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  • Temporal Coverage is exactly "1940-08"

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Letter from Leading Aircraftsman David Boldy to his father about being on leave from the Royal Air Force with his brother Steve and Peter, a friend who was wounded in the Navy. He has completed the initial course and awaits posting to navigation…

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Letter from David Boldy to his mother thanking her for the good time he had during his recent leave. He speaks about a bombing raid that had happened at a nearby station and mentions that he is enjoying his social life and finds his current training…

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Letter from David Boldy to his mother. Thanks her for some tennis balls, and informs her about a variety show that he had attended. Mentions that the flight sergeant was impressed with their flight drill but not with their rifle drill.

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A letter from Harry Redgrave in RAF Upwood to his wife Jessie. Harry writes that he is in C Squadron and has started flying seven days a week and attending lectures. He is now using wireless for navigation and using the Link Trainer and the Air…

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A letter and envelope from Harry Redgrave to Jessie. Harry writes about life at RAF Upwood, including his intensive training, the lack of leave and a trip into Peterborough. He also discusses where Jessie could live and includes a description of the…

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A letter and envelope from Harry Redgrave to Jessie. Harry writes about life at RAF Upwood including his intensive training and a trip to RAF Wyton to swing the compass at the Air Officer Commanding’s plane. He also is trying to get his motorcycle…

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A letter and envelope from Harry Redgrave to Jessie. Harry writes about life at RAF Upwood including being put in charge of a beacon party, being in a crew doing ZZ landings and a colleague who keeps flying into a barrage balloon.

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Letter from Harry Redgrave to his wife Jessie. Harry writes about his trip to Dorchester and Southend, seeing various family members and checking up on their bungalow, coming back on his motorcycle. Also mentions moving to a new station and hoping…

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A letter and envelope from Harry Redgrave to his wife. Harry has arranged digs for her and advises on her travel arrangements.

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Letter to parents saying they are ready to depart but do not know where and when. Shows concern over uncertainty and writes of regard for parents and they should not worry about him. Telegram announces that he has arrived at Emsworth near Portsmouth…

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45 aircrew are arranged in four rows, front row one sitting; all are wearing Sidcot suits, flying boots and gauntlets and are carrying flying helmets. Some airmen on the second row from front are holding a board on which is chalked ‘D Flight’ and…

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Distinguished Flying Crosses and Distinguished Flying Medals issued to aircrew, with details on the operations.

From: The People, 4 August 1940, p. 6.

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One is a sergeant with half wing brevet and wireless operator flash on sleeve, the other is an airman. Captioned 'Horace and myself August 1940 Belfast'.

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Top - eight members of Women's Auxiliary Air Force and seven Royal Air Force officers in two rows. Seven sitting in front and eight standing behind. All are wearing tunics and peaked hats. Joyce Donaldson is third from the right back row. There is…

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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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A large group of men sitting and standing on the deck of a ship with a large funnel in the background. On the reverse 'P/O Baker, T England, August 1940, No 2 draught ex-Rhodesia'.

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Green card 'August 1940, ship sailing to England/Bridgenorth [sic]
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