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  • Temporal Coverage starts with "1943-01"

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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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Starts with domestic matters and catch up with home news. Writes that nearly everyone has finished course and they did last trip previous evening. Pilot is now out of doc. Visit to local friends. Spent day trying to get airborne, not well looked…

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Thanks for parcel and letter. No leave for about 3 weeks, nearly finished course. mentions pilot has injured his knee and is in dock indefinitely. Went to see flight commander on possibility of finishing with staff pilot. Mentions local friends and…

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Starts with domestic issues. Will be sorry to leave Upper Heyford as made many friends. Mentions slippery roads locally and writes of activities. Will be there for another 3 weeks. Concludes with remissness of home.

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Writes of flying and upcoming kit inspection. Tells of visit to local friends and getting to know most of villagers. Mentions might be moving on soon and having interesting lectures. Talks of his drawings of gremlins which he might sent to the RAF…

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Difficult to write letters as very busy flying. Writes of flying a trip which passed close to his parents farm. Writes of trips being scrubbed and visiting friends. Mentions others flying short trips.

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Describes life at RAF Upper Heyford including visiting servicemen living locally and bemoaning the posting of a colleague to another Operational Training Unit. Remarks that neither Harry nor the 'censor gentleman' will find the letter particularly…

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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YPearceAT1874945v3.pdf
Contains personal information, address and telephone numbers of acquaintances. Entries for registered for RAF 9 Jan 43, fireguard duty days, swimming, medical appointment, passed selection board for Air Gunner 26 MaR 43,Holiday dates, call up papers…

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Top left - seven actors on stage four in rear and three kneeling in front. Six are wearing conical hats and a man in the centre front row a dinner jacket. Captioned 'D31 NCO's Panto "Aladdin", Stalag Luft 3 Jan'.
Top right - number of actors…

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Top left - a blurred image of six actors on stage, Captioned 'D31 NCOs Panto "Aladdin" Stalag Luft 3, Jan'.
Top right - blurred image of a number of actors on stage. Captioned 'NCOs Panto "Aladdin" Stalag Luft 3, Jan 43'.
Second row left - a…

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Top left - poster showing eight characters and dancing girls and title 'Aladdin - Stalag Luft 3, 1942'. Captioned 'D33 NCOs Panto "Aladdin" Stalag Luft 3, J[..}'.
Top right - two actors on stage sitting with mannequins across their knees. Captioned…

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Portrait, upper torso in WAAF uniform. Written on the reverse 'Wigtown, 31/1/43'. On added post-it note 'Isabella Dougall nee Aitchison'.

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Issued to Ted Neale whilst at Heaton Park.

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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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There are four occasions when John was Mentioned in Despatches.

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Congratulates David on arrival of a daughter. Mentions brother Ian and writes of life in Canada in particular cold weather and use of coal and rationing. Passes on family news. Mentions contact with Kenneth Lawson and writes that Warrie who had…

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Writes about daughter Frances

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Aunt Dorothy wishes David a happy birthday and good luck. Catches up with family news.

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Birthday letter to David Donaldson from his aunt Nettie telling him of her coming lecture tour and wishing him 'good luck'. Additional information about this item was kindly provided by the donor.

[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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He is worried about his son David’s illness. He also writes about the weather, that he is fed up and that he went to the cinema in Lincoln to watch Bambi.

YMadgettHR1330340v5.pdf
Entries for January, February and part of May 1943. Entries include shopping list, reminders, addresses, appointments and train times/journeys.

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Don Falgate's pre-Advanced Flying Unit formal course photograph, 32 Officers and senior non-commissioned officers, arranged in four rows. Signatures on the reverse. Captioned 'Students of pre AFU (Advanced Flying Unit) RAF Perth Scotland, about…
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