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  • Temporal Coverage starts with "1942-08"

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She writes whilst she is on fire watching duty. She says that their daughter Frances went to tea on her own and that she has finished her diptheria immunisation. She writes that she and some friends went to tea and that she has been practising…

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Catches up with received and sent mail and complains about censor restrictions on what she is allowed to write. Continues with description of her and daughters recent activities. Mentions she bought herself a skirt and her plans to send him a chess…

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Writes about sending him socks and other items as well as about the activities of daughter Frances. Mentions she has been appointed fire-fighting group leader and been asked to do some secretarial work. Continues writing of fruit bottling, jam making…

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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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Writes of insect bite and catches up with family news.

Excited that cadets now have own mess and, although not popular with the ground crew, aircrew need a special diet. Food is now much better and describes meals. Writes of flight up to near…

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Bill thanks her for her parcel and letter. Shocked by story of bombs jettisoned by friendly aircraft but shouldn't judge until know the facts. Worried about Lancaster base being so close to home ('Those Lancasters and the drome are a menace').…

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Catches up with news and apologises for not visiting while on leave.

Bill says he enjoyed his last leave, although he mentions that the nearby aerodrome is expanding and aircraft going overhead. He did, however, managed to get a trip in an…

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Bill catches up with family news and comments on the wet weather. States food is now better, although not as when first improved. Catches up with more news of farm and friends as well as family fund-raising for dinghies. Outlines what they do for…

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Bill hopes harvest is going well and complains about food in the camp.

He gives a vivid description of dinghy drill, which was very funny to watch, but got on well with his own swimming and went on to Girvan where he describes what they did on…

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Catches up with news and tells his mother not to worry about him.

Bill is interested to hear about the 'fellows in the caravan', who seem to be conscientious objectors. Says he has sympathy for people with genuine objections and has talked with…

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Wishes her happy birthday, no news of next leave. Is now ready to leave West Freugh with its eternal training. - the Operational Training Unit must be better. Notes Scottish band passing by 'they are for ever making no end of a wild din dancing…

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In the foreground a white cross with ‘545585 Sgt L M Tetley’ on the cross bar and below on the upright ‘RAF 28.8.42’. In the background the bottom further row of crosses.

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Headstone of Leslie Mellor Tetley in the Reichswald Forrest War Cemetery. Inscribed '545586 SERGEANT L.M. TETLEY AIR GUNNER ROYAL AIR FORCE 28TH AUGUST 1942 AGED 22, ONLY SON OF ANNIE TETLEY HALIFAX ENGLAND HE DIED NOT IN VAIN'.

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Model racing yacht with sails. It is positioned on a small stand on a table.

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Two judges examining models on a table. Two men are looking to the right of the photograph. Two other men are looking at drawings and art work on the wall. There is a model of a schooner and a biplane on the table.

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Royal Air Force biplane on a stand. Wheels are chocked.

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The model is mounted on a stand, fore and aft. In front is an engine, gear box, drive shaft and propeller.

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Detailed model of a sailing ship, It has three masts, gun ports, rigging and a flag at the rear but no sails. It is mounted on a stand.

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A glider model with long thin wings and thin fuselage.

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A detailed model of a sailing ship. It has three masts and is in full sail. Two lifeboats are visible in the centre of the main deck. Two men wearing civilian clothes are looking at the model. There is a description attached at the aft of the ship…

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The model is a low wing monoplane with a large propeller. There is a matchbox beside to indicate the scale of the model.

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A table with several models. Two airmen with clipboards are judging the models. A sergeant and three dressed in civilian clothes are looking on. Behind are model aeroplanes hanging on strings.

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A detailed model of a three masted sailing ship with gun ports. It is being examined by a man wearing a civilian shirt and tie. On the left is a carriage model and on the right the tail of a model aircraft. Behind and partly visible, are other men…

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A model of a racing yacht in full sail. It has a deep centreboard and a large rudder. It is mounted on a stand. The sail has the letters 14/K1.

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This is a drawing of a man's head. He is looking to the left. He has a full head of wavy hair.
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