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MSaundersA[DoB]-171003-01.pdf
A document written as a Summer Project whilst Aidan was at school. She discusses their early years after her grandparents got married in London. During the war the family moved to Wales for safety.
After the war John, possibly her brother, became a…

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Geoff Payne has his first experience of the Royal Air Force with the Air Training Corps, at RAF Wyton in Cambridgeshire, where he had one of his first experiences of military humour. He joined in 1943 at the age of 17 and a half hoping to become a…

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Edwin thanks Mrs Wareing for her recent letter and writes of losses to his family. He also encloses a photograph of his late brother.

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He sends his sympathy to Mrs Wareing on her husband’s capture. He mentions that his brother was the wireless operator in her husbands crew and was killed in action. He would appreciate if anything her husband could tell them about his brother was…

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Gordon Clark had been in hospital for some time and was about to return to flying when he suffered another accident and is regretting that he has to remain in hospital He catches up with mutual acquaintances and asks Donaldson if he can chase up an…

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The letter explains that it is not possible to offer a telephone line or a shared line due to equipment issues at the exchange.

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A description of an operation over Berlin when the crew had to travel with all their personal kit because they were transferring to a new airfield.

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A biography of Alec written by his step sister's husband. He details the family history, his search for the grave site, his visit to the grave in 1992 and their research on the crash.

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A postcard from Peter Hattersley to Kathleen Crofts written from his prisoner of war camp. In it he describes a fairy story that he is writing and concludes by stating that he hopes its first private reading will be in bed with her.

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The letter advises Mrs Turner that her son is seriously ill after a flying accident.

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Aerial inclined photograph of a Ely with cathedral in the centre. Two parallel roads curve from bottom right round the church to top left. Buildings lie between the roads and above the church. At the top open countryside.

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A portrait of a woman in Women's Auxiliary Air Force uniform seated on a small table. Her hands are folded in front of her on top of her hat. On the reverse '[undecipherable] Taken at Ely June 1940' and '1-11-6'.

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Oblique aerial photograph of Ely Cathedral and surrounding streets.

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Three photographs from an album.
Photo 1 is a street view to Ely Cathedral.
Photo 2 is a stained glass memorial to no 2 and 3 Group of the RAF.
Photo 3 is a large, ivy clad building, captioned 'Mildenhall HQ 3 Gp B.C.'

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List of crew and next of kin. Nest of kin addresses.

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Two items from a photo album.
Item 1 is a newspaper cutting about 75 Squadron, dated 1943.
Item 2 is a vertical aerial photograph taken during a training exercise, annotated ' C.1. N.U. 10-3-45 F7" F/Lt Guinane' and captioned ' "G.H." Simulated…

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Photo 1 is a vertical close up of Ely Cathedral.
Photo 2 is Ray Wells and a navigator.
Photo 3 is a vertical view of the cathedral and surrounding streets.
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