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Acknowledges receipt of commission form.

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Patrick Hogan's discharge from Army Service Corps 6th Brigade in consequence of being required for service with the Royal Australian Air Force.

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For Pat Hogan in Royal Australian Air Force from 15 January 1943 to 23 February 1946.

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Continues from previous item with discussion of British politics and reasons why the Tory party lost the election. Reports arrival of three cakes and asks that no more be sent as the officers mess do not do too badly. The next part is damaged and…

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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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Harvey Bawden, from Bendigo, Victoria, Australia, volunteered for the Royal Australian Air Force in 1942 at the age of eighteen. After initial training school and assessment as an air gunner, he was shipped to England via the United States. After…

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Addressing this letter to home as it would suffice as his letter home as well. Apologises as he is being distracted by other crew members in the hut. Comments on her exams and asks what he next appointment will be. Continues with gossip about friends…

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Catches up with news and acknowledges receipt of £20. Mentions going to Leeds for dance and shows of which he was not impressed despite good reviews. Also acknowledges receipt of photographs and mentions Christmas greetings received. Continues with…

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Writes of recent activities and his finances. Mentions that he had been eating a lot of fruit and that food was not too bad. Comments that he had spent a lot on taxis but they were handy but the dancing was woeful but some of the girls were OK.

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Writes about mail received and sent. Getting plenty of flying despite weather. Mentions that cricket is the rage on the station and has had a few games including international with the Australians on top. Catches up with other gossip.

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Apologises for not writing recently but he had done little but fly. Tells story about crewmember. Mentions not receiving mail for a week and other gossip.

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Poor quality photocopy of a two page letter from Flight Sergeant Hogan.

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Catches up with recent mail. catches up with news of friend and mentions learning a lot, that spring is in the air, doing PT, swimming, sports and the weather. Writes catching up with family news.

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Writes of his activities cycling and going to cinema. Asks him to look up terms of his insurance policy. Speculates on his future and writes about mail received. Mentions Australian prime minister in the news. Catches up with family news.

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Writes of his activities and movements. Mentions he is glad they are in current location in the warm season as he imagined that the weather in Scotland would not be pleasant in winter. Comments on poor mail and catches up with family news. Poor…

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Catches up with recent mail problems. Says he is very busy with little free time. Says he is tired due to much flying and irregular hours. Writes of other activities in local area in Scotland and about how the English regard beauty and of arguments…

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Covers some of his activities and writes about his current station. Poor photocopy.

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Reports on recent mail and arrival of food parcels. Catches up on news from home and mentions some of his recent activities including weather and the crew's new gunner.

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Reports on recent mail and his leave, movements on posting to new station. Due to start flying again shortly although this might be delayed due to poor weather. Writes of new addition to crew, an English flight engineer. Notes that while there are a…

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Reports on recent mail. Mentions Christmas and that he would soon be celebrating his first anniversary away from Australia. Mentions two day stand own over Christmas but 20 mile travel ban and his plans for the break. Continues with more news of mail…

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Writes about recent mail and catches up with family and friends news. Comments on conditions at his location including recent snow and thaw and burst water pipes. Reports arrival of cake and going to other nearby station to see Australian newsreels.…

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Mentions financial matters. Goes on to write of being without lights on base and of low temperatures when flying on recent trip. Tells of being congratulated and they would be away from their current location shortly. Mentions that they are enveloped…

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Writes that he has settled down at new station and that they are now with an Australian squadron who are more easy going that the English. Comments on good conditions on new station. Mentions stating his accountancy course and that they are deep in…

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Thanks him for cable and that he had just finished the last of his leave. Mention staying on base until the rest of his crew apart from one were buried at Harrogate. The other crew member's body was sent to Dorchester for a private funeral. Writes of…
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