Browse Items (44 total)

  • Temporal Coverage starts with "1946-07"

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Informs her that a war gratuity was payable in respect of Ian Wynn's service.

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The letter advises Thomas Thomson that he cannot purchase his discharge.

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A letter to Homer asking him to return to work

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Notes that they will forward his flying log book.

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From Air Ministry confirming war gratuity is payable and encloses form of application for payment. Matters of wills and probate need to be considered. Includes leaflet on advice to relatives of a man who is missing.

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From Mr and Mrs J Girdwood thanking them for the cutting they sent. Confirms their sons grave in in Venlo Holland along with all his crew. Sorry that Madgetts have no news of Hedley's grave. Writes that their daughter a nursing sister had died after…

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A man dressed in blazer and tie with flat cap stands to the side of an entryway into rock or ice. On the reverse 'Pop at entrance of Rhone Glacier Grotte, 7500 feet above sea level Switzerland, 18 July 1946'.

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A woman wearing floral dress sits with child on her knee. In the background shrubs and a lattice fence. On the reverse 'Norma and Ronnie, 29 July 1946 (John's sister in Law and child)'.

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Two letters, the first referring to RAF warrant officers being reduced in rank to sergeants from 1 July 1946 and the second about older veterans mocking young soldiers for not having overseas service ribbons.

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Top right - air-to-ground view of a city with square grid roads taken from rear turret.
Bottom left - oblique aerial photograph of a town with lake in the middle.
Centre - newspaper cutting with photograph of 16 Lancasters lined up on…

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Top left - In the distance Lancasters in light paint scheme lined up parked on airfield with crews in front. In the foreground spectators seated. In front stand two military personnel with hands clasped behind backs looking on.
Top right above - an…

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Newspaper cutting with three air-to-air view photographs of Lancasters.

Article states that 16 Lancasters of 35 Pathfinder Squadron will arrive 27 July 1946 on three day visit to Denver area. They arrived in the United States at Mitchel Field New…

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Top - newspaper cutting with two photographs - left air-to-air view showing three Lancasters and on the right an air-to air view of three Lancasters in echelon starboard. Text states that this page has several pictures of Lancasters from famed 35…

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Left top - photograph of B-29, Lancaster and Avro York lined up parked on airfield. Spectators are walking in front.
Middle left - air-to-air view showing formation of Lancasters over open countryside.
Third row left - photograph of group of men…

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Newspaper cutting with photograph showing 12 Lancasters over New York City. 'High, Wide, and Handsome. Here on goodwill mission, dozen four-engined Lancaster bombers fly over New York giving inkling of the might that was blended with U.S. warbirds to…

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Top - newspaper cutting with photograph of air-to-air view of formation of 12 Lancasters from 35 Squadron over New York. Caption states that photograph shows them over East River and that they will fly on to St Louis.

Middle right - photograph of…

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Top right - newspaper cutting titled 'Gen Spaatz welcomes RAF' with three photographs. Top left photograph of General Spaatz at microphone welcoming RAF to Andrews Field. Also in background Lord Inverchapel, British Ambassador, Col Curtis D Sluman…

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Top left - eight Lancasters parked in pairs on airfield with runway behind them. In the foreground a hangar. To the left three B-17s.
Top right - newspaper cutting 'Chosen for U.S. Goodwill tour'. Two local men chosen to take part names as W.O…

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Top left - air to ground view of Scott Field.
Top right - eight Lancasters in light paint scheme parked in pairs on an airfield with runway behind and buildings on far side.
Middle left - a line of Lancasters in light paint scheme parked on…

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Top - newspaper cutting including photograph of a Lancaster with Royal Air Force personnel lined up in front. In the foreground a welcoming colour party and line of United States servicemen. Captioned 'Color guard (foreground) line up opposite crews…

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Top- newspaper cutting and photograph. Shows two Royal Air Force officers and two United States army air force officers in line under a sign that says 'Welcome R.A.F.' Captioned 'Greetings. Group Captain R.C.M. Collard. officer in charge of RAF tour,…

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Top left - newspaper article 'RAF Bombers on mass ocean flight'. States that 16 Lancasters landed at Mitchell Field on first leg of goodwill tour of United States. The 35 Squadron planes carried their own ground crew and all flyers were veterans of…

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Top left - newspaper article 'Americans don't know us says"goodwill gunner".' Noted that Warrant Officer Arthur Pearce has just returned from goodwill tour of the United States with a view that Americans know nothing about Britain and have no idea of…

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Writes about how things are going with the VIP Association in 1946. Additional information about this item was kindly provided by the donor.

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A pass allowing Ted Neale to be absent from Quarters between 17:00 and 08:00.

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