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Congratulations on award of bar to Distinguished Service Order and request agreement for insertion of entry into the Law Society Gazette of short summary of Royal Air Force service and awards.

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Joyce Donaldson pulling mechanism to launch ship while group of military and civilian personnel look on. In the background buildings on the left the bow of ship with metal arm holding bottle and wires to launch mechanism. On the reverse negative…

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Joyce Donaldson looks on at ship launch mechanism surrounded by a group of civilian and military personnel. On the left the bow of a ship. In the background buildings. On the reverse negative number 208 and stamp for John Thornycroft Ltd. Additional…

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Joyce Donaldson standing by launch lever while a group of civilians and military personnel look on. In the background workshops. On the reverse a stamp for John Thornycroft Ltd. Additional information about this item was kindly provided by the donor.

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Joyce Donaldson pulling lever to launch ship while group of civilians and military look on. On the left the bow of a ship with bottle breaking. In the background buildings. On the reverse negative number 209 and stamp for J Thornycroft Ltd,…

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Bow view of a ship on slipway with several men aboard. Union Jack on bow flag pole. On the reverse negative number '211' and stamp for John Thornycroft Ltd, Southampton.

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Just right of centre, Joyce Donaldson pulling a lever in a pedestal. Behind her mixed group of military and civilian personnel look on. On the left the bow of a ship. In the background workshops. Additional information about this item was kindly…

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A number of business cards or message cards from Mrs N Pallister Pritchard, Mr J G Wollatt, Mr K Lawson along with others with various addresses or messages.

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Includes certificate of competency, details of holder. renewals in 1935, 35, 37, 38, 39.

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Wishes David the best for 1945. Catches up with family news and a relation who has been posted to England. Enquires as to whether Ken has started his fourth tour yet and comments that he is stretching his luck. Mentions he was very kind and helpful…

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London address postmarked Southampton.

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Writes with praise about David's daughter.

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Congratulates on promotion to acting squadron leader. Catches up with family news mentioning wife Joyce coming to lunch. Writes of his activities.

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Catches up with news and family. Mentions three alarms / sirens and guns and some war news.

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Catches up with news and family

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Hoping he has a happy Christmas. Catches up with family news and daughter's antics in the run up to Christmas. She is keeping all the Christmas letters and presents to show David when he comes on leave. She writes of Christmas tree and a stocking…

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Congratulations from Ian and Norman

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Writes that holiday in Oxford would not be a good idea and relates recent activities including a trip to Marlow. Catches up with acquaintances news and upcoming leave. Catches up with family news and motorcycling difficulty. mentions that all old…

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Written from HQ 14th Army, South East Asia Command where he is now a Captain. Congratulates David on award of bar to Distinguished Service Order and offers banter about his medals. Writes of recent leave and complain of action by Royal Air Force…

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Mother writes to David's elder brother Ian who is in Scotland. Contains family and local news. Expresses concern for Ian's welfare.

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Sends best wishes for Christmas and catches up with news of family and acquaintances. Mentions a nurse keeping them all in order. Mentions reflected glory she gets from him with fellow magistrates. Writes of granddaughter and hope to see them soon.

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Birthday letter to David from his mother. She's mismanaged the day and will have to send a telegram as well. Other family chat about birthday presents. Additional information about this item was kindly provided by the donor.

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His mother writes catching up with family mail and expressing relief and pleasure that her granddaughter, Frances, has arrived safely. Additional information about this item was kindly provided by the donor.

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Letter from his mother written just after war was declared.. She is sorry that war has interrupted his studies. She describes how it has affected her and the domestic staff she employs in her house. Catches up with family news. Additional information…

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Catches up with family news, activities and the weather. Mentions visit to Henley to watch brother Ian row.
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