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  • Temporal Coverage starts with "1946-06"

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Mentions that he has six log books to cover his flying career. Gives a brief outline of career starting in Poland and then in United Kingdom starting in 1940. After training he became an instructor until volunteering for operations and posting to 300…

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Received when appointed a Warrant Officer in the RAF. Signed by the Secretary of State for Air .

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Left page - top left - group of military personnel marching top left with spectators in background left. Captioned 'Iraq'.
Top right - group of military personnel on parade with standards. Spectators in distance on the left. Captioned 'Egypt'.…

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Left page - left - three men wearing civilian suit and tie, the centre man holding a hoisted standard, standing in front of a stone church.
Right - three men wearing civilian suit and tie, the centre man holding a grounded furled standard with…

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A man wearing white shorts lying on a bed. On the reverse 'Johnie at Karachi, June 1946'. Submitted with caption 'Johnie Ottewell Karachi June 1946'.

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An airman wearing khaki uniform with shorts standing on a balcony with buildings in the background. Submitted with caption 'Johnie Ottewell Cairo June 1946'. On the reverse 'Johnnie Ottewell on a balcony of the Heliopolis Hotel, Cairo, June 1946'.

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Biography of flight engineer Robert (McKenzie otherwise Mackenzie) Smith. Includes early life and RAF training. Continues with operational history and description of flight engineers role. Concludes with post-war brush with law and subsequent career.…

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'At last, I told you so, all the best from Got Hards.'

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'Briefed at last - happy landings Pal' from 'Jim.'

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'What about a QDM Mitch' from Bill and Jim.

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'What's your ETA Mitch' from the gang.

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'You've had it now Mitch' from Jim and Bill.

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'Congratulations and best wishes for the future' from Celia and Tony.

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'Congratulations and best of luck spare room is ready' from Cola and Mary.

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'Briefed at last congratulations' from Bill.

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Sam writes about his new job and asks Mac (Colin) to reply with his news.

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The letter accompanies two flying log books.

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Inviting him to an investiture for award of his son's DFM.

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A view of Mount Kenya taken from an aircraft. On the reverse 'Mt. Kenya taken from 968.Wimp Kenya June 15th 1946'.

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Stan is sitting on a rock at the coast. On the reverse 'Conquest Bay Aden. June. 1946'.

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Stan sitting on the rocks by the sea. On the reverse 'Conquest Bay Aden .June. 1946.'

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The three airmen are working on a table. On the reverse Working out Dave's courses etc for his U.K. trip June 46'.

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The letter congratulates Dick Curnoock on being promoted to warrant officer and is full of domestic news.

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Two RAF sergeants walking along a street, annotated 'Leave Stirling June 1946'.

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From James and Helen Girdwood asking if they had heard any more news of Hedley who had been friends with their son Bill in Canada. Enclosed photograph of Bill. Addendum notes - 'Extract from Sidcup Times,21 June 1946 notice of pilot Jordan killed…
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