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A memoir written by a Royal Australian Air Force wireless operator. Firstly he describes major events in the war but he continues with his own experience training in Canada then commencing further training in the UK. Only three pages are…

A biography of Vincent, Arnold's father.

An information leaflet with addresses, activities. clubs, assistance , tipping, places to visit, map of central London and a tube map.,

Reg's grandfather expresses sadness that Reg is missing after a raid on Berlin. He has sciatica and is struggling.

Reg's account starting when he was shot down on an operation to Berlin. After Berlin he was transferred to Frankfurt for interrogation then by train to his camp. Camp life involved food, the preparation and acquisition of extra food by theft, trading…

Enclosed with the letter is a postal order for 5/- for cigarettes for Reg. He asks for news about Reg.

View down seafront with beach and sea to right, road in centre and tall buildings on left. Three versions of same image. On the reverse 'From the Metropole Hotel, Brighton UK, 1943'.

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Three airmen wearing battledress with pilot's brevet standing in line. Two versions of the same image, on the reverse 'R Jubb, J Harvey, R Bedloe, Metropole Hotel Brighton 1943'.

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Four airmen wearing tunics with sergeant rank and brevet, and side caps standing holding beer glasses in the entrance to a public house. Submitted with caption 'Ian Cowan Ron Gills Paul Wilson Bob Maloney_ Brighton 07 1944'.

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Top left - view of lake and trees. Captioned 'Kew Gardens 20.9.45'.
Top right - over exposed image of trees. captioned 'Kew Gardens, 20.9.45'.
Bottom left - view of multi-story pagoda. Captioned 'Pagoda - Kew Gardens, 20.9.45'.
Bottom right - a…


Top left - view down on a courtyard with buildings surrounding. Bridge and games court in open space. Captioned ' Courtyard behind the Hotel Metropole, Brighton, Oct 43'.
Top right - half length image of two airmen wearing tunics with pilot's brevet…

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In the foreground an airman wearing battledress with brevet and peaked hat stands alongside two women wearing skirts and blouses. In the background a multi-story hotel (Metropole). Submitted with caption 'Brighton'.

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Covers enlistment and early training in the Royal Australian Air Force. Continues with description of journey to England via the United States and training in England. Lists his crew formed during training. Joined 102 Squadron with Halifax Mk 3 on 12…

Letter and explanatory note. Reports arrival of family mail. mentions operations to Augsburg and Schweinfurt getting good photographs of the latter. Mentions an electrics failure on return from Augsburg and had to divert to airfield on the south…

Letter and explanatory note. Catches up with news of father's activities. Mentions he had done quite a few operations recently including Augsburg, Schweinfurt and Stuttgart. Writes that they had to divert to a fighter base on the south coast and had…

One name two addresses. NZ 4216052 Sgt D J Jenkins addresses in Brighton and New Zealand.

One name, two addresses. NZ 436951 Sgt Gray P N. Address in Brighton and New Zealand.

Photo 1 is Ray sitting on a promenade wall with a dog.
Photo 2 is Dorothy sitting on a beach, annotated 'Bridlington'.
Photo 3 is Ray sitting on a beach.
Photo 4 is Ray standing in a park, annotated 'Horley'.
Photo 5 is Dorothy standing by the…

Document containing five photographs:
1 - Six aircrew wearing battledress with brevet and peaked or side caps standing and squatting in two rows in front of a Lancaster bomber. Captioned 'Lancaster at Skellingthorpe July 1945. Back row (L-R) Bruce…

Discusses gossip and politics. Much of the letter is damaged and unreadable

Thanks him for cable and that he had just finished the last of his leave. Mention staying on base until the rest of his crew apart from one were buried at Harrogate. The other crew member's body was sent to Dorchester for a private funeral. Writes of…

Had learned that her husband was missing. Informs her that information regarding allowances should be sought from the Air Ministry. he should let the benevolent fund know if she required any temporary assistance.
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