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  • Temporal Coverage starts with "1942-08"

The winner of a running race breaks the tape. Behind are two fellow runners. They are watched by a large group of spectators, seated and standing by the sidelines and on the roof of a hut.

The winner of the running race breaks the tape, closely followed by four runners up. They are watched by a large group of spectators seated and standing on the sidelines and on the roof of two huts.

High jumper clears the bar, watched by an official.

A group of six runners. On the right are a small group of spectators but on the left the main group of spectators are seated and standing on the sidelines and on the roofs of two huts.

Discus thrower and discus in the air. He is in a marked circle and is watched by an official, notepad in hand. Two officials are watching the landing spot of the discus. On the left is a small group of spectators. In the distance are many spectators…

Four long distance walkers passing a couple of officials, one in airman's uniform. At the side are spectators sitting and standing on the sidelines and on the roof of a hut.

Four men seated at a table. Eleven other men positioned around. On the wall behind is a board with the message 'Honest Winnie' and an unclear list. On the hut wall is written 'Cigarettes or Camp Money Min 10 Cigs'.

Ball dropping into the basketball net, watched by three players and four spectators. In the background are the men's huts.

Thirteen men seated on a mound of sand. One man is wearing a sergeant's uniform. One man has a pipe in his mouth. Behind are their huts.

Three men facing the camera. The first has a cap, shirt and braces, the second a sun shade, is topless and has a pipe. The third is looking loosely in the direction of the camera. Other spectators are in the background.

The men, mostly topless are standing behind the line. Behind on the roof a hut are two seated men.

Runner holding a baton breaking the tape at the end of the race. At the side and on the roof of a hut are spectators seated and standing.

Athlete shaking hands with Group Captain. Behind is the table of prizes and other spectators.

Two men sunbathing whilst an airman is hiding with his head under a tent made from a chair and a towel. They are seated outside a wooden building. On the reverse 'Humewood Port Elizabeth August 1942'.

Peter Lamprey starts with some friendly banter and mentions that he has managed some time off. He says the letter was interrupted by some unspecified duty away and concludes with catch up news.

Peter Lamprey writes complaining that post has been held up but that he has at last received his posting to the next step in training.

Two pictures of Wellington 'HA-A', parked on grass. Left image from rear quarter with two wheeled equipment in foreground and two men under the starboard wing. Right image from the front quarter with a man crouching by boarding ladder under the…

Telegram from Frank Hobbs reporting address is RAF Gilgil, Kenya

Acknowledges earlier telegram and reports he's fit and well.

An examination paper with 13 questions of which 10 need answered. The questions are in two sections - Bombing and Gunnery.

A wall runs from bottom left to top right with buildings and palm trees to the left and above. To the right centre a fortification. On the reverse addressed to Mr and Mrs H E Hudson writing that he is delighted to have received cross parcel and about…

Writes he is off on a trip and not to write until she hears from him.

Writes that he cannot say much due to security. Cannot describe local area as has not been off camp. Says job take until next Wednesday. Asks after children and catches up with family news. Writes of amusing incident.

[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…

Top left - a man looking closely at a model ship on a table. In the background other figures. Captioned 'A10 NCO's Arts and Crafts Exhib, Stalag Luft 3'.
Top middle - four posters/drawings mounted on wall. Captioned 'A15 NCO's Arts and Crafts…
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