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  • Temporal Coverage starts with "1941-04"

BPerryWRPPerryWRPv2.pdf
Memoir starts by describing early life and education in Tunbridge Wells before moving to Cornwall. Writes about beginning of the war. Volunteered for aircrew in Plymouth (which had been bombed the day before) shortly after his 18th birthday.…

SPerryWRP1317696v10001.pdf
1. Application filled out by William Roy Peter Perry. Gives some personal details and other information.
2. Training report from 29 operational training unit giving marks for ground examinations and flying times.

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Contains personal details as an airman. Includes note of award of flying badge and list of postings.

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Gives personal details and lists document attached.

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Declaration on joining Royal Air Force Volunteer Reserve for aircrew. On the reverse findings of medical board fit for aircrew positions.

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For William Roy Peter Perry - includes personal and medical details.

LHansonJE46968v1.pdf
Flying log book for J E Hanson, wireless operator/air gunner, covering the period from 3 January 1939 to 1 October 1942. Detailing his flying training and operations flown. He was stationed at RAF Finnningley, RAF Upper Heyford, RAF Lindholme, RAF…

LHowellJ552601v1.pdf
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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A newspaper cutting with a description of how Jack was awarded a DFM. This was awarded because he assisted an unconscious colleague to bale out of their damaged aircraft.

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Entitled 'Coventry'. Describes German air force attack on the city on 14 November 1940 giving detail of civilian damage and casualties. Compares it with bombing of Genoa and Turin which it claims as military. Includes photographs of damage to…

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Pilot Officer Robert Wareing awarded DFC for his part in attack on Brest harbour. His was one of four crews who volunteered. Scharnhorst and Gneisenau were in the harbour but was not known if they were damaged.

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Alan writes that he has received the cigarettes that had been sent. He wishes his family well.

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He says that his cables have been received, take no risks and 12 more days at this station.

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Alan hopes he survived the raid and sends Easter greetings.

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He asks if his father received his cable last week. Handwritten is an address in Goderich and 'Hearty congratulations. Letter posted. Cables rec'd'.

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Second version of a brief Resumé of Initial Flying Training and operational experiences on 106 Squadron, led by Wing Commander Bob Allen DSO with sorties against the Scharnhorst and Gneisenau Battleships in the Port of Brest. Slight amendment to…

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Silver/gold cigarette case with inscription 'Presented to Pilot Officer Wareing DFC by friends, Brest April 24th 1941'. on inside and monogramed RW on outside.

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Brief Resumé of Initial Flying Training and operational experiences on 106 Squadron, led by Wing Commander Bob Allen DSO with sorties against the Scharnhorst and Gneisenau Battleships in the Port of Brest.

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Thirty-seven airmen wearing tunic and side caps sitting and standing in three rows. In the background trees and buildings. Captioned '3B Flight, Receiving Wing, April 1941'. On the reverse 'Padgate or Babbacome, Ian A Wynn, back row 2nd from right'.

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Three photographs, all low level, the first flying over large flat area, large two story house on the right, with three field guns and limbers dispersed in front, captioned '21 A.B. 139. 30.9.41. F8" '.
Second is at sea, small group of ships in the…

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Informs her it is not possible to send chocolate to her son in Le Kef as there was no parcel post to Tunisia. States the best was to communicate is by telegram via the US Consul in Tunis.

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Apologises for not being able to visit and explains problems with getting permission. Looks forward to seeing him in [xxx] if not England after the war. Passes on news of others.

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Writes they have finally got an unfurnished house and gives address. Mentions plans for moving and will be happy when all settled. Describes house and views. Says month since last letter. Catches up with news and gossip.

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Writes of reply from Red Cross that it was not possible to send chocolate to him as no parcel post to Tunisia. However, telegrams were allowed. Also best way to communicate is through American consul in Tunis. Glad he can get cigarettes as shortage…

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Looking forward to more letters from him. Mentions cost of airmail going up. Writes of activities and weather. Catches up with news of family and friends. Still awaiting news of house and discusses other issues and will be happy to get settled. Sent…
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