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  • Temporal Coverage is exactly "1942-04"

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Letter from sergeant David Boldy to his father about the excitement of being in action again after a long pause. He saw his Mother in London and hopes his brother Steve completes his finals soon to become a doctor. Mentions daily life and pastimes …

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Biography of Roger Calvert detailing his training as navigator in Canada and the United Kingdom and his operational career flying Mosquito aircraft on night intruder operations. The account includes brief details of two significant events, losing…

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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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Lake District scenes. The first photograph is of two houses set in front of a small mountain. Captioned 'Coniston', The second is a river bordered by trees. In the distance are hills. Captioned 'River Duddon'. The third is a view of distant hills and…

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Photograph 1 is a vertical aerial photograph of the city of Aachen. There are numbered and arrowed points of interest on the image plus a north arrow. It is annotated 'R405 B/218.3.PRU 22.14.7.41 28" ' Captioned '14th July 1941 Archen [sic],…

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Photograph 1 is a group of eight airmen. Reginald George Cavalier is standing far right. Seven of the individuals have signed the photograph.
Photographs 2, 4, and 6 are Reginald George Cavalier in uniform in various poses.
Photograph 3 is Reginald…

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Propaganda leaflet aimed at German-speaking population.
Side 1 summarises one April week in 1942:
-Contrasts the tonnage of bombs dropped on Germany and England respectively;
-Quotes Hitler's premature prediction that Russia was…

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Captioned 'Flying Officer Keith Dexter RAFVR 103 Squadron, flew Lancaster ED945 PM-R. Lost 17/6/43 Hal Holland'. Note 'Medals Dexter qualified for Defence M, served DCI Met Police 1939-42 until joined RAF April 1942'. Pilot's brevet above with medal…

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Rear quarter view of starboard side of Lancaster 'VN-T' parked on grass with covers on landing gear. On the reverse 'AVC, 50 Sqd Skellingthorpe, R5546, April 42 - Lost 31-3-44'.

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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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From the last week of April 1942, bombs dropped on England and Germany.

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Catches up with family news and discusses the christening of his nephew and whether he will be able to attend. Remarks that being a Christian has made being in the RAF 'such a grand enjoyment' rather than a 'misery'.

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Tells of meeting land girl on train while returning from leave. Writes of games afternoon, played golf. Writes of changes to plans for next leave because has the 'fateful medical' the next day. Notes very good weather.

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Bill gives details of his expected travel arrangements for his seven-day leave at the end of the week. As he will be part-way through his final exams and has the medical on Saturday, he will leave soon after.

Mentions air raid warning but no…

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Announces he will be coming home next Friday and states arrival time. Also due further leave. Catches up with family and home news. Hopes they had good Easter, wished he was there. Notes that Eastbourne was crowded over the weekend, weather was good…

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Mentions late arrival time at home and plans to fill in day until train. Mentions navigation, meteorology plotting and medical exams over next couple of days.

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

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Two pages detailing some of Sam's time in Egypt.
Photo 1 is HMS Sagitta from the air.
Photo 2, 3 and 4 are Sam working on a lamp.
Photo 5 is Sam playing tennis.
Photo 6 is Sam and colleague in khaki and shorts.
Photo 7 is a letter in…
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