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  • Temporal Coverage starts with "1942-12"

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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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Fourth of David Geach's diaries describing the final part of his training in Canada. He writes of his service and personal life training as an air bomber. He describes his ground and flying training experiences, social life both in camp and in local…

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A dinner menu for Christmas 1942 and New Year 1943 produced by the Airmen's Mess, No 1 Central Navigation School, Rivers, Manitoba. On the reverse are the signatures of some of the attendees.

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Girl in overalls and head scarf with finger to lips. In the background a cloud with a number of gremlin figures as well as building, tree windmill and gate. One gremlin has rope to girls left ankle while three others pull back on rope to left ankle.…

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After Christmas, catches up with news of family and acquaintances. Describes activities over Christmas including pantomime, biking to Bicester, going to pictures, visiting friends for dinner, dance in NAAFI. activities on boxing day and going to…

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Thanks her for parcel. Mentions hard work and skipper demanding a day off. Plans to go to Oxford to theatre. Mentions their landing ground is unusable so operation from satellite drome. Describes some flying including take off in mud and water.…

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Writes of flying activity. Mentions visit of circus comprising Ju 88, Me 110 and Heinkel which gave flying demonstration and after he was able to look over them. Was not impressed with crew space. Concludes with other news.

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Writes of being very busy flying. Mentions his bike has arrived but has not been able to go and pick it up. Describes members of his crew. Mentioned flying cancelled on Sunday and going to chapel. Note she will not be home before Christmas due to…

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Bill relates how he has been showing Michael's photograph to everyone he meet, whether they are interested or not. Mentions how he has had a long day flying and has been invited to spend Christmas with friends living locally. Describes a visit to…

YHolmesWC176554v1.pdf
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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Sergeant Tom Wharmby in uniform and his bride on their wedding day. His bride is in a bridal gown and veil, holding a large bouquet of flowers. They are standing outside the church. On the reverse 'Sgt Tom Wharmby, 199 Sqd, 1236751'.

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Tom Wharmby was born at Walkden, North Manchester. Mentions hobbies, schooling at St Johns School, Bolton Commercial and Worsley Technical School, his wedding and an accounting job at Cooper and Cooper.
Details his military career with the Home…

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Full length portrait of a man wearing jacket and tie standing in front of foliage. He is holding a pipe. On the reverse 'Christopher Cheshire, taken in Poland, December 1942'.. Reported as taken when he was a prisoner of war in Stalag Luft III.…

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A card issued to Ted Neale. On the reverse are handwritten notes with names and numbers.

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A duplicated magazine, produced by the personnel at Branston Mere. It includes 'in' jokes, poems, cartoons, and a ghost story.

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A padre thanks David for a very good evening at a dance. He and Chaplain-in-Chief were impressed by spirit of friendship. Wishes family well for Christmas.

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Served to the officers and Senior Non-Commissioned Officers of RAF Graveley, some signatures on inside.

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Revue produced by RAF Graveley Entertainments Committee, with combined Royal Air Force and Women's Auxiliary Air Force cast, including Kay Burchell. Includes some signatures.

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Writes about David's new daughter and her naming. Mentions life and activities while in army training and upcoming leave.

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Mother writes wishing him a 'good Xmas' . 's writing from Brambridge. David's mother, father, wife and daughter will go to Southampton for the Christmas break. It seems that David's father does occasionally stay in their Southampton home over…

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Writes about weather and about their aircraft. Looking forward to leave and talks about car and allowances and is enclosing newspaper cutting about the latter.

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Writes of flying including cross country and over Doncaster and Gainsborough as well as scaring farmers ploughing with horses.

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Discusses disturbing financial matters and complains about RAF remuneration and the way they are treated.

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Writes about mail issues and requests she does not worry about him flying. Mentions his captain has been posted away and he hopes to get the previous one back. Catches up with acquaintance and family news and mentions pay.

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Thanks her for parcel and complains of mail distribution on base. Talks of flying and life on camp. Writes of weather prevention of colds.
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