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Operation schedule number 45 for 5 February 1945. Details 15 crews with aircraft. David Sanders is third on the list in aircraft 'J' NG308. The last two crews and the standby crew are annotated 'missing'. Also detailed are duty personnel.

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Twelve cartoon figures standing in two rows. All are girls of varying height, some in school type uniforms and some with hats. Captioned 'Assorted Evacs by Aki'.

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Drawing showing head of girl with pigtails and glasses.Dated 10.3.41 by Aki. Captioned 'Evacuees come to Collingham'.

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Text on cover reads 'Letters written by W E Akrill (Billy) (aged 13), to his father, who was in hospital in 1935'. Includes two colour drawings taken from Billy Akrill's letters. Top drawing shows a hill with trees on left side and house on top, a…

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Four pairs of cartoon figures, all girls. Top right: two hockey players, top left: two girls whispering together. Bottom left: two girls hand-in-hand, both wearing school type uniform and hats. Bottom right: two girls fighting. Captioned…

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Entries for January, February and part of May 1943. Entries include shopping list, reminders, addresses, appointments and train times/journeys.

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Girl in land girl uniform carrying basket with vegetables and two rabbits with other items under her arm. Captioned 'Home for Christmas'. Title 'Irene Harrison, land girl at Potter Hill, letters page 206'.

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Seven caricature figures, five men and two women in a room. Three men are conversing on the left in front of fireplace. A woman sits reading a newspaper on a chair and another woman stands in front of her with paper in hand. On the right two men in…

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Bill writes he is home again after just a week but has to return to West Freugh to pass out with 37 out of 40 students. Moans about the total confusion and having to return there unnecessarily. Found his bicycle at the station when he got back so…

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Refers to his mother's new hair style, including a sketch drawing. Also writes about the farm, including looking after the geese and briefly mentions Skegness. Includes some small pencil drawings of people and birds.

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Writes about the farm, hatching eggs and the garden, detailing the flowers. Includes illustrations of plants, hatching eggs, animals and people.

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Lists recently sold calves, prices and the names of their new owners. Comments on the sales process and about taking the pigs to market, includes amounts made from their sale also. Includes drawings of the cow auction and market.

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Writes about farm animals and a recent visit to the college. Illustrated with pictures of animals and people. The last page is a coloured, comic strip style drawing about chickens on the farm.

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Writes of the weather, a visit to Fillingham Castle, acquaintances, new kittens, geese laying and family members. Includes a number of drawings of people, places and animals.

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Relates a visit to Belvoir Castle, Nottingham and Wollerton (sic) Park via a series of captioned drawings. Then includes a illustrated story or stories.

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Written in dialect as 'Johnathan Trumpitt', including small illustrations.

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Writes about Stainless Stephen, a thunderstorm ('mother covered up the mirror and fender') and the garden and includes a number of drawings of people and coloured flowers.

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Writes about eating duck and chickens laying eggs. Illustrated with coloured drawings of their garden, including flowers and chickens and two comic strip style cartoons.

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Billy mixes real events with fantasy stories, illustrated with small people and animals.

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He writes of his car, colleagues and finding accommodation.

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He writes of arranging accommodation for his wife’s arrival at Spalford.

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Starts with love talk, mentions parcel from mother and leave coming up.

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Starts with complaint that phone calls from wife are replacing letters which he does not like, but did enjoy hearing his wife’s voice. Letter is then a long explanation of why he cannot answer her last letter as it is in his locker at the squadron…

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Recounts recent activities finishing OTU and posting to 207 Squadron flying Lancaster. Covers training, description of station and local towns. Mentions mutual acquaintance. Catches up with news of family and friends.
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