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Addressed from Type 16 Beachy Head. Discusses sending traces of plots on squadrons tracks outbound and inbound on 12 February 1944.

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Concerns a tracing of a night job done on behalf of squadron. Addressed from Type 16 Beachy Head.

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Mentions he is still a little homesick and asks if they can come in 5 weeks. Writes of activities at school.

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Writes of recent visit, matches and weather. Notes that exams start shortly.

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Writes of school life in particular sports matches.

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Writes of life at school and an upcoming inspection.

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Writes from school that he is not homesick and of journey to school. Notes in PS that Donaldson Major is looking after him.

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Written from his prep school in Sussex. Date is the day following his birthday and he's writing to thank his parents and others for their presents. Additional information about this item was kindly provided by the donor.

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Describes his activities at school and catches up with family news.

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Letter from a homesick David Donaldson who is at prep school in Sussex to his mother. Additional information about this item was kindly provided by the donor.

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Letter from H F Chittenden a headmaster of Newlands, David's prep school, to David's mother. Chittenden has heard from a member of staff at Charterhouse, where David has moved to, that David's is progressing well at this secondary school. Additional…

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Norman Wilkins was born in West Norwood. At the age of fourteen he joined the Air Training Corps and became a member of Brighton and Hove Air Cadets 176 Squadron. He then joined the University Air Squadron at Oxford, with fees being paid by the…

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Wal Goodwin grew up near Melbourne, was conscripted in the Australian Army but was discharged due to his father’s reserved farming occupation. He later volunteered for the Australian Air Force and received his initial training of meteorology, Morse…

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Kenneth Munro experienced his first flight as a young teenager and the experience assured him that he wanted to continue to fly. He was training as an accountant while he waited for his opportunity to join the Royal Australian Air Force. He was…

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Alan Morgan was an apprentice toolmaker and therefore working in a Reserved Occupation when he volunteered for air crew with his friend and fellow apprentice. His friend was killed on his first operation. Alan trained as a flight engineer. On one…

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Joan’s maiden name was Fellows. She speaks of her school days up to leaving at 16 and a half when she took up an apprenticeship with a dressmaking shop in Hastings. When the war broke out the dressmaking business suffered, so she went to…

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Opens with mention of Bomber Command memorial in Green Park and 55,573 despite killed, moral was high due to belief that winning was vital. Tells story that he was guest at two weddings in 1943 with three other members of bomber command and that all…

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Flying log book for Arthur Loudon, navigator, covering the period from 10 July 1943 to 12 July 1945. Detailing his flying training, operations flown and instructor duties. He was stationed at RAAF Bradfield Park, RAAF Mount Gambier, RAAF East Sale,…

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Maurice Hatch was training as a chartered accountant when volunteered for pilot but was instead enlisted as a navigator. After initial training at Torquay, Brighton and Eastbourne he went to South Africa for a year. Upon returning he crewed up at…

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Pilots flying log book for Stephen Dawson, covering the period from 11 June 1939 to 30 March 1942. Detailing his flying training, operations and instructor duties. He was stationed at RAF Southampton, RAF Hastings, RAF Hatfield, RAF Little…

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Sandy Saunders recalls Liverpool being bombed in 1941 and while on a rescue squad he sustained splinter injuries from a blast requiring hospital treatment. After taking a science degree he served in the Royal Electrical and Mechanical Engineers as a…

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Letter to his brother Henry, Lil and Barbara from Arthur Wright. He writes from the Hotel Metropole, Brighton. He is waiting for a posting but it is not clear whether it is before or after training in South Africa.

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Donald Briggs served as a flight engineer with 156 Squadron Pathfinders flying Lancasters from RAF Upwood between 27 May 1944 and 31 March 1945. The incomplete log book includes 62 daylight and night time operations to French, German, Dutch and…
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