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  • Temporal Coverage starts with "1945-10"

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A view from above of an four engine airliner taxiing, registration VM702. In the background buildings and hangars. On the reverse of first photograph '30th Oct 1945, Avro [York - crossed out] Lancastrian IV at RAE Farnborough'. On reverse of second…

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Announcing that he would be discharged from hospital and home Friday.

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Writes she is confined to house to stop spending money, Reports on daily activities. Daughter Frances also signed letter with xxs.

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Writes of daily activities including problems with preserved plums. Mentions SSAFA business and other activities. Complain about state of waterproofing of house.

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Catches up with news of family/friends. Writes of daily activity and gardening.

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Writes of her hair cut and mentions using off cut for wig on daughter's doll. Worried that weekend travelling is tiring for him and he is doing too much at home while he has not yet recovered his health. Continues with news of new glass and paint for…

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Writes of disappointing news of friend as suggest he might ask the MO about reduced fertility with prisoner of war and if there was any treatment. Comments on train accident and concludes with domestic chat.

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A payment of £12 12/- made to Henry Redgrave by the Air Ministry.

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Details pay and allowances for October and November 1945 from RAF base accountant officer Bombay

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Bert refers to receiving an earlier letter from Ted. He discusses his social life - beer, food and cigarettes and recalls various colleagues and what they are doing.

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Notes that Acting Wing Commander David Donaldson D.S.O and bar, D.F.C, R.A.F.V.R was mobilised on 3 September 1939 until 1st October 1945.

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Release authorised 26 November 1945.

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Service and release book of Flying Officer E W Smith, last day of service 30 November 1945.

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Robert Whymark’s father John ‘Jack’ Whymark took part in three tours of operations. Initially Jack was trained as a mechanic and was posted to 17 Squadron at RAF Debden and RAF Martlesham Heath. He then volunteered for aircrew and trained as a…

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Susanne Pescott talks about her father, Flight Lieutenant Harold Arthur Lawson DFC, who worked as an engineer before joining the RAF in 1941, where he served as a navigator. After completing his training, he was posted to RAF Rufforth and from there…

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Ernest Holmes joined the RAF and served as a pilot, flying operations first with 76 Squadron and then on Pathfinders. Gives a vivid and detailed account of when he was shot down over Holland: how he was given shelter by a farmer’s family and moved…

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Service and release book for Flight Lieutenant G J North stamped by dispersal centre 29 October 1945. Contains some personal details

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A view looking towards rugby posts with terracing around. On the reverse 'Sports Stadium, Berlin 25.10.45'.

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A He 111 and FW 190 in a scrapheap with two airmen posing beside the wrecks. On the reverse '8 Graveyard, Gatow, Berlin 25.10.45'.

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The bombed Chancellery in Berlin. In the foreground a car lying on its side. On the reverse 'Reich Chancellry [sic] Berlin'.
A separate note adds background information and the date of the photograph.

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Three quarter length portrait of Flight Sergeant James Flowers sitting in tunic with a young girl wearing a dress sitting on his lap. She is holding a doll. On the reverse 'RAF Gatow, Oct/Nov 45, H J Flowers i/c Wing/Co's daughter'.

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Label at the top 'Leave/travel passes'. Top and bottom are two Form 295B leave documents. The top one just has an address. The bottom one is made out for Leading Aircraftsman Bubb with a leave address in Birmingham for leave between 19 October 1945…

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States that G Bubb is the authorized owner of a bicycle with its frame number and details. Royal Air Force Spilsby guardroom stamp dated 17 October 1945.

On the reverse, On the left side, four numbered train times from Preston to Birmingham with…
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