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Tom was born in Stainforth, near Doncaster. His father and two brothers were miners. One of his sisters was in the Auxiliary Territorial Service and the other was a qualified nurse; she became a sister in Barnsley Hospital until she joined the Army.…

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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…

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Form 1581 issued to John with details of his pay.

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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,

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The wide promenade at Marine Drive Mumbai with people sitting on benches facing the sea. Multiple buildings across the road from the promenade with cars on the tree lined road.

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Multiple ships moored and afloat in Mumbai port; low buildings along the shore. City with multiple storied buildings adjacent.

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Two ships in port. Dockside with cranes and buildings.

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A city shoreline with various buildings, some with domes and towers taken from a ship. Various boats on the sea closer to the shore.

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

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Top left: Serviceman with flying insignia. On reverse, 'Tod'.
Top centre: Man smoking pip, writing at a desk in barracks. On reverse, 'writing home'.
Bottom left: Man standing outside building denoted 12. On reverse, 'Les'.
Bottom centre: Gateway…

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Military personnel queuing to embark on a ship from a portside with rails. Moveable low fencing to control the orderly flow of hundreds of men carrying kit bags and other items. Row of parked trucks next to a large building with a ‘no smoking’…

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Photograph 1 of the side of a ship and its wake. Captioned 'and so for home into a 4 day long storm across the India [sic] ocean (11.00. am 17-08-1979)'
Photograph 2 is a dockside farewell captioned 'Population bid farewell Auld Lang Syngue [sic]'.…

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

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

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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'.

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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'.

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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.…

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The brick built historic railway station in Mumbai, now the Chhatrapati Shivaji Terminus, with a statue of Indian politician and lawyer Sir Pherozeshah Mehta to one side.

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