewhat the same, we drill on the prom here, just beyond the shelter'.

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A view along the promenade at Bexhill, taken from a hotel window. There are four cyclists and a person walking a dog plus a group of men. On the reverse 'From our bed room. D flight just rounding the corner. The white building in the distance is…

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A letter from Harry Redgrave to Jessie on his return to Bexhill. Mentions learning semaphore.

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One-page letter from Harry Redgrave to Jessie advising her that he has arrived in Westcliff and describes his billet.

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A Christmas card with a sketch of the Sackville Hotel, Bexhill from Harry Redgrave to his wife and daughter.

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A letter from Harry Redgrave to his wife Jessie from RAF Bexhill. He writes about training, Christmas leave and that they will be sent to the Isle of Man in January.

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Letter and envelope from Harry Redgrave to his wife Jessie giving her travel instructions for her visit to Bexhill.

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Letter and envelope from Harry Redgrave to his wife Jessie. Harry has passed his Maths exam and is on the list to be sent to Prestwick (after an initial confusion).

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A three-page letter and envelope from Harry Redgrave to his wife Jessie. He describes the antics of his fellow airman on New Year’s Eve. He is about to be sent to Scotland, so wants to arrange to see Jessie before he goes.

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A three-page hand-written letter from Harry Redgrave to his wife Jessie. He writes about having to drill in snow, cakes that his comrades managed to acquire and the start of food rationing.

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A three-page hand written letter from Harry Redgrave to his wife Jessie. Harry describes the view from his room, being invited for tea and his hopes for coming home at Christmas.

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A three-page hand written letter from Harry Redgrave to his wife Jessie. He responses to Jessie's loving letter and says how much he misses her. He should get seven days' leave over Christmas or soon afterwards. Also mentions how strenuous the…

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A two-page hand written letter from Harry Redgrave to his wife Jessie. He writes about borrowing money to pay for laundry and cigarettes and asks her to send his mathematics book.

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A two-page handwritten letter from Harry Redgrave to his wife Jessie. Harry writes in detail about the food and having to borrow money until his next pay parade.

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A two-page handwritten letter from Harry Redgrave to his wife Jessie. Harry writes about a three-hour drill and a lecture from Pilot Officer Biard.

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A one-page handwritten letter from Harry Redgrave to his wife Jessie. Harry relates how he managed to get his weekend pass after all.

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