Browse Items (27 total)

  • Temporal Coverage starts with "1940-08"

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Written by Harry Redgrave to Jessie from RAF Upwood. Harry includes about their plans to meet in Peterborough.

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A letter and envelope from Harry Redgrave to his wife. Harry has arranged digs for her and advises on her travel arrangements.

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Letter from Harry Redgrave to his wife Jessie. Harry writes about his trip to Dorchester and Southend, seeing various family members and checking up on their bungalow, coming back on his motorcycle. Also mentions moving to a new station and hoping…

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A letter and envelope from Harry Redgrave to Jessie. Harry writes about life at RAF Upwood including being put in charge of a beacon party, being in a crew doing ZZ landings and a colleague who keeps flying into a barrage balloon.

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A letter and envelope from Harry Redgrave to Jessie. Harry writes about life at RAF Upwood including his intensive training and a trip to RAF Wyton to swing the compass at the Air Officer Commanding’s plane. He also is trying to get his motorcycle…

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A letter and envelope from Harry Redgrave to Jessie. Harry writes about life at RAF Upwood, including his intensive training, the lack of leave and a trip into Peterborough. He also discusses where Jessie could live and includes a description of the…

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A letter from Harry Redgrave in RAF Upwood to his wife Jessie. Harry writes that he is in C Squadron and has started flying seven days a week and attending lectures. He is now using wireless for navigation and using the Link Trainer and the Air…

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Top - eight members of Women's Auxiliary Air Force and seven Royal Air Force officers in two rows. Seven sitting in front and eight standing behind. All are wearing tunics and peaked hats. Joyce Donaldson is third from the right back row. There is…

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One is a sergeant with half wing brevet and wireless operator flash on sleeve, the other is an airman. Captioned 'Horace and myself August 1940 Belfast'.

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Contains personal information and postings/locations from joining to discharge on 28 February 1947. Notes that he was reported missing on 27 August 1940, was subsequently interned in Tunisia. Notes he was recommended for commission.

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Three newspaper cuttings two birthday announcement for Sergeant Harry Bowers reported missing 14 August 1940. Third, on Second Lieutenant Louis Bingham Murray reported lost his life as a result of air operations.

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Telegram from records Ruislip to Mr Hudson regret inform that Sergeant Hudson reported missing 27 August 1940

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Informs H E Hudson that his son Sergeant James Douglas Hudson of 101 Squadron is missing, his aircraft having failed to return from training flight over the sea on 27 August 1940.

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Letter to parents saying they are ready to depart but do not know where and when. Shows concern over uncertainty and writes of regard for parents and they should not worry about him. Telegram announces that he has arrived at Emsworth near Portsmouth…

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Mary Ward grew up in Bloxham. She joined the Women’s Auxiliary Air Force in 1940 and was posted to RAF Driffield, on general duties in the officers’ mess. She describes a German daylight attack on RAF Driffield on the 15 August 1940 and the…

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Vertical aerial photograph of Romorantin-Pruniers aerodrome, identified with text ‘Romorantin-Pruniers 46° 19’N 1°41E’. The remainder of the photograph is rural with small villages except for the airfield area which has many buildings. An…

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The memorial honours three fallen of the parish: Spencer Lewis Belton, Raymond William Cook and Frank Hume.

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Distinguished Flying Crosses and Distinguished Flying Medals issued to aircrew, with details on the operations.

From: The People, 4 August 1940, p. 6.

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S Belton received a Distinguished Flying Medal for his son Sergeant Spencer Lewis Belton. He was educated at Southend High School, worked in a bank and on his father’s farm.

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Letter from the Air ministry to S Belton confirming Sergeant Spencer Lewis Belton is missing.

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Telegram to Mr Belton reporting his son Sergeant Spencer Lewis Belton missing.

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Letter from David Boldy to his mother. Thanks her for some tennis balls, and informs her about a variety show that he had attended. Mentions that the flight sergeant was impressed with their flight drill but not with their rifle drill.

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Letter from David Boldy to his mother thanking her for the good time he had during his recent leave. He speaks about a bombing raid that had happened at a nearby station and mentions that he is enjoying his social life and finds his current training…

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45 aircrew are arranged in four rows, front row one sitting; all are wearing Sidcot suits, flying boots and gauntlets and are carrying flying helmets. Some airmen on the second row from front are holding a board on which is chalked ‘D Flight’ and…

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Marjorie Bailey wearing a pale jacket and skirt and black shoes, leaning her right arm against a stone wall. On reverse 'Marjorie Bailey, 25 August 1940, Torquay'.
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