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Top - colour photograph of a church tower on the right and a two story house on the left with hedge in front and trees left and right. Captioned 'Constantine village church'.
Bottom - note with some facts about Constantine Cornwall.

List of those local men who sacrificed their lives in the war including Peter Jenkinson. Also list local women and men who served.
Annotated 'Plaque on wall inside Constantine Church near Falmouth, Cornwall'.

Top - newspaper cutting noting that Warrant Officer L P Jenkinson received DFM awarded to his brother Peter.
Middle - photograph with full length image of two men either side of two women. Man on the right is wearing uniform tunic with brevet and…

Letter to I R Jenkinson informing him of award of DFM to his son. Enquires whether he will go to Buckingham Palace to receive it.

Informs he that her son Sgt P R Jenkinson was reported missing from operations on night 28 January 1945. Will inform her if any other information received.

Prisoner of war post to Stalag Luft 3. Wishes him a happy 21st birthday. Hopes he would be home for the next one. Catches up with family news and mentions seeing film. Large section the blacked out.

Top - head and shoulders portrait of an airman wearing tunic with flight engineer brevet.
Bottom - telegram from Peter Jenkinson announcing he would be home on leave next week and passed OK.

Covers medical problems in childhood, starting work with Bristol aircraft company in 1937, medically unfit for RAF aircrew, he was sent to work on Beaufighter at RAF Predannack where he was awarded a white feather by a young lady at a social event.…

Notes that fund was to be shared between 147 people who served with H M forces. Encloses cheque for £4.0.0 for addressee share.

Expresses regret that his son was reported as missing in action as result of operations 6/7 September 1943 to Munich.

Informs them that their son failed to return from operations.

Written for Cornish aviation society. Welcomes Philip Jenkinson and gives account of his training and operations on 10 Squadron Halifax. Describes being shot down and baling out. Mentions evading, capture and as a prisoner being on a tour of his…

Sorry he is leaving Newquay from his mother,

Best wished for Christmas and new year.

From Stalag 357. Mentions upcoming repatriation and would telegram when home. Mentions arrival of cigarettes, sweets and other items as well as a travelling cinema. Writes about Germans leaving behind various types of transport which was used buy…

First informs that name of her son W/O L P Jenkinson was included on a list of prisoners of war who were liberated by the allies. Second states repatriated as soon as possible, last 'leave Birmingham 1.29 today' signed Philip.

Introduces Michael G Hanson an RAF reservist and tells of time sailing before stating training. Covers elementary and advanced training before joining 233 Squadron at RAF Leuchars on Hudson. Relates life on the station, in local area and on maritime…

From Mrs Jenkinson to Sergeant Leslie Philip Jenkinson at Stalag Luft 6.

Describes early life, joining the RAF, training and joining 10 Squadron as mid-upper gunner on Halifax. Was shot down during operation to Munich on 6/7 September 1943. After evading was capture and prisoner of war until April 1945. Goes…

Describes early life, joining the RAF, training and joining 10 Squadron as mid-upper gunner on Halifax. Was shot down during operation to Munich on 6/7 September 1943. After evading was capture and prisoner of war until April 1945. Goes on with…

A detailed Biography of Reg' service and post service life.

After leaving school, Bertram Yeandle joined the RAF apprentice scheme and trained as an engine fitter at RAF Halton. After completing his apprenticeship at RAF Cosford, he was posted to 148 Squadron, RAF Harwell, where he serviced Wellingtons. In…

Class of RAF cadets in four rows, submitted with caption; “No 7 ITW. Newquay, Cornwall Jan ‘43”

Five airmen standing beside their aircraft.
Information supplied with the collection states -
'RAF St. Eval, 304 squadron; my crew:-
From the left:
Air gunner/radio operator Sgt. Kucharek
First pilot - F/O - AFK JEZIORSKI
Navigator - F/O -…
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