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  • Temporal Coverage starts with "1942-03"

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Fifty one airmen and four staff sitting and standing in six rows in front of an arched glass panelled doorway. All students are wearing tunic and side caps. On the reverse 'No 1 Elementary Air Navigation School, Eastbourne, 2 Flight, D Squadron,…

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Large group of airmen arranged in four rows. The first row seated, two rows standing and the third row standing on a bench. They are photographed in an area of rough ground with a large tree behind.

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Writes of journey from home to Eastbourne. Mentions mid course exams coming up that week and end of course exams in 3 or 4 weeks time. Says it was good to be home, but such a rush around he wished for a longer stay.

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Describes difficulty of travel by train due to restrictions. Has very little free time. Catches up with home news of family and friends. Hopes to be home on Friday.

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Thanks her for parcel including half a cheese-cake.

Describes in detail afternoon ground school activity practice plotting raid on Saarbrucken in Stirlings. They are using the instructors actual logs to do the plots. Notes there will be a stiff…

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Bill wishes he had more letters from home recently. The work is much harder than on the pilot's course and he is struggling to get the hang of the using a sextant. Describes daily training hours through the week, but have games on Tuesday…

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Bill was excited to receive good news from home about Mary's baby.

Explains that now he is reached Eastbourne will have to work hard - 6 days and 4 nights a week for the next 6-7 weeks. He might get leave after the exams, but that will be…

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Bill writes that he hasn’t received a letter from her for a while, but did get the one she sent on from a friend. He also writes that he is expecting to be posted to Eastbourne shortly with 120 others but this will mean he has to start work again.…

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Writes about how happy he was to receive lots of letters following the birth of her baby Michael. Looking forward to leave at the end of month so he can see him and (when he his a longer leave, even take him out in his pram). Writes about life on his…

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Half-length portrait, wearing tunic and side cap with training flash. On the reverse '23/3/42'.

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Describes life at RAF Cranwell which is not as good as RAF Kenley. Writes he is running out of tobacco and requests her help. He has applied for leave but has not had confirmation. He discusses other opportunities to meet. Talks of possible move of…

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Writes to inform he he has moved to RAF Cranwell. Describes camp and work he is expecting to do. Is applying for leave.

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Three extracts of letters of staff of George Harker and Company Limited serving in the forces. The first relates to clerical duties in the army, the second complains of nothing happening apart from being snowed in and the third waiting to start…

No 3 School of Physical Training. Group of men arranged in seven rows, the first cross-legged, the second seated, the other rows standing. Mixture of white and striped T-shirts. Names printed underneath. George Haigh is in second row from back,…

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Peter Lamprey writes that he is back on Tiree and reminds friends that he told them his leave was cancelled. He states that this recent move had curtailed his plans for a great night out in Inverness. He concludes with some banter. The letter has…

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Peter Lamprey writes that his leave has been cancelled and he is being sent back to Tiree. He continues that he hates Scottish scenery and that bad weather caused the cancellation of his flight. He concludes with banter and says he will write from…

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Peter Lamprey writes about life in Inverness and that he has booked leave for the end of the month. He concluded with banter and a request for news of friends.

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Peter Lamprey starts with some banter and continues with some general comments on Tiree before catching up with news of friends.

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Letter to brother Henry, Lil and Barbara from 75 Air School in South Africa from Arthur Wright. He describes sailing to Durban. He is impressed with the food, the city and the people. Then a 23 hour train journey to the camp. He discusses his social…

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The first photograph is a group of 20 airmen arranged in two rows in front of a building. Captioned 'No 2 A.F.U. Millom. Mar 1942 Cushway, Humphrey, Rolf, Obbard, Chapman, Yates, Howe, Curle, Brewer, Eastwood,
Avery, Lovell, Gorfunkle, Alexander,…

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On the left two aerial vertical photographs showing night anti-aircraft tracer tracks. Top photograph caption 'P Z/7 75 8/9-3-42 NT f/8 TX'. Bottom photograph caption ' A F 75 NT 30/1.10.41 F/8' Page caption 'Night x Flash 70xM candle power'.

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Top left aerial vertical photograph completely filled with anti-aircraft tracer trails.

Top right an aerial vertical photograph of a canal junction. A canal runs from bottom left to a junction and then up to the top. At the junction a branch…

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Certified copy of an entry of marriage on 21 March 1942 between George William Wilson, 23, Batchelor of 181 Heage Road, Ripley and Constance Irene Wright, 21, Spinster of The Croft, Dimple Head, Crich at The Parish Church, Parish of Crich, County of…

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The contesters in swimsuits and heels are descending a staircase leading to a pool, surrounded by a civilian crowd. A man dressed in white is on the right, with a peaked cap. On the reverse '2nd Prize winner Miss Miami Contest, Biltmore Pool, Coral…
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