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  • Temporal Coverage is exactly "1942-03"

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Eleven photographs from an album.
Deep snow around the airfield.
Photo 3 is captioned 'Hangars slightly u/s'.
Photo 4 is two airmen standing behind a snow bank, captioned 'Up to the neck in snow'.
Photo 5 is a huge snow drift, captioned 'Typical…

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Top left: a group of men sitting on side of a square pool. On the left a man is launching a model steam boat. Captioned 'D41 W O Bristow's Steam Boat, Stalag Luft 3, 42'. Top right: a man squatting down on the edge of a pool launching a model steam…

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Large group of airmen arranged in four rows. The first row seated, two rows standing and the third row standing on a bench. They are photographed in an area of rough ground with a large tree behind.

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Writes of journey from home to Eastbourne. Mentions mid course exams coming up that week and end of course exams in 3 or 4 weeks time. Says it was good to be home, but such a rush around he wished for a longer stay.

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Describes difficulty of travel by train due to restrictions. Has very little free time. Catches up with home news of family and friends. Hopes to be home on Friday.

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Bill wishes he had more letters from home recently. The work is much harder than on the pilot's course and he is struggling to get the hang of the using a sextant. Describes daily training hours through the week, but have games on Tuesday…

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Bill was excited to receive good news from home about Mary's baby.

Explains that now he is reached Eastbourne will have to work hard - 6 days and 4 nights a week for the next 6-7 weeks. He might get leave after the exams, but that will be…

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Bill writes that he hasn’t received a letter from her for a while, but did get the one she sent on from a friend. He also writes that he is expecting to be posted to Eastbourne shortly with 120 others but this will mean he has to start work again.…

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Writes about how happy he was to receive lots of letters following the birth of her baby Michael. Looking forward to leave at the end of month so he can see him and (when he his a longer leave, even take him out in his pram). Writes about life on his…

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Three album pages, 48 small b/w photographs recording Keith Thompson's leave at Grange's Farm, Old, Alberta in March 1942. Shows Mr and Mrs Grange their family, and farming life including farm machinery and buildings, dogs, horses and sheep.

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A newspaper cutting, annotated with the date Oct 8th 1950 reporting that S.S. Orbita had been scrapped.
A 'Wings' chocolate bar wrapper.
Two small photographs, one showing a large North American style steam locomotive, the other showing a number…

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

No 3 School of Physical Training. Group of men arranged in seven rows, the first cross-legged, the second seated, the other rows standing. Mixture of white and striped T-shirts. Names printed underneath. George Haigh is in second row from back,…

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Letter to brother Henry, Lil and Barbara from 75 Air School in South Africa from Arthur Wright. He describes sailing to Durban. He is impressed with the food, the city and the people. Then a 23 hour train journey to the camp. He discusses his social…

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The first photograph is a group of 20 airmen arranged in two rows in front of a building. Captioned 'No 2 A.F.U. Millom. Mar 1942 Cushway, Humphrey, Rolf, Obbard, Chapman, Yates, Howe, Curle, Brewer, Eastwood,
Avery, Lovell, Gorfunkle, Alexander,…

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Letter from sergeant David Boldy to his father about his lack of operations recently. Mentions daily life and pastimes with his crew members in Leicester. He is concerned about how close the Japanese forces are getting to his father’s location.
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