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  • Temporal Coverage is exactly "1942-05"

The three men are trainees and are standing at a railway crossing.
On the reverse 'Fred, Bill & Jeff. On the lines by the base at Moncton, May 42'.

A description of travelling in convoy on the Highland Princess with 1,700 other Royal Air Force and British Army personnel. Including details of the onboard conditions, weather, a stopover, gun duty, attending lectures and wildlife sightings.…

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The photograph on the left of the left page shows Florida State Capitol Building.
The photograph on the top right of the left page shows a house with a porch.
The photograph on the bottom right of the left page shows the Administration Building…

Each page documents a table of attacks on the docks of Malta. The air raids detailed in the table record the raid number, number of casualties, damage (both place and extent) and damage to ships and equipment.


He has been playing football. It is hot and getting hotter. His family tell him a parcel has been sent.

He has no letters this week. He reminds her he wants underpants (short), vest and pajamas. He asks also for chocolate, socks, soap and toothpaste. He has had some Red Cross parcels.

He has had several letters from friends. He has had parcels from the Red Cross. Weather is glorious. Three lines have been censored.

He has had no mail. They had a fancy dress party at Easter. He has been playing football and cricket. His other activities are learning French, sketching and reading.

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Letter from Wing Commander H W Hall of 930 Squadron [sic] to the commanding officer of 'A' Flight. The letter thanks the special Women's Auxiliary Air Force crew for their patience and skill during filming.

View over lake with tree covered surrounding country. Roof of a car can be seen at the bottom with parts of road/track. On the reverse 'Hillside camp, May 1942, Matopos Dam'.

Hand written table titled 'April - June 1942, losses in chronological order 50 Squadron, code : VN, Base : Skellingthorpe'. During this period the squadron was operating the Manchester. The last two entries are for August and September.

Four photographs from an album.
#1 is a city park with a pond and several people sitting in the sun and walking. Captioned 'MAI 1942'.
#2, 3 and 4 are tree lined suburban streets. #2 and 3 have a group of military men marching.

Four photographs from an album.
#1 is the Mt Royal Observatory with many pedestrians.
#2 is a horse and carriage for tourists.
#3 is the Saint Joseph's Oratory of Mount Royal.
#4 is several pedestrians at the Belvedere.

Three photographs from an album.
#1 is the Kondiaronk Belvedere with a large flagpole and many pedestrians.
#2 is a large metal cross known as the Mount Royal Cross.
#3 is a view along a street towards the Architects' Building, a skyscraper.

Four photographs from an album.
#1 is of distant large buildings with a river in the foreground.
#2 is a river with a forest in the distance.
#3 is a view from Kondiaronk Belvedere over downtown Montreal. Several skyscrapers are visible including…

Four photographs from an album.
#1 Mary, Queen of the World Cathedral viewed from across the street with passing cars and a tram. The statue of Bishop Ignace Bourget is on the right.
#2 is a view across a small park to St George's Anglican…

Four photographs from an album.
#1 is Montreal viewed from a hillside.
#2 and 4 are general views from a hillside.
#3 is looking across the St Lawrence to Montreal with the Jacques Cartier bridge in the distance.

Four views of Victoria Bridge bridge across St. Lawrence

Four photographs from an album.
#1 is a pilot at the controls of his aircraft.
#2 is a navigator plotting a course.
#3 is two airmen standing on steps.
#4 is an airman standing outside a wooden building with a sign for 'White River'.
They are…

Five photographs from an album.
#1 and 3 are of Chateau Laurier hotel.
#2 is a row of locks on the Rideau canal
#4 is a bridge.
#5 is the inside of a building.
Captioned 'MAI 1942'.

Seven photographs from an album.
#1 is a Tiger Moth in flight, banking.
#2 is the church of the Good Shepherd at Caron, Saskatchewan.
#3 is a Cessna Bobcat coming in to land.
#4 is the House of Commons of Canada taken from Wellington Street.


Top left - newspaper cutting with full face portrait concerning Pilot Officer Cyril Leonard reported killed on active service. Captioned 'Oxford VR'.
Bottom left - newspaper cutting Mr Cyril Leonard. Announces his death and gives some biographic…

Forty airmen wearing tunics and side caps sitting and standing in four rows. Several men have an "x" above head or on their shoulders. On the reverse 'Pete top left, 56 course 37 SFTS Calgary Alberta Canada, May - Sep 42, "x" LACs, Tabory, Gelfices,…

Starts with account of movements in RAF for 1941. Continues lwith entries for daily activities. Embarks Greenock, Leaves Milford Haven on 8 January for voyage across Atlantic and describes voyage to Canada. Arrives Moncton 20 January describes daily…

A senior Polish officer awarding a decoration to a Polish pilot third man along in a long row of servicemen. Other officers look on. hangar in the background. On the reverse 'Grandad being decorated by General Sikorski, May 1942'. Two versions of the…
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