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  • Temporal Coverage is exactly "1942-07"

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During this period Keith was under training in Canada and then in England from June 1943 on 28 OTU at RAF Wymswold.

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An aerogram written from Andrew training in South Africa. Comments on lack of letters, that he has had a tooth removed and moved huts. He has been studying quite hard, helped by a good library at the camp, and there are film shows three times a week.

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An aerogram from Andrew training in South Africa. Comments on the arrival of four of her letters (only two now missing) and replies to several things in them. His sent a parcel to his mother including stockings and chocolate for Isabel.

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Bert Mason was born in Germany and worked in light engineering and driving ambulances before joining the RAF in 1942. He started training as a navigator before joining a crew and became an air gunner on 195 Squadron at Wratting Common. He tells of…

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Telegram stating that telegram received and letters sent

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1. An elderly couple pose in the doorway of an ivy covered stone cottage with bicycles each side of door, On the reverse 'Taken July 1942, they celebrate their golden wedding in December, just a reminder darling, love kid'. 2. Head and shoulders…

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Telegram from Frank Hobbs reporting address is RAF Gilgil, Kenya

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RAF Propaganda Newspaper ('Luftpost') aimed at the German-speaking population.
Page 1: Describes how the death and destruction meted out by the Luftwaffe to Germany's neighbours is being more than returned to German cities.
Page 2. Argues that the…

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A man in short sleeved shirt, shorts and side cap standing in a river by the edge of a cataract. In the distance the river disappears over a fall. On the reverse 'Pedro Walker, Victoria Falls. July 1942, (Devils Cataract)'.

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Letter to Henry, Lil and Barbara from Arthur Wright, their brother. Flying training has not gone well due to his 'Undeveloped air sense'. He is now training as an Observer. At first he was unhappy but quickly started to get much satisfaction from…

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Arthur Wright standing in his Sidcot suit holding his flying helmet. Captioned ' With love & happy memories Arthur'. On the reverse 'To Henry + Lil From Arthur Port Elizabeth S.A. July 1942'.

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48 Initial Training Wing recruits and one flight commander officer sitting and standing in four rows with trees and hedge in background. Roger Calvert is seventh from the left in the second row up from the bottom. Captioned with names of recruits. On…

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