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Terry Ford writes home describing aspects his service, personal and social life.

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Terry writes to his family about his work and leisure time.

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Terry Ford writes to his parents about his social life.

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Letter from Terry Ford to his parents letting them know that he has been classified as a u/t pilot, and the new intake has arrived.

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Letter from Terry Ford to his parents telling them of his life on camp and that he is still waiting to hear his classification result. He has sent some laundry home as the camp does not have laundry facilities.

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Terry Ford was disappointed that he did not get a chance to go solo as, due to bad weather, he made poor landings. He had 7 days leave approaching.

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A letter from Terry Ford to his family, where he writes the training for flying–boats takes 18 months – 2 years. The hut has had to be fumigated after Clem Fletcher reported with mumps. He was hoping to see ‘Dubarry was a lady’ at the Opera…

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The detailed biography begins with government measures at the start of National Service. Philip Hopgood volunteered and enlisted at Padgate, Warrington. He was classified as medically Grade 1. Initial training was at RAF Regent's Park (Lord's Cricket…

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Second of David Geach's diaries, describing his training for aircrew at Kingstown, Heaton Park, Hastings and Harrogate until his embarkation to Canada on the Queen Mary. Covers the period from 20 June 1942 to 7 October 1942.

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Photo 1 is three quarter length image of Norman Jackson, Roy Dobson, E Sandilands and Roy Chadwick.
Photo 2 is a caption with the names of the four in photo 1.
'Warrant Officer NC Jackson VC, Sir Roy Dobson OBE, Managing Director, Mr E Sandilands,…

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Ordnance Survey map of North Wales and Manchester, Military Edition, scale 1/4 inch to one mile, sheet 4.

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Ordnance Survey air chart of North Wales and Manchester, scale 1/4 inch to one mile, sheet 4.

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Congratulates him on safe arrival home and encloses a cheque from welcome fund.

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Oscar was born in Australia. His father was a machine gunner - he was wounded seven times and died from his wounds two months before Oscar was born. His example influenced him to join the Royal Air Force. As an Air Cadet Corps member, he went to…

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Tom Wharmby was born at Walkden, North Manchester. Mentions hobbies, schooling at St Johns School, Bolton Commercial and Worsley Technical School, his wedding and an accounting job at Cooper and Cooper.
Details his military career with the Home…

BHollisANHollisANv1.pdf
Second page has colour photograph of Arthur Hollis, wearing blazer with medals, standing in a field at an event. Narrative covers early life in Hornchurch and Carshalton including schooling and hospital admissions. Writes of Dulwich College studies…

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From A.V.Roe and Co Limited on headed paper. Congratulates him on award of Victoria Cross. Offers him a silver model of a Lancaster which he hopes he will accept.

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From A.V. Roe & Co Limited on headed paper. Thanks Cheshire for visit and hope he will be able to visit the company. Additional information about this item was kindly provided by the donor.

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On headed paper from A.V. Roe and Company Limited concerning a visit to to the company by Martin and some members of 617 Squadron to collect a model. Additional information about this item was kindly provided by the donor

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Herbert James Wylde was working in local government in Glasgow before he volunteered for aircrew training with the RAF. He started pilot training and had gone solo when he was sent to Canada to continue training. While there he began training as a…

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Expressing sympathy over her husband missing. Hopes to visit soon and invites Kathleen to visit them.

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Contains personal information and postings/locations from joining to discharge on 28 February 1947. Notes that he was reported missing on 27 August 1940, was subsequently interned in Tunisia. Notes he was recommended for commission.

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Letter from Wing Commander Lockhart informs her that her husband Squadron Leader C H Wilson was missing from air operation to Nuremberg on 30/31 March 1944. Crew had wide operational experience and hope that are safe but it will take a few weeks to…

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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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Letter to Mrs J. H. Wilson from 7 Squadron enclosing a list of next of kin for her husband’s crew and requesting confirmation of her address.
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