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  • Temporal Coverage is exactly "1942-12"

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Bill writes of flying activity, or lack of it when flights are abandoned or postponed. Mentions visit of circus comprising Ju 88, Me 110 and Heinkel which gave flying demonstration and after he was able to look over them. Was not impressed with crew…

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Bill writes after Christmas, relating the cards he received and all that happened to him. Everything went very well: he went to camp pantomime and cinema just before Christmas and spent Christmas Day at his friends' house in Lower Heyford. He…

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Bill thanks them all for the parcel which included pyjamas, a cake, a carrot and notepaper and envelopes.

They have been working very hard and have managed to get a day off tomorrow. Expecting to go into Oxford and go to a theatre in the…

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Bill relates how he has been showing Michael's photograph to everyone he meet, whether they are interested or not. Mentions how he has had a long day flying and has been invited to spend Christmas with friends living locally. Describes a visit to…

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Dave has returned to work, following four days' leave for Christmas in Winnipeg. He apologises for writing infrequently. Dave explains that he has saved Betty's Christmas present, until he can give it to her in person. He describes the intense work…

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The author writes home with thanks for letters and Christmas cards. He tells of his New Year social activities and other personal items. He mentions his impending posting to Weyburn.

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Letter to Mr Moth from Doris explaining how sorry she feels for Winnie and all of Harry Brooks' relations and asks recipient to convey her sympathy to Winnie. Apologises that she had insufficient time to wire a wreath for Harry's funeral.

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Apologizes for not writing and relates daily goings on at RAF Stradishall. Mentions a visit to Doncaster, having to get up early for flying almost every day, a football match, not night flying yet and the fact that they are very isolated.

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Thanks for parcel she sent, especially as night flying had precluded his from shopping for essentials. Continues to describe activities around Christmas 1942 including being on search and rescue standby on Christmas day and a sortie to Lossiemouth…

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A duplicated magazine, produced by the personnel at Branston Mere. It includes 'in' jokes, poems, cartoons, and a ghost story.

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Article concerning Sg Harold Moad previously reported missing is now reported as having lost his life. Gives some details of grave, enlistment and age. Mentions his brother is a prisoner of war. Contains full face b/w portrait. Two attached notes,…

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An oblique aerial photograph of Moncton airfield in the snow. Seven hangars and many aircraft are visible. On the reverse 'We see Moncton 'Drome from the air. A marvellous sight. Dec 42'.

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Six photographs from an album.
Photo 1 is a family on a promenade, captioned 'Dec 1942 Hearty Greetings for Christmas and the New Year'.
Photo 2 is Rex Searle captioned '1942-3'.
Photo 3 is Rex Searle dated 1947.
Photo 4 is a girl captioned…

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Article 1. Headlines: Rommel's army cut in two, armoured forces trapped, heavy casualties in efforts to break out, constant allied air attacks. Article 2. Headlines: Darlan answers questions, French navy to join allies, desire for unity. Mentions…

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These pages are mostly biography of Sam's time in Egypt and his time with transport aircraft in the Mediterranean region.
Photos 1, 2 and 3 are scenes from Cairo.
Photo 4 is a side head and shoulders profile of Sam.
Photo 5 is a Battle aircraft in…

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No 36 Service Flying Training School. RAF Penhold, Christmas dinner menu for 1942. Includes several signatures and named 'Sgt Price A.P'. at top. On the reverse, many more signatures.

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Service history from December 1942 to August 1943 on 467 RAAF squadron at RAF Bottesford. Prisoner of war at Stalag IVB - 1945. Then list post war postings from June 1945 until September 1967. Shot down 15/16 August 1943.

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Joined in 1942 and then details training and tour on 115 Squadron, gunnery course, tours as gunnery instructor. Further tour with 625 Squadron, crashed twice before another instructors tour. Mentions 14 ops on first tour and 20 on second. Comments on…

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Article headlines: The Beveridge Report; comprehensive scheme of social insurance; benefits in unemployment, sickness and old age; new provisions for home and family. Covers summary of main provisions and table of security of provision in detail.

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A poem written in December 1942 after her first love was shot down over France. After his death Betty resolved to join the Royal Air Force and became a wireless operator. According to a note, she later found out that some of what she wrote down went…

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Article 1. Headlines: General Giraud to succeed Darlan, unanimous election by imperial council, public calm after assassination, General de Gaulle to visit Washington. Article 2. Headlines: advance from Sirte, eighth army progress, approaching the…

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Article 1. Headlines: Germans driven beyond Kotelnikovo, falling back along the railway, threat by soviet left wing, fierce enemy resistance at Millerovo. Article 2. Headlines: murder plot in Algiers, twelve arrested, threat to Giraud and U.S…

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Article 1. Headlines: the viceroy's term, Lord Linlithgow caries on, another six months, a record period. Concerns Lord Linlithgow remaining viceroy to India. Article 2. Headlines: Darlan a danger to allies, general Catroux's attack, non…

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Article 1. Headlines: advance into Burma, no contact with enemy, troops pushing on. Article 2. Headlines: Col. Britton speaks again - and is heard, be ready, remember 1918. BBC European broadcaster spoke on Christmas night telling people to chalk up…

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