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  • Temporal Coverage is exactly "1941-12"

BThomasJHThomasJHv1.pdf
Covers enlistment and early training in the Royal Australian Air Force. Continues with description of journey to England via the United States and training in England. Lists his crew formed during training. Joined 102 Squadron with Halifax Mk 3 on 12…

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Top left - full length image of a couple in civilian dress standing either side of a boy in school uniform.
Top right - a person on a toboggan sliding down a track with trees on left. Captioned 'Red Deer Dec 1941'.
Bottom left - view down snow…

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Top - three children seated at table with clown crouched between two of them. Table has cups, saucers, plates and Christmas decorations. Captioned 'Kiddies party RAF Penhold, Xmas 1941'.
Bottom - large group of children seated at 'u' shaped table…

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List food and drink for Christmas meal.

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RAF personnel document for Alfred James Dickerson with some details and notes killed in action 28/12/42. List of postings eventually to 106 Squadron. Notes alongside explains units posted to and some acronyms.

BScottEWScottEWv1.pdf
Text and numerous b/w photographs (some of which are also located in sub-collection albums) covering from immediately before and during World War II - (1939-1946). First page has colour photographs and description of prisoner of war medal. Continues…

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Full face portrait of a man. Captioned (struck through) 'Gerard Waucquez who brought news to England that we had met Dec 1941'.

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Plain communion book with red cover with notes inside

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Christmas post card from Stalag Luft 1. Drawing of prisoner of war / Father Christmas on a Red Cross box.

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A description of Sam's further training in the UK then operations at Malta.
Photo 1 is an informal group photograph with airmen, two WAAFs and three dummies.
Photo 2 is an air-to-air view of a Wellington.

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The cover of a magazine for The Technical Training School, St. Thomas, Ontario.
The cover shows a stylised airman holding up a twin engined aircraft.

SHudsonJD755052v20005.pdf
Transcripts of nearly 50 telegrams between Douglas Hudson and his parents between August 1941 and November 1942.

EClaytonWAHudsonJD411204.pdf
From W A Clayton apologising for not writing and giving reasons. Hopes he is well and getting some enjoyment from life and that he will be home soon. Catches up with news about someone in the air force and other news of family and acquaintances.

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Photo 1 is two men standing in the snow.
Photo 2 is one man standing in the snow, captioned 'McGarr '41'
Photo 3 is two men standing in the snow.
Photo 4 is eight men standing in the snow.
Photo 5 is four men around a table, playing backgammon,…

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Clifford Watson in shorts and flying helmet with his arm draped over the propeller of a Tiger Moth. Annotated on the reverse '(Bad Composition) With a Tiger Moth at Hillside, Bulawayo. Dec 1941 C Watson [signed]'

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Writes of mail received and complains of time taken but will be worse when he gets to Scotland or California. Christmas approaching. Went to chapel and had good carol service. Catches up with home news. Speculates on future as aircrew and possible…

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Bill writes describing his new living accommodation in Sulhamstead House, Theale, where his bedroom overlooks rose gardens, park land etc. All except the flying takes place here, whereas the airfield is a couple of miles away. Writes about the…

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Bill writes home describing saying goodbye to everyone at the chapel, his experience of Christmas 1941 and the antics of his fellow cadets. He writes 'Christmas in the RAF seems to be summed up in the one word "BOOZE"'. He didn't join in at all but…

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Top left - on stage, two actors dressed as women standing on the left and a man and woman sitting on the right. Captioned '[..] "Jack and the beanstalk", Stalag Luft 1, Xmas'.
Top right - head and shoulders image of two actors dressed in bonnets.…

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Top left - four actors on stage one lying on the floor, wearing a variety of costumes, the one on the right dressed as a witch. Captioned 'Officers panto "Cinderella" Stalag Luft 1'.
Top right - actor dressed as a witch on stage. Captioned…

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Top left - six prisoners of war sitting at table eating. Captioned 'B38 Christmas 1940, Dulag Luft'.
Top right - a large number of prisoners of war sitting at several long tables all looking at camera. Captioned 'B37 Christmas 1940, Dulag Luft'.…

YThompsonKG1238603v1.pdf
During this period Keith Thompson did his basic RAF training in England then left for Canada to undertake his flying training.

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Printed on one side, Royal Air Force Crest and Stirling outline with menu items, some signatures on the reverse.
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