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Don’s father was a Scot and his mother came from the west coast of England. They moved to Coventry, where Don was born. When he was eight, they moved to Newcastle-on-Tyne where his father worked in armaments. Don left school at 15 and half and…

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Bride and groom are Bessie and Wally Birkby, then a sergeant with air gunner.

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A letter and envelope from Harry Redgrave to Jessie. Harry writes about life at RAF Waddington including an in-depth report of his first bombing raid to Kiel and seeing St Elmo’s fire on his return back in the plane.

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An image of a Lancaster looking up at the nose and starboard wing. Attached is a small card '50 Squadrons Association Mrs Marian Attwood 50 Skellingthorpe 1943-1945'.

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Letter from David Donaldson to station commander at RAF Foulsham requesting temporary release for a period of six to nine months in order to study and sit solicitor's, final examinations. Enclosed document listing his service since September 1939…

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A torn handwritten envelope to Mrs Wynn postmarked Lincoln.

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He wishes her many happy returns and thanks her for the parcel. He mentions a present for her but it will need to wait for next leave.

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He is worried about his son David’s illness. He also writes about the weather, that he is fed up and that he went to the cinema in Lincoln to watch Bambi.

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Penny Turner’s father, Flight Sergeant Albin John Turner, pilot of a Wellington bomber was killed in action during the first bombing operation on the 4th September 1939. Years later, when she was five years old, her mother told her that her father…

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Maurice Stoneman was posted to 57 Squadron at RAF East Kirkby as the flight engineer on Lancasters in 1943. He recalls that on returning from operations they used to fly around the Boston Stump and around Lincoln Cathedral before finally landing. In…

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Albert was born in Aberdeenshire. Before the war he worked as an apprentice in an engineering firm. In 1943 he volunteered for the Royal Air Force, trained at London, Bridlington and Newquay before going for mechanical and engineering training. …

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Millie Roberts has lived her life in and around Lincoln. Her early memories include watching a Zeppelin airship fly overhead from the school playground at Reepham, getting locked in a cowshed and knitting baby clothes from wool collected from…

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Writes to ask if she has had news of her husband and hopes it is good. Mentions members of her family and asks Mrs Wynn to write.

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Expresses sympathy for the loss of her husband in an aircraft accident. States that if she desires her husband to be buried 'here' it would be arranged in the city of Lincoln with service honours. The expenses of the funeral would be borne by the…

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Jack Howes was born in 1933 in Nottingham. His father was a machine engineer and by the start of the war they were living in Lincoln where he worked for Ruston-Bucyrus. His father was then transferred to Grantham and had to live there during the…

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An illustration of Lincoln Cathedral from Brayford Pool. In the foreground are sailing ships and three swans.

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Advising her that it is not yet possible to forward snapshots and cigarette lighter belonging to Malcolm Payne to her as he is classified missing and therefore legally alive. Goes on to explain what further action is likely.

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Advising her that information had been received from the Municipal Councillor of Arc En Barrios about the crash of Malcolm Payne's aircraft on 13 July 1944 and the burial of seven crew in the local cemetery at Court L'Eveque. News had been passed to…

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Note advising her that Flight Sergeant Payne M H and members of his crew are buried in the local cemetery of Court L'Eveque.

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Reference Aus,417512 Flight Sergeant Payne M H advising due to long time and absence of news that he be presumed dead for official purposes as of 30 June 1944.

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Notifies Doris Weeks that Malcolm Payne's next of kin have nominated her to take possession of his bicycle. It might be some time before it arrives due to transport diffuculties.

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Sends thanks for photographs and comments on poor weather and Red Cross event. Catches up with family news.

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Writes complaining of lack of information about grave and that the War Graves Commission were the only ones to write and they supplied little information. Malcolm was laid to rest at Court L'Eveque, Haut-Marne. Writes about possible inscription on…

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Appreciates all that Doris is doing. Writes that the are being shabbily treated by Air Ministry and that others had been informed of their relatives fate they had not. They had received notification of presumed dead and that Malcolm was laid to rest…

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Relates arriving home to find that a package had been delivered by A Edwards RAAF. Says that Edwards had seen her husband and been invited to come for weekend. Thanks Doris for items in package which caused tears, Discusses some photographs and…
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