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Advises son arrived in London looking very fit.

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Quotes a cable from air ministry that Donald Baker was promoted to flight lieutenant with effect from 26 June 1942.

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Confirms that message was sent to her quoting a message from her son that said from senior British officer, Stalag Luft 3 on behalf of her son that there was no truth in any information of his death.

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Confirms that their son, previously reported as having died was now reported to be in the best of health.

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Informs her that they have no news of her son's whereabouts. Asks for his details and suggests they write to Geneva or she send telegram.

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Rhodesian air training group. Made out for Flight Lieutenant Donald Arthur Baker who entered service on 12 July 1940 and left 18 September 1945

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Nineteen airmen in various uniforms standing and squatting in two rows with brick building in the background. Names two Rhodesians Flight Lieutenat J A G Parker and Pilot Officer Donald Baker (extreme right sitting). Shown at Oflag 21B, Stalagluft 3…

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Telegram reporting message from senior British officer Stalag Luft 3 on behalf of Donald Baker that there was no truth in any information of his death and he was alive. Sent by Red Cross Society, Salisbury.

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Stars in June 1940 based on letters written to his mother. Tells of life in Rhodesia before being called up and travelling to England, Discusses war as well as work and social life and initial training in Rhodesia. Goes on to describe a little of…

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Lester tells of his tough early childhood, and his first experience of seeing a Heinkel bomber flying over his home in Surrey to attack the Brooklands Aircraft Factory. He tells of how he worked in the experimental department of Hawker Aircraft…

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A road lined with white rocks runs left to right. On the far side a number of buildings and in the centre two cars parked by a small stand of trees. On the reverse 'RAF Mount Hampden, 1941, Salisbury, S Rhodesia'.

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In the foreground a road. Behind are three single story corrugated iron barrack blocks amongst scattered trees. On the reverse 'RAF Mount Hampden, S Rhodesia, 1941

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23 airmen wearing shorts some with topees. Two rows kneeling and the rest standing. In the background a corrugated iron hut with a window. On the reverse 'Advanced party, 1-4-41, the original 28 E.F.T.S, Mount Hampden, Salisbury, S. Rhodesia'. Second…

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A Tiger Moth with wings dismantled loaded onto a lorry. There is an airman in topee on top of the aircraft. In the foreground a group of African on lookers, On the reverse 'Bush prang loaded on to a 3 toner and ready to return to camp, RAF Mount…

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Close up of the rear cockpit of a Tiger Moth with another Tiger Moths nose and propeller buried in the rear cockpit of the first. Both aircraft are inverted. On the reverse 'Bloke in the back bought it, RAF Mount Hampden, 1941, S. Rhodesia'.

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Two Tiger Moths upside down on a grass airfield after a collision. The right hand Tiger Moth's nose is under the rear fuselage of the one on the left. Several men are standing by or climbing on the aircraft. On the reverse 'Typical prang, RAF Mount…

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Tiger Moth registration 'CR-AAG' parked on an airfield. On the reverse 'Self built Tiger out of scrap, sold to Portuguese Club de Beira for £700 - money went towards a swimming pool on the camp, (Silver and Red), 1942, RAF Mount Hampden, S Rhodesia,…

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In the foreground a Tiger Moth with pilots in both cockpits and an airman standing behind the wing. In the background two more Tiger Moths. On the reverse 'Tiger Moths on the strip RAF Mount Hampden, Salisbury, Southern Rhodesia, 1941'.

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A man wearing short sleeved shirt, shorts and topee crouching by a small stone cairn with a wooden pole. On the reverse 'Mt Hampden, Salisbury, gold claim, Taff Dalling, 1941

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A man with short sleeves is holding two cats while standing in front of an open door. In the background a corrugated iron building. On the reverse 'Alan and the catts [sic], Mt Hampden, Salisbury S. Rhodesia May 1941'.

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Two shirtless men wearing shorts standing in long grass holding an object between them. The man on the left is wearing a topee. In the background bush and trees. On the reverse 'Pedro Walker and Lo[...] Sellers, Mt Hampden, Rhodesia, 1941'.

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A number of African youths in shorts standing by baskets and other sale goods. One is lying down. In the background buildings. On the reverse 'Salisbury S. Rhodesia'.
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