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  • Temporal Coverage is exactly "1943-01"

Describes crossing the Atlantic to Canada and journey to Bowden, Alberta and then on to Estevan, Saskatchewan. Day by day account of activities, flying and life in Canada, Concludes with journey back across Canada

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

Writes about daughter Frances

Account of Wing Commander David Donalson's RAF career from his early interest in flying and joining the Royal Air Force volunteer reserve in 1934, call up in 1939 and operational tours on 149 Squadron, 57 Squadron, flight commander 156 Squadron…

Entries for January, February and part of May 1943. Entries include shopping list, reminders, addresses, appointments and train times/journeys.

Don Falgate's pre-Advanced Flying Unit formal course photograph, 32 Officers and senior non-commissioned officers, arranged in four rows. Signatures on the reverse. Captioned 'Students of pre AFU (Advanced Flying Unit) RAF Perth Scotland, about…

Contents include Dutch royal birth, bombing of the Philips factory in Eindhoven, messages from royal family and commanders, and an overview of the war situation in Europe.

Catches up with family and talks of small financial details. Mention new crew consisting of Cockney, a Scotsman, a Northumberland man and a Yorkshireman.

Grand Christmas Panto poster, Stalag Luft 3. 1942. It features a magic lamp, drawings of the cast with their names, a reference to 'The Cosmo Politan Girls' with three dancing girls. Produced by Rolan Evans. Book by R.D.I. Mogg. Music & Lyrics by…

Three actors kneeling and four standing. There are several men dressed as women. One man is wearing a dark suit and bow tie. The others are wearing Chinese conical hats.

Large group of actors. In the centre on his throne is the seated Emperor. Several men dressed as women are playing chorus girls wearing hats, bras and pants.

Ten men dressed as female dancers are posing on the stage. Four are kneeling, three are tiered behind, two are hand standing at the side and one is standing at the side. They are dressed hats, bras and pants with a modesty garment with Chinese…

Two men and a man dressed as a woman in a long dress. They are in a bedroom. One man is wringing his hands. The backdrop has painted wallpaper, a clock, a door and two paintings on the wall.

A line up of 19 members of the cast. Chorus girls of men dressed as women. The backdrop is of Chinese buildings. There are three flags with Chinese writing hanging from the rafters.

A chorus line of 12 men dressed as women. In the centre a man in a cravat, a man dressed as a Chinese woman and a man in uniform. Behind is a painted backdrop with Chinese buildings.

Two actors holding hands in centre stage. The emperor seated on one side. They are watched eleven members of the cast.

One dancer kneeling in the centre, surrounded by a line of ten dancers. All are men dressed as women wearing hats, bras and pants.

One man dressed as a woman is kneeling, offering a tray to two actors playing Chinese men. Another man dressed as a woman is standing behind the tray. On the right of the stage four actors are standing watching. The set is a laundry with a washing…

Seven men dressed as women dancing on the stage with outsize bloomers. Three men are standing at the back beside a person seated on a ceremonial chair.

One man on his knee beside a man dressed as a Chinese woman. They are holding hands. The female character holds a fan in her other hand. The backdrop is of a Chinese building.

Six of the actors are dressed in old Chinese costumes. One man is dressed as a woman in conventional long dress. The backdrop is of Chinese appearance.

One actor on his knee beside a man dressed in flannels and jacket. They are watched by a man dressed as a woman. They are in a bedroom with a bed and a painted backdrop of a wallpaper and a dressing table with a large alarm clock.

Two actors with 'bald' wigs and moustaches are seated. Lying against them are two men dressed as women leaning in a dramatic pose. Behind is washing and a laundry.

Note stating he will be leaving at 6.30 tomorrow and his new address will be Sergeants Mess Royal Air Force Lakenheath. Received 20 cigarettes and will write soon.

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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