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  • Temporal Coverage starts with "1943-11"

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Four rows of airmen arranged in front of a Short Stirling bomber. On the reverse '623 Squadron Downham Market. November 1943'.

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Five aircrew wearing battledress and side caps in front of a corrugated iron hut. three have visible brevet (one pilot and two half brevet). Captioned 'Max Barry's Wellington Crew, 1,2,3,4,5, Church Broughton 27 OTU, November 1943, 1 Max Barry, air…

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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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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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Including duration and purpose of course, flying time on Oxford, ground training results, assessment of ability etc. Remarks by Chief Instructor include: 'A good average pilot who should prove his worth at 11 OTU. A sound reliable officer.'

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Notes that Cheshire relinquished acting group captain rank on 25 October 1943 but continued to get paid for that rank until 30 November 1943. This resulted in over payment of £25 5s 8d. Goes on to discuss recovery of the money.

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From RAF Coningsby concerning 617 squadron working parades. Concludes with discussion on extensions to airmens' passes.

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Writes that it would be impossible for Cheshire to make any arrangements. He would let Thomas know when things became easier. Address states Somerset, but now in Gloucestershire.

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From FCST RAF Aston Down requesting Cheshire to give lecture between 26 November and 1 December. Handwritten note 'Refused by letter - until further notice, 24-11-43.

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A reconnaissance photograph showing a large town with a river running from lower left to top right. A station and marshalling yard are in the middle of the left half and a further marshalling yard and the aero-engine factory are on the upper right…

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Letter to Isabel confirming the information from the International Red Cross that Andrew had lost his life when his aircraft was lost. But he would formally be listed as 'missing believed killed' for six months.

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Account of David Donaldson's Distinguished Service Order, biographic and family details.

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Five letters from Agnes Stott to Mr Blandford, a fellow crew member's father, and one to Mr Blandford from a fellow crew member (Pilot Officer G G Whittle) who did not fly with them on their last operation.

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Letter to Pilot Officer Blandford's father, thanking him for his letter, celebrating the fact that his son had survived and sharing the news that Robert and other crew members had died.

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Writes it was good to hear from David and his old crew appreciated it. Old crew have nearly finished their tour but the weather has been holding them up. Writes of bad week with losses. Continues with news of crew.

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Thanks him for watches and clocks. Hopes he will come for lunch when he comes up for Distinguished Service Order.

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Photograph of natural stone memorial with French inscription, recording what happened to the crew of DV 285. Memorial was dedicated 25 June 1994. On the reverse 'Memorial to crew of DV 285 Lancaster, (Aywaille, Belgium)'.

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Casualty confirmation letter to Robert Stott's wife, confirming his death and giving the place of burial.

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Letter to David Donaldson from G R Swinney (Roy) the wireless operator in the pathfinder crew. He gives news of the crew and various other people at Warboys including the loss of wing commander. Waiting to finish his tour of ops. Additional…

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Letter to David Donaldson from Ken telling David that he has been posted to Canada hopefully temporarily.

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Opened envelope with Air Ministry RAF Form 2002.C and Glyn, Mills and Co markings.

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Lacey Peter Webb remembers his role as a flight engineer in the Royal Air Force during the war and flying thirty operations on Halifaxes and two on Lancasters. Retraces his training in various stations, among them St John’s Wood, where he was…

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Letter advising her that because of the length of time her husband has been missing he must now be presumed dead

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A travel document issued to Liz Humphrey when she was posted to RAF Stradishall.
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