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  • Temporal Coverage starts with "1939-09"

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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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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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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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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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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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A framed montage of five photographs.
Photo 1 is a colour image of Akin standing on a street pavement, captioned 'A very dapper Dad just leaving the barber in Lisson Grove NW1, 1971'.
Photo 2 is a family group arranged in four rows, captioned 'Mass…

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Ted Neale describes the start of the war and the end of his schooling. After a couple of jobs, which he left quickly, he moved to the Woolwich Arsenal as an apprentice tool maker.
On Saturday 7th September 1940 an air raid destroyed the factory,…

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Notes that Acting Wing Commander David Donaldson D.S.O and bar, D.F.C, R.A.F.V.R was mobilised on 3 September 1939 until 1st October 1945.

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Letter from his mother written just after war was declared.. She is sorry that war has interrupted his studies. She describes how it has affected her and the domestic staff she employs in her house. Catches up with family news. Additional information…

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Colin Atkinson was 12 at the outbreak of war and grew up in Lincolnshire. His father was a Lieutenant Colonel in the army. He worked as a trainee reporter for the local paper and served as a messenger for civil defence; his post was on the Castle…

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Jan Black Stangryciuk was born in Poland but his family emigrated to Argentina in 1934. He volunteered to travel to England to join the Royal Air Force in 1939. He recounts his journey, why he made this decision and how he joined the RAF. He was…

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Three sergeants wearing tunic and side caps walking down a street. In the background left buildings and on the right an open area.
Stephen Dawson is on the left.

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Telegram to Desmond O’Connell from the Royal Air Force with instructions to report via a specific train at London King’s Cross.

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Propaganda booklet about total war containing photographs quotes and text about bombing.

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Letter from David Boldy to his father about losing his father’s dog, Prince; applying to the Royal Air Force; and leaving the farm to move back to London as war looks inevitable. He comments that the city is calm and will send some photos of…
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