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Writes that he cannot say much due to security. Cannot describe local area as has not been off camp. Says job take until next Wednesday. Asks after children and catches up with family news. Writes of amusing incident.

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Writes he is off on a trip and not to write until she hears from him.

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He discuses difference in issue of clothing coupons between officers and men as well as for bedding. He also complains about the way war is being fought. Sends his love.

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Writes about dispute with grandfather and asks for her help in sorting it out. Mentions he will take the board for promotion to leading aircraftsman and thinks he will pass. Mentions paratroop exercises he has seen.

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Informs wife that he has arrived at his father's who is not looking good.

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Pages are damaged with text missing. Writes of mail and leave. Catches up with acquaintance news. He writes that he can’t understand why people are joining up as it is a lousy life being a soldier or an airman.

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Writes while sunbathing on the beach. Describes life in Newquay mentioning numbers of evacuated children and some aspects of his training. Engages in banter and relates some events. Talks about their car and speculates over his future moves.…

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Writes that he is on his way to Hednesford and talks about leave. He is anxious to see his sons and then goes on with discussion of financial affairs. Mentions waiting for train connections on journey and speculates on new location and course.

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In letter he writes that he has not received parcel, asks question of family and comments on the weather. States he is off the course and re-mustered as aero-engine fitter but is not sure where he will go. Gives reasons for re-muster (merdical) and…

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Thanks her for letter and mentions a car. Writes of exams and results. Mentions rain and going to Penzance. Complains about mail and raises possibility of her visiting.

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Writes of being busy and receiving inoculations. Says he is going to Newquay next.

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Thanks him for his letters.

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Prisoner of war postcard from Lieutenant H W Ashton R.E. Writing that he is sorry to hear bad news of her husband. Delayed writing as he hopes her husband may have survived. Sent from Oflag IX A/Z.

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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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Informs her that a gratuity of £100 and a pension of £130 a year together with allowance of £72 for two children has been awarded her as the widow of Pilot Officer Ian Archer Wynn. Award takes effect from 1 February 1944.

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To report to No.3 RAF Recruitment Centre Padgate.

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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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Writes of further reports that three unidentified airmen flying in the same aircraft of her husband had been buried in the military cemetery at Venlo and gives grave numbers. They were buried near the other two members of the crew previously…

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Reports still no news of her husband. German authorities have informed the International Red Cross that two members of his crew Pilot Officer Russell and Flying Officer Petts have been buried in military cemetery in Venlo, Limburg, Holland. They…

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Writes that there is still no information regarding her husband. However. the International Red Cross in Geneva has reported that two members of his crew, Pilot Officer H N Petts and Pilot Officer G Russell lost their lives on 26 May 1843. Another…

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Tells her that there is no news of her husband has come through up to the present. Any further information received will be passed on.

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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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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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Letter from the Casualty Branch advising that her husband is missing as a result of air operations on 25/26 May 1943. It does not mean that he was killed and enquiries are being made through Red Cross.
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