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  • Temporal Coverage is exactly "1944-12"

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Menu for Christmas meal at RAF Abu Sueir in 1944. Decorated border and artwork top and bottom.

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Note that letter was undated but thinks it was December 1944. Says he was thinking of them on their birthdays. Asks them about their holiday in Cape Town and arranging for him to be sent a sweater. Speculates on future and catches up with other…

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Details of Sam's time with 128 Squadron at RAF Wyton and RAF White Waltham.
There is a photo of Arthur Harris giving the salute.

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A list of 35 operations undertaken by Terry Ford. It includes dates and aircraft used.

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Three photographs from an album.
Photo 1 is 13 Lancasters in flight over RAF Mepal.
Photo 2 is a frosty tree beside Terry's hut.
Photo 3 is Terry and his crew standing in front of a Nissen hut. In the caption each individual is named, as is their…

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First is of a crew of eight, standing by left mainwheel of a Stirling captioned 'The crew'. ' The crew of aircraft 'N' for Nan. no 199 Squadron from Nov 1944 till April 1945'.
Second is of ten individuals standing and kneeling in front of a…

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A chart used for location Reims, France. Scale 1:1000000. It is overlaid with a Gee chain.

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An envelope addressed to Mrs D Atkinson, Flipborough [sic], Scunthorpe, Lincs from 4.12167 Gnr Horton H R. Envelope marked 'passed by censor' and CAAF. Inside is a letter to Effie thanking her for cans of sugar and milk, but asking for saccharine…

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Three photographs from an album.
Photo 1 is of six people, captioned 'Self, Joan, David, Mum, Aunt May & Dad'.
Photo 2 is of Philip Hopgood with his friend sitting on a metal fence, captioned 'Joan & Self'.
Photo 3 is a snow scene, captioned 'St…

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Seven photographs from an album.
Photos 1, 2 and 3 are a man in shorts doing boxing practice, captioned 'Doug (Bully) Walker'.
Photos 4, 5, 6 and 7 are men and donkeys captioned 'Donkey Races Christmas 1944'.

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A map of Stalag Luft 7 drawn by D G Gray and dated December 1944. It shows a compound of huts, one of tents and one under construction. The Russians have a separate, smaller compound as do the Germans.

Includes measurements, direction indicator,…

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The first issue of The Dafoe Digest, a magazine produced by No 5 Bombing and Gunnery School, Dafoe. Each section on the base has had a chance to write a short article about their activities.

Five Group Newsletter, number 29, December 1944. Includes a foreword by the Air Officer Commanding, and articles on tactics, operations, gardening, signals, navigation, this month's bouquets, radar navigation, air bombing, engineering, training,…

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A Christmas Card signed by Pete 'Mid Upper here'. In it is described an attack on Politz on 21.12.44 and diverted to RAF Milltown due fog. Then on 22.12.44 he flew to RAF Wick to pick up a crew that had crashed there. There are several signatures.

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Sergeants' Mess Christmas 1944 Menu, RAF Wick

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Inside page of a Christmas Card, dated 1944. An officer in the style of Pilot Officer Prune with a moustache and red nose has a glass of champagne on one hand and a bottle in the other. Beside him are four more bottles. It carries the message 'Merry…

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Photograph of car parked in a street, Keith Thompson and civilian standing by car, captioned 'May '44-1936 Ford 10-My first car'.
Second and third pictures, same car, somewhat battered, parked on road, houses in distance, captioned 'Topcliffe,…

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Includes: Christmas message from the Princess Royal; editorial matters; speed up at Marseilles (of parcels); [two pages missing] photographs of groups from camps; official reports from camps; the brighter side; the Donoughmore club; news of…

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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…

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Ted Neale's account of his last operation on a Wellington Mk 10. They had to fly to Grotaglie to take soldiers to Athens. He describes how they fitted the 12 men into the aircraft. On reaching Kalamaki, the airfield was being besieged by ELAS…

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Betty (nee Jackson) worked in a library in Macclesfield before the war. When the war broke out, she went to Manchester to volunteer for the Air Force and trained as a telephonist. She did a course at Sheffield General Post Office before being…

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James was born in Gorton, attended Catholic schools, and became an apprentice plumber. In November 1942 he joined the Royal Air Force. He then trained as a mechanic at RAF St Athan before being posted to RAF Henlow to assemble Hurricanes. He then…

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Robert Maggs lived in London until his family were bombed out and moved to the seaside. He joined the local Air Training Corps and later volunteered for the RAF and trained as a gunner. During training his plane crashed and he was left trapped. He…

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Ian Henderson was born in Lockerbie and studied law at the University of Edinburgh for two years before joining the Royal Air Force. He travelled to Canada onboard the RMS Mauretania to train as a pilot, after two months near Edmonton on Oxford and…
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