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BHumesELHumesELv1.pdf
Recalls joining the RAF as a flight mechanic in 1939 and then employed as a barrage balloon operator. Describes his subsequent selection for aircrew and training in London, St Andrews, Manchester and in advanced navigation at Dumfries. Next covers…

AMaxwellMI190904.mp3
Margaret was almost twelve years old at the outbreak of World War Two and living in Romford, Essex. She remembers the announcement made by Neville Chamberlain on the radio on September 3rd 1939. Margaret recounts being issued with a gas mask and how…

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At the top an in-memory-of card for Louisa England who passed away 6 December 1940. Underneath a photograph of a wedding at Holy Trinity Church, Rayleigh, with groom wearing RAF uniform and bride in wedding dress. They are surrounded by guests with…

ETansleyEHTansleyA-[Mo]4212XX.pdf
Written from RAF Windrush No 6 PAFU. Writes about mail and that not much is happening but has done a little more flying. Says he would not be able to get leave or get home for Christmas. Catches up with family news.

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EFiedlerMDowardA940920.pdf
Handwritten translation of original Germany reporting her request for information about the shooting down and death of her father. Writes that crew were buried on 6 December 1943 is St Anne's (?) Cemetery. They were shot down by a night fighter on 3…

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Writes that her son had now been reported missing believed killed in action. Action had been taken as consequence of official German report sent to the international red cross, Geneva. The Air Ministry should have already reported where her son and…

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Regrets that there is no news of her son Pilot Officer E H Tansley. If they received any information they would pass it on. Mentions they hope she has had confirmation that her son was promoted and had been awarded received a DFC.

BDowardATansleyEHv2.pdf
Biography of Ernest Tansley's daughter Anne. Writes of background and family. Gives service history of her father including joining, training in England and the United States and eventual posting to 57 Squadron at RAF Scampton. Writes of her memories…

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Acknowledging that they both now know that their husbands had been killed in action. Says they should be proud of them and mentions she is fortunate because she has three children. Offers sympathy.

E[Author]MWareingJ441008.pdf
Letter from Muriel to her friend Joan. She writes that she has been in hospital but if feeling much better now. She says that she has been very worried during the past few weeks having heard that fighting had broken out in Saarbrucken causing…

E[Author]MWareingJ440821.pdf
She writes that she is sorry she was unable to visit her when she was in Scunthorpe but is now back in London. She has been to the Red Cross to obtain information regarding Prisoners of War and to check that they had received Joan’s letter…

LRichardsHJ1451874v1.pdf
South African Air Force observers or air gunners log book for H J Richards, navigator, covering the period from 9 March 1943 to 10 August 1945. Detailing his flying training, operations flown, and post war duties with Empire Air Armament School. He…

ODunmoreG635201-160526-01.pdf
Candidate for permanent commission in the aircraft control branch of the Royal Air Force. Includes years of service, service history from 1939- 1951 and honours and awards.

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Four images of 18 Canberras taken from underneath.
The second image has a Crown Copyright stamp and 'North Weald 15 Sept 54'.
The third and fourth have Nelson's column with the Canberras above.

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She writes about her house hunting expeditions, travelling to Chalfont St Giles and Hatfield Peverel but without success in purchasing a house.

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She writes long account of about her efforts with house hunting in Hatfield Herford, Ashdown Forrest, Essex and possible financial solutions to buy. Mentions going to Epping Forest to visit Sir Hubert and Lady Llewellyn Smith.

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From Bob Grimwade thanking for letter and while no definite news there is always hope. Hopes to get over to see them in near future.

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Asking if he has had any news of Hedley. If Hedley was a prisoner Bob Grimwade would like to write to him as he had got on very well with him. He has nearly finished his tour as an instructor and hopes to go to P.R.U.

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From Bob Grimwade thanks him for letter and sorry for news it contained. Doubly tough as Hedley had nearly completed his tour. Good chance he bailed out.

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Writes that they have heard nothing of their John and they often think of Hedley. Both he and John went into the fire for their country.

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Four aircrew on top of a 50 Squadron Lancaster wing. There are holes in the top of wing.
Captioned between pages 39-40 of 1956 Memoir '[Underlined] Bradwell [\Underlined] After Hamburg 1942, showing self, P/O Power, Sgt Wilson, Sgt Conner. Both…

PCruickshankG1503.jpg
Four aircrew sitting on wing. Captioned between pages 38-39 of 1956 Memoir 'Sgt Alan Conner, F/O Power,Self, Sgt Wilson, Taken after crash landing. “Bradwell Bay”. After Hamburg raid 9th November 1942, Wireless operator Sgt Lew Austin R.A.A.F.…
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