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EGrayHMGray[Wi]440703.pdf
Opens by expressing concern over wife’s health issues. Goes on to give news about upcoming leave. Mentions crew outing to Scunthorpe. Provides details of tenth operation which was a successful daylight operation. Mentioned that the crew had now…

EGrayHMGray[Wi]440707.pdf
Begins with slight admonishment over wife’s letter writing regularity and discussion of progress on wife’s health issues. Provides details of 11th operation which involved an extremely long sortie, taking off in daylight and recovering next…

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EJaquesCRBrenda431215.pdf
Letter to Brenda dated 15 December 1943 from RAF Elsham Wolds relating life on the station and mentioning shopping for gifts in Scunthorpe, a bout of flu, a shortage of coal and upcoming leave.

MJaquesCR136865-151005-06.pdf
Account of wartime service of Charles Reginald Jaques who joined the Royal Air Force in 1941 despite being in a reserved occupation. Includes training as a navigator in Canada and Great Britain, his commission, posting to 103 Squadron at Royal Air…

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Helga Wynne was born into a family of twelve in 1926 in Kiel, Germany. She describes her childhood and her father working as a shipbuilder in the dockyards. She left school at 14 and went to work on a farm. She fell through the hayloft opening,…

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One soldier, older man and woman, a younger man holding a boy and a girl standing in a garden, with a brick house behind. On the reverse 'Farthing Ave Hughie (Canada)'.

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Soldier, two women, man, girl and boy. They are standing in a garden of a brick house, captioned 'Taken at Farthing Ave Hughie (Canada)'.

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Ralph Ottey joined the RAF from Jamaica. After the war he returned to Jamaica. However, he had met the woman he was to later marry while based in the UK and returned to the settle here. He settled in Boston and had a long career with a local firm. On…

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Two airmen, Ralph Ottey (left) and Les Griffiths (right), standing in an arched doorway at 157 Cliff Gardens, Scunthorpe.

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Norah expressing her sincere wishes that Joan will soon hear news of Bob, also saying that prayers are being said for her. Passes on other news.

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She writes that now that Bob is in German hands Joan can write to him. She suggests that Joan write to him via Switzerland. She is going to get a form for her at the Post Office and will enclose it with the letter. She also mentions that she has some…

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Mentions a letter from Mum about Joan’s news and that Olive has been thinking of her ever since. There is hope that much better news will surely come.

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She writes about the grand news. Kitty and Bob quickly passed on the good news. Olive could have jumped over the tallest chimney with delight at the news. It is hoped that Bob will soon recover and return to Joan quickly.

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The author writes expressing delight at good news and mentions having flu.

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Nell writes to Mrs Wareing telling her that Wilf will call on her any time if needed.

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Front has b/w photograph of Scarborough open air theatre and north side amusement park with boating lake and grandstand. Text says author having a nice time in Scarborough.

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Envelope addressed to Squadron Leader and Mrs Robert Wareing.

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Informs her that her husband name was included in a German broadcast on October 24 as a prisoner of war.

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Replying to her recent letter, they were glad that she had reassuring news and hope it would not be long before it was official. They had not yet had any news of her husband or his crew but would pass any news on if received. Suggests she should…

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The author writes expressing her delight at the good news she has received from the recipient. She further mentions two women with RAF connections and family missing in action or prisoners of war who the recipient might visit.

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Writes that she heard on the German news information regarding Mrs Wareing’s husband Bob and that he can be contacted at prisoner of war camp Stalag Luft 1.

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Passes on contents of telegram from her husband Robert that he had recovered from burns and she could write to him at Stalag Luft 1.

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From officer commanding 582 Squadron, informing her that her husband has failed to return from an operation over enemy territory on the night of 7/8 August 1944. Mentions that he was captain of experienced crew and comments on character. No further…

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Writes notifying her that the Red Cross regularly sends Invalid Foods and Medicines to all POW Camps and Hospitals where there are British prisoners of war, However, if she was anxious about her husband a report could be obtained from his Senior…
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