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  • Collection: Bain, Andrew

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Telegram informing Isabel that Andrew failed to return from operations on 24 August 1943.

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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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An aerogram from Andrew training in South Africa. Comments on the arrival of four of her letters (only two now missing) and replies to several things in them. His sent a parcel to his mother including stockings and chocolate for Isabel.

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An aerogram written from Andrew training in South Africa. Comments on lack of letters, that he has had a tooth removed and moved huts. He has been studying quite hard, helped by a good library at the camp, and there are film shows three times a week.

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An aerogram from Andrew training in South Africa. He has just been posted to no. 45 Air School. Some of her letters seem to have gone missing.

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An aerogram written when Andrew was training in South Africa. He has met her cousin Bill, has only had a few letters, and is interested the 'WAAF situation' and Isabel being called up.

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An aerogram written by Andrew when training in South Africa. He has now been there a week and has visited Johannesburg and Pretoria.

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An aerogram written when Andrew was training in South Africa at no. 75 Air School, Lyttleton Camp, Transvaal. He writes that the food and accommodation are good and he hopes to visit her cousin Bill who lives near by.

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Telegram telling Isabel that information has been received from the International Red Cross Committee indicating that Andrew has been killed in action.

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Detailing Isabel's allowances.

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Covering letter and photograph of Andrew's temporary cross. Letter informs Isabel that the temporary cross will be replaced a permanent stone by the Imperial War Graves Commission in due course. Envelope included.

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Letter to Isabel confirming the information from the International Red Cross that Andrew had lost his life when his aircraft was lost. But he would formally be listed as 'missing believed killed' for six months.

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Letter to Isabel stating that as Andrew was now presumed dead, the Air Ministry payment would stop from mid-May and she would receive information shortly about a pension.

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Details allowances payable while Andrew is classified as 'missing', Will continue on present rate until December 1943 and then at reduced rate. Also mentioned how to apply for pre-natal allowance.

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Letter to Isabel following up the initial telegrams. States that her husband has been reported missing after an operation on 23/24 August 1943.

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For official purposes, any serviceman missing on operations, assuming nothing more is heard over a set period, is assumed to have died so that pay, pensions etc can be processed.

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Reporting that Andrew Bain had been re-buried in British Military Cemetery Berlin (Heerstrasse), Grave 13, Row K, Plot 4.

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Air Ministry Accounts need a completed Air Ministry Form 531 before they can release Andrew's Post Office Savings book. The original of his will has been forwarded to Messrs Newlands and Warner.

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To Isabel from Casualty Branch confirming that information had come from an official German source confirming Andrew's death on 24th August 1943.

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Gives location of Andrew's grave in the Garrison Cemetery, Doberitz, near Berlin.

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Letter from British Red Cross Society informing Isabel of the location of Andrew's grave at Doberitz, near Berlin.

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Letter states that Warrant Officer Fear, Andrew's captain was buried at Doberitz (near Berlin) and it is likely that Andrew would also be buried there. When there is official confirmation, either they or the Air Ministry will send it to her.

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States that Andrew has been listed as 'Missing, believed killed in action'. An official German source has informed the International Red Cross Committee that Andrew and the other members of the crew died on 24 August 1943.
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