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Ron was born in Stoke-on-Trent. He left school at fourteen and tells of his experiences working in a pottery factory doing odd jobs until he was called up. He joined the Royal Air Force in 1939 at the age of twenty-two. Ron trained as an air gunner…

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When the war broke out Ronald was a solicitor’s clerk, then got a job with in Portsmouth. Whilst there he volunteered for air crew and went to London to join the Air Force. After about six months he was called up for training. He went on a…

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Ronald Marlow went to Middleton Council School, then worked at Forgrove Engineering. He joined the Air Training Corps, volunteered for the Royal Air Force training in London at St Johns Wood. He became an air gunner ad flew Wellingtons, followed by a…

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Tony lived in South Pool before moving to Liverpool with his job in a bank. He also belonged the Air Training Corps. After about a year he decided to sign up for the Royal Air Force. His assessment and medical were at Liverpool. He was called up…

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Certifies that Irene Green was appointed as an air raid warden on 11 March 1944.

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Eight WAAFs, in uniform standing in a row on a town street (two photographs).

First photograph: on reverse on post-it 'Isabella Dougall nee Aitcheson on right'. Another copy of the same photograph: on reverse, the girls christian names are listed…

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State pay as under training armourer of two shillings a day and detail joining instructions.

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In the centre two ladies sowing fabric. In front piles of fabric. In the background windows and clock on the wall. On the reverse 'By courtesy Messrs A V Roe & Co, Ladies sewing the cloth for the wings of the Avro aeroplanes, they would be later…

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In the foreground two people, one carrying a bucket the other a sack. They are surrounded by tall palm trees. To the right a wall and in the background buildings. On the reverse addressed to Mr and Mrs H E Hudson and explaining an event related to…

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A wall runs from bottom left to top right with buildings and palm trees to the left and above. To the right centre a fortification. On the reverse addressed to Mr and Mrs H E Hudson writing that he is delighted to have received cross parcel and about…

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Walled town in a valley, In the background a forest and other buildings. On the reverse addressed to Mr and Mrs H E Hudson and writes that he is fit and well and he has written another letter with more news.

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On the right a mosque with minaret. In the centre town buildings on the left trees. In the background mountains. On the reverse addressed to Mr and Mrs H E Hudson and stating that this was the view from the top of a minaret.

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Letter of appreciation to all members of the Lancashire civil defence warden's service. Includes Special order of the day after the service had stood down from 2 May 1945 and offers appreciation of work done. States that work was in close cooperation…

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List of names awarded Distinguished Flying Cross including Pilot Officer J D Hudson. Notes he was commissioned from ranks in 1944.

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Two rows of Lancaster front fuselages in a factory with overhead lighting and skylights. Bdhind other aircraft parts. Captioned 'Lancaster production at A V Roe & Co Chadderton 150 per month, by courtesy of V Roe & Co Ltd. On the reverse 'A famous…

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Two rows of front fuselages of Lancaster bombers in a large factory with other parts behind. Captioned 'Lancaster production at A V Roe & Co Ltd Chadderton, 150 per month about 1943, by courtesy of A V Roe & Co ltd'.

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Five rows of trainee airmen, three sitting and two standing, all wearing tunics and side caps. In the background a brick building with ornamental windows. On the reverse 'Blackpool 1941'.

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Congratulates him on recent award and writes briefly about arriving in Blackpool.

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Letter concerning payment of war gratuity for the late Pilot Officer I A Wynn.

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Letter concerns reburial of her husband from cemetery in Venlo to the British Military Cemetery Jonkersbosch, Nijmegen. Goes on to explain that this was as a result of policy to ensure upkeep of graves by Imperial War Graves Commission. States…

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Refers to fact that husband is officially promulgated as missing and provides information on allowances entitled to and how long they will last..

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Refers to letter informing her that husband was missing and states that information had been received from the International Red Cross that Pilot Officer Russell Petts and one unidentified body were shot down on 26 May 1943. Not possible to identify…

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Apologises for incorrectly quoting her husbands rank, that of pilot officer in previous correspondence on 13 April 1946. Ensure her that grave will be correctly inscribed she will be sent a photograph of it in due course.

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Letter from the Casualty Branch advising that her husband is missing as a result of air operations on 25/26 May 1943. It does not mean that he was killed and enquiries are being made through Red Cross.
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