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Written as civil defence duties finished. Thanks for loyal support. Notes final parade on 10 June 1945.

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Five aircrew wearing battledress and side caps in front of a corrugated iron hut. three have visible brevet (one pilot and two half brevet). Captioned 'Max Barry's Wellington Crew, 1,2,3,4,5, Church Broughton 27 OTU, November 1943, 1 Max Barry, air…

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Flying log book for air gunner for M R Barry, covering the period from February 1943 to 10 June 1944. Detailing his flying training and operations flown. He was stationed at RAF Ballarat, RAF West Sale, RAF Lichfield, RAF Church Broughton, RAF…

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Thanks him for letter and is glad he is making excellent progress.

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Requests supply of two dozen Merlin 20, 22, and 38 fuel computers. Recognises that supply is limited but current squadron operations require strict watch on fuel consumption not possible with current equipment.

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Pilot’s flying log book for Warrant Officer Ernest Smith, from 3 April 1943 to 29 June 1944, recording operations and instructional duties. He served at RAF Hixon, RAF Blyton, RAF Waltham, RAF Binbrook, RAF Wickenby, RAF Bircotes, RAF Church…

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Writes about how time at school is very busy and about playing hockey. Continues about school activities and ask mother to order a book for her. States she is settled and happy and sends regards to family.

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Looking forward to seeing her at weekend and requesting train arrival time. Glad school is going well and that measles epidemic is subsiding. Talks of photographs and pullets but no special news.

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Address to Miss Rosemary Chadwick, St Elphin's School, Darley Dale, Matlock. Derbyshire

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Writes that new accommodation will be good and provide privacy during her school certificate term. Catches up with news. He will send application form for summer camp to school and enclosed booking fee. Provides data on eggs laid by chickens.…

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Thanks for letters and glad settled at school. Talks of clothes and food sent. Enquires about life at school and mentions hard work required for exams. Talks of weather and family activities and successes with laying chickens.

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Recounts recent correspondence and food parcels. Talks of school activities and effects of bad snow conditions. Catches up with family news and events. Plain postcard with address to St Elphin's School on front.

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Mentions thaw has set in but blizzard reported raging in Yorkshire. Wonders what conditions were like in Derbyshire. Catches up with family and enquires after school activities. Parcel with apples and oranges on the way and congratulates on…

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Note to go with identity card. Mentions he was at Air Ministry until late and had to drive home. Hope she will not get German Measles. Talks of visits and meetings and flying in the turbine driven Lincoln.

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Postcard from Roy Chadwick to Rosemary Chadwick at St Elphin's school hoping that she is feeling better. On the front a painting of a schoolboy sitting on a bench seat in a railway carriage. Title 'Is my journey really necessary?'.

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Pilots flying log book for Arthur Atkins, covering the period from 12 November 1942 to 12 July 1945. Detailing his flying training, operations flown and instructor duties. He was stationed at RAAF Benalla, RAAF Somers, RAAF Malalla, RAAF Ascot Vale,…

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Sydney Marshall grew up in Lincolnshire and was working as an engineering apprentice when he decided to volunteer for the RAF. He asked initially to train to be a pilot but when the basis of his apprenticeship became clear it was inevitable he would…

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William Coulton was born in Derbyshire and worked as an errand boy for the Co-Op until he joined the Royal Air Force in 1943, aged 18. He trained as a flight mechanic and was posted to 115 Squadron at RAF Witchford where he worked on Lancasters. He…

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David Bowker joined the Air Force and was originally training to be a wireless operator / air gunner but remustered as a pilot. He discusses rudder lock on early versions of Halifax. Jacqueline Bowker his wife, discusses her life during the war and…

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Ernie Twell's death certificate

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Peter Lamprey writes that has moved RAF stations again and has only flown once on an air-test since arriving. He notes that the station has a good mess and food but that it’s a long way to the nearest town.

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Peter Lamprey writes that he is extremely ‘browned off’ with the lack of information on the heavy conversion course he is supposed to do. He concludes with some comments to friends.

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Peter Lamprey starts his letter with some banter and then mentions the weather had precluded flying and he had a great night out in Derby. He then make some comments about past flying before concluding with more banter.

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Pete Lamprey writes about his life whilst stationed at Royal Air Force Church Broughton. He is angry at the amount of Royal Air Force disorganization and the long walk to any of the nearest towns for social activity.

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Peter Lamprey writes about life whilst based at Church Broughton, including the deaths of airmen in crashes, frustration at not flying and his social life including a visit to Derby. He concludes with banter about acquaintances also in the military.
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