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  • Collection: Wilson, Reginald Charles

A comment from a broadsheet newspaper that was posted on a board at the camp. It includes a list of items supplied in a cardboard suitcase.

A German marching song but also a love song to Erica.

Three photographs of Reg's girlfriend.
#1 she is sitting on a rug with a dog, in a park.
#2 she is holding the handlebar of a police motorcycle and sidecar.
#3 she is sitting on a rock overlooking a city.

Two cloth brevets, for a navigator and an observer plus a Stalag IVB dog tag.

A Christmas card with a sketch of a broken Halifax qnd a handshake drawn on the music and words of 'Stille Nacht'.

A Halifax landing on a wet runway, starboard side. Information supplied with the collection states 'Halifax Dec 1942 10 sqn'.

Three colour postcards.
#1 a Halifax of 35 Squadron, in flight.
#2 Albany, Georgia - Pecan trees and a hunter with aircraft above.
#3 Lakeland, Florida. Orange trees, fishing and houses.

A Halifax, EY-E, air-to-air view of the port side.

The pilot who was credited with shooting down Reg Wilson's Halifax.

Reg in leather flying jacket holding his flying equipment.

A naval officer with a full beard and Reg Wilson outside a building.

A Halifax with several ground crew at work on and around it. Information supplied with the collection states 'CH10434 - Working on a Halifax 23 Jun 43'

A cutting from a newspaper with Reg and John Bushell's names recorded as prisoner of war. Handwritten on it is Evening Standard 12.4.44.

A copy of the address page of a prisoner of war letter.

A card issued to Reg by his flying school.

A list of the other six members of Reg's crew...Harvey, Laurie Underwood, Jack McArdle, Bill Ross, John Bushell and Alec McCarroll.

A card issued by the Air Ministry whilst Reg was a prisoner of war notifying his commission as a Pilot Officer.

Charle's RCAF service paper.

Reg writes that he has only had one letter and no recent news from home. The weather has not been good. He looks forward to going home.

Reg writes that he has no mail nor does he expect any. Weather is improving. He is reading a lot.

Reg writes that he is at his new camp. He asks his parents to sort out his money. His new camp is more comfortable. Many of the prisoners have been there four years.

Reg writes he has received six letters today. He is fed up and keen to get home.

Reg writes he has had no recent mail. The weather is grim. The theatre has closed and the school reopens in a week.

Reg wishes his family a Happy New Year. He reflects on his existence. They had a show and a dance. He says the Red Cross are more than wonderful.
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