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  • Temporal Coverage starts with "1941-01"

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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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There are four occasions when John was Mentioned in Despatches.

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The letter is in response to a letter from Jessie requesting the inclusion of a Bomb Leader's course on Harry's Form 1996.

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Top - on the right a two story brick building with portico doorway and white framed windows, A black car is parked in front. On the left of driveway, grass and trees. Captioned 'Officers Mess RAF Mildenhall'. Bottom - in the centre a two story brick…

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Letter to David's younger brother Norman. Hank thanks him for the opportunity to see a copy of Norman's write up of David's Royal Air Force career and confirms that it is factually correct. Hank reviews his association with David and aspects of his…

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To Mrs Sarah Green acknowledging receipt for war damage claim 14 January 1941.

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Twenty-six airmen, wearing tunic and side caps, in three rows in front of a building with open door/window on the right. Albert Cluett is third from the left of front row. On the reverse of first photograph '28 Flight, J Sqdn, No 1 Squad, Morecombe…

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Made out to Raettig D W stating that he will have to report in time when notified. In the meantime he remains on the reserve with no pay. he is required to keep current employment and notify any change of address.

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Notes that 1136657 D Raettig is a member of Royal Air Force volunteer reserve but has not been issued a badge as none are available.

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Addressed to Dennis Raettig with questions about whether he has been discharged or rejected as medically unfit from services, had previous medical, had tuberculosis, had mental issues or in receipt of compensation.

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Letter directing Dennis Raettig to attend medical examination in Hull on 23 January 1941

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Official letter with reference to application to enlist in Royal Air Force Reserve giving instructions for Dennis Raettig to attend recruiting cenre in Hull on 15 January 1941 for vacancy as 'Ach u/t Flight Mechanic (E/A)'.

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Wartime memoir covering Dennis Raettig's training at Blackpool and the posting to 104 Squadron at Royal Air Force Driffield in August 1941. Worked on Wellington aircraft and mentions that Driffield also hosted the blind approach landing flight…

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Full length portrait of Reg Jaques and his bride. Reg is on the left wearing dark suit with button hole. His bride is on the right wearing a white wedding dress with raised veil and holding a large bouquet of flowers. Her right hand is holding on to…

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Reg and Gwendoline Jaques stand in the centre of group of eight other people, four either side. Mrs Jaques is wearing a white wedding dress with raised veil and is holding a large bouquet of flowers. Reg Jaques is wearing a dark suit with buttonhole.…

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Details of Reg Jaques wedding to Gwendolen Betty Stokes at Gnosall methodist church.

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No. 1. Course dinner menu card, 45 Air School. 21 signatures are arranged inside, under the heading 'Please sign return to BORDERLINE BOLDY. A dried bay leaf inserted.

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Letter from Leading Aircraftsman David Boldy to his father about his mother and Steve, driving a friend’s Buick and Cynthia and Lisa getting engaged. They went to Mussel Bay for New Year’s, and tried surf riding. He has sent, and will send more…

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Mario Cocco (b. 1938) remembers the torpedoing of the Tirso dam, emphasising its beauty and meaning as an engineering marvel. Describes how a torpedo net prevented three torpedoes from reaching their target. Gives a detailed account of the bombing of…
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