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A telegram asking if he received package previously sent. Handwritten annotation states all received and letter being sent.

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The telegram sends thanks for messages, Mary for letters, strips and badge.

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Alan asks if all is well.

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Alan writes that his father's cable has been received.

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Alan says he is fine and was not involved in a crash examination.

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Alan advises he passed his observer's course and was now studying for an astro-navigation course.

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He asks if his father received his cable last week. Handwritten is an address in Goderich and 'Hearty congratulations. Letter posted. Cables rec'd'.

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Alan hopes he survived the raid and sends Easter greetings.

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He says that his cables have been received, take no risks and 12 more days at this station.

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Alan writes that a letter has been received.

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Alan writes that he has received the cigarettes that had been sent. He wishes his family well.

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Alan writes with his new address.

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Begins with his decision to cease his studies and join the Royal Air Force. Covers recruitment activities and life during initial training including employment as ground gunner while waiting for flying training. Describes basic training on Tiger Moth…

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Herbert James Wylde was working in local government in Glasgow before he volunteered for aircrew training with the RAF. He started pilot training and had gone solo when he was sent to Canada to continue training. While there he began training as a…

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Relates story of Lancaster on operation to Berlin being hit by night fighter fire which wounded crew and damaged aircraft. Returning home with wounded crew and belly landed.

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Reg Harrison grew up on a farm in Saskatchewan and enjoyed watching aircraft when they flew over. He had his first flight as a youngster when he was lent five dollars by a shopkeeper. He volunteered for aircrew as soon as he was of age and began his…

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Dave advises that he had already mentioned about the change of address in a previous letter; and does not know when he is able to go back home. Dave reiterates his desire to see Betty and to stay close to her.

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Dave has started receiving letters from Betty again. He met acquaintances from England and warns that it may be some time before he returns home. Dave writes that he saw local Indians. He looks forward to marrying Betty, sharing a home and garden…

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Advises he is still at the same place and considers where he may visit, if he is granted leave. He talks about the weather conditions and concludes with words of affection; hoping to see his fiancée, Betty, again soon.

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Acknowledges some earlier letters and reflects on the exertion of attending pilot training without knowing his future post. He writes of being at the Y.M.C.A with a friend, both missing their loved ones. Dave speaks with love and devotion of his…

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Peter Liddle was living in Falkirk when he and his twin brother both volunteered for the RAF. Peter became a bomb aimer and was posted to 460 Squadron at RAF Binbrook. He was shot down and as he was descending by parachute he could see his burning…

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James ‘Jim’ Albert Dellow had to register the start of the war he as he was 18 years old. On being asked which service he would prefer, he opted for the Royal Air Force as a pilot. Whilst waiting for his call up, he worked in an insurance office…
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