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

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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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Five items on an album page.

Item 1 is a sketch of men and huts, captioned 'Padgate Jan.Mar 1943 The Hopeless Dawn'.
Item 2 is a coloured RAF roundel.
Item 3 is a b/w photograph of two airmen, captioned '1665 CU Sept 43'.
Item 4 is an RAF…

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

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

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Thanks her for return of completed forms and notes she would like help with school fees. Suggests they would be happy to do this and request she reapplies later in year. Notes that son will be eligible for a £50 education grant from age eight and…

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Letter from mother of pilot of Ian Wynn's aircraft, Squadron Leader P R Turgel. Hopes that they will share any information that they get about the crew. Writes that the only information they have is that two members of the crew are reported killed,…

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Letter from Bert catching up with family and friend news and talking of his life. Requests address of her husband.

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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 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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Letter from the Air Ministry to Mrs Wynn advising that as her husband was promoted to pilot officer at the time he went missing, she is entitled to a larger allowance.

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Letter advising her that because of the length of time her husband has been missing he must now be presumed dead

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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 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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Thanks him for his letters.

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

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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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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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