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  • Temporal Coverage is exactly "1943-07"

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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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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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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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Arthur Vickers worked for the Coop before he volunteered for the Air Force. After training he completed an tour of operations as a flight engineer. He discusses life on the station and on operations including a trip when they though they might have…

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Jack Jarmey was born in Romford Essex. At the age of five. following the death of his father, Jack moved to live with his grandparents in Illfracolme. Despite excellent results in all his subjects at Grammar School Jack left school at 15 to work in…

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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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He writes of arriving safely at RAF Cark.

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

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.

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.

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

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

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.

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

EGortonHGortonLCM430730.pdf
He writes about night flying, the weather, and his activities on base at RAF Cark.

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Keith Thompson was a sergeant navigator under training at the start of this period at 28 OTU at RAF Castle Donington, then on to a holding unit for a month. After that on to 1662 CU at RAF Blyton flying the Lancaster, until 7 November when he was…

YThompsonKG1238603v2.pdf
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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Maurizio Ghiretti describes his early life at Monticelli Terme, a small town near Parma. He remembers various episodes of wartime hardships: food shortages, a tree taken down at night for firewood, men hiding in concealed rooms to avoid roundups, and…

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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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Diary from joining the RAF in may 1941, through training as groundcrew and then volunteered for aircrew and eventually trained as air gunner and posting to 514 Squadron. Describes operations while on the squadron and notes details and losses.…

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

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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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The class book for 71 Navigators course, March - July 1943. Cover includes course details and photograph of an Anson in flight over the airfield with landing gear down. Contains the list of names of the 19 students who completed the course as well as…

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Seven coffins being lowered into graves by military and civilians at Vevey, Switzerland. The two photographs are the same but the second is captioned 'July 1943 "Our Crew" being laid to rest Semper Paratus'.
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