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Gives notice that her husbands grave will be moved from Venlo to the British Military Cemetery at Jonkersbosch, Nijmegen. Gives details of new graves.

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From Air Ministry casualty branch reporting that the Royal Air Force Missing Research and Inquiry Service in Holland had located husband's grave in Venlo. Goes on to describe graves of aircrew recovered from same crash. Mentions some facts about…

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From Air Ministry casualty branch reporting that the Royal Air Force Missing Research and Inquiry Service in Holland had located husband's grave in Venlo. Goes on to describe graves of aircrew recovered from same crash. Mentions some facts about…

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Informs her that a war gratuity was payable in respect of Ian Wynn's service.

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The detailed biography begins with government measures at the start of National Service. Philip Hopgood volunteered and enlisted at Padgate, Warrington. He was classified as medically Grade 1. Initial training was at RAF Regent's Park (Lord's Cricket…

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To report to No.3 RAF Recruitment Centre Padgate.

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Bob Sharrock's story. He was born near Wigan, his father a coal miner. He worked locally until old enough to sign up. He trained at Lords cricket ground, Torquay then St Athan. Posted to Dishforth, he suffered a compressed spine during a Halifax…

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Pass for use at HMS Gosling

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Service in Fleet Air Arm from 19 July 1945 to 13 May 1946. Dates of posting to Gosling and Godwit, as well as personal details and conduct.

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To chief engineer of Messier Aircraft Equipment Ltd thanking him for diary. Provides a pleasant memory of three years flying Halifax. Writes he is now flying Lancaster but hopes they can meet again.

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They advise her not to correspond to her husband until it is established whether he is a prisoner of war.

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Gives details of the outturn of service estate of the late Pilot Officer I A Wynn and total was £40 9s 11d. Payable order would be sent in a few days.

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Opened envelope with Air Ministry RAF Form 2002.C and Glyn, Mills and Co markings.

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He is worried about his son David. Catches up with other family news.

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He writes about flying to St. Nazaire. He is not flying tonight and is going to RAF Binbrook. He misses his wife and mentions that they have been married for six years. Catches up with family news.

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Thanks her for letter and cheque. Mentions skipper posted and crew went with him to RAF Grimsby. Describes local area and facilities. Catches up with domestic matters and mentions trip to Marham.

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A torn handwritten envelope to Mrs Wynn postmarked Lincoln.

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Writes of operational schedule and recent operation to Stuttgart. Mentions leave has been put back. Catches up with family news. Writes he is feeling miserable and meeting skipper's family. Writes that he has 11 operations to do.

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Writes of mail and mentions an operation to Wilhelmshaven.

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He wishes her many happy returns and thanks her for the parcel. He mentions a present for her but it will need to wait for next leave.

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The letter is Ian Wynn’s final letter written in case of his death. He advises how he would like his sons to grow up and states that he loves his wife.

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Writes of flying including cross country and over Doncaster and Gainsborough as well as scaring farmers ploughing with horses.

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Discusses disturbing financial matters and complains about RAF remuneration and the way they are treated.

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Thanks her for parcel and complains of mail distribution on base. Talks of flying and life on camp. Writes of weather prevention of colds.

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Catches up with family and acquaintance news. Says he is busy and enjoying the course but is not enamoured with the camp life. Second part thanks her for letter and discusses domestic matters.
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