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  • Spatial Coverage is exactly "India--Mumbai"

Mumbai water front with the Gateway monument and the Taj Mahal Hotel. The reverse is printed as a postcard.

Three-quarter length view of three officers wearing khaki uniform and peaked caps standing in line in front of a single story building. On the reverse 'Bombay, July 1946, P Card: A Horrocks'.

Three men wearing Khaki uniform and shorts standing in line in front of a single story building. On the reverse 'Bombay, July 1946, "Paddy" Smythe, Alan Horrocks'.

Single funnel liner tied up alongside wharf on right with cranes and buildings.

Single funnel liner tied up alongside wharf with cranes. There are several figures near bow and railway track on the right.

Single funnel liner tied up alongside a wharf with cranes. Captioned 'Athlone Castle - Bombay'.

Street with trees and shops either side and people walking in road. Bus on right side. Captioned 'Hornby St Bombay'.

Wharf with crane in centre and building behind. Building has sign 'Welcome to India but mum's the word'. Captioned 'Wharf at Bombay'.

View across water many ships toed up alongside docks. Captioned 'Bombay Docks'.

View, across deck crowded with people, of a city in the distance across water. Captioned 'Approaching Bombay'.

A telegram form L Shipman to John. Letter received, thank you. All well at home. God bless you and keep you safe.

A birthday greetings telegram to John from his mother. Keep smiling. Her thoughts are with him.

Intermittent record of John's time at RAF West Kirby then Blackpool for training. He covers the sail from Liverpool to Durban, then India, first Bombay then train to Karachi. Once established at RAF Mauripur he records his daily work and…

Five photographs from an album.
Photo 1 is six people round a funeral pyre, captioned 'Creamation' [sic]
Photo 2 is a monument captioned 'Gateway to India Bombay'.
Photo 3 is a man, plough and cow, captioned 'Farmer' and 'Ploughing'.
Photo 4 is a…

Form 1581 issued to John with details of his pay.

First article: Mr Ghandi and Congress Leaders arrested, swift government reply to challenge, safety of India first needed, several killed in Bombay riot. Second article: 3 landings in Solomons, U.S. Marines now consolidating, bitter naval fighting.…

Written from Bombay wishing family a good Christmas and New Year. Describes a little of life and weather in India. Catches up with news of family and friends. Continues with description of his situation in India,

Details pay and allowances for October and November 1945 from RAF base accountant officer Bombay

12 items on a page of a scrapbook.
Item 1 - photograph of an airman standing beside a monument, captioned 'Birt Littlewood Kandy Ceylon'.
Item 2 - photograph of an airman seated, captioned 'Birt Littlewood Kandy Ceylon' and 'Our leave at Queen's…

11 items on a page of a scrapbook.
Item 1 - programme for a revue 'Let's Have Another One' taking place on RMS Scythia on 5-8 November 1945.
Item 2 - photograph of A C Coller in tropical uniform standing beside two local boys who are sitting on…

Four men in tropical uniform standing in the middle of a street in front of the Mumbai Royal Institute of Science. They each have a camera. Bert Allen is on the right. To their left are two civilian men in turbans.

David Wilkie was born in Edinburgh. He volunteered for the RAF and began training as a flight engineer. While training at St Athan he met his future wife, Kathleen. He was posted to 432 Squadron with a Canadian crew. He witnessed the gathering of the…
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