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Hazel Carby discusses her father Carl's early life in Jamaica, his experiences training in Canada and serving as aircrew in the RAF, and how he and his family were treated in London in the post war period.

She also discusses her research into her…

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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.

Additional information about this item was kindly provided by the donor.

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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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Card is from St Martin's Y.P.G. Lincoln and is signed by the chairman and the secretary.

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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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Letter informs his mother that due to Aubrey's death she has a pension of £52 per year. With two forms one describing how to draw the pension, the other describing how it had been calculated.

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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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Letter from King George VI and the Queen, offering their sympathy, together with the envelope.

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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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Letter is to inform his mother that Aubrey is being moved from his temporary grave to his final resting place.

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Letter sent in response to an enquiry about provision of a headstone for Aubrey's grave and obtaining a photograph of the grave. Letter informs his mother that the Imperial War Graves Commission provides head stones and that the British Legion have a…

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Letter from the Imperial War Graves Commission advising his mother that a head stone had been placed marking Aubrey's grave at the Durnbach War Cemetery and that the inscription that she had asked for had been inscribed and that if she wished to, she…

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

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Letter from Officer Commanding 106 Squadron expressing his sympathy and suggesting the possibility that Aubrey had managed to bale out.

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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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Letter from British Legion to Aubrey's mother, sent with their Overseas Catalogue.

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Issued by the Lincoln Registrar.

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Badge was issued in Setember and surrendered in November.

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Personal reference for Aubrey.
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