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  • Temporal Coverage starts with "1942-04"

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Mentions late arrival time at home and plans to fill in day until train. Mentions navigation, meteorology plotting and medical exams over next couple of days.

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Announces he will be coming home next Friday and states arrival time. Also due further leave. Catches up with family and home news. Hopes they had good Easter, wished he was there. Notes that Eastbourne was crowded over the weekend, weather was good…

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Writes of upcoming leave and final examinations on course including medical. Mentions air raid warning but no activity apart from circling enemy aircraft, also writes of Spitfire sweeps and formations of Bostons. Writes of social activities and…

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Tells of meeting land girl on train while returning from leave. Writes of games afternoon, played golf. Writes of changes to plans for next leave. Notes very good weather.

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Catches up with family news and discusses the christening of his nephew and whether he will be able to attend. Remarks that being a Christian has made being in the RAF 'such a grand enjoyment' rather than a 'misery'.

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Congratulatory letter concerning daylight operation by Bomber Command Lancasters on U-boat factory at Augsburg. 'Undeterred by heavy losses at the outset 44 and 97 Squadrons pierced in broad daylight into the heart of Germany and struck a vital point…

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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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Target photograph showing at top a port area (Naptun Shipbuilding Yards) with several ships docked. Water at top and built up area of port and industrial buildings below. Some fires visible. Captioned between pages 22-23 of 1956 Memoir ''"Rostock"…

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From the last week of April 1942, bombs dropped on England and Germany.

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Elucidation to the Hitler Speech 1942

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The leaflet describes the huge number of American workers being transferred to the arms industry.

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He writes about the last five years and what might have been if there was no war. Has applied for leave and mentions rumour that they will be moving to Carlisle. Catches up with family and other news.

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Ian writes to his wife that he has gone to visit his brother to sort out their Father’s estate. Mentions air raid warning and that a German aircraft came over but no shots fired. On the reverse a typed table of bond details.

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Writes about disappointment over leave but having good weather. Continues with discussion about furniture. Mentions increase in tobacco costs in budget and that they will have to cut down. Talks of upcoming visit to Manchester and family matters.

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He writes about their furniture at home and his life at RAF Cranwell. Has applied for leave and is waiting to hear.

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Features episode during Augsburg raid of Lancaster being severely damaged but still returning home.

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Telegram reporting all is well and address RAF Abu Sueir

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Rear quarter view of starboard side of Lancaster 'VN-T' parked on grass with covers on landing gear. On the reverse 'AVC, 50 Sqd Skellingthorpe, R5546, April 42 - Lost 31-3-44'.

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Warrant Officer Edwards, wearing tunic and side cap, standing in front of a building with windows. In the background bomb racks are leaning against a building. On the reverse 'W.O. Edwards, W, i/c 50 Sqd on [sic] Armoury, Skellingthorpe, 17-4-42,…

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Eleven airmen mostly wearing tunic and side cap with others in overalls standing and squatting in three rows in a yard. To the right the rear wheel of a trolley, in the background a fence and trees. On the reverse '50 Sqdn Armoury, 22.4.42,…

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Sixteen airmen, mostly wearing tunic, in three rows sitting and standing on a bomb trolley. Background left a building and trees behind. On the reverse '22.4.42, 50 Sqdn Armoury. Skellingthorpe'. Albert Cluett is second row second from the right.

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Captioned 'Flying Officer Keith Dexter RAFVR 103 Squadron, flew Lancaster ED945 PM-R. Lost 17/6/43 Hal Holland'. Note 'Medals Dexter qualified for Defence M, served DCI Met Police 1939-42 until joined RAF April 1942'. Pilot's brevet above with medal…

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A letter from No 10 Downing Street to air officer commanding-in-chief, Bomber Command, complimenting the RAF on their success in bombing Augsburg.
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