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  • Temporal Coverage starts with "1941-05"

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The letter accompanies a postal draft for £5 19/2 being the Service estate of Harry Redgrave.

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Head and shoulders portrait of David Geach. He is wearing a sidecap, greatcoat and a scarf. On the reverse is written 'David Geach' and is stamped '14 May 1941'.

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Writes that he is on his way to Hednesford and talks about leave. He is anxious to see his sons and then goes on with discussion of financial affairs. Mentions waiting for train connections on journey and speculates on new location and course.

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In letter he writes that he has not received parcel, asks question of family and comments on the weather. States he is off the course and re-mustered as aero-engine fitter but is not sure where he will go. Gives reasons for re-muster (merdical) and…

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Thanks her for letter and mentions a car. Writes of exams and results. Mentions rain and going to Penzance. Complains about mail and raises possibility of her visiting.

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Scroll to honour Cadet H R Madgett on proceeding to active service in the Royal Air Force

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Writes from Stratford on Avon requesting folding coat hangars. Mentions they are on 48 hours excuse duty due to inoculations and aircraft, including Wellington bombers on a nearby airfield.

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Writes from No 9 Recruit Wing at Stratford-on-Avon about arrival in rain and billeted at old school. Issue of uniform and request they send maths books. Short description of town and mentions he is going to Shakespeare play. Concludes with talk of…

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Letter in French to Douglas Hudson while he was interned. Letter sent by French girl. Additional information about this item was kindly provided by the donor.

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Had received letter from them and sorry to hear mother was ill. Concerned over possible gaps in mail. Went to Algiers for two day, tried to get clothes but very difficult. Describes Algiers city and weather. Sorry to hear old school master was victim…

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Acknowledges receipt of letters. Hopes they are settling in new house.Talks of chocolate, red cross and their status as prisoners of war in Tunisia. Notes price of cigarettes is much cheaper in Algeria that in England. Says he is expecting to go to…

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Writes of letters received from them and other relations. Discusses mail situation. Discusses their new house and talks a little of life in his new situation.

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Writes of mail received and that he is happy they are now settled as constant moving made addressing letters to them difficult. Writes that he has been walking in local countryside and about the weather which is still quite cool as he has only just…

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Writes of successful quick exchange of cables. Has sent them many letters by various means. They now have more liberty and can walk around. They are staying in normal hotel with shared bedrooms. Weather is cold because of height at present. Cannot…

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Writes a lot about mail received and sent and options for post. States that air mail is best despite expense. Discusses weather, climate and the local countryside. Mentions his French language problems.

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Intends sending letter by air mail through American consul in Algiers. Encourages them to send letter to him by air mail which takes three weeks as opposed to several months by other means. Commiserates with their difficulties, discusses finances and…

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Writes that he has received many letters and discusses the time some have taken and different post options. Mentions finances and that conditions in new location are much improved. Catches up with family news and discusses weather in North Africa.

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Peter Lamprey thanks correspondents for parcel and letters. He then continues that things are quiet after the big do. He concludes with some general chatter.

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Peter Lamprey writes about visits from senior officers and massed drill. He then goes on to talk about life on basic training at Blackpool in general and mentions an inter-squadron boxing tournament.

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Peter Lamprey writes about his Royal Air Force basic training, his companions and a large parade coming up.

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Four airmen in wearing tunics standing round the front of a car. Behind to the right a sign 'Marandellas, Rusape 61 miles, Untali 120 miles'. In the background trees. On the reverse 'Week end outing at Marandellas, S Rhodesia, 5-5-41. The car is my…

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Five serviceman and a man in a suit and six women are sitting in two rows. The rear row is sitting on a stone wall and the front row on chairs. One woman, second from right in front is wearing a Royal Air Force side cap. In the background Trees and…

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A man with short sleeves is holding two cats while standing in front of an open door. In the background a corrugated iron building. On the reverse 'Alan and the catts [sic], Mt Hampden, Salisbury S. Rhodesia May 1941'.

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David Fraser enlisted in the Royal Air Force in 1939 and was trained as a mechanic. He remustered as soon as he was able and flew four operations as an air gunner with 115 Squadron before his aircraft was shot down over Hamburg, in May 1941. He spent…

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Aerial vertical photograph showing a coastal town with docks on the coast and a river running through the middle. On the right open water with a breakwater in the top right corner pointing down. Above the river on the four large jetties point into…
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