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Joan Raettig (nee McGuire) was born in Hull and at the age of fourteen was evacuated to Scarborough, the day before war broke out. She experienced the bombing of Hull and spent nearly two years sleeping in an air raid shelter because they were fed…

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During the war Sheena lived in Cottingham, a village close to Hull. She lived with her mother and father (who was a fire watcher). He fought in the Far East during the first world war. She had two elder brothers, one in the Navy and one in the Royal…

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Elementary certificate for Dennis Raettig for examination in Pitman's shorthand. With company letter head and image of founder.

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A permit allowing Malcolm Staves to enter St Andrews, Hull to attend his place of work.

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Three page history of Elsham Wolds with sketches and text by S Finn. He covers its operations in the first and second world wars.

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Three head and shoulders portraits of Malcolm Staves, mounted on card. On the reverse 'Turner and Drinkwater, Hull.

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Letter explaining that there are no other appointments available for driving test due to excessive stress and a large number of applications.

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Official letter with reference to application to enlist in Royal Air Force Reserve giving instructions for Dennis Raettig to attend recruiting cenre in Hull on 15 January 1941 for vacancy as 'Ach u/t Flight Mechanic (E/A)'.

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Four documents. First a title page. Second a newspaper article summarising Hull's bombing experience in number of raids, people killed, houses destroyed or damaged, damage incidents, people rendered homeless and number of alerts. Notes that only 5938…

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First page biography of Dennis William Raettig with information on other family members. Father was in merchant navy and brothers both served during the war in the navy and air force. Dennis joined Royal Air Force as an engine fitter. Dennis married…

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Folded form addressed to Dennis Raetting [sic]. Records that he is member number 23589 of National Deposit approved society.

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Addressed to Dennis Raettig for driving test on 27 May 1938 in Hull and receipt for five shillings.

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Driving test appointment for 23 May 1938 in Hull

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Reply sent to Denis Raettig from M Harland and Son, Specializing Printers of Hull offering a months trial

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Letter stating that former trade union has now amalgamated with the national graphical association. Continue with particulars of recipient and notes on payment of subscriptions.

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Malcolm Staves' life in the RAF, starts with his school reports through his enlistment in 1942. He trained at Bridgnorth then was assigned to 207 Squadron at Spilsby. His colleagues included George Cearns who joined 166 Squadron and Hank Williams who…

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The marriage certificate of John Staves (Malcolm Staves' father) and Sarah Jane Ely (Malcolm Staves' mother), May 13th 1919. The birth certificate of Sarah Jane Ely on 7th December 1893. An envelope addressed to M E Staves at Cottingham.

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Seven airmen in front of their Halifax. On a second image the same image is annotated -
'Mid-Upper Gunner Jim Finney Hull
Flight Engineer Eric Horsham Wolwich SE London
Navigator Owen Shirley Carshalton Surrey
Pilot F/Lt Edgar Francis Seke St…

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City map of Hull showing blue black and red marks. Post-it label reads 'Red circle indicates Ron Harrison's grandmother's house featured in his interview'.

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Reasons why Hull was not names and summary of the damage done noting that Hull suffered more than any other city including 1200 people killed and 152000 rendered homeless.

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Stars in June 1940 based on letters written to his mother. Tells of life in Rhodesia before being called up and travelling to England, Discusses war as well as work and social life and initial training in Rhodesia. Goes on to describe a little of…

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List of twenty-nine letters sent by Donald Baker to his mother between June 1940 and September 1941. Also notes he was shot down on 5 November 1941.

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Seventeen airmen wearing tunic and side caps sitting and standing in three rows. On the reverse 'C Flight E.F.T.S. Brough, Yorkshire, 1940/41, left to right, top row, Peter Bern, Eddie McBarnett, Neville Chamberlain, Neil Allen, Maurice Gruber,…

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Green card 'Jan 1941 - EFTS Brough'

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