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  • Temporal Coverage is exactly "1943-07"

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Top left first page - three-quarter length portrait of an airman wearing tunic and side cap. Text notes that he joined Royal Air Force in 1936 as a Halton apprentice armourer. Promoted to flight sergeant at the beginning of the war he began a long…

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Joined Royal Air Force in 1936 as a Halton apprentice armourer. Promoted to flight sergeant at the beginning of the war he began a long association with 57 Squadron then flying Blenheims as part of British Expeditionary Force in France followed by…

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Includes: editorial matters; reading in camp; official reports from the camps (two pages missing); the letters they write home; fun and games, our generous helpers (fund raising at home); group photographs from the camps; news from the far east;…

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Two newspaper cuttings of same date. First (from The Times) lists RAF Awards for Gallantry in air operations. Includes Distinguished Flying Cross for F/L A N Hollis. Second (from The Daily Telegraph) gives account of Hollis citation stating attack on…

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Written on an aerograph from Andrew training in South Africa. Mainly about letters from home: has just received four of her letters. Various references to awkward situations at home.

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Letter in which Andrew describes life on the squadron, including the comradeship of his crew and appreciation of Isabel. Includes envelope.

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Letter in which Andrew describes how he feels about life in the squadron and how Isabel has now left the WAAF and is looking after uncle and his son.

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Concerning the sale of "Redwood", Oaken Grange Drive, requesting she sign the enclosed contract.

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The letter praises Fred for his treasured visit to their house. He complains, gently, about the lack of letters from Fred, contrary to what he had promised.

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He writes about night flying, the weather, and his activities on base at RAF Cark.

EGortonHGortonLCM430729.pdf
He writes about his social activities and flying over Bobbington, near Wolverhampton and Rhyl.

EGortonHGortonLCM430726.pdf
He writes of the situation in Italy and his night flying as well as his social life. He also mentions the Commanding Officer of RAF Cark receiving the Air Force Cross from the King.

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He writes of their meeting for 24 hours and his journey back to RAF Cark.

EGortonHGortonLCM430718.pdf
He writes about his night flying and taking three Home Guard for a flight in his aircraft.

EGortonHGortonLCM430713.pdf
Letter from Harold Gorton to his wife including two poems. He writes about job offers his wife may take and writes about activities at RAF Cark.

EGortonHGortonLCM430711.pdf
Includes news of activity at RAF Cark, including details of night flying and also social activities. He also writes of the invasion in Sicily.

EGortonHGortonLCM430709.pdf
Harold writes about life on base at RAF Cark and his social life. He includes details of his some of his colleagues.

EGortonHGortonLCM430706.pdf
He writes of arriving safely at RAF Cark.

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Alessandro Samorè reminisces his early life in Milan, Domodossa, Portofino, and Santa Margherita Ligure. Provides details of life in youth fascist organisations, playing with homemade fireworks, and attempts to assemble an improvised scuba gear.…

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Propaganda leaflet imitating cover of Life magazine aimed at American population opposing the use of bombing campaigns, using excerpts from articles from English language newspapers.

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14 coffins with union flags. At the side are mourners

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Chaplain, mourners, Swiss military and Royal Air Force officer at the graveside for the funeral of the 14 airmen.

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Floral wreath in the form of wings and having ribbons with Royal Air Force printed. Part of the funeral for the 14 airmen lost over Switzerland.

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Many wreaths stacked beside open graves at the funeral of the Lancaster airmen.

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Chaplains, Royal Air Force officers and airmen, Swiss military and civilians stand by the graveside. Behind are houses and mountains.
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