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  • Temporal Coverage starts with "1945-12"

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A pass issued to Arthur Atkinson by RAF St Athan allowing him to be absent from his quarters.

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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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Top left - Arthur Pearce in the rear turret of a Lancaster.

Bottom right - Arthur Pearce leaning out of the rear door of a Lancaster rear turret which is rotated fully to port.

Bottom left - newspaper cutting title 'Southwark "Pathfinder" on…

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Notes that the King will hold investiture at Buckingham Palace on 4 December 1945.

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Card with Royal Air Force crest and Chinese characters on the front. Inside a note commenting on enclosed photograph, the Air Officer Commanding's character and other news of colleagues. Sends kiss to Jennifer. Photograph enclosed shows 36 airmen in…

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A warrant issued to Ted Neale notifying him of his appointment to Warrant Officer.

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A menu signed by Ted Neale and others for the Christmas meals. Final page has 'ETH Neale, his effort'.

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Letter to David Donaldson from Hank Cooper written post war. Hank gives news of his activities, people and the departure of wartime colleagues. He writes of pet dog and going to London to see semi-finals of Royal Air Force individual squash…

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Letter to David Donaldson from Jim (a former RAF colleague) accepting role of godfather to David's as-yet unborn child and describing life at RAF Watton and how he is trying to find post war employment. Additional information about this item was…

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A menu produced by the RAF 2 Base Area Rest and Leave Camp, Rome. On the reverse are several signatures.

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The menu for the Officers Mess 1945 Christmas dinner at RAF Seletar

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An ornate room with many hanging lights. At the back is a long table laid with decorations and flowers. On the reverse 'The Dining Hall before the tables were brought in. Seletar Dec 19th '45'.

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Christmas cards with servicemen, farmers cart and Christmas items with countryside. Handwritten message 'To my everloving [sic] friend Rene and her beloved Mother. Heres [sic] wishing you both the very Best off [sic]everything. Your everloving [sic]…

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Christmas dinner menu 1945 from RAF Chivenor. 24 signatures on reverse.

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Letter to Mrs K M Hobbs informing her that a war gratuity of £32 16 s is payable in respect of service of Flight Sergeant F J Hobbs.

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Titled ‘Our Wedding 1st December 1945’. William Coulton is in uniform tunic. The bride is wearing a hat, dark suit and skirt and is carrying a floral bouquet.

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Wedding group of three men and three women. The groom is in Royal Air Force uniform, the bride and bridesmaid are holding floral bouquets. The two non-uniformed men and the woman at the far left are all wearing flowers in their lapel.

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Angelo Bernabe is requested to report to the local housing board headquarter to speak with a lawyer.

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Philip Winter worked in the civil service before he volunteered for the Air Force. He trained as a pilot and flew three operations with 102 Squadron before he was wounded in the ankle. After recuperating he flew towing targets for air gunnery…

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Christmas card with a photograph of Mosquito, TA118 on the front. Captioned '140 Wing RAF Gutersloh BAFO BAOR December 1945.' It is signed 'Phyll and Jim' and has a handwritten comment 'How do you like my [pal?] on nose of A/C?'.

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In the centre two waterways separated by a spur of land covered with dockyard buildings and cranes. On the nearside of the spur is a camouflaged ship with two funnels. One the right of the waterways more dockyard buildings. In the foreground open…
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