Browse Items (201 total)

  • Temporal Coverage starts with "1943-05"

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Letter to Joyce Donaldson from his aunt Nettie. Writes she has heard about David's Distinguished Service Order and asks her to pass on congratulations. Describes her current activities, weather and local area of St Andrew's.

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A letter from Captain A Macdonald to Officer in Charge, 'B' Squadron, asking permission for Malcolm Staves to attend the wedding of the writer to Malcolm's sister. Also attached is the wedding invitation to Mr and Mrs Ely on the occasion of the…

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Rita’s late husband was Flight Lieutenant Edward Brooks DFC, DFM. He was in the Home Guard before he enlisted with the Royal Air Force in February 1941, and sometime later went to RAF Uxbridge. Following his training at Blackpool the recruits…

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Commissioning of airman GD branch - information on employment as pilot and hours flown.

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12 postcards written by Alan Green whilst a prisoner of war. He thanks his parents for their mail, news of Basil, requests cigarettes, photographs, socks and a toothbrush, receipt of parcels and a list of clothing.

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George ‘Johnny’ Johnson was the bomb aimer in Lancaster AJ-T flown by Joe McCarthy during operation Chastise 16th of May 194. He discusses the attack on the dams and the events before and after the attack. He describes training over the Derwent…

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A Lancaster flies over the explosion of an Upkeep bouncing bomb against a dam. A second aircraft has been hit by anti-aircraft fire and is plunging towards the water, engulfed in flames and smoke. A third Lancaster is visible on the right with a bomb…

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Addressed to Roy Chadwick at A.V.Roe on Vickers-Armstrong headed paper. Thanks Chadwick for existence of Lancaster and his support at a meeting in C.R.D's office on 26 January without which the dams operation would not have happened. States is was…

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A letter advising Jessie that no action would be taken on the general rate arrears for the house 'Redwood'.

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He writes about his shock that Ian is missing. Hopes that he is a prisoner.

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John Crabb transferred to the RAF from the Army. He began training as a pilot in the USA but then returned to train as an observer in Canada. On his return was posted to 49 Squadron. After thirteen operations he and the bomb aimer developed colds and…

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Writes inviting him to speak at their village’s festivities during the “Wings for Victory” week and, in particular to officially open the week at the garden fete.

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A personal account of life of an engineer, C E Brennan, who was seconded to A V Roe at Woodford and Ringway who saw Roy Chadwick frequently. He talks of comradeship, playing rugby and listening to singer Hilda Green. Mentions the sporting rivalry…

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Expresses regret that Sergeant Albert Ansell is missing as a result of his Lancaster failing to return from operations on 1 May 1943. Enquiries are being made through International Red Cross.

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Henry Townsley completed two tours of operations as a flight engineer and served as an instructor. He put his background as a vehicle mechanic to good use with aircraft on occasion. After the war he worked for Rolls Royce.

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Writes about mail to relations and receiving book parcels. Asks them not to send any more money to person sending book as the ones she sends are rubbish. Writes about a play he saw and mentions sergeants' theatre. Mentions that there were some…

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Letters from air secretary branch stating that commissioning parchment was being prepared. Letter from RAF Historian researcher stating that he would obtain and send on the recommendation for his Distinguished Flying Cross and also copies of all his…

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Letter to David Donaldson from his maternal aunt, Dorothy Clark, congratulating him on his Distinguished Service Order and catching up with family news. Additional information about this item was kindly provided by the donor.

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Letter of sympathy over bad news of Ian.

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George ‘Johnny’ Johnson comments on Paul Brickhill's book and on the 1955 film of the same name, expressing disappointment that there was no mention of the Sorpe Dam. He voices contempt for the unscrupulous people who have made money by selling…

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An album book containing: 1. Photographs of Ian Wynn, his family and his first crew captain. 2. A history of his first captain. 3. Letter of sympathy and memorial scroll. 4. A diary of events from joining the air force up to first operation fully…

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Congratulates him on award of what writer humorously calls 'Dammed Smart Officer'. Hope family are well. Written on Ministry of Health headed paper. Signed Eric. Additional information about this item was kindly provided by the donor.
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