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Some personal details and return to unit.

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A half-length portrait of Thomas, annotated 'With Love Tom'.

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Mixed group, five female civilians, one male civilian, 12 servicemen. On the reverse 'John Joseph Parker standing left back with pipe, taken in Blackpool'.

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A photograph of 22 airmen, including John Joseph Parker as a corporal, three ladies and one man arranged in four rows in front of a boarding house. On the reverse 'John Joseph Parker seated centre left between two young ladies - outside no 74 Albert…

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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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Bill writes that it was good to find her parcel and letter when he landed last night and has been eating the plums, tomatoes and cake.

After catching up with home news, pleased to report that they now have good news on leave: since the photography…

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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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Rita’s late husband was Flight Lieutenant Edward Brooks DFC, DFM. He was in the Home Guard before he enlisted with the Royal Air Force in February 1941, and sometime later went to RAF Uxbridge. Following his training at Blackpool the recruits…

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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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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…
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