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  • Temporal Coverage starts with "1944-01"

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Head and shoulders portrait of Sergeant Stanley Barham. He is wearing an air gunner brevet.

On the reverse '12 Jan 1944 Stanley Rayner George [arrow indicating should be George Rayner] Barham'.

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Target photograph showing a town with a main road running through from top right to bottom left. Captioned '641, FOG, 1, 21/22 Jan 44, NT 8", 8100ft→ , 330 degrees, [...]'. 'A4' Annotated 'Fiume'.

Five Group Newsletter, number 18, January 1944. Includes a foreword by the Air Officer Commanding, and features about training, signals, gunnery, accidents, bombing, decorations, photography, engineering, armament, navigation, flying control,…

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Includes: New Year message from Chairman of Prisoners of War Department; editorial matters; Come and Spend a Weekend in my Stalag (by Gunner N Gould); official reports from the camps; the brighter side; groups from the camps; [two pages missing] …

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From 92 Group instructors flight to officer commanding 11 Operational Training Unit. Gives hours flown and assessment as an instructor. On the reverse a proforma not filled out.

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Acknowledges letter of 13 January 1944. Does not consider that blame for over payment lies with him. Asks that they confirm he actually received the money. Once confirmed he would pay the whole amount by cheque.

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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 officer in Ministry of Aircraft Production. Writes that Cheshire left gloves in his office and is now sending them on.

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Asks if Cheshire has vacancy for wireless operator on his squadron. Served under him at RAF Linton-on-Ouse and recent returned after evading on the continent.

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Letter to officer at RAF Film Production Unit thanking him for three films and expressing his appreciation.

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From Officer at RAF Film Production Unit enclosing three reels of 16 mm Kodachrome for use with squadron. Gives advice on using film and invites Cheshire to his unit.

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States that he is now serving on a squadron which makes it impossible to make plans to be in touch or accept his invitation.

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Requests supply of two dozen chamois leathers at price quoted of 45 shillings per dozen.

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Thanks him on behalf of Wing Commander Thomas for all the lectures he gave to flight leaders school.

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Letter to Group Captain A C Evans Evans requesting he look into five electro-plated tankards which went missing on squadron move to RAF Woodhall Spa

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Asks if there is any more news of her son Harold who lost his life on March 2nd 1943. Notes that others survived. She appreciates the kindness of those who have written to her. She still has hope that her son will return. She has read some work about…

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States that Cheshire's previous wireless operator Flight Lieutenant Hill has suggested he write to Cheshire. Provides his history as air gunner with 102 Squadron in 1942 where he was credited with four aircraft destroyed one probable and two damaged.…

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Letter from Eric Farmer (ex RAF Sergeant) stating he used to be with Cheshire on 35 Squadron requesting asking him to give talk to the Dewsbury British Legion.

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Letter states that Stutt wants to get back on operations on Lancaster after six months off. Recounts that he completed a tour on 425 Squadron. In addition he does not like the fact that his current station is becoming all Canadian. Requests to join…

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The story of a complete engine failure in Wellington LN 487 over York at 15,000ft at night. The aircraft was over York and crash-landed safely. The rear-gunner had been knocked unconscious but was unhurt, as were the rest of the crew.

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Commiserates with him over lack of available aircraft at conversion unit. Mentions possibility of training on squadron aircraft in the future.

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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.

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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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Sends birthday wishes and discusses present. Catches up with family news and writes of daughter's activities. Reports on telephone calls from David's mother and relates the sequel to the toothpaste story recounted in the letter of 23 January.
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