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From Bill Akrill who is undergoing training at No.1 Elementary Air Observer School, Eastbourne, congratulating him on the birth of his son and saying how good the food is.

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Writes about how happy he was to receive lots of letters following the birth of her baby Michael. Looking forward to leave at the end of month so he can see him and (when he his a longer leave, even take him out in his pram). Writes about life on his…

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Bill writes that he doesn't have much time to write letters. He has managed to take a couple of long walks on the downs and around Beachy Head and through local villages.

Mentions allowance that should be sent home for mother. Exams next week and…

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Announces he will be coming home next Friday and states arrival time. Also due further leave. Catches up with family and home news. Hopes they had good Easter, wished he was there. Notes that Eastbourne was crowded over the weekend, weather was good…

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Mentions late arrival time at home and plans to fill in day until train. Mentions navigation, meteorology plotting and medical exams over next couple of days.

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54 airmen and officers in six rows wearing tunic and side caps in an arched doorway with glass panels. Doorway is in a brick building. On the reverse 'No 1 E.A.O.S, Eastbourne 29.4.42, 3rd row 4th from the left, Charles Reginald Jaques'.

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Three sergeants wearing tunic and side caps walking down a street. In the background left buildings and on the right an open area.
Stephen Dawson is on the left.

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Looking down on the sea front of Hastings. There is a jetty and a large number of small boats on the beach. A large lido is also visible. The sea is breaking over the jetty. On the reverse 'Hastings Old Town'.

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A view along the promenade at Bexhill, taken from a hotel window. There are four cyclists and a person walking a dog plus a group of men. On the reverse 'From our bed room. D flight just rounding the corner. The white building in the distance is…

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A portrait image of the sea front promenade at Bexhill, looking towards Hastings. Only two pedestrians visible. On the reverse 'Somewhat the same, we drill on the prom here, just beyond the shelter'.

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A view of the old town of Hastings, in a valley between two headlands. On the reverse 'Hastings old Town. Join this one with the other. Put it on the left'.

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A view of the sea front promenade: rough seas and only one man in view. On the reverse 'Taken from bedroom - looking due south'.

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A view across the beach with groynes, beached small boats and a few people. On the reverse 'St Leonards Beach. Pier and RAF place in the distance'.

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A view of the Sackville Hotel at Bexhill-on-Sea. This is where Harry Redgrave was billeted.

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Fifty one airmen and four staff sitting and standing in six rows in front of an arched glass panelled doorway. All students are wearing tunic and side caps. On the reverse 'No 1 Elementary Air Navigation School, Eastbourne, 2 Flight, D Squadron,…
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