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  • Temporal Coverage starts with "1941-12"

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Bill writes describing his new living accommodation in Sulhamstead House, Theale, where his bedroom overlooks rose gardens, park land etc. All except the flying takes place here, whereas the airfield is a couple of miles away. Writes about the…

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Bill writes home describing saying goodbye to everyone at the chapel, his experience of Christmas 1941 and the antics of his fellow cadets. He writes 'Christmas in the RAF seems to be summed up in the one word "BOOZE"'. He didn't join in at all but…

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Mentions time as a balloon operator at Felixstowe and then training as an air gunner. First tour on 50 Squadron RAF Swinderby on Manchester, but had to wait for aircraft to arrive as squadron still flying Hampden when he arrived later transferred to…

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Top left - on stage, two actors dressed as women standing on the left and a man and woman sitting on the right. Captioned '[..] "Jack and the beanstalk", Stalag Luft 1, Xmas'.
Top right - head and shoulders image of two actors dressed in bonnets.…

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Top left - four actors on stage one lying on the floor, wearing a variety of costumes, the one on the right dressed as a witch. Captioned 'Officers panto "Cinderella" Stalag Luft 1'.
Top right - actor dressed as a witch on stage. Captioned…

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Top left - six prisoners of war sitting at table eating. Captioned 'B38 Christmas 1940, Dulag Luft'.
Top right - a large number of prisoners of war sitting at several long tables all looking at camera. Captioned 'B37 Christmas 1940, Dulag Luft'.…

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Top - letter from John I Thornycroft & Co stating that they are enclosing photographs taken during the launch ceremony of HMS Nepal. Middle two air force officers shaking hands in front of a building. Bottom left - wedding party of bride, groom, two…

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Printed on one side, Royal Air Force Crest and Stirling outline with menu items, some signatures on the reverse.

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Writes having heard the news that David is in hospital with extreme stress. His father having realised he was not well reassures him that he has done the right thing. He encourages him that he will get better and how well he has done in the past.

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Congratulates on promotion to acting squadron leader. Catches up with family news mentioning wife Joyce coming to lunch. Writes of his activities.

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Relates that Petts family lived in the bungalow during The Second World War. Mentions that two brothers of family were killed in action. Flight Sergeant John Russel Petts of 138 Squadron was killed on operations in Whitley V on 28 December 1941. His…

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Christmas greetings to employees of George Harker and Company Limited. Relates Christmas day activities of an army unit in the Middle East as well as wishing employees well.

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Written from Medicine Hat and relates previous adventures while attempting a cross country flight in formation to Bowden, Alberta via Medicine Hat. Explains that he ran out of fuel and force landed near Medicine Hat and that many others suffered the…

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Writes from Medicine Hat thanking them for letters and asking them to continue writing; he is unable to reciprocate due to work load. Started flying Harvard and does not think it is worth waiting for next course on Oxford. Writes about flying,…

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Telegram address for parents reads 'Address Vancouver wanted 3 : days leave please cable if any or Britishcolumbia [sic], Love=Hedley'.

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Telegram reads 'Hut 14A Course 33 34 SFTS RAF Medicine=Hat Alberta, extremely busy only two days Xmas Love=Hedley.'

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Explains that he has not been able to write to all as he has used allowance of letters to parents. Says that there he can tell apart from assuring them that he keeping well. Mentions summer weather and that they had been able to keep cool indoors.…

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Peter Lamprey starts with a poem and then goes on to say this should be his last until after the New Year. He concludes with friendly banter.

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A card signed by Keith, Canadian Dental Corps Overseas.

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Five airmen , three sitting and two standing behind in a barrack room. The left front man is smoking a cigar, the centre man is smoking a pipe and holding a photograph of a woman. The man in centre back is holding a pineapple. There is a window in…

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Two vertical aerial photographs of the docks at Brest. The upper photographs shows some of the bombs being dropped. Captioned: 'Daylight raid on Docks, Breast [sic] France. R.A.F. Middleton St George, Yorkshire. Bomber Command, 4 Group. Halifax A/C.…

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Picton scenes. The first is a view from a low hill of Picton, captioned 'Picton Jan 1941'. The second is a snow covered barn set in fields. In the foreground is a wooden fence and to the sides are bare trees. The ground is snow covered. Captioned…

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Environs of Port Albert. The first photograph is a view over Lake Huron into the setting sun. Captioned 'Sundown, Lake Huron, September 1941.' The second is a view along a road. The trees are bare of leaves. Captioned 'Typical road scene. November…

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17 actors from Jack and the Beanstalk standing on the stage. The are in a variety of costumes and some men are dressed as women.

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Four actors standing on the set of the pantomime. One is playing a King and three are dressed as women. One is wearing imitation Royal Air Force wings.
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