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Bill Leckie Bill was born in Glasgow but moved to the countryside as his father suffered from bronchitis. Initially working as a cinema projectionist, Bill joined the Royal Air Force at the age of eighteen, enlisting at St John’s Wood in London as…

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Alec Stuart Dixon volunteered for the Royal Air Force via the Royal Air Force Volunteer Reserve. After training he flew Beauforts and Ansons, then trained as a Hudson pilot. He flew convoy escort operations and reconnaissance flights looking for…

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Offers sympathy for his loss and was enclosing some small personal effects.

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Informs him that his son is reported missing from air operations. Enquiries being made through red cross and any further information will be communicated immediately.

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The official journal of the Prisoners of War Department of the Red Cross and St John War Organisation. This edition covers the Editors comments, POWs released by the Russians, ex-Internees welcomed home, entertainment at the Camps, Escaped Prisoners…

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Gee chain chart Sheet 6 covering west England, Wales and East Ireland

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Gee chain chart covering west of Scotland, North of Ireland and the North Atlantic

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John McAllister tells the story of his family connection with Bomber Command through his uncle who was killed on operations. John is a musician and movingly explains how, through writing songs and putting them on the internet about his uncle and the…

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Sinclair Nutting Grew up in Canada and worked on the family farm before he volunteered for the Royal Air Force. He flew operations as a rear gunner with 405 Squadron. After the war he emigrated to Australia.

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An account of Jim Allen's life from 1941 to 1997. He details meeting his future wife and their intermittent courtship. There is great detail about his social life and relationship with his future wife. There are two pages of photographs:
First page:…

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Apologises for not sending birthday greetings. Catches up with news of friends who had lost colleagues. Says he does not need further parcels. Catches up with family news and says he has some addresses in Ireland. Catches up with more family gossip. …

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Comments on arrival of mail and that some for others had gone astray. Describes leave spent in Ireland in Dublin. which he compares favourably with dirty, old depressing England. Enjoyed food over there that was not available in England and describes…

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These pages are mostly biography of Sam's time in Egypt and his time with transport aircraft in the Mediterranean region.
Photos 1, 2 and 3 are scenes from Cairo.
Photo 4 is a side head and shoulders profile of Sam.
Photo 5 is a Battle aircraft in…

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Confirms telegram in which he was informed that his son was missing from air operations on night 22/23 June 1943 when a Stirling aircraft in which he was flying as rear gunner set out for action and was not heard from again..

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Encloses certified notifications of his son's death.

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Left page.

Top left - pilot in cockpit wearing sunglasses. Headphones on hook. Captioned 'at work over the Gulf, Jan 48'. On the reverse 'Steve hard at work'.

Top right - view of the cockpit of an Avro York with Stephen Dawson wearing peaked…

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