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Envelope and telegram to Aircrafstman Read, S.H.Q Signals Section R.A.F. Elsham Wolds. 'Congratulations for your 21st from Betty Jim and Joyce'.

21st birthday telegram from Aubrey's Uncle Jim, Auntie Betty and cousin Joyce.

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21st birthday card; from sister Nan and brother in law Alex.

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Covering letter for the photograph of the temporary cross marking the grave of Aubrey and the other members of his crew. Photograph of the grave. On the reverse 'Grave 9-12, Row B, Plot. Brittish [sic] Military Cemetary, Bad Tolz, Durnbach, Germany.'

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Covering letter for a form that the Commission would like Aubrey's mother to complete to enable them to provide an appropriate headstone for Aubrey's grave. Specimen of the headstone.

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Letter instructing Aubrey to complete an enclosed form and send the documents listed on an enclosed F936. The letter concerns Aubrey's request to join the RAF as a musician.

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Discharged from the Band of the Lincolnshire Regiment, issued when he joined the RAF.

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Membership card and rule book for the Sleaford district Branch issued to Aubrey when he was a member of the Royal Air Force College Cranwell Band.

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Notice published in the Lincolnshire Echo, congratulating Aubrey on his 21st birthday from his Mum and Dad.
A 21st birthday card.

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Photographs of Aubrey, head and shoulders, in uniform, contact sheet format. Some in a booklet.

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Sent from 106 Squadron advising his mother that Aubrey had not returned from an operation.

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The letter from the Royal Air Force Benevolent Fund asks if the family need any financial help after Aubrey's death.

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From Director of Music at the RAF College Cranwell, inviting him to arrange an audition as a clarinet player.

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Aubrey in airman's uniform as part of RAF Cranwell's Band posed with his older brother Vic, wearing army uniform and Royal Lincolnshire Regiment hat and collar badges.

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Two portraits of Aubrey with air gunner brevet although he flew most of his flights as a wireless operator. Reverse has pencilled annotation 'FX 6960/12G73/23/5'.

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Early in his air force career, Aubrey, on left, pose with three other airmen and a tractor. On reverse photographers name, 'Turner's, Newcastle-upon-Tyne'.

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Seven individuals standing in a row beneath the nose of a Lancaster. Aircraft parked on a dispersal, servicing equipment in the background.

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Fifty-eight aircrew wearing tunic with side or peaked caps sitting and standing in four rows with hangar doors in the background.

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Two aircrew wearing flying jackets and parachute harness one behind the other taken inside the fuselage of a Stirling. Flight engineer's instrument panel on the right.

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List of operations from July 1941 until September 1943 for 15 Squadron, 1651 HCU at RAF Waterbeach and 214 Squadron at various airfields. Note at bottom; losses 19 Stirlings 4 Fortresses.

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Accounts of flying formation on 2 February 1941, cross country in a Wellington 3 March 1941, night flying om 4 March, cross country and night flying 5 March.

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French language propaganda leaflet about the start of great night bombing offensive against Germany.

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A large group of aircrew sitting and standing in four/five rows in front of a Lancaster. Titled '625 Squadron RAF Scampton, June 1945'.

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Seven men wearing uniform tunic with brevet, three sitting in front and four standing behind. Submitted with caption 'Bill Ballantyne Crew'.
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