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  • Spatial Coverage is exactly "England--Manchester"

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The letter from Ron's cub master expresses sorrow that Ron is missing.

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The events after Ronald was shot down on the morning of D-day.

SPerryWRP1317696v10006.pdf
For William Roy Peter Perry - gives some personal details and list postings and re-mustering. Includes form for temporary service in Canada with list of postings. Notes awarded flying badge. Commissioned 18 May 1943.

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Covers an enclosed article recently published in the magazine "Weather" in which he though Pete Perry might be interested.

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Mentions leaving for destination unknown and writes a little of his activities and money.

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Gives synopsis of locations in 1941. July 7th to London, London to Leuchars July 26, leave October 3rd, returned to London from Leuchars October 17th, left London for Clyffw Pypard November 22. Leave December 13, became engaged December 16th. Left…

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Lancaster Avro type '683' Mk 1 & II, instructional course handbook, inside first pages. Name of holder Sgt E A Blake, 617 Squadron.

This item is available only at the International Bomber Command Centre / University of Lincoln.

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For Lancaster aircraft Avro type 683 Mk 1 and 3. Purple cover with inside front pages and contents page.

This item is available only at the International Bomber Command Centre / University of Lincoln.

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Writes that he is expecting posting to Canada shortly and that she should get his laundry back to him quickly.

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Discusses sending laundry home with unsure future. Mentions still continuing lessons and that he will let her know when he hears of his next posting.

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Writes that he is back in camp and comfortably billeted. Describes daily activities and speculates on future. Mentions train journey to camp but does not think he will get home again for some time. Says he will send laundry home.

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Describes recent journey to camp and current new accommodation as well as daily activity. Mentions visits to Manchester.

MSmithAC1459147-170607-06.pdf
A guide containing information about the camp and how it operates, pay, discipline, local information, recreation, churches and aircrew categories.

YAdderM170573v2.pdf
Day by day description of events and activities for 1941 and 1942. Records films seen, war news including RAF operations, football matches played, weather, going to cadets, air raids, dates with Mary, social events, meeting friends, fire watching…

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One page of letter with no first or last page. Reports arrival at new location and describes journey through Shrewsbury to Bridgnorth. Nice countryside after Manchester.

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Letter and explanatory note. Thanks them for letters. States that he is browned off as they had decided he should be a navigator rather than a pilot and describes his feelings about this news and what he did about it. Comments on life in his location…

BScottEWScottEWv1.pdf
Text and numerous b/w photographs (some of which are also located in sub-collection albums) covering from immediately before and during World War II - (1939-1946). First page has colour photographs and description of prisoner of war medal. Continues…

BHumesELHumesELv1.pdf
Recalls joining the RAF as a flight mechanic in 1939 and then employed as a barrage balloon operator. Describes his subsequent selection for aircrew and training in London, St Andrews, Manchester and in advanced navigation at Dumfries. Next covers…

BHookingsEWHookingsEWv1.pdf
From birth in 1920 until operational pilot in 1944. Covers early life in Battersea and Morden in London, family life, school and first jobs after leaving school at 14 years old. Describes family experiences at beginning of the war volunteering for…

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Left page - top left, air-to-air view of a distant Lancaster flying to the right with undercarriage down,
Top right - air-to-air view of a distant Lancaster flying to the right with undercarriage down,
Bottom left - air-to-air view from slightly…

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Air-to-air view of the top of a Lancaster registration 'RE172' flying over over the south Manchester areas of Withington, Fallowfield and Ladybarn. On the reverse 'Lancaster BIII, made A.V.Roe (Yeadon) Merlin 224 (March/June 45)'.
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