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A newspaper report on the bombing of Berlin.

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Three items relating to the loss of Ted's Lancaster. #1 is a note about the crew - 4 were killed and 3 baled out. #2 is the reverse of the note explaining that the WAAFs at Edith Weston were very kind to the Forces. Ted sold his logbook and medals to…

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A programme for a drama performed at the No 4 Instructors' School (EVT)

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20 page report on a conference about Educational and Vocational Training. Domestic training such as cooking, repairing, cleanliness and personal health and hygiene.

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A biography of Fred. In addition it includes histories of aircraft and squadrons he served in, Details are included of airfields he served at. Additionally there are biographies of various servicemen associated with Fred's squadrons and service.
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A head and shoulders photograph of Ivor mounted on a display card. The photographer is printed on the reverse 'Midland Camera Co Ltd, Leicester'.

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Navigation information giving positions, speeds, directions, wind, estimated times of arrival and plot.

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Five certificates awarded to Ivor in June and July 1942.

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Account of Pilot Officer Harold Ernest Wakefield's award of DFC.

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Account of Pilot Officer Harold Ernest Wakefield having been awarded the DFC in recognition of numerous operations against the enemy. Gives some personal local and family details.

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Notes that Harold Wakefield was engaged on special duties dropping the new 1--ton bomb. Notes he had done 58 operational flights and volunteered for his third tour. Stated he was previously awarded DFC and gives some personal details. Includes b/w…

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Mentions Pilot Officer Harry Charles Tabony and Pilot Officer Harold Ernest Wakefield.

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Pay slip for Flight Lieutenant Harold Wakefield from Glyn Mills & Co for final pay.

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Contains personal details, release date.

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Request that Harold Wakefield report to the Leicester recruiting centre on 9 January 1942. Gives instructions on what to bring and advises that he might not be required for immediate service.

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Writes about operations to Hanover and Mannheim. Describes fires after attacks, poor German defences and German fighter attacks. Offers some sympathy to Germans on the ground and describes a fighter attacking them. Describes their first trip to…

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Writes that he is fit and well after having done six operations and describes some of them. Mentions their usual bomb load. Relates that a fighter had attacked a Halifax just behind them. Mentions eating eggs and bacon before and after operations.…

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Writes about the issue of the 1939-45 star which he and his crew had received. Relates that he had to bale out after his aircraft had been in collision with a Halifax. mentions damage received and describes crew abandoning the aircraft. Goes on to…

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Congratulates him receiving a well deserved award. Writes of passing on the news and talking to his parents.

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Sends congratulations on Harold Wakefield's award of Distinguished Flying Cross which author had seen in the papers. Catches up with and other family news.

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In reply to information that she was engaged to Bill and stating that she was old enough to make up her own mind. Catches up with family news.

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An abstract of a flight log to Stuttgart. It contains details of each leg including an attack by night fighters.

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Letter and explanatory note. Written from RAF Bruntingthorpe letting Alex know that he would be home on leave next week. Mentions previous visit home and plans to take time off with Mary in Scarborough. Comments on lack of mail and news from home and…

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Request that he report for duty as inspector-in-charge, aeronautical inspection directorate, Liverpool district on 9 March 1942.

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A licence issued to Alec Cranswick on 23 August 1939.

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