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Photograph of a two storey building with 'Lighthouse Cafe' on the roof. Captioned 'The Lighthouse Cafe, Cranfield, Kilkeel Co Down (Telephone, Kilkeel 70)'.
On the reverse note saying he had just had tea in that cafe, staying a day or two and would…

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Writes about poor weather and that he thought summer was over. Comments on plans for upcoming leave with wife Vera and son Derek. Sets maths puzzle with diagram for his father that he has been trying to solve.

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Writes that he had arrived safely at his new station and describes accommodation, food and daily transport. Speculates that he would be seeing a lot of Germany.

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Catches up with friends/family news. Mentions he would be home in March. Compares British and Italian work rates on snow clearing. Continues with family gossip,

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Reports he arrived back safely. Comments that he was now one trip behind his crew. Catches up with family gossip.

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Reports that he arrived back safely and that he had had a good leave. Catches up with family news and gossip.

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Writes of possibility of returning to his old squadron. Catches up with news of friends and family. Comments on recent snow and the work it caused them. Mentions coupons he sent to his father. Writes about calculating his total mileage by land and…

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Writes about trying to book somewhere in Scarborough for his next leave and outlines his plans for it. Mentions some places in France that his father used to talk about which were now in the news again. Catches up with family news.

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Writes after recently arriving at new station. Comments on weather. Writes about his crew, pilot from New Zealand, engineer and wireless operator from London, bomb aimer from Derby and gunners from Hull and Preston. Comments that none of his old crew…

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Writes that he had now recovered from illness and had recently done a seven mile route march. Catches up with news of friends and family and researching Navy matters. Continues with family gossip which reminded him of books he had read and comments…

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She has heard bad news about Ronald and hopes that good news will eventually arrive.

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States that Robert Wareing has been prepared for Confirmation and hopes to be Confirmed as soon as possible after his return to England.

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Letter from Margaret, girl friend of crew member Sergeant K G Francis's, to Mrs Wilson writing of her sympathy for Mrs Wilson’s husband and his crew who have been reported missing.

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Informs her that her husband Flying Officer Kenneth Gill DFC was missing as a result of air operations on 21 March.

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Informs her that his son Flying Officer Kenneth Gill DFC was missing as a result of air operations on 21 March.

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Writes that he is on leave and they were having beautiful weather. Relates his journey on leave via Hull and Leeds and tells of his activities. Mentions a day in London and catches up with news of friend who had transferred to Mosquito and had many…

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Catches up with news and acknowledges receipt of £20. Mentions going to Leeds for dance and shows of which he was not impressed despite good reviews. Also acknowledges receipt of photographs and mentions Christmas greetings received. Continues with…

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Gives excuses for poor correspondence. Mentions he has now been on squadron for a month and still likes it. Catches up with her recent news and activities. Sends late birthday greetings. Mentions he has just had leave after completing five trips in a…

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Comments that there seems to have been little Australian air mail over for anyone the last month. Apologises for not writing and describes recent leave in London and day in Leeds. Reports arrival of parcels from home. Talks of future leave, one week…

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Catches up with family news and mentions a recent operation that Ken took part in on a battleship and noted he was back on operations with a famous squadron. The only famous one he knew was 12. Noted that he would be very busy.

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Covers local news and also covers news from primary department, short notices, leave calls, letter from lads and lasses including one from K Gill, cartoons, and more replies to letters.

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Head and shoulders portrait of a young man wearing civilian jacket and tie. On the reverse '1940'

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The news-sheet of the RAF ex-POW Association. This edition covers the POW memorial, Recco report -stories of ex-POWs, the Larry Slattery memorial fund, the Second World War experience centre, an article by Vitel Formanek about his visit to the UK, …

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Entries detailing daily activity including shift work at AV Roe, friends, entertainment, health, weather and family news. Mentions letters from Ken, and his arrival back in October.
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