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Photo 1 is a group of Polish airmen marching along the promenade at Blackpool. In the background is Tussauds.
Photo 2 is a half length portrait of a civilian woman in a coat. She has an RAF badge and is wearing a head scarf.
Photo 3 is a person in…

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Items 1 and 2 are black and white paintings of Blacpool street scenes.
Items 3 and 4 are airmen marching.
Item 5 is a pass from RAF Weeton, dated 17 October 1940.

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Two photographs of the interior of the Officer's Mess at Blackpool..

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Half length portrait of three airmen wearing battledress with half brevet and side caps. Ben Openshaw is on the left with observer brevet.

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Five airmen, two in front and three behind all wearing tunic and side caps with training flashes. Ben Openshaw is front left.

On back, handwritten '979 Forest Road, Walthamstow, E17'

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Five rows of trainee airmen, three sitting and two standing, all wearing tunics and side caps. In the background a brick building with ornamental windows. On the reverse 'Blackpool 1941'.

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Letter from Rupert Harwood to his daughter Janet. He writes that he had a good journey and he didn’t get caught using another man’s pass. He also mentions that it is snowing and it is now about 12 inches deep. On the reverse 'Janet'.

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Letter to his daughter in which he asks if she is getting on well at school and explains why he has to go back to work. On the reverse 'Janet'.

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Congratulates him on recent award and writes briefly about arriving in Blackpool.

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A card advertising accommodation at 45 Palatine Road, Blackpool.

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A brochure advertising the 1935 Blackpool Illuminations

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Thanks for letter and discusses battledress. mentions future move to Blackpool and current activities including sport. Ian is avoiding lectures by playing sport. He describes punting on the Nidd. He is due to depart shortly for Blackpool.

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Informs her that a gratuity of £100 and a pension of £130 a year together with allowance of £72 for two children has been awarded her as the widow of Pilot Officer Ian Archer Wynn. Award takes effect from 1 February 1944.

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State pay as under training armourer of two shillings a day and detail joining instructions.

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Ronald Marlow went to Middleton Council School, then worked at Forgrove Engineering. He joined the Air Training Corps, volunteered for the Royal Air Force training in London at St Johns Wood. He became an air gunner ad flew Wellingtons, followed by a…

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James Burdin went at Hutton Grammar School and worked on radio repair and sales. He volunteered for the Royal Air Force but had to wait and joined the Local Defence Volunteers instead. He did some rifle practice, general infantry training and…

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A group of 38 airmen arranged in four rows and are wearing side caps with a white flash indicating they are under training. The photograph is in a cardboard mount with a handwritten '1941' at the top. On the cover is 'Dalette Studio' and an address…

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ELampreyPGuntonW421014-01.pdf
Peter Lamprey writes about life during basic training at Blackpool. He mentions shooting, uniform, drill, social life, Morse code tests before complaining about all the time his training is taking before ‘getting behind his guns’. He concludes…

ELampreyPGuntonW421008-01.pdf
Pete writes about life during Royal Air Force basic training including marching, physical training, pay parade and the social life. He makes some comments on a training corporal and closes asking to be remembered to friends.

ELampreyPGuntonW410520-01.pdf
Peter Lamprey thanks correspondents for parcel and letters. He then continues that things are quiet after the big do. He concludes with some general chatter.

ELampreyPGuntonW410519-01.pdf
Peter Lamprey writes about visits from senior officers and massed drill. He then goes on to talk about life on basic training at Blackpool in general and mentions an inter-squadron boxing tournament.

ELampreyPGuntonW410515-01.pdf
Peter Lamprey writes about his Royal Air Force basic training, his companions and a large parade coming up.

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Peter Lamprey writes about his life in the Royal Air Force including intensive physical training and Morse code training.

ELampreyPGuntonW[date]-07.pdf
Peter Lamprey writes that he has reached the end of his Royal Air Force training course in Blackpool and has passed his final test. He is awaiting posting and will inform friends as soon as he knows where he will be going.
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