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Seven men, four standing behind and three squatting in front. All wear battledress with half brevet and side caps except centre front who has pilot's brevet and peaked cap. They are standing in snow with a building in the background.
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Reports arrival of very welcome cakes. Asks after friends and family and writes of future plans to visit Dorset with engineer. Mentions listening to radio for home news and and other domestic financial matters. says he owes other friends/family…

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Writes that he is on leave and they were having beautiful weather. Relates his journey on leave via Hull and Leeds and tells of his activities. Mentions a day in London and catches up with news of friend who had transferred to Mosquito and had many…

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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…

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Diary from joining the RAF in may 1941, through training as groundcrew and then volunteered for aircrew and eventually trained as air gunner and posting to 514 Squadron. Describes operations while on the squadron and notes details and losses.…

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Thanks her for her letter concerning her husbands bank account and they were in communication with the Air Ministry about her financial position.

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Informs her that Air Ministry has instructed them to issue sums due to her husband in respect of RAF pay and asks for details of his bank account.

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Talks of his joining the RAF and early training at Cardington, Bournemouth and Halton. Trained as fitter and posted to RAF Scampton on Hamden with 49 Squadron. Tells many stories of life as groundcrew at Scampton. Includes John Hannah VC, losing…

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Covers joining the RAF, training as an engineer and first posting to RAF Christchurch which undertook radar research. Writes of life and flying as observer in Fairey Battle on radar measurement flights. The unit then moved to RAF Defford. Goes on to…

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Two photographs from an album.
Photo 1 is a cliff with four people climbing on it, captioned 'Warbarrow Bay Cliffs'.
Photo 2 is a nine scouts in a wood, captioned 'Natives in the woods'.

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Four b/w photographs from an album.
Photo 1 is three scouts on a cliff close to the sea, captioned 'George Vic'.
Photo 2 is one man sitting on a rock on the beach, captioned 'Jake Scout Master'.
Photo 3 is a beach scene, captioned 'The Tout an…

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Four photographs in an album
Photo 1 is six scouts sitting on blankets outside their bell tent, captioned 'Dagos after kit inspection'.
Photo 2 is a view over the campsite with a row of kit in the foreground, captioned 'General veiw [scored out] of…

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Four photographs from an album.
Photo 1 is four scouts on a rock, captioned 'On the end of the "Tout" '.
Photo 2 is a group of Scouts on a wooden structure, captioned 'After a bathe at Kimmerage [sic]'.
Photo 3 is a group of scouts arranged at a…

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Photograph of rocky coast line captioned 'The "Boys" at Worth'. Annotated 'From here I went to Uxbridge for my "Demob" suit, on leave from July to Sept 1946'.
Photograph of rural coast line with lattice tower in fore ground, captioned 'Ringstead…

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555914 Gordon Cruickshank enlisted on 2 January 1936 in corps of cavalry of the line. Includes report on leaving 20 April 1937 and discharge on 22 April 1937.

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In uniform. Standing on the grass, band stand in background. On the reverse 'MAY 1940, SHERBORNE PARK, CURRIE AND AB'.

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In uniform, seated on motorcycle. In a farmyard, with another motor cycle , farm house, farm buildings and two individuals in background. On the reverse 'April 1940 Sherborne'.

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Soldiers lounging on the grass with bandstand in background. On the reverse 'MAY 1940 SHERBORNE PARK, McINTOSH, DAVIDSON, AB, McDONALD, SMITH, CURRIE, HASTIE.'

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A letter from Harry Redgrave to his wife Jessie from RAF Warmwell. He discusses their family and money matters and then describes a typical day's training.

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A letter from Harry Redgrave to his wife Jessie. He discusses home matters and hopes for more pay when he becomes a Sergeant. The letter is written during his move from Scotland to RAF Warmwell.

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Letter from Harry Redgrave to his wife Jessie. Harry writes about his trip to Dorchester and Southend, seeing various family members and checking up on their bungalow, coming back on his motorcycle. Also mentions moving to a new station and hoping…

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A letter and envelope from Harry Redgrave to Jessie. Harry writes about life at RAF Warmwell including the men being taken to Lulworth Cove for swimming, hitch hiking into Dorchester and suggesting Jessie could move to Minehead.
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