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  • Temporal Coverage starts with "1940-03"

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I J Howell’s wireless operator/ air gunner’s flying log book covering the period from 6 September 1939 to 10 April 1941. Detailing his operations flown as wireless operator/air gunner. He was stationed at RAF Finningley (76 Squadron and 7…

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J A Doxsey’s RAF Observer’s and Air Gunner’s Flying Log Book from 5th October 1939 to 25th January 1944, recording training and operations as a Wireless Operator/Air Gunner, and Transport Command ferry duties across Africa, Brazil and USA.…

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Celebrates the completion of the training of Peter Baxter's apprentice entry, No 37, on Thursday 14 March 1940 at 6pm. There are signatures on the front and reverse.

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Lillian Grundy was born grew up in Ancoats, Manchester. Upon leaving school, she worked in a local mill winding bobbins, and the Hall Brothers Toffee Works wrapping sweets. Grundy met George in 1939 and they were engaged in Easter 1940, however, he…

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A letter from Harry to his wife discussing his next leave. He is uncertain of train times.

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Documents relating to a sea voyage from Greece to Marseilles.
Item 1 is a ticket with a handwritten name and cabin number.
Item 2 is a ship taken from another ship.
Item 3 is a ticket referring to Mieczysław Stachiewicz and issued by Organe…

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A letter from Harry to his wife Jessie discussing the payment of a debt, his signals test and arrangements for her trip to see him in Scotland. He has managed to arrange somewhere for Jessie to stay and will send travel details nearer the time.

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A letter from Harry to his wife Jessie, reporting that he is gaining good results in his training and has been on night flying exercises. He is studying for his next exams. Harry writes of missing their home and life together.

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A letter from Harry to his wife Jessie relating his day-time flights over the Scottish islands, Northern Ireland, the Isle of Man and the Lake District.

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A letter from Harry to his wife Jessie discussing his love for her, the time they spent during his leave and his journey back by train.

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A letter and envelope from Harry to his wife Jessie. He discusses his Easter leave travel plans, his results of a maths exam and flying trips taken by a friend at the station.

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A letter and envelope from Harry to his wife Jessie. He writes about his trepidation about starting to fly in Ansons and a visit from Air Chief Marshall Sir John Steel over whether their air navigation training was thorough enough.

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A letter from Harry to his wife Jessie. Harry has just finished his Maths examination and is very tired mentally. He discusses plans for his leave at Easter and tells Jessie how much he misses her.

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A letter and envelope from Harry to his wife Jessie. Harry writes about a navigation flight over Ireland and Scotland, his exams and a social evening with soldiers, sailors and airmen.

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A letter and envelope from Harry to his wife Jessie. Harry writes about buying a frame for her photograph, going to the cinema, starting to learn to play golf, plotting and an aborted training flight to Ireland.

The back of the envelope has been…

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Letter from David Boldy to his father about the Air Raid Precautions, complying he does not feel suited for the role. Steve is doing his exams.

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Letter from David Boldy to his father about joining the Air Raid Precautions (voluntary).
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