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Front quarter view of a single engine biplane with engine running standing on grass. There are two men on the port side talking to the pilot while another three look on from the port wingtip. Another man stands behind the starboard wing. On the…

Informs her that husband John is missing as result of operations on night of 30/31 May 1942.

Two contents lists for red cross parcels sent by Ursula Valentine. Two contents list sent for Christmas 1942 by Director Hansson and Mrs Skagerlind from Sweden. Two address cards.

Writes that her husband was the navigator of his son's aircraft when they were reported missing on the Cologne operation. She quotes from a letter from her husband about that it was thanks to his son's magnificent, cool and resourceful actions that…

List of Pilot Officer Floyd's crew and next of kin. Includes P Floyd, John Valentine, Sergeant Propert, Sergeant J Smith, Sergeant Wright, Sergeant Woodrow and Sergeant Randal giving next of kin address in S Wales.

Telegram announcing 7 days leave

Card indicating change of name from Griffin to Valentine with greetings on the reverse.

Newspaper announcement giving details of family and wedding.

Provides dates and family history from their engagement to after the war including John's time as prisoner of war and in hospital after his return. Lists letters and dates and provides locations of where they were written.

Writes apologising for not writing but had been busy spring cleaning. mentions taking daughter to clinic and other activities. Thanks him for post card and letter and glad he is getting in some tennis. Illustration of man with basket on head at top…

Hopes he got back into camp safely and that he caught all his trains okay. Mentions it was raining but it was lovely to have him home for 24 hours. Illustration of fisherman at top and palm trees at bottom.

Writes that she is enclosing an ingenious card from an acquaintance concerning their baby. States she does not know if cigarettes she sent are smokable but beggars cannot be choosers.

Apologises for accident to his flash but hopes he will not be wearing them much longer. Reports on progress in repairing his tie.


Writes she is enclosing new socks that arrived from India. Hopes he will enjoy "White Cliffs" which should not take him long to read. Hopes letter arrives safely with cigarettes intact.

Writes to correct dates of termination of tenancy of their allotment. Explains arrangement she made with new tenant were misunderstood by him and what she intended to do now with her crops.


Writes that this would be last letter from Hendon and that her possible house purchase had been cancelled due to poor results of survey. Mentions that she will have to leave current house as all furniture is going to her parents new house. Writes of…

Describes packing up all belongings and arranging for furniture and other belongings to go into store. Mentions donating blood at Red Cross, doing her last shift at work and wrapping up other matters. Still awaiting news about her possible house…

Still trying to decide whether to but a house or not. Mentions that parents are buying house in Salcombe. Describes visiting one prospective house and mentions another possibility and her continuing efforts including financial help from family.…

Writes of her parents buying a house and preparation for moving. Mentions plan to see his parents before moving. Mentions meeting a friend and their plans for the future.

She writes long account of about her efforts with house hunting in Hatfield Herford, Ashdown Forrest, Essex and possible financial solutions to buy. Mentions going to Epping Forest to visit Sir Hubert and Lady Llewellyn Smith.

She writes of her containing house hunt and that she went to Exeter to look at houses with her father and of the difficulty in finding one for her and John. She also writes about the garden, her job and her Current Affairs Club where the speaker was…

Lists contents of clothing parcel she is about to send. Writes that parents are possibly going to sell current house and move to Devon or Cornwall. Mentions that she is not allowed to send colour photographs. Writes about poor prospect of taking over…

Still unsure if he has moved, not according to Red Cross so still addressing letters to previous camp. Says she is enclosing colour photographs. Mentions gathering of both sets of their parents and other family news. Writes of completing a knitted…
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