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  • Spatial Coverage is exactly "Scotland--Glasgow"

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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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Top left - newspaper cutting (London Gazette) with citation for Pilot Officer Baker and Warrant Officer Meek.
Top right - newspaper cutting - Lancaster lands on bomb door. Account of badly damage Lancaster with wounded crew returning from operation…

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Records that Jack Meek a Canadian navigator was going back on operations after having been wounded on an operation to Berlin the previous January. Describes his crew and relates the story of the January operation where they were attacked by fighters…

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Crew brought crippled bomber home from operation to Cologne. Brief description of damage to aircraft and recovery to base. Three members of crew received awards including DFC for pilot Thomas Mahaddie DSO AFC who was awarded his fourth decoration the…

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Writes a little of recent activities and discusses state of parcels on arrival. Writes about fatalism of aircrew and then goes on to describe recent leave in Sussex and Edinburgh and other parts of Scotland then finishing in Sheffield.

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RAF Form 2520A issued to GR Williamson. It contains a summary of his service record.

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Thomas' Notice Paper, Certified Copy of Attestation and Oath.

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Sends Donald still alive, thank god.

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Writes that he arrived in Glasgow a week ago and returning to Wolverhampton to report to RAF Cosford for medical following Tuesday. Catches up with family news and writes of activities visiting relatives in Scotland. Mentions that he was inoculated…

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First letter since arriving in England after liberation. Gives account of liberation after a three week march from last camp. Writes that the weather had been good and they had had Red Cross parcels and plenty of cigarettes. Describes activities back…

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From Tullock in Glasgow. Delighted to know Donald was alright.

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Writes that he is now at new station (Upper Heyford) and recounts recent activities. Says he now a pilot officer and describes recent leave in London and Somerset as well as catching up with family news. Goes on to describe leave in Scotland and…

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Thanks her for recent letters. Commiserates over bad news about a friend. Catches up with other family news. Mentions that he had a weeks leave and went to Scotland to visit friends and family. Describes visit in some detail and catches up with…

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Head and shoulders portrait of a man wearing tunic with bomb aimers brevet and side cap. Captioned 'F/S Jock Cairney (Glasgow) Bombaimer'.

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Seven airmen arranged in a row. Their names are listed in a caption above.

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Seven airmen arranged in a row. Their names are listed in a caption above. On the image is annotated 'LMG. 138. F/Lt Slocombe. 427'

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Seven airmen arranged in a row. Their names are listed in a caption above. On the image is annotated 'LMG. ???. P/O Maclennan. 427'

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Portrait of Isabel and Andrew, upper torso, both in uniform, Andrew with sergeant's stripes and observer brevet. Written on reverse 'copy 3 pc gent only' and reference number. Printed on reverse: 'The State Studios, 581 London Road, Glasgow. S E',…

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Letter giving pension details to Isabel as a widow.

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Letter to Isabel confirming the information from the International Red Cross that Andrew had lost his life when his aircraft was lost. But he would formally be listed as 'missing believed killed' for six months.

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Congratulates the flying officer on his award of Distinguished Flying Cross

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Humorous letter from David Donaldson to Flying Officer Matthew saying he's sorry to hear he is indisposed.
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