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  • Temporal Coverage starts with "1942-11"

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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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Third of David Geach's diaries describing his service & personal life training as an Air Bomber in Canada. He describes his ground & flying training experiences, social life both in camp and in local Canadian towns and New York. He details train…

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16 airmen arranged in two rows. They are trainees and are wearing sidecaps with white flashes. They have a sign with 'Class 'K' Course 66 Air Bombers Dafoe - Sask.' On the reverse is written 'November 1942'.

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Catches up with family news. Mentions going home on recent 48 hour leave. Writes of course progress and compares current base with previous in Scotland. Describes activities in local area. Concluded with more family and home news.

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Catches up with news. Not flying at the moment hopes to start next week. Mentions getting on to Lancaster and pathfinder force. Continues with family and friend banter and asks for his bike to be sent. Postscript describes walk on day off and…

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Writes that he enjoyed recent 48 hour leave and describes journey back to base and now being up for 'jankers'. Continues to enthuse over recent leave and home food. No on last week of ground lectures.

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Thanks her for the parcel with apples and cake. Writes of weather, course progress and upcoming 48 hours pass. Mentions improvements in dining hall and quality of sergeants mess. Mentions going out to find chapel and comments on war news.

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Catches up wit home news. Writes of prospect of having to go in the decompression chamber again. Concludes with more family banter.

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Mentions incidents in Grantham and Oxford, the weather and the length of his course. Writes of day of going to Oxford. Mentions war news of second front and Roosevelt's speech. Writes of Canadians and Americans at Upper Heyford.

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Catches up with family news. Discusses weather and more family/friends news.

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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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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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Grade Card issued to AS Coller after a medical examination at RAF Cardington.

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Four aircrew on top of a 50 Squadron Lancaster wing. There are holes in the top of wing.
Captioned between pages 39-40 of 1956 Memoir '[Underlined] Bradwell [\Underlined] After Hamburg 1942, showing self, P/O Power, Sgt Wilson, Sgt Conner. Both…

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Four aircrew sitting on wing. Captioned between pages 38-39 of 1956 Memoir 'Sgt Alan Conner, F/O Power,Self, Sgt Wilson, Taken after crash landing. “Bradwell Bay”. After Hamburg raid 9th November 1942, Wireless operator Sgt Lew Austin R.A.A.F.…

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Page titled 'Meet Mrs Mandon, Stalag Luft 3, Nov 1942'
Top left - Blurred image of fourteen men in two rows wearing a variety of civilian dress. Captioned '[..] "Meet Mrs Mandon", Stalag Luft 3. Nov'.
Top right - two actors, one in white waiters…

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A newspaper issued on board the RMS Queen Elizabeth. On an envelope is handwritten 'Elizabethan News Nov 11/12 1942 Issued daily on RMS Queen Elizabeth 1942'. There is a coloured drawing of the ship and two pages of news.

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Is enclosing a cheque for £20 to help for things for David's wife. Thanks him for visiting and that he has now recovered.

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Congratulates on birth of daughter and writes he would be honoured to be a god parent.

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Notifies him that writer is back in UK and if close would like to meet up. Mentions he has been promoted CFI and it would be difficult to get back onto operations. Mentions he managed to do two of the big raids. Asks what David is doing now. Signed…

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Congratulates on new arrival and enclosing wire from brother Norman accepting role as godfather. Reports his mother is working hard and hoping to see granddaughter soon.

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Reports on train journey to Catterick from Eastleigh. Writes about first impressions of army camp.

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Offers some general banter about life and new baby. Goes on to describe aspect of his current life and activities while training in the Army.

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