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  • Temporal Coverage starts with "1941-08"

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Two copies of a postcard showing 32 airmen in three rows dressed in tunic uniform with side caps. Front row kneeling and rear two rows standing. On the reverse 'Western, August 1941, Squad 9'. Between the two postcards caption 'Grandpa: second row…

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Design by the College of Arms for the 33 Service Flying Training School crest with a bison and the motto 'unity is strength'. It is signed by the Chester Herald and Inspector of Royal Airforce Badges. Also signed 'Approved George R.I. '

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Temporary, special area, crew pass made out to Flight Lieutenant Donaldson between 21 August 1941 and 28 August 1941

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Sent from Dayton in United States to S.O.Donaldson Women’s Auxiliary Air Force at RAF Wyton. On the reverse ''F/L D W Donaldson RAF, Dayton, Ohio'.

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Writes he is about to embark on a ship and there will be no mail while aboard for about 5 weeks. Destination is a mystery but he speculates about the future, Catches up with family news.

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Fifteen service personnel sitting and standing in three rows wearing tunic and side caps. Circle drawn around one face middle of middle row and crosses over three others. Faded pen inscription at top'[....] 1941', In the background a wooden building…

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Target photograph showing a small built up area with road running bottom centre right to top right. Numerous tracer lines and flares. Caption 'UYB 594, Z35, NT, 5/6.8.41, F8'.

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An empty Dutch victory cigarette packet. These were dropped over the Netherlands to celebrate the Dutch Queen's birthday.

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Writes that he has now moved to Winslow, Cheshire and about his journey and activities after arrival. There is little to do and passes available for Manchester and surrounding towns. Mentions meeting and old friend and more on activities as well as…

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Telegram stating all well and safe.

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Written from Wilmslow, Cheshire and describes conditions; mainly that they are confined to camp and have nothing to do.

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Written from Wilmslow. Writes that he is off Wednesday night and provides new address in Canada and asks for it to be passed on. Says that letters will be forwarded from Scarborough and as he is at sea they will not hear from him for some time. Tells…

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Thanks Mr Mathews for his letter and says how proud he was of Mr Mathews son John and the rest of the crew for their work in getting their aircraft safely home. He is looking forward to flying with him again when he returns from sick leave. He was…

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Letter thanks Peter Stevens for the masterly way he brought his aircraft and crew back from operation on 6 August 1941, and as a result saved his son's life.

This item was sent to the IBCC Digital Archive already in digital form. No better…

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Page 1. Assistance Board making advanced payment to cover immediate needs only of £2 for clothing and £5 for furniture on 15 August 1941. Advice if further help required. Annotated at the bottom '1st advance £6 clothing 27 December 1940, 2nd…

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Catching up with family and friends, money and accommodation.

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Thanks Phyl for parcels and states money sent. Writes about accommodation difficulties for family member. Notes bombs dropped nearby to home. Talks briefly about work at initial training wing and then catches up with family and friends.

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Letter from Cadet Dexter to Phyl giving his new address at initial training wing, Babbacombe, Devon. Describes his hasty preparations, before leaving home, items left behind to be sent on, concerns of the welfare of another female friend, standards…

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Writes about stories of damage to Hull in bombing related by him and other acquaintances. Enquires about other people and relates some family news. Mentions that things are not comfy at her location due to bombing but she wished to stay with her…

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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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Peter Lamprey notes that he has only five weeks to go and then he should be off on his gunnery course or a wireless operator on the ground. He mentions some casualties and that a large number of Australian had arrived at the camp which might lead to…

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RAF Propaganda Newspaper ("Luftpost") aimed at the German-speaking population.
Page 1: Shows a Luftwaffe document scheduling hospitals as the primary targets of bombing raids.
Page 2. Article asking where the final victory that Hitler promised his…

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Page caption: 'Middleton St George 1941'

Photograph 1 is of eight airmen under the nose of a Whitley. Captioned 'Pilot Sgt B. Jones with his Ground Crew, Whitley. A/C.'

Photograph 2 is of a sergeant pilot wearing a flying helmet and pointing to…

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Photograph 1 shows a railway running left to right through an urban area. Captioned '1. J.D.S. 382.X.12782.76.N/T.7/8 -8-41 F.8. ➝'.

Photograph 2 shows a mostly rural area, much obscured by anti-aircraft fire and light flare. Captioned 'T.K.A.…

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12 air-to-air photographs of a Halifax. Captioned:

'Bomber Command 4 Group.
Halifax A/C 76 Sqd. Sqd/L. Bickford.
R.A.F. Middleton St. George, Yorks.
August 6th 1941'
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