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  • Temporal Coverage starts with "1942-04"

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Letter from sergeant David Boldy to his father about the excitement of being in action again after a long pause. He saw his Mother in London and hopes his brother Steve completes his finals soon to become a doctor. Mentions daily life and pastimes …

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Airmen in uniform are lying on a grass area, seen in the background through an arch at Miami University. Among them are people in civilian clothing. On the reverse 'Afternoon Break, University of Miami, April 2nd 1942'.

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People on sandy beach are sunbathing, swimming or standing. A line of palms is visible in the background. On the reverse 'Matheson Hammock. Miami. April 5th 1942'.

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Head and shoulders portrait of Sergeant Jack Wilkinson, wearing a side cap and an air gunner brevet, looking at the camera. On the reverse ‘Sgt. Jack Wilkinson. 49 Squadron, Scampton. missing bombing operations Essen night [deleted] February…

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Biography of Roger Calvert detailing his training as navigator in Canada and the United Kingdom and his operational career flying Mosquito aircraft on night intruder operations. The account includes brief details of two significant events, losing…

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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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Lake District scenes. The first photograph is of two houses set in front of a small mountain. Captioned 'Coniston', The second is a river bordered by trees. In the distance are hills. Captioned 'River Duddon'. The third is a view of distant hills and…

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Vertical aerial photograph of Angenteuil. Street pattern and buildings are visible, the cemetery is in the bottom-right corner. Anti-aircraft fire along bottom of photograph.Captioned ‘A O (x4) 12 NT 29/30/4/42 F/8” [arrow] TX

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Vertical aerial photograph of a railway junction. At the bottom is an urban area. The rest of the image has regular field shapes. Anti-aircraft trace fire obscures part of the left side. Captioned ‘1. P(Y6) 12 NT 26/27/4/42 F/8” [arrow] TX’,…

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Vertical aerial photograph of unnamed location. The image is largely clear, only a few lines of tracer are visible with street patterns and buildings clearly visible. Bottom left a large stadium is partly visible. Annotated on the image is a north…

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Vertical aerial photograph of unnamed location. The image is largely clear, only a few lines of tracer are visible with street patterns and buildings clearly visible. At the bottom it is captioned ‘A B (x7) 12 NT. 29/30/4/42 F/8” [arrow]…

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Vertical aerial photograph of unnamed location. The image is very dark with fields and roads visible at the top. In the centre is anti-aircraft fire. At the bottom it is captioned ‘3A B (X7) 12 NT 29/30/4/42 F/8” [arrow] TX’.

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Vertical aerial photograph of Gennevilliers. The image is of factories and dockyards. Annotated ‘Column of smoke from Goodrich factory’, ‘Power station’ and ‘Craters?’ Captioned ‘1. O (X4) 12 NT 29/30/4/42 F/8” [arrow] TX’. On the…

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Vertical aerial photograph of unnamed location. No detail is visible, it is obscured by clouds, smoke and anti-aircraft fire. At the bottom it is captioned ‘B O (X7) 12 NT 29/30/4/42 F/8” [arrow] TX’.

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Vertical aerial photograph of unidentified location. Details are obscured by anti-aircraft fire. Captioned ‘5. P(X6) 12 NT 26/27/4/42 F/8” [arrow] TX’.

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Vertical aerial photograph of Rostock. Most detail is obscured by anti-aircraft fire. The Unterwarnow adnd the Altstadt are partially visible. Captioned ‘1. T(Y5) 12 NT 26/27/4/42 F/8” [arrow] TX’.

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Vertical aerial photograph of an urban area at the top and right hand side. Street patterns and parks are clearly visible. At the bottom it is captioned ‘1. R(X5) 12 NT 28/29/4/42 F/8” [arrow] TX’.

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54 airmen and officers in six rows wearing tunic and side caps in an arched doorway with glass panels. Doorway is in a brick building. On the reverse 'No 1 E.A.O.S, Eastbourne 29.4.42, 3rd row 4th from the left, Charles Reginald Jaques'.

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Photograph 1 is a vertical aerial photograph of the city of Aachen. There are numbered and arrowed points of interest on the image plus a north arrow. It is annotated 'R405 B/218.3.PRU 22.14.7.41 28" ' Captioned '14th July 1941 Archen [sic],…

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Photograph 1 is of eight airmen in two rows and is signed by seven of the individuals. Captioned 'R.A.F. Middleton St George, S.H.Q. Photo Section. 3rd April 1942.'

Photograph 2 is of an airman in battledress carrying a Thompson machine gun and…

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Photograph 1 is a group of eight airmen. Reginald George Cavalier is standing far right. Seven of the individuals have signed the photograph.
Photographs 2, 4, and 6 are Reginald George Cavalier in uniform in various poses.
Photograph 3 is Reginald…

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In last week of April 1942, Luftwaffe and RAF bombing are compared as well as Hitler’s announcement now and from 1941. Contrasting statements from American (R F Watt) and German (Sauckel) on availability of workers.

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Peter Lamprey writes complaining that he has had only one letter and that there is no news from his end. He is hoping only to spend 10 days on Tiree and that he was disappointed to miss his leave. He concludes with some light hearted banter.

ELampreyPGuntonW420423.pdf
Peter Lamprey starts with a poem and continues with some banter. He continues with some light hearted comment on life in general. The letter has been opened and signed by censor.

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Herbert Backe will need to increase rationing: more countries to look after; limited cereals from Balkans and none from Ukraine; fewer pork and potato supplies. Claims government will feed population with turnips, as under Wilhelm II.

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