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  • Temporal Coverage is exactly "1943-10"

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Sergeant Edward Milling's wife has been informed that his husband is believed to have been killed over Germany. Details of his peacetime employment are provided.

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Letter of condolence to Mrs Milling whose husband had been reported as missing during an operation over enemy territory.

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Letter from Air Ministry Casualties Board to Mrs E. Milling informing her that all efforts to trace her husband Sergeant Edward Milling had been unsuccessful and that there was now little hope of his being alive.

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He writes of the social activities at RAF Cark, domestic arrangements and expected timelines for postings.

EGortonHGortonLCM431003.pdf
He writes of looking for accommodation in Manchester, his flying duties and social activity and the weather. He discusses an electric heater he has purchased and his bank balance.

EGortonHGortonLCM431006.pdf
He writes of moving into a new billet, his colleagues, the weather and the lack of flying due to the bad weather.

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He writes from Farnworth and writes of his social activities and of a house for rent.

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EGortonHGortonLCM431010.pdf
He writes of their finances, moving to a new billet, flying duties and domestic details.

EGortonHGortonLCM431012.pdf
He writes of flying duties, his colleagues, domestic details, the weather and issues with his electric fire.

EGortonHGortonLCM431017.pdf
He writes about flying duties and social activities.

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He writes about his social life.

EGortonHGortonLCM431020.pdf
He writes of the loss of 60 B-17s, the new chief flying instructor and about returning to operations.

EGortonHGortonLCM431021.pdf
He writes about his law exams, night flying, returning to operational flying and of social activities and domestic details.

EGortonHGortonLCM431024.pdf
He writes of night flying duties, returning to operations, social activities and domestic arrangements.

EGortonHGortonLCM431027.pdf
He writes of night flying, social activities and arrangements for leave.

EGortonHGortonLCM431029.pdf
He writes of his night flying duties and a taxiing accident.

EGortonHGortonLCM431030.pdf
He writes of night flying, travel arrangements for his next leave and domestic details.

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Doug Begbie was an apprentice chef before he volunteered for the RAF. He trained as a rear gunner and was posted to 76 Squadron. He shot down what sounds like an Me 163.

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At the start of the war, Doug Beasley left school at 16 to start work. Initially a member of the Air Training Corps, he was sent for aircrew selection when he became 18. There was a 12-month wait to enlist as a pilot, so he opted to become a flight…

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Writes that she will be pleased to see him in two weeks. Catches up with news of school and illness. Says she went to the Lacarno with aunt and mentions that air raid warning and all clear have gone off.

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Letter 1. dated 16 October 1943 informs Mr A V Ansell that his son Sergeant A Ansell is officially presumed to have lost his life. Letter 2. Dated 19 June 1946. Informs recipient that a war gratuity is payable and enclosing form for application.

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Hilary’s uncle, William Frederick Burkitt (known as John), was born in North London. He joined up in October 1943 and after training as a flight engineer, was sent to RAF Bardney. During their first operation they were badly hit and the rear…

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Keith Martin was working for an agricultural machinery merchants in Shrewsbury when the war started. This was classed as a reserved occupation but when he was nearly 20, he decided to volunteer for the Royal Air Force in April 1942 and was selected…

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Formal course photograph, 46 trainees, three staff, arranged in seven rows on flight of stairs leading to double doors. Captioned 'D FLIGHT, 3 SQUADRON, No 20 ITW BRIDLINGTON AUG 14th - OCT 9th 1943'. There are also a large number of signatures.
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