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Royal Canadian Air Force flying log book for aircrew other than pilot for M A Catty, covering the period from 15 October 1943 to 21 September 1946. Detailing his flying training, operations flown and post war flying duties. He was stationed at RCAF…

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Lowestoft harbour viewed from the cockpit of an aircraft.

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Three items, Edward's description of the operation against the marshalling yards, he describes the events, flak and conditions over the target. Edwards navigation plot, a newspaper clipping describes the allied air activity including against Louvain.

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A summary of Liz Humphrey's service history from January 1942 to 1946. Her service activity included serving in 970 Balloon Squadron, 30 Operational Training Unit at RAF Hixon, 12 Squadron at Wickenby, 1657 Conversion Unit at RAF Stradishall and 1654…

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Four items, Edward's brief description of the operation, the second his navigation plot, third is a map showing the target and fourth part of an official report of the operatoin. This includes the number and squadrons of the aircraft that took part,…

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Left page - letter from John Collier on Norfolk and Nowich Aero Club headed paper, thanking Jill Nicholls for her letter which thanked him for the flight she took with him. Right page - Title at top - 'Alex Henshaw Kings Cup 1938 and Cape records…

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Note stating he will be leaving at 6.30 tomorrow and his new address will be Sergeants Mess Royal Air Force Lakenheath. Received 20 cigarettes and will write soon.

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Offers sympathy over news that his son was missing from operations.

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Offers sympathy for his loss and was enclosing some small personal effects.

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A letter to Malcolm from his Grandparents. A lot of domestic news but also congratulates Malcolm on his promotion.

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Letter covering the return of John Turner's log book which is no longer required by the Royal Air Force.

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Writes that he is happy that she and Penny are safe. He states he is ready for anything. Prays that she will be protected from the terrors of war. Concludes by saying that if anything should happen, tell the children he was one of the first to go.

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From Group Captain commanding records office concerning James Bank's re-enlistment. Notes that the matter has been forwarded to the Air Ministry as Mr Banks was previously discharged on medical grounds. This would delay his application.

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From the General Secretary stating that he had received further information from Air Officer Commanding Records that James Bank's re-enlistment had been turned down on medical ground and that no purpose would be served by further medical board.

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From the director of manning regretting that James Bank's re-enlistment in the air force cannot be authorised.

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From Group Captain in command of records office. Further to previous letter noting that while Mr Banks application to re-join the Royal Air Force had been considered, and that his health was now good, there was a risk of breakdown under service…

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From Air Officer Commanding records office. Points out that the records office has already written to tell Mr Banks that his re-enlistment request had been carefully considered by the Air Ministry who decided that it was not possible to offer further…

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Apologizes for not writing and relates daily goings on at RAF Stradishall. Mentions a visit to Doncaster, having to get up early for flying almost every day, a football match, not night flying yet and the fact that they are very isolated.

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Thanks for parcel she sent, especially as night flying had precluded his from shopping for essentials. Continues to describe activities around Christmas 1942 including being on search and rescue standby on Christmas day and a sortie to Lossiemouth…

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Letter to Robert Wannop congratulating him on his Distinguished Flying Cross.

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From John Turner apologising over missing 192 squadron party because of transport difficulties. Misses Foulsham and squadron. Writes of current situation and catches up with friends news. Asks to be remembered by all.

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The letter advises Mrs Turner that her son is seriously ill after a flying accident.

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The letter advises Charles that he has been awarded a Distinguished Flying Medal.

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Letter encloses certificate for permanent award of the pathfinder force badge awarded on completion of his tour. Certificate signed by Air Vice Marshall D C T Bennett.
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