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Expresses sorrow that her husband, Bob, has been reported as missing. He writes that there is every possibility that he may have baled out or force landed in enemy territory and hopes that she will receive news of him soon.

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Thanks her for her letter and delighted to hear that her husband Bob has fully recovered from his burns and hope that he will be home soon.

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Advises her that her husband’s Austin car has been authorised to be released by the Air Ministry. However, the car is not on the station and therefore Mrs Wareing needs to collect it from a garage in Market Harborough.

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Says that he has just heard the news about Bob and hopes it won’t be long before he is back in the Mess at Market Harborough. He suggests that she contact his Squadron to advise them of the good news.

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From RAF Little Staughton station commander enclosing railway concession certificate. Writes of that they could not move cars of missing personnel. Says she could use her own petrol certificates to move it herself.

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States how pleased they are to know that Mr Wareing is safe in hospital.

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She is pleased that they have had news of Bob, and goes on to give general family news as well as offering help to relocate her car.

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Offers sympathy at the news that Bob went missing over Stuttgart. She says that she had heard before but was waiting for more news before writing. She says that Joan is in her thoughts and hopes she will receive good news soon. She also writes about…

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Full length portrait of Don Southwell in flying kit. He is standing in front of a Wellington. On the reverse 'Myself Bruntingthorpe' and '29 OTU 1944'.

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Item 1 - rear/side view of a Lancaster (JI-N), captioned 'RAF Bottisford [sic] conversion unit to Lancasters Len Thatcher joins our crew as Flight Engineer We have a change of tail gunner'.
Item 2 - an airman sitting on a farming machine.
Item 3 -…

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Eight photographs and a newspaper cutting, the cutting has four Wellingtons in flight, captioned 'Vickers Wellington bombers'.
Three photographs are captioned Port Patrick.
One, not captioned is of an aircrew sergeant standing in a country lane.…

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Congratulates the warrant officer on his award of Distinguished Flying Cross.

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A group of airmen standing at ease on parade. Bill Bailey is in the front most line, third from the left. Additional information about this item has been kindly provided by the donor.

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Reports no letters from him and mentions good weather. Wonders what to clothes bring when she visits him in Loughborough. Concludes with her plans for the afternoon.

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Writes that she was sorry that she could not speak to him on the telephone, news of her sister and the weather. Continues with account of daughter at a fete and reports information she received from sister at his hospital.

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In spring 1940, Ronald Davies joined the RAF to train as a pilot. Following initial training, he was posted to America but was dismissed after crashing a Cessna. Following Pearl Harbour, he trained as a navigator in Port Albert, Canada, but upon…

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Edward ‘Ted’ Frost volunteered for the RAF and began training to be a pilot. Initially he was posted to RAF Hendon where he flew agents in Lysanders to the occupied territories. He was then posted to 61 Squadron at Syerston. He was offered the…

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Writes expressing his delight at the news that her husband, Bob, is a prisoner of war asks if she will let them have any other news should she receive it.

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Starts with tribute to crew and has colour photograph of a 617 Squadron Lancaster over Lincoln. Writes of his joining the RAF, selection as an air gunner and his basic training. Goes on with description of gunnery training, before going to OTU at RAF…

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The first part is an eye witness account by Alan McDonald of an aircraft crash and its aftermath.
The second part describes the 'Skilling Follies', an aircrew who completed 25 operations from RAF Skellingthorpe.
The third part describes an…

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Asks if she received a letter suggesting that they bring the car to her on February 4th and asks if she has the licence and petrol coupons.

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Pat Rumfitt was born in 1927 and experienced a privileged upbringing living in Kent as an only child before the war. She describes the resilient attitude to bombing in Bromley, walking to their flooded Anderson Shelter in her dressing gown and…

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Peter was born in Nelson, Lancashire and had two brothers. He was sixteen when he left school in 1940 and got a job until joining the Royal Air Force in 1943. He went to London Air Crew Reception Centre before going to Initial Training Wing at RAF…

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Dorothy’s was born in Cleethorpes, her father served in the Army during the First World War. They moved to Grimsby at the outbreak of the war, when she was turning 13 years old. She recalls the bombings and having to stay in an Anderson air raid…
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