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  • Temporal Coverage starts with "1942-07"

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A list of 16 aircraft and crew lost between May and November 1942 from 301 Squadron.
Business card for P/O Harry William Bock, Polish Air Force.

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Item 1 is a half length portrait of Gierek
Item 2 is a political cartoon with Jo Stalin, Hitler, Nazis and a soldier with Poland under his arm. They appear to be gambling for Poland.
Item 3 is an officer shouting at three people on beds on the…

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Second of David Geach's diaries, describing his training for aircrew at Kingstown, Heaton Park, Hastings and Harrogate until his embarkation to Canada on the Queen Mary. Covers the period from 20 June 1942 to 7 October 1942.

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Writes of pay day and money sent home. Writes on domestic matters and fiend and family news. Now senior course, lots of cross country flights. Dropped his first bombs. Continuing with bombing and navigation flights. Mentions swimming tests and…

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Writes of dreadful journey back to West Freugh after leave. Reported sick due to wasp sting on hand. Feels better for leave but could do with travel days allowance. Catches up on news and now back to hard work.

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Thanks her for parcel and letter. Reminisces about home. States entire station vaccinated against small pox. Catches up with family and friends news. Spent evening sowing on badges. Good results from flying. Noted they had two Stirlings on base and…

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Catches up with domestics, family and friend news. Describes station parade of 2000 men. Now devoting one afternoon a week to station defence. Mentions Winston Churchill and A Sinclair passing through Stanraer. Mentions American in local area.…

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Open with finance matters and that doing same old routine flying. Now on bombing course and busy on the trainer. No news on leave. Catches up with family and friend news.

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Comments on photographs recently sent and catches up with family news.

Bill describes his mounting flying hours during air navigation training and the imminent start of bombing training. He can’t wait to be doing it for real on operations.…

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Describes crossing the Atlantic to Canada and journey to Bowden, Alberta and then on to Estevan, Saskatchewan. Day by day account of activities, flying and life in Canada, Concludes with journey back across Canada

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An aerogram written from Andrew training in South Africa. Comments on lack of letters, that he has had a tooth removed and moved huts. He has been studying quite hard, helped by a good library at the camp, and there are film shows three times a week.

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An aerogram from Andrew training in South Africa. Comments on the arrival of four of her letters (only two now missing) and replies to several things in them. His sent a parcel to his mother including stockings and chocolate for Isabel.

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[1]DAVID AND THE RAF2 (2).pdf
Account of Wing Commander David Donaldson's RAF career from his early interest in flying and joining the Royal Air Force volunteer reserve in 1934, call up in 1939 and operational tours on 149 Squadron, 57 Squadron, flight commander 156 Squadron…

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Discusses time off plans and leave passes. Writes of life in RAF including other peoples problems. Mentions flight engineers course and catches up with family and acquaintance news. Mentions commandos practice attack and resulting casualties.

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Thanks her for parcel and writes of discussion about families with colleague. Catches up with acquaintance news. States he is tired and sends love.

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Catches up with family and acquaintance news and talks of life in the Air Force. Discusses flight engineers course and likelihood of other possible postings abroad. He is hoping to get coupons from Grandad for some pyjamas.

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Walled town in a valley, In the background a forest and other buildings. On the reverse addressed to Mr and Mrs H E Hudson and writes that he is fit and well and he has written another letter with more news.

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Letter refers to Independence day, Frances home from hospital, house painting and offers accommodation if Fred and his colleagues can come over.

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Two airmen and a woman sitting in a field. It is captioned '"In the Flax Field" Fred Whybrow Bernard Rooke Frances Hampson July 5, 1942'.

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Telegram stating that telegram received and letters sent

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1. An elderly couple pose in the doorway of an ivy covered stone cottage with bicycles each side of door, On the reverse 'Taken July 1942, they celebrate their golden wedding in December, just a reminder darling, love kid'. 2. Head and shoulders…

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Telegram from Frank Hobbs reporting address is RAF Gilgil, Kenya

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Telegram to family from Frank Hobbs reporting he is safe and supplying address as Middle East command.

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Paolo Troglio in shorts and shirt with rolled-up sleeves walks a puppy and a duck on leads. A tree and a building with the letters H and G are in the background. On the reverse: 'Stalino
15-7-43
il mio cagnolino e un'oca'

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ELampreyPGuntonW420727.pdf
Peter Lamprey writes complaining about route marches and lack of sleep although he was able to get into town on nights off. He continues with comment on life and concludes with friendly banter to former workmates. Letter was stamped 'Examiner 2473…
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