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Letter to his mother from Aircraftsman First Class Leslie Mellor Tetley. He writes about the results of his first examinations at No 6 School of Technical Training RAF Hednesford, the pressure of work and what was expected on the course in future.…

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Letter from Aircraftsman First Class Leslie Mellor Tetley sent from No 6 School of Technical Training RAF Hednesford stating that he will get long weekend pass after his next examination when he hopes to come home. Further pages are missing.

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Good character reference for Derrick Allen after being laid off due to lack of work for company in wartime.

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Susan Chapman talks about her father, Charles Reginald Jaques. Reg Jaques grew up in County Durham and to improve his prospects for employment he studied by the light of the streetlight. He secured a job with a local authority in Shropshire. He met…

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Lawrence Larmer was born in Australia in 1920. After completing school he went to work on the Beaufort aircraft in the Department of Aircraft Production. He was called up in 1942 and volunteered for the Royal Australian Air Force to avoid the army.…

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Log book for Sergeant Herbert O'Hara from 7 November 1942 to 9 September 1962. He was stationed with 12 Squadron at RAF Wickenby, where he flew Lancasters as navigator. The log book shows 14 night operations over France and Germany, with one to…

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Details of Reg Jaques wedding to Gwendolen Betty Stokes at Gnosall methodist church.

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Reg and Gwendoline Jaques stand in the centre of group of eight other people, four either side. Mrs Jaques is wearing a white wedding dress with raised veil and is holding a large bouquet of flowers. Reg Jaques is wearing a dark suit with buttonhole.…

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Full length portrait of Reg Jaques and his bride. Reg is on the left wearing dark suit with button hole. His bride is on the right wearing a white wedding dress with raised veil and holding a large bouquet of flowers. Her right hand is holding on to…

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Peter Lamprey writes about life in the Royal Air Force including aircrew training, exhaustion and what he got up to on his leave

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Peter Lamprey writes about life at Royal Air Force Hixon including the problem of getting into town for entertainment.

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Peter Lamprey writes about life at Royal Air Force Hixon and follows up with gossip catching up with friends.

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Peter Lamprey writes about life in the at Royal Air Force Hixon including Women's Auxiliary Air Force personnel and the terrible camp conditions.

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Peter Lamprey writes that he has had good news of a wounded colleague but that while he is unhappy with life at Royal Air Force Hixon he is pleased with his new status as a senior non-commissioned officer. He concludes with some banter.

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Peter Lamprey writes to advise Bill of Fred Gunner’s address.

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ELampreyPGuntonW430126-02.pdf
Peter Lamprey rewrites the story of Goldilocks with a Royal Air Force theme.

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ELampreyPGuntonW430210.pdf
Peter Lamprey writes that he has very little free time as most of the time is spent flying.

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Peter Lamprey writes that they are not flying much at present but have not been able to get any leave. However, they have been able to get into town to the pub. He concludes with general comments on life and offers banter.

ELampreyPGuntonW430304.pdf
Peter Lamprey writes saying flying continues much as before and concludes with the fact that he has heard worrying rumours about his previous employment.

ELampreyPGuntonW430315.pdf
Peter Lamprey starts with some friendly banter and comments that weather has curtailed flying. He notes that there are now many Australians and Canadians on base. He goes on to say he was glad that the rumour of a bomb hitting his previous place of…

ELampreyPGuntonW430322.pdf
Peter Lamprey writes that his aircraft was shot at by friendly anti-aircraft gunners but otherwise life was good. He mentions social life and concludes with some banter.
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