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Memoir starts by describing early life and education in Tunbridge Wells before moving to Cornwall. Writes about beginning of the war. Volunteered for aircrew in Plymouth (which had been bombed the day before) shortly after his 18th birthday.…

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Gives personal details and lists document attached.

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Declaration on joining Royal Air Force Volunteer Reserve for aircrew. On the reverse findings of medical board fit for aircrew positions.

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Exchanges family gossip about Bill's work and writes about trying to find jackets suitable for driving lorries.

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Writes that he had been so busy he had little time to write letters and catch up with all his mail. Asks after Bill's work and comments on petrol rationing in Canada. Mentions although it was expensive to travel by train but he was seeing plenty of…

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Explains about 'O' and 'N' brevets, both were for navigator but the second was a new badge and had not arrived in Canada yet. He writes that he could be home in a month as some of them were getting posted back to England, and he could be one. Says he…

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Comments that mail was taking a log time to get across. Writes they were now stuck in camp until their five days Christmas leave and their December 48 hour passes had been stopped. Was hoping to get to Toronto next Sunday. Writes about getting a…

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Mentions that he had a letter from his Canadian friends who told him that she had written to them and tanked her. Mentions he will be going to see them on his next 48 hour pass. Writes that he is getting five days leave for Christmas and they would…

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Reports that mail situation was poor and he had not received any letters lately. Wished that he could have come home and seen them rather than staying in Canada. Writes that things were much the same there, flying, lectures and other duties. Mentions…

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Mentions that her letters were probably being held up by censor. Writes he was enjoying the privileges of rank but was not too keen on his course. Sorry that he was not able to come home to see them all. Asks her to let him know if they want anything…

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Writes that he is thrilled with his promotion and although he would have loved to come home, was sure she would be happy that he was staying in Canada. Says he is on leave and spending time with Canadian friends. Wished she could have been at…

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Writes he had completed all his exams and passed them all and was looking forward to graduation day. Says he is not sure about what will be happening, and when, after graduation. Apologises for not writing but had been very busy. Writes a little…

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Says he had been busy with exams and describes upcoming events for the end of his course. He might get to stay in Canada if they need instructors, otherwise he would be on his way home in October. Comments that exams were going well and he had two…

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Writes that he had been doing a lot of flying which was very tiring. States he had passed photography and was preparing for another exam. Was now in the final month of the course and would graduate shortly. Discusses getting presents and about…

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Writes that heh had a good weekend with friends. Mentions an injury to his knee. Writes of a long trip to overnight at a station in Québec. Says he only has a few more trips and his final exams to go. Writes that he received photographs they sent…

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Writes that he is off to prepare for night flight. Mentions he spend another marvellous weekend with Canadian friends. Writes that exams start shortly and he was praised by his instructor for performance on his last trip. Writes that his camera had…

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Mentions he now had 60 flying hours navigating. Says it was raining so had a break from flying. Mentions he sent some photographs to her. Writes that he had a 48 hour pass coming before he started on exams, Continues with family gossip.

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Writes about his recent flying on his navigation course. Mentions starting mid term exams shortly. Reports on mail from home. Writes that expected four days leave had been cancelled and replaced by 48 hour pass every other week. He would be spending…

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Reports on exam results and says he is getting on well with his flying. Says he has been busy flying. States this was the first weekend he had not been to his girlfriend's house and missed their Sunday dinner. Says he will send some more photographs.…

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Writes that he has been very busy with exams and will shortly start meteorology. Explains that exams will persist throughout his course. Continues with family matters and mentions letters he had received. Says he is spending most weekends with his…

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Describes being busy recently flying. Mentions going to friends next week for 48 hour pass and hot weather. Request photographs from home and catches up with news.

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Catches up with family news. Writes he spent his weekend in Toronto with his girl friend. Says a little about flying on his course. Mentions scorching weather and issue of summer outfits.

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Writes that he was exited to have started flying and was confident that he would make it. Catches up with family news and had difficulty finding time to write with all the work he had to do. Mentions he spent 48 hour leave in Toronto.

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Writes that he is receiving a constant flow of mail. States he would be at his current location for 12 weeks. Says it is a good station with plenty of hard work but weekend off and a 48 hour pass every month. Describes Toronto city and mentions…

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Reports receiving a large amount of mail from family and friends. Writes he is having the time of his life and describes events surrounding his 21st birthday with visit to Montreal. Says he should be off to navigator school shortly. Compares speed of…
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