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  • Temporal Coverage is exactly "1944-12-25"

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The menu for Christmas dinner followed by a list of events on Christmas , Boxing Day and New Year's Eve.

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Joan’s maiden name was Fellows. She speaks of her school days up to leaving at 16 and a half when she took up an apprenticeship with a dressmaking shop in Hastings. When war was declared the dressmaking business suffered, so she went to Islington…

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Reports arrival of latest letters and catches up with news from home. Writes that his Christmas had not been very merry but they had had a good meal [two sections are blacked out by censor]. Mentions choir recital and church service.

LBellinghamPF1397635v1.pdf
The log book covers the training and operational career of bomb aimer Peter Bellingham from 10 March 1943 to 21 February 1946. After training in South Africa he flew Halifaxes and Stirlings with 138 Squadron, taking part in 30 night operations over…

LMitchellRK[Ser#-DoB]v1.pdf
Robert Mitchell’s Flying Log Book, from 19th July 1943 to 7th January 1954, recording training, operations and other post-war duties as a Pilot. No flights are recorded in the years 1947-1950. Based at RAF Long Marston (No. 24 OTU), RAF Topcliffe…

LBallantyneWM1395001v1.pdf
Pilots flying log book for W M Ballantyne, covering the period from 3 March 1942 to 18 July 1945. Detailing his flying training, Duties with 267 transport squadron, operations flown and instructor duties. He was stationed at SAAF Wonderboom, SAAF…

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A vertical aerial photograph of Hangelar (Bonn) airfield taken during a bombing operation. The image is orientated with south-east at the top edge. A large, bright glare obscures most of the ground detail but the River Seig is visible, meandering…

LDarbyCAH927893v1.pdf
Royal Canadian Air Force flying log book for aircrew other than pilot for Charles Arthur Hill Darby, air bomber, covering the period from 23 August 1943 to 13 August 1945. He was stationed at RCAF Lethbridge, RCAF Edmonton, RAF Bishops Court, RAF…

LArrowsmithDR427789v1.pdf
Pilots flying log book for Douglas Ross Arrowsmith, covering the period from 15 January 1943 to 3 September 1945. Detailing his flying training, operations flown and instructor duties. He was stationed at 1 Elementary Flying Training School RAF RAAF…

EDarbyCAHWellandJ441226.pdf
He thanks her for two letters and a Christmas card. Christmas dinner was very good, followed by a dance.

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In the letter Jim describes Christmas in the camp.

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Comments that Christmas was over and weather had precluded operations. Writes about Christmas meal and other activities. Mentions boxing day activities. Continues with comment planned dining in night to say farewell to Wing Commander Tait. Catches up…

Introduces Michael G Hanson an RAF reservist and tells of time sailing before stating training. Covers elementary and advanced training before joining 233 Squadron at RAF Leuchars on Hudson. Relates life on the station, in local area and on maritime…

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He writes that he had a good feed on Christmas day and describes the food he ate. He jokes that the men will have to stay at home whilst the wives go out to work in the future. He tells her of the activities they undertook including horse racing and…

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A menu for Christmas dinner held in the Officers' Mess signed by some of the participants.

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A menu for Christmas dinner.

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He writes that he has just had his Christmas dinner. He hopes he will be home by next Christmas.

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Royal Air Force Waddington Christmas card with Royal Air Force badge on the front. Signed from Derrick

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The programme lists 23 pieces to be played a the prisoner of war Christmas show at Belaria camp.

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Top left shows coastline with rocky headlands and individuals seated on the grass looking at the view, captioned 'Steve Hughes', ' Christmas Day 1944', 'Newgale Solva'.
top right shows RAF officer in uniform walking down hill side path, captioned…

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Top, interior of RAF Brawdy Officers Mess Bar, 'The Olde Isobar', captioned ' Officers Mess', '1944-45', '517 Squadron', 'RAF Brawdy'.
Second, third and fourth photographs are all of two RAF officers, in uniform standing outside wooden structure…

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Photo 1, 2 and 3 are vertical aerial photographs of an attack on Bonn. No detail is visible on the ground. Searchlights and incendiary tracks are visible.
Photo 3 is slightly later and shows large fires gaining control. Cologne is at the top left of…

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Order of service with prayers, lessons and , carols

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From RAF Kelstern Christmas 1944.

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Front page titled from all Australian forces and a b/w photograph of a row of thatched cottages captioned 'Cropthorne, Worcestershire, England'. Rear page text Ralph Waldo Emerson's tribute to England. Inside left page a b/w head and shoulders…
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