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  • Collection: Akrill, William

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Cartoon drawing of scene in a street in snow. On the left six girls are standing on the side of a road in front of a high wall watching three young men in long coats playing snowballs. Behind them a woman holds a sign saying beware of cattle. In the…

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Seven caricature figures, five men and two women standing in a room. Man on the left is carrying a book, next a woman smoking a cigarette, next a man with hands together. To his right a woman warming hands in front of fireplace then three men…

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Seven caricature figures, five men and two women in a room. Three men are conversing on the left in front of fireplace. A woman sits reading a newspaper on a chair and another woman stands in front of her with paper in hand. On the right two men in…

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Cartoon drawing with six caricature figures, five male and one female. On the left an older man with glasses carrying a coal scuttle and small shovel, smoking a pipe. To his right two men standing behind a woman in skirt and blouse running towards…

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Five cartoon caricature male figures standing in line in a room. Man on left is reading a newspaper, fourth man from left appears to be throwing a piece of paper into a burning fire in fireplace, In the background left an open door with clock on wall…

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Cartoon drawing with thirteen caricature figures including two women spread out in a line in a function room. Man on left smoking a pipe, third from left is behind a newspaper. All the others appear to be talking. Background left a clock on the wall.…

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Drawing showing head of girl with pigtails and glasses.Dated 10.3.41 by Aki. Captioned 'Evacuees come to Collingham

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Twelve cartoon figures standing in two rows. All are girls of varying height, some in school type uniforms and some with hats. Captioned 'Assorted Evacs by Aki'.

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Thirteen cartoon figures standing in row of seven at top and six on the bottom. All are girls of various heights, some wearing school uniform like clothes. One has a tennis racket and some have hats. Captioned 'More Evacs by Aki'.

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Four pairs of cartoon figures, all girls. Top right: two hockey players, top left: two girls whispering together. Bottom left: two girls hand-in-hand, both wearing school type uniform and hats. Bottom right: two girls fighting. Captioned…

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Girl in overalls and head scarf with finger to lips. In the background a cloud with a number of gremlin figures as well as building, tree windmill and gate. One gremlin has rope to girls left ankle while three others pull back on rope to left ankle.…

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Girl in land girl uniform carrying basket with vegetables and two rabbits with other items under her arm. Captioned 'Home for Christmas'. Title 'Irene Harrison, land girl at Potter Hill, letters page 206'.

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Man dressed in naval uniform on telephone to an elderly woman sitting up in bed with books and bottles. Captioned 'Every Nice Girl', Title 'David Iliffe and unknown female'!, Billy's last known drawing'.

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Two adult figures - plus baby - all in uniform facing front on the left between two flag poles. Led by a dog, four other figures in uniform march past from the right with pitchforks shouldered.

Added caption: 'The family at Potter Hill, L to R,…

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Six figures and two dogs carrying out various activities at farm. Fence on left and hedge on right, sheep in field top left. Captioned "Wednesday night was drying ground night"

Added caption: 'The family gardening at Potter Hill, L to R, Irene,…

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Cartoon title 'Sergeants Stripes - Letters page 169'. Eight cartoon figures round a bunk bed in various stages of sewing on sergeant's stripes. Caption on bottom 'Getting some brevet-an-tape-stitching-on-hours in'.

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A collection of 13 cartoon drawings depicting gremlin characters by Sergeant William Akrill. Referred to in letter #18081.

1. Gremlin photoflash (Will Gremlin)
2. Gremlin crews for the convenience of Mark VIII (Georgie Gremlin)
3. Gremlin…

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Notice that Sgt William Akrill is missing on operations 12/13 March 1943.

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Writes of daily activities and course progress including marks for exams. Notes if he fails as pilot he would be happy as an observer. Worse subject is Air Force law. Mentions other subjects such as hygiene. Only 3 weeks before leave and discusses…

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Writes of guard duty, gas exam and inoculations and their effect. Talks of food and domestic matters. Catches up with home news and makes requests for specific food when he gets home

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Writes of mail received and complains of time taken but will be worse when he gets to Scotland or California. Christmas approaching. Went to chapel and had good carol service. Catches up with home news. Speculates on future as aircrew and possible…

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Written as cadet from posting wing. Sending washing home. Will be glad to get away from current location. Describes daily activity, a friend and going to Westminster Central Hall. Suggests that hardest part of Initial Training Wing will be aircraft…

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Bill thanks everyone for the letters and wishes his father happy birthday. Forgot is was his own birthday and describes all his letters and presents. Thanks everyone. Will send washing home soon. Pilot has gone for x-ray.

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Bill has received her parcel and letter. Visited Bury St Edmunds. Describes area around camp and where it is in relation to part of the village. Would be a good place to use his bike when it is repaired. May remain there but could move if parent…

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Complains at receiving no letters from home. Have done no flying at pilot has injured his knee again. Has found a local YMCA. Little news to report.
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