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  • Temporal Coverage starts with "1944-05"

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The telegram advises Miss Ross that the International Red Cross have confirmed that David Geach is a prisoner of war.

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A letter to David Geach's father advising him that they his son's personal effects. It includes an inventory of the items.

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The telegram is written to David Geach's father and confirms via the International Red Cross that he has been taken prisoner.

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The telegram to David Geach's father advises him his son was included in a German broadcast saying he had been taken as a prisoner of war.

Five Group Newsletter, number 22, May 1944. Includes a foreword by the Air Officer Commanding, and features about armament, war savings, flying control, engineering, flight engineers, gardening, prisoner of war fund, air bombing, navigation,…

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Includes: editors comments; for sailors and seamen (Marlag und Milag Nord camps); official reports from the camps; the letters they write home; groups from the camps; [two pages missing] income tax relief; how they help (fundraising at home);…

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Two young men wearing jacket and tie standing in front of a tree. The man on the left holds a book. Reported as two of Cheshire's friends at Oxford. On left is Thomas Peter Kingsland Higgs, known as Peter, who served with 111 squadron Fighter Command…

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From A.V. Roe & Co Limited on headed paper. Thanks Cheshire for visit and hope he will be able to visit the company. Additional information about this item was kindly provided by the donor.

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To Personnel Air Secretary Air Ministry. Apologises for late reply and writes that he has passed message to the squadron. Most disappointed that visit was missed and look to time when they might be more fortunate.

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From Personal Air Secretary on behalf of Secretary of State apologising for not getting to RAF Woodhall Spa due to poor weather. Hopes Sir Archibald Sinclair would visit 617 Squadron at earliest opportunity.

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An air gunner who has completed two tours. Requests advice on how to get back on operations.

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To 54 Base Coningsby forwarding the names of two pilots who were anxious to return to operational duties on Mosquito. Squadron Leader C F Campbell DSO, DFC and Flight Lieutenant R T Fleming DFC. Includes operational history.

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A Rhodesian flight engineer, he requests information on how to get posted to Cheshire's squadron. Previous tour on 78 Squadron and currently on 425 Squadron, which is becoming all French Canadian. Happy to drop rank but wished to remain with…

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Provides results of attacks on Mailly le Camp military depot and tank park 3/4 May, Clerment-Ferrand aircraft factory 29/30 April, Toulouse aircraft assembly works and Montaudran airfield 5/6 April and 1/2 May, Lyon Motor vehicle works 1/2 May,…

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Weather recorded during a flight.

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Ted Neale describes the aircrew and circumstances leading to their baling out near Nereto, Tortoreto, Italy. Some of the crew were captured, but Ted was sheltered by local people. He met up with an English army corporal and travelled by boat to…

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The letter refers to Les Arrowsmith being reported missing following an operation in a Lancaster to bomb Duisburg on the night of 21-22 May 1944.

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Gives details of the outturn of service estate of the late Pilot Officer I A Wynn and total was £40 9s 11d. Payable order would be sent in a few days.

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Geoff Packham grew up in Sheffield and worked at the town hall before he volunteered for the air Force. He discusses his father’s service in the Royal Flying Corps in the First World War. He trained in Canada and completed seven operations as a…

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Reconnaissance photograph of Munich. Some buildings have been marked and annotated with numbers. The Frauenkirche is visible in the bottom right corner. Captioned '3139 106 W.218 3-5-44 F/36” // 540SQDN→ '.

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Letter from the father of Jim Ferrier, the Canadian bomb aimer in the crew to Mrs Wilson, the wife of the captain. He thanks her for contacting him as he was not informed of addresses of next of kin of other crew. He holds out hope of news and says…

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Short letter as pushed for time since started ops. Mentions going to Duisburg. Continues with banter about mates. Has one more op to do before possible seven days leave. Mentions argument they have had. Says time to ring if she wants to.
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