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Bill Thomas flew operations as a bomb aimer with 166 Squadron at RAF Kirmington and 153 Squadron at RAF Scampton. He describes his training in Canada and the Atlantic crossing on board the Queen Elizabeth.

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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.

Additional information about this item has been kindly provided by the donor.

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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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Three-page (undated) handwritten letter from Harry Redgrave to his wife Jessie. Harry writes that he is now in a better room and has been to a show and a lecture. He is unable to get leave until Christmas.

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Two-page (undated) handwritten letter from Harry Redgrave to his wife Jessie. Harry has had his leave cancelled due to missing church parade, but should still be able to meet Jessie when she comes by train.

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South African Air Force observers or air gunners log book for Alan John Payne, navigator, covering the period from 7 November 1942 to 8 August 1946. Detailing his flying training, operations flown, instructor duties and post war squadron duties. He…

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Letter from Harry Redgrave to his wife Jessie. He writes about drilling, being issued with kit and the possibility of a short weekend's leave.

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Letter from Harry Redgrave to his wife Jessie. He writes about the journey back from leave and the day's training.

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Letter from Harry Redgrave to Jessie his wife. He writes about the day’s activities and a walk into town. Includes his new address in Bexhill.

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Letter from Harry Redgrave to his wife Jessie. He is looking forward to his leave and mentions learning Morse, how smart they have to be for inspection and advises Jessie on how to repair the electric fire.

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Letter from Harry Redgrave to Jessie his wife. He has had another inoculation and relates a story heard in a lecture.

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An envelope and a two-page handwritten letter from Harry Redgrave to Jessie his wife. He writes about getting paid and being issued with kit for physical training.

Also enclosed is some straw from his bed.

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Three-page handwritten letter from Harry Redgrave to his wife Jessie. He writes about having more kit issued, a walk into Hastings and back and having large amounts of drill.

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A one-page handwritten letter from Harry Redgrave to his wife Jessie. Harry relates how he managed to get his weekend pass after all.

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A two-page handwritten letter from Harry Redgrave to his wife Jessie. Harry writes about a three-hour drill and a lecture from Pilot Officer Biard.

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A two-page handwritten letter from Harry Redgrave to his wife Jessie. Harry writes in detail about the food and having to borrow money until his next pay parade.

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A two-page hand written letter from Harry Redgrave to his wife Jessie. He writes about borrowing money to pay for laundry and cigarettes and asks her to send his mathematics book.

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A three-page hand written letter from Harry Redgrave to his wife Jessie. He responses to Jessie's loving letter and says how much he misses her. He should get seven days' leave over Christmas or soon afterwards. Also mentions how strenuous the…

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A three-page hand written letter from Harry Redgrave to his wife Jessie. Harry describes the view from his room, being invited for tea and his hopes for coming home at Christmas.

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A three-page hand-written letter from Harry Redgrave to his wife Jessie. He writes about having to drill in snow, cakes that his comrades managed to acquire and the start of food rationing.

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A three-page letter and envelope from Harry Redgrave to his wife Jessie. He describes the antics of his fellow airman on New Year’s Eve. He is about to be sent to Scotland, so wants to arrange to see Jessie before he goes.

Reverse of envelope…

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Letter and envelope from Harry Redgrave to his wife Jessie. Harry has passed his Maths exam and is on the list to be sent to Prestwick (after an initial confusion).

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Letter and envelope from Harry Redgrave to his wife Jessie giving her travel instructions for her visit to Bexhill.

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A letter from Harry Redgrave to his wife Jessie from RAF Bexhill. He writes about training, Christmas leave and that they will be sent to the Isle of Man in January.
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