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The letter invites Maurice's father to a reception at Buckingham Palace to receive his late son's DFC.

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The letter is from Maurice's mother to Maurices' brother and sister, Nellie and Harry. She encloses something to give to Maurice.

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Envelope, letter, details on the unveiling of the memorial and ticket for the ceremony at Runnymede.

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The letter asks if his mother has entered his news in the Observer.
In a second copy a caption 'This was the last letter Maurice wrote to his mother and was received the day after Maurice's death. RIP'.

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The letter advises that Maurice is now considered killed in combat.

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The letter accompanies a cheque and offers congratulations and best wishes.

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The telegram congratulates him on his grand achievement.

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The message advises Maurice that a Swan Pen has been obtained and he does not have to feel obliged to accept.

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The telegram congratulates Maurice on his grand achievement.

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Congratulations on award of Distinguished flying Cross

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With compliments of the under secretary of state for air - stating that his campaign medals would be issued within the next few days.

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States that he would not be possible for him to be a fully qualified wireless operator/air gunner for a long rime and invites him to consider an alternative as a flight engineer. Outlines flight engineer training.

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Congratulation on award of DFC from Den and Sam

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Congratulation on award of DFC from Den and Sam

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Writes about operations to Hanover and Mannheim. Describes fires after attacks, poor German defences and German fighter attacks. Offers some sympathy to Germans on the ground and describes a fighter attacking them. Describes their first trip to…

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Writes that he is fit and well after having done six operations and describes some of them. Mentions their usual bomb load. Relates that a fighter had attacked a Halifax just behind them. Mentions eating eggs and bacon before and after operations.…

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Writes about the issue of the 1939-45 star which he and his crew had received. Relates that he had to bale out after his aircraft had been in collision with a Halifax. mentions damage received and describes crew abandoning the aircraft. Goes on to…

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Says he is back and would be flying that night. Mentions visit to Bournemouth and seeing film. Writes about colleague waiting for demob. mentions his new second pilot from New Zealand.

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Congratulates him receiving a well deserved award. Writes of passing on the news and talking to his parents.

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Sends congratulations on Harold Wakefield's award of Distinguished Flying Cross which author had seen in the papers. Catches up with and other family news.

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Sends congratulations and catches up on gossip.

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From RAF records office noting that it was planned that Bill Eyles attend investiture at Buckingham palace for award of Distinguished Flying Medal on 4 December 1945. Asks that he be supplied with railway warrant and details when the actual…

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Invitation to investiture at Buckingham Palace for award of Distinguished Flying Medal on 4 December 1944.
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