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Thanks him for his service on leaving the active list of the Royal Air Force

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Writes hoping that Joan heard her husband, Squadron Leader Bob Wareing’s message on 6/20/44. He conveys the message as best he remembers it saying that Bob feels much better now and is sorry about the leave and asks for Joan to write to him at his…

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Arrive Doncaster 6pm love Bob

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Left page. Top - Duisburg the main target, 8 bombers missing. Account of operation.
Bottom left - Airman to wed airman's widow. Alex Henshaw (test pilot) to wed widow of Count de Chateaubrun killed eight months after wedding in December 1937.…

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Detailing his flying training and operations flown as navigator 16 January 1941 to 9 January 1946. He was stationed at RCAF Winnipeg (6 AOS), RCAF MacDonald (3 B&GS), RCAF Rivers (1 ANS), RAF Harwell (15 OTU), RAF Shallufa (38 and 40 Squadrons), …

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After a spell with 512 squadron mostly transportation flights Sam returned to the UK, flying as an instructor.
A the end of 1943 he returned to Bomber Command, 627 Squadron.
There is a photograph of the squadron grouped in front of a Mosquito.

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News-sheet of the RAF ex-POW Association. This edition covers the large Canadian reunion of 1985 at Calgary, the Annual Dinner at Lords, Recco report of ex-POW activities, requests for help, Alan Bryett's lectures, the Association's AGM and annual…

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Harry writes to Jessie telling her of elements of his service life & duties including navigating a Hampden from Finningley to Hendon, and his input to their domestic life.

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Memorandum items addresses of friends and acquaintances, mentions many days/evenings out and what sort of time he had in Belfast, Lincoln, Gainsborough and many others. Mentions various journeys and postings, lists birthdays. Jots down daily…

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A letter from Harry Redgrave to Jessie. Harry writes about life in the RAF including returning from his leave to Doncaster and a simulated night raid on an oil refinery in Osnabruck.

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A letter and envelope from Harry Redgrave to his wife Jessie. Harry writes that he is trying to find her somewhere else to stay in Doncaster as she is unhappy living in Peterborough and is looking forward to his leave.

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Three-page handwritten letter from Harry Redgrave to his wife Jessie. Harry writes about life in the RAF at his station in Yorkshire including observers being posted to Scotland, training and his social life in Doncaster.

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Writes of flying including cross country and over Doncaster and Gainsborough as well as scaring farmers ploughing with horses.

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Eric Wright in lived in Rotherham at the start of the war. As a school child he says that he did not really understand the implications of it. The family moved to Nottingham and he describes life there, with the air raids and sheltering under the…

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A document issued to Malcolm Staves advising him that his calling up is postponed.

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A document requiring Malcolm Staves to enlist in the RAF on 16 February 1943.

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Day by day diary covering events from November 1942 to June 1943. Describes flying at Little Rissington and illness over Christmas 1942 which delayed posting. Eventually posted in January 1943 to 30 Operational Training Unit. Describes events at…

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Bettie was born in Wakefield. The family moved to Doncaster when she was eleven and at 21 she joined the Auxiliary Territorial Service. While in Doncaster she helped at the YMCA café as part of the war effort and that is where she met and married…

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MClydeSmithD39856-160919-04.pdf
Histories of twelve Tiger Moth aircraft flown by Denis Clyde Smith while undergoing ab-initio training at Sywell.

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Apologizes for not writing and relates daily goings on at RAF Stradishall. Mentions a visit to Doncaster, having to get up early for flying almost every day, a football match, not night flying yet and the fact that they are very isolated.
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