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  • Temporal Coverage starts with "1943-07"

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Top left first page - three-quarter length portrait of an airman wearing tunic and side cap. Text notes that he joined Royal Air Force in 1936 as a Halton apprentice armourer. Promoted to flight sergeant at the beginning of the war he began a long…

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Joined Royal Air Force in 1936 as a Halton apprentice armourer. Promoted to flight sergeant at the beginning of the war he began a long association with 57 Squadron then flying Blenheims as part of British Expeditionary Force in France followed by…

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Includes: editorial matters; reading in camp; official reports from the camps (two pages missing); the letters they write home; fun and games, our generous helpers (fund raising at home); group photographs from the camps; news from the far east;…

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Two newspaper cuttings of same date. First (from The Times) lists RAF Awards for Gallantry in air operations. Includes Distinguished Flying Cross for F/L A N Hollis. Second (from The Daily Telegraph) gives account of Hollis citation stating attack on…

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Written on an aerograph from Andrew training in South Africa. Mainly about letters from home: has just received four of her letters. Various references to awkward situations at home.

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A reconnaissance photograph showing a large town with a river running from lower left to right. Just right of centre is a railway station with marshalling yard. A further marshalling yard is on the right side Both marshalling yards are indicated by…

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Letter in which Andrew describes life on the squadron, including the comradeship of his crew and appreciation of Isabel. Includes envelope.

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Letter in which Andrew describes how he feels about life in the squadron and how Isabel has now left the WAAF and is looking after uncle and his son.

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Concerning the sale of "Redwood", Oaken Grange Drive, requesting she sign the enclosed contract.

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Letter from his mother telling of her visit to see his wife and little daughter. It includes family news and the hope that Ian will be home soon. Catches up with acquaintance news. Additional information about this item was kindly provided by the…

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A letter to David Donaldson congratulating him on his award of a Distinguished Service Order and on his promotion to Wing Commander. Additional information about this item was kindly provided by the donor.

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They advise her not to correspond to her husband until it is established whether he is a prisoner of war.

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Writes that there is still no information regarding her husband. However. the International Red Cross in Geneva has reported that two members of his crew, Pilot Officer H N Petts and Pilot Officer G Russell lost their lives on 26 May 1843. Another…

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Refers to fact that husband is officially promulgated as missing and provides information on allowances entitled to and how long they will last..

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The letter praises Fred for his treasured visit to their house. He complains, gently, about the lack of letters from Fred, contrary to what he had promised.

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Group of 26 airmen in three rows, the front row is seated, the second is standing and the back row are all standing on a bench. Captioned at the bottom ‘417 1943 July 14’. In the background are wooden buildings.

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Telegram No. 809 from the Swiss Government to the Swiss Legation in London (E. 6563), concerning the violation of Swiss airspace on 15th August 1943 (with additional references to the 12/13 July 1943 incident) when Royal Air Force bombers en route to…

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EGortonHGortonLCM430730.pdf
He writes about night flying, the weather, and his activities on base at RAF Cark.

EGortonHGortonLCM430729.pdf
He writes about his social activities and flying over Bobbington, near Wolverhampton and Rhyl.

EGortonHGortonLCM430726.pdf
He writes of the situation in Italy and his night flying as well as his social life. He also mentions the Commanding Officer of RAF Cark receiving the Air Force Cross from the King.

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He writes of their meeting for 24 hours and his journey back to RAF Cark.

EGortonHGortonLCM430718.pdf
He writes about his night flying and taking three Home Guard for a flight in his aircraft.

EGortonHGortonLCM430716.pdf
He expresses how much he misses his wife on their second anniversary. He also writes of a colleague’s impending marriage and another’s arrival of a new baby.

EGortonHGortonLCM430715.pdf
He writes of an flying incident with one of his pupils and recounts an evening in the Mess with his colleagues.
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