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  • Temporal Coverage starts with "1943-04"

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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Top left - blurred image of two actors on stage dressed in medieval costume. Captioned 'E26 "Merchant of Venice", Stalag Luft 3, Apr'.
Top right - blurred image of three actors in medieval costumes on stage. Captioned ' "Merchant of Venice", Stalag…

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Top left - poster for the "Merchant of Venice". Captioned 'E20 show poster'.
Top right - five actors in medieval costume, two as women, all on stage. Captioned ' "Merchant of Venice", Stalag Luft 3, Apr 43'.
Centre left - two actors in medieval…

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Top left - blurred image of five actors on stage in a variety of costumes. Captioned 'F8 "Home and Beauty", Stalag Luft 3, Apr 43'.
Top right - blurred image of two actors, one dressed as women embracing on stage. Captioned 'F7 "Home and Beauty",…

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Top middle - poster and cast list for 'Home and Beauty'. Captioned 'F1 show poster'.
Centre left - four actors on stage, two in uniform, one dressed as a woman, one in pyjamas. Captioned 'F2 "Home and Beauty", Stalag Luft 3, Apr 43'.
Centre right…

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Informs her that her son is missing, his aircraft failed to return on night 8/9 April 1943. States that he will write once they have any further information,

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Addressed to Stalag Luft 1. Welcomes him to Caterpillar Club and encloses membership card.

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Letter from Wing Commander D W M Smith: she would have heard her son was missing from air operations and the details he gives her should be treated as confidential. Raises possibility that he might be prisoner of war. Tom's belongings have been sent…

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A Graduation Banquet for Course 75 given in honour of the 32nd graduating class of the Virden Flying Training School, Manitoba, Canada.

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Letters from Agnes Stott to a fellow crew member's father, comments on confusion about regular crew member who did not fly with them on their last operation and telling him that she had received formal notice that Robert had died.

[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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Writes about returning from his leave and that he misses her. Catches up with family news.

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He writes about him bombing Kiel the previous night and that he has applied for leave.

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Sketch of a Lancaster with engines running. Underneath 'Spezia, 18/19-4-43, Sgt Madgett, Sgt Robinson, Sgt Palk, Sgt Bradley, Sgt Wakefield, Sgt Barker, Sgt Souter'. Signed by AOC. Supplied with caption ' Sketch of Lancaster by P/O A. Pollen drawn to…

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Lists crews and aircraft for operations on 19/20 October 1944. One member of each crew is underlined in blue and two crews are circled in blue with '18 1/2' annotated alongside left crew in top row. Includes timings and duty personnel. On the reverse…

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Head and shoulders portraits of Henry Ansell in civilian clothes, shirt and tie. A second portrait is taken in profile. On the reverse 'April 1st 1943, RAF Scampton'.

ELampreyPGuntonW430405.pdf
Peter Lamprey writes that has moved RAF stations again and has only flown once on an air-test since arriving. He notes that the station has a good mess and food but that it’s a long way to the nearest town.

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Newspaper cutting showing a group of airmen in front of three aircrew buses. Captioned ‘Bomber crews about to start by motor-coach for their airfield and the smashing attack on the great Skoda armament works at Pilsen, in…

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The loss of Lancaster Mk 3 of 49 Squadron over Pilsen the 17th April 1943

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The letter informs the parents of Sergeant Raymond Norman Percy Foster, that he is missing, believed killed in action.

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Details of nine operations carried out between February and May 1943 from RAF Elvington on 77 Squadron flying Halifax. Targets include Cologne, Berlin and several in the Ruhr.

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Two men are toasting with wine glasses. They are wearing flannels, shirts and ties. They are facing each other with the glasses raised and touching. Behind a table with a basket, a vase with flowers, three chairs, a door and a window with curtains.

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Three men are standing behind a table. On the table are two glasses of wine and a basket. Two men are wearing flannels, shirts and ties. The middle man is wearing a flat cap with a white top, it has three letters printed on it. He has a bow tie,…
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