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A cutting from a newspaper with Reg and John Bushell's names recorded as prisoner of war. Handwritten on it is Evening Standard 12.4.44.

Jimmy Doughty's mother writes to his sister Iris of receiving her postcard and acknowledging that she was staying on holiday for a week. Comments that Jimmy had just left to go back after leave. Concludes with family gossip. This was Jimmy Doughty's…

Informs him that his son's personal effects had been forwarded to the RAF central depository.

In the letter he refers to an operation to Schweinfurt described in the book. They received damage over Reading from 'friendly' anti-aircraft fire. They jettisoned the bomb load in the Channel then headed home via Harwich at 3000'. Despite warning…

Informs him that his son had been awarded the Distinguished Flying Medal.

Ralph was conscripted into the army but wanted to join the air force. He eventually became an instrument repairer and trained at RAF Cranwell. When war started, he volunteered for aircrew but he was not transferred for some time. Briefly in 242…

Reginald joined the Royal Air Force in 1943, becoming a flight engineer with 415 Squadron, Bomber Command. He tells of his love of making and flying model airplanes, and that although he wanted to be a pilot, his love of anything mechanical, made him…

Violet Bishop’s two brothers both volunteered for the RAF. One trained as a bomb aimer and the other as ground crew. Both survived the war. They wrote to each other throughout the war. She was very proud when her brother accompanied her to a dance…

The letter advises that Reg's payment of ten shillings and sixpence will be paid to her from Reg's salary.

The letter encloses a statement of Reg's account.


First letter is notice of appointment on a short service commission of 5 years as Flying Officer in the Air Control branch. Second letter confirms arrangements and reporting instructions to RAF Biggin Hill.

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A letter to the mother of Alex Peadon informing her that her son is missing after an operation to Munchen-Gladbach. The letter includes a list of six fellow crew members.

Informs him that war gratuity was payable in respect of his son's RAF service.

To Henry Simpson's father informing him that the value of the gratuity was £14:14:0

As no further information had come to hand concerning his son since he was reported missing, they propose his death for official purposes.

Letter concerning Harold Fry's Post Office savings book.

Details out-turn of Harold Fry's service estate as a total of £18 5s 2d.

Copy of letter with details out-turn of Harold Fry's service estate as a total of £18 5s 2d.

Informs him that a war gratuity of £31 10s 0d was payable in respect of services of his son.

The letter advises that Reg has been commissioned as an officer and arrangements need to be put in place to receive his salary.

The letter advises Reg's father that £5 8 shillings are being deducted from his son's pay to reimburse Germany in case they pay him his arrears.

The letter advises Mrs Wilson that her son is officially reported as missing. It explains the payments that will be made and when they will end.

The letter advises that now that he is known to be a prisoner of war then the proper paperwork will be forwarded to Germany.
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