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Is very happy to have a letter from him after long weeks of waiting to hear any news. Tries to picture him in his surroundings and wonders how much he would miss the green of England. Mentions being informed by the air ministry that he was interned…

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Delighted to receive his letter of 1st September and noted that it was in order with no deletions. Her investigations showed there was no quick way to get news to prisoners of war and suspected he would not get this letter until after the new year.…

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A letter to Homer asking him to return to work

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Two newspaper cuttings from a photo album.
Item 1 is a cutting that describes the award of a DFC to Homer Lawson.
Item 2 is a cutting that describes the shooting down of a Ju-88 by Homer Lawson's Halifax.

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Four photographs from a photo album.
Photo 1 is a group of boys and two masters. They are holding a board 'Salford Grammar School 1935-1936 Form 3A'. It is captioned 'Photograph by Stansfield Parker'.
Photo 2 is a group of boys and two masters.…

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Annual prize giving at Salford Grammar. Homer Lawson was awarded a bronze medal for swimming.

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The story of Homer Lawson from birth in August 1921 to death in September 1975. He trained as a Navigator in Wales and in Scotland before converting to Halifaxes in Yorkshire. He completed 38 operations then returned to Scotland for more training.…

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Reports arrival of two letters from them and an aunt. Hopes they had a happy Christmas and asks them to thank everyone who asked after them. Mentions he has also written a letter to them.

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Writes that he is well and wishes them happy Christmas. Reports he is still without news from them and he wonders why as mail is getting through. Suggests sending by air mail as well as cable. .

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Writing from Tunisia that he is perfectly well as are the others. He is keeping letter simple in order not to write anything that may prevent the letter being delivered. Mentions the current climate and availability of grapes, figs, olives and…

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Newspaper cuttings announcing that James Douglas Hudson is missing

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Confirms information in previous telegram, information from American Consul in Tunis that son previously reported missing is interned and safe in Tunisia

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Telegram from Ruislip to Mr Hudson reporting his son, Sergeant Hudson iinterned in Tunisia marked 'Priority'.

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Telegram from records Ruislip to Mr Hudson regret inform that Sergeant Hudson reported missing 27 August 1940

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Informs H E Hudson that his son Sergeant James Douglas Hudson of 101 Squadron is missing, his aircraft having failed to return from training flight over the sea on 27 August 1940.

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Envelope addressed to Mr Hudson in Salford marked 'Important'.

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Letter to parents saying they are ready to depart but do not know where and when. Shows concern over uncertainty and writes of regard for parents and they should not worry about him. Telegram announces that he has arrived at Emsworth near Portsmouth…

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Irene Howard wearing pink jumper seen in a mirror which she rescued from her wartime bombed out home at 10 Tarbuck Street, Salford.

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Application made by Sarah Green requesting £47 on 14 October 1946. Covered by request dated 25 October 1946 from Customs and Excise requesting clarification of information on the form.

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Page 1. Assistance Board making advanced payment to cover immediate needs only of £2 for clothing and £5 for furniture on 15 August 1941. Advice if further help required. Annotated at the bottom '1st advance £6 clothing 27 December 1940, 2nd…

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Irene Howard grew up in Salford and describes her life there before the war. During the war she worked in a factory and as a fire-watcher before being called up. She served as an Air Raid Precaution Warden. She describes being bombed at home,…
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