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  • Temporal Coverage starts with "1939-10"

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Describes the introduction of Halifax into service with associated problems. Mentions first operations to Le Havre. Goes on to describe engine and gun turret upgrades as well as other modifications. Continues with introduction of Mk 3. and Mk 6…

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Flight Sergeant wireless operator on 58 Squadron at RAF Linton-on-Ouze flying Whitley III. First operation to Ruhr to drop leaflets and crash landed in France on the way back. Other operations were convoy patrol and bombing in France, Netherlands,…

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Article headlines: gallantry in captivity, awards to airmen, many lives saved in Germany. OBEs for Group Captain Laurence F Wray RCAF shot down March 1944 for work done on evacuation of Stalag Luft 3. Wing Commander (acting Group Captain) Henry…

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The letter approves Harry Redgrave's annual continuous flying training at Southend.

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A receipt from R A Jones & Sons Ltd for a wrist watch valued at £3-3-0. The bill-head includes a line-drawing of R A Jones' shop premises at 76 & 78 High Street, Southend.

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A greetings telegram to Malcolm Staves' mother from his sister, Gwen.
A card from a florist with a birthday message to his mother from Gwen.
A card to his mother from Gwen and a printed message.

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Joan’s maiden name was Fellows. She speaks of her school days up to leaving at 16 and a half when she took up an apprenticeship with a dressmaking shop in Hastings. When war was declared the dressmaking business suffered, so she went to Islington…

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London County Council driving licence for Frank Hobbs address Tooting. Valid 1 December 1937 to 30 November 1938 with extension sticker to 9 December 1940. One conviction stamp for minor offence 20 November 1939

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13 family members at Raymond Norman Percy Foster's wedding. The bride, Joyce Ellen Foster (née Wakeling) is seated with Raymond Norman Percy Foster standing in uniform beside her. There are two bridesmaids standing and two flower girls seated. Two…

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Letter from David Boldy to his father about being on the waiting list for the Royal Air Force volunteer reserve and daily life of relatives and friends. Describes black out precautions in London pointing out how he got used to see in the dark. Thinks…
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