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  • Temporal Coverage starts with "1941-06"

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Thanks her for letters and acknowledges receipt of their cable and photographs. Catches up with news of family/friends. Says he will cable every two weeks to let them know he is OK. Mentions wings and commissioning had been granted but does not wear…

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List of twenty-nine letters sent by Donald Baker to his mother between June 1940 and September 1941. Also notes he was shot down on 5 November 1941.

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Six items referring to Jim Tyrie being shot down and being imprisoned in a prisoner of war camp.
Item 1 is a newspaper cutting with a camp photograph of Jim Tyrie and nine other prisoners, all are named.
Item 2 is a newspaper cutting of Jim Tyrie…

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David and Joyce Donaldson's marriage certificate

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Wedding telegram to David and Joyce Donaldson from the Perkin family. Hopes flight through life will be without bumps.

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David Donaldson wearing Royal Air Force tunic with pilots brevet and carrying peaked cap under arm stands next his wife who is wearing formal dress and hat. In the background two steps and the doorway of Holy Trinity Church, Prince Consort Road,…

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Writes while sunbathing on the beach. Describes life in Newquay mentioning numbers of evacuated children and some aspects of his training. Engages in banter and relates some events. Talks about their car and speculates over his future moves.…

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Title 'The Sands, South Bay, Scarborough' In the foreground a beach and sea with boats and people bathing. Behind the beach the ground rises. On the left a large multistory hotel and to the right other buildings. On the reverse, addressed to his…

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Writes about laundry he is sending home, the fine weather, duties as wing spotter/fire piquet [sic], Continues about food, walking, local amenities, an overnight storm and starting navigation training.

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Writes from Grand Hotel Scarborough 10 I.T.W. about his maths and anti gas exams, and starting navigation lessons. He also writes about playing games on the beach at Scarborough against the other flights, going to a concert, meeting his old school…

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Writes from Washington Irving Hotel, Stratford on Avon noting that he had moved to hotel they have meals at. Mentions he is up on fire picket and talks of meals. Writes that he is leaving Saturday to I.T.W, most likely St Andrews in Scotland.…

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Writes from Washington Irving Hotel, Stratford on Avon thanking them for parcel and letter and discussing clothing requirements. Discusses food in canteen and difficulties of washing enough socks. Mentions further inoculations and problems with…

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Letter from French girl to Douglas Hudson while he was interned in Le Kef. Pleased that he has received news from England. Writes about weather and her ability with English language. Hopes he will be home soon and will keep gift he gave her. Writes…

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Glad that things have settled down and suggest they now mail him via some people at the British post office Tangier. Despite their anxiety that their mail has reached him he has received over 40 letters from them. Goes on to discuss mail strategies.…

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Most of the letter concerns post with catalogue of mail sent and received and shows concern that some was missing/delayed. due to multiple address changes at both ends. Suggests that they send mail to him via the American consul in Algiers.

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Notes that he has been moved to a new location , camp at Aumale, which is under previous harsher regime. It is better that El Kef but was a surprise after the freedom of Médéa. Has received cable but cannot cable new address as American consul has…

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Transcript from news cutting, Kings Lynn paper 1941. Reports that Pilot Officer Frederick Arthur Caunter-Jackson lost his life as a result of air operations on night 11/12 June 1941. Other names of his crew were listed and it is assumed his was the…

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16 men in improvised sports gear are standing or seated on a grass field with a football, with the shadow of a goal post on the right. A tree, some buildings and a barren ridge are visible. Date, place and signatures of the players are on the…

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Philip Winter worked in the civil service before he volunteered for the Air Force. He trained as a pilot and flew three operations with 102 Squadron before he was wounded in the ankle. After recuperating he flew towing targets for air gunnery…

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Lists 17 crews of four with aircraft for bombing and four crews for gardening which are crossed through in red. All bombing crews have a time slot appended with the length in brackets.

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A man in shorts standing in front of a tree. To the left two buildings and to the right a straw hut and another tree. On the reverse 'My pal Jonny with rifle at Mr Baston's farm. (A Roman Candle Tree', S. Rhodesia 1-6-41, S Africa'.

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Lambeth notebook with daily diary covering 25 to 30 June 1941 during journey from Iceland towards Canada on HMS Ranpura. Followed by account crossing from Greenock, Scotland to Iceland on ship Royal Ulsterman, stopover in Iceland, journey on HMS…

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Letter from the Central Chancery of the Orders of Knighthood to Mr S Belton requesting attendance for presentation of Distinguished Flying Medal awarded to Sergeant Spencer Lewis Belton.

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Letter from sergeant David Boldy to his father about leaving East London and CapeTown and his journey thus far. He was upset to leave his girlfriend Babe.

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Letter from Leading Aircraftsman David Boldy to his father, written whilst on the East London to Cape Town train. David provide details about leaving and being posted home.
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