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  • Temporal Coverage is exactly "1945-02"

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Author (probably Roy J de Niese) gives some information on recruitment and training of Ceylonese volunteers for the RAF. Includes his recruitment and initial training in Ceylon, travel to Great Britain, enlistment, elementary flying training and…

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An airman wearing battledress with brevet standing outside a building with open door and windows. Door has number 8 above it. On the reverse 'RAF Tilstock, Mar 1945, "Sparky Boy".

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Payslip for February 1945.

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Lists stages and dates of forced march from POW camp Stalag Luft VII. Route via Winterveldt, Karlsruhe, Schonfeld, Jenkwitz, Wanzen, Heidersdorf, Pfaffendorf, Stansdorf, Peterwitz, Prausnitz, Goldberg. Eventually by train to Stalag 3A at Luckenwalde.…

MThompsonAJB121138-191003-01.pdf
Contains tables of bird watching activity and descriptions of birds; list of books; a large number of photographs of civilians, fellow prisoners including one of Wing Commander Day (Senior British Officer) and a Wellington. Followed by list of names…

YLayneAJ[Ser#-DoB]v1.pdf
Starts with a letter to him after she finds out he is a prisoner telling how she felt when he was missing and how happy she was with the news that he was a prisoner. After a day by day diary of her feelings, activities, news of friends and…

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Thanks her for her letter. Advises her to continue to address letters to Stalag 357 in case his move to Stalag Luft 3 did not take place.

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Top - Telegram priority envelope.

Bottom - Letter which states that the personal effects of Flight Sergeant P R Jenkinson have been removed from the unit and are now at the central depository. Gives instructions for effects to be returned.

SDryhurstHG1332214v10018.pdf
Account of 142 Squadron crew operation to Kassel wriiten by rear gunner Bob Henderson. Was attacked by night fighter and had to bale out. Continues with account of evading and capture. Reunited with wounded crewmates and transported to prisoner of…

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Writes enquiring as to whether or not she needs a licence to remove her husband’s, who is a prisoner of war in Germany, car from Market Harborough to Scunthorpe or if there is a special permit she can use.

MSangerEW125630-151104-01.pdf
Contains drawings, names and addresses of other prisoners, dairy of events on being shot down, his crew and diagram of Lancaster, poems, stories of life in camp, Lists of prisoners in his hut, aircraft they flew and when and where shot down. Diagram…

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Three copies of photographs of a Lancaster being recovered. It is annotated 'Aircraft No ME476 Coded TV No 1660 HCU (Heavy Conversion Unit) Swinderby Lincs 550 Sqdn Feb 45 5 MU SOC Feb 46'. On the reverse is an address of The Dalesman Pub Co Lts'…

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Jeff Mackay was born in 1922 in Ballarat, Australia and was working as a cadet engineer. He joined the Army but when the Japanese entered the war in 1941 decided to join the RAAF, and after boarding a ship he trained as a navigator in Canada and…

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Five items on an album page.

Item 1 is a newspaper cutting about Germans giving an aircrew champagne, then surrendering.
Item 2 is a handwritten list of three operations and their dates.
Item 3 is a photograph of a number of Stirlings…

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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…

MCurnockRM1815605-171114-025.pdf
The news-sheet covers the return of prisoners of war and issues that they will face, POW letters from the Far East, Prisoners and Parliament, Camp visits by the YMCA, Prison Camps as schools of Citizenships, Next-of-kin Parcels, International Red…

MCurnockRM1815605-171114-024.pdf
The official journal of the Prisoners of War Department of the Red Cross and St John War Organisation. This edition covers the Food Situation about food parcel delivery, Editors comments, Sport reports from the Camps, suggestions for parcel contents,…

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An envelope addressed to Mrs D Atkinson, Flixborough from Gunner Horton, CAAF. Inside is a letter to Effie from Hugh. He thanks her for her letter and parcel. He is in Germany and closer to Berlin than 'any of the rest'. He expects that the Russians…

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The envelope is addressed to Mrs D Atkinson, Flipborough [sic], Scunthorpe, Lincs, England. Envelope printed with 'Canadian Legion War Services' and CAAF. Reverse of envelope '4.12167 Gnr Horton, H R'. Inside is a letter to Effie from Hugh. He…

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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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A sketch map of the route taken by the prisoners from Stalag Luft 7. It names the towns passed through, the numbers of prisoners killed and their rations for 21 days.

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Photo 1 is a head and shoulders portrait od a pilot, annotated 'F/O Bates'.
Photo 2 is a full length portrait of three airmen, annotated 'F/O Bates W/O Jennery (Nav) Sgt Weston (Flt. Eng)'. and 'Feb 45'.
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