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  • Temporal Coverage starts with "1939"

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Letter from Harry to his wife explaining what he has been doing - guard duty and a maths exam.

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A registered letter from Harry to his wife. He describes financial arrangements he has put in place.

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A history of the Avro Repair Organisation at Bracebridge Heath. Aircraft with Category B damage were disassembled and taken to Bracebridge for repair. Contractor’s Working Parties repaired Category A damaged aircraft on their station using spares…

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Photo 1 is a group of people round the back of a car, the caption in Polish suggests they were stuck.
Photo 2 is five people with a caption with their names 'Maciek Miszewski, Jerzy Rajewski, Jan Rabek.
Photo 3 is the same group as photo 2 with a…

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Photo 1 is a young woman looking out of a window.
Photo 2 is a young woman in a coat with a man in a coat seated. The image is taken from inside a building with the two people framed by the doorway.
Photo 3 is a man and a young woman sitting…

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Top left first page - three-quarter length portrait of an airman wearing tunic and side cap. Text notes that he joined Royal Air Force in 1936 as a Halton apprentice armourer. Promoted to flight sergeant at the beginning of the war he began a long…

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Joined Royal Air Force in 1936 as a Halton apprentice armourer. Promoted to flight sergeant at the beginning of the war he began a long association with 57 Squadron then flying Blenheims as part of British Expeditionary Force in France followed by…

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Flight Sergeant Albion John Turner number 561939, 9 Squadron, Wellington Bomber, over Kiel Harbour 4 Sept 1939.

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Headed Mr Crosskey, states Albion John Turner Flight Sergeant Pilot (regular) from Scampton in Wellington killed on Sept 3 1939 over Kiel Harbour, no 561939, Sage, plot 4, Row E, No 3, Bremen, Bremerhaven, Oldenburg.

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Letter informing her that her late husband was buried in section D, grave no, 268 in Wilhelmshaven cemetery on 13 September 1939.

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In the foreground a young girl sits with a baby in bonnet behind her. Behind the children and to the right two men is swimming trunks sit and lie. In the background a sea wall and other people. On the reverse Whitsun 1939, this is Hilda's little…

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Philip Winter dressed in a Sidcot suit with flying goggles around his neck standing in front of a Tiger Moth facing away from camera.

This item was sent to the IBCC Digital Archive already in digital form. No better quality copies are available.

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Three prints of a man standing in swimming trunks on a beach holding a baby girl with bonnet. In the background a sea wall and to the right a woman in sunglasses sitting on a deck chair. On the reverse of first print 'Whitsun 1939'.

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Shows entry as apprentice on 30 august 1927. Details next of kin, and description. Shows service as fitter at Gosport and Khartoum before No 4 Flying Training School, 216 Squadron and 9 Squadron. Promoted Flight Sergeant in June 1939. Discharged on 4…

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Acknowledges receipt of £26 by way of a loan on A J Turners life insurance policy. Life insurance was sum assured £100 and loan to be paid back over six months.

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Lists all matters for administration of estate including tax issues, probate, reading and signing papers, dealing with Air Ministry, estate duties, insurance and correspondence. Total costs £6 9 s 4d or say £3 3s.

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UK Passport for A J Turner contains personal information, photograph and handwritten entries for countries valid including Egypt, Palestine, Syria, Sudan and Transjordan.

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Bible with a page showing a message from His Majesty the King to all services and people engaged in defence of the Realm.

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Pilots flying log book for A J Turner, covering the period from 18 February 1935 to 31st August 1939. Detailing his flying training and pre-war flying duties with 216 Squadron and 9 Squadron. He was stationed in Egypt and at RAF Aldergrove, RAF…

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Writes that he is happy that she and Penny are safe. He states he is ready for anything. Prays that she will be protected from the terrors of war. Concludes by saying that if anything should happen, tell the children he was one of the first to go.

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Notification that Flight Sergeant A J Turner was killed in action on operations in the Wilhelmshafen area on 4 September 1939.

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From a friend of John Turner expressing horror on news of John Turners was a casualty. Passes condolence from himself and from other acquaintances at RAF Scampton. Writes other eulogy comments about John Turner and Bill Borley. Hopes they might be…

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Christmas at RAF Felixstowe. Artwork show standing airman with bottle and one slumped sleeping with full stomach. Printed menu.

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Three annotated items:

Item 1 : Photograph of air raid shelter with pets
caption 1 'Air Raid Shelter constructed by a firm called "Troy" in 1938. Left [undecipherable] It was 16' deep with a poisen [sic] gas free escape hatch…
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