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  • Temporal Coverage is exactly "1942-06"

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Fifty-five servicemen sitting and standing in four rows. All areing tunic and most side caps. In the background a building behind trees. Title 'No 1 Flight, No 1 Squadron, No 10 I.T.W., June 1942'. The photograph is mountedand contains signatures on…

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Telegram stating that telegram from red cross quoting German information that her husband John previously reported missing was a prisoner of war.

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Article headlines: Pantelleria occupied in 20 minutes, garrison pounded into surrender, white flag hoisted on hill top, German dive-bombers vain last-minute attack.

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First partial article: after Bir Hakem account of recent activity in desert campaign mentioning German tank tactics. 27-mile perimeter, mentioning that Tobruk was indefensible against really determined attack, Second article. British losses in…

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Commando raid on Rommel's HQ, Posthumous award. Account of award of Victoria Cross to Lieutenant Colonel G C T Keyes for his part of a raid on Rommel's headquarters in Libya in November 1941 and an account of the action.

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Sub headlines: full partnership in war, M. Molotov's visit to London and Washington, United action for victory. Article announcing treaty between Great Britain and Soviet Russia. Sections titled: Second Front in 1942, Mr Eden's Sp[each. M. Molotov in…

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Barbarous vengeance for Heydrich. Account of execution of men in Czech village of Lidice after assassination of Reinhard Heydrich.

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A list of 16 aircraft and crew lost between May and November 1942 from 301 Squadron.
Business card for P/O Harry William Bock, Polish Air Force.

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Second of David Geach's diaries, describing his training for aircrew at Kingstown, Heaton Park, Hastings and Harrogate until his embarkation to Canada on the Queen Mary. Covers the period from 20 June 1942 to 7 October 1942.

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Tells of early life in London, joining the Woman's Auxiliary Air Force in 1941 and training as a driver. Relates experiences at RAF Scampton and then with 57 Squadron as a tractor driver pulling bomb trolleys. Subsequently went to East Kirkby.…

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Bill opens with finance matters (it is pay day) and that he is doing the same old routine flying over north-western Scotland, Northern Ireland, northern England and Wales. Would like to fly nearer Lincoln (home) occasionally. Now on bombing course…

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Catches up with news of family and friends. Mentions dairy farming in local area. Describes photo reconnaissance work and other flying activity. Talks of journey home on next leave. Writes of bad news on Libya and good news on RAF bombing raids.

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Bill describes how his flying hours are going and (they are really 'navigating' most of the time, if the pilot co-operates) how they will be going on to reconnaissance flights and aerial photography next. Reassures his mother that it is safe for him…

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Writes that his bicycle has arrived and has a good ride and it is now locked it up. Describes in some detail the local countryside and type of farming. Mentions flying to Western Isles and Ireland and had fun with Lysander used as gunnery target.…

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Thanks her for parcel with food. Complains about food and mentions passing of summer. Mentions doing night flying and sleeping all day and that he was allowed to fly on trip from Holyhead to Mull of Galloway, not as much fun as Tiger Moth. Says he is…

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Bill writes about the hot weather which has caught him out. His diet could be more varied (Mary has mentioned tomatoes) and there could be more food. He queued for an hour to get a seat at the only cafe in Stranraer.

In answer to her questions,…

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62 airmen arranged in five rows in a park with trees behind. On the reverse 'RAF Horton Camp June 1942'.

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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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An aerogram written when Andrew was training in South Africa. He has met her cousin Bill, has only had a few letters, and is interested the 'WAAF situation' and Isabel being called up.

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An aerogram from Andrew training in South Africa. He has just been posted to no. 45 Air School. Some of her letters seem to have gone missing.

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The letter refers to a surprise and encloses a copy of the letter and a photograph.

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Letter to Fred refers to Ted's daughter, Frances having operations to both eyes. Also thanks him for the photographs.

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Photograph 1 is of the operations board for 76 Squadron.
Photograph 2 is of the operations board for 78 Squadron.
They are captioned: 'Operations Board, Target Cologne Germany, June 1942. 76 Squadron, 78 Squadron, Halifax A/C. R.A.F. Middleton St.…

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William Barfoot is featured among a group portrait of 55 trainees at Eastbourne Navigation School, some standing, some sitting; five men in the centre of the seated row wear observer brevets and two of these are officers, one a warrant officer and…
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