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Four photographs, first is of a substantial two story building set in a jungle clearing captioned 'My billet', second is of local fishing boat captioned 'Chinese Junk'. Third is of large room with open veranda cane furniture, captioned 'Naffi (sic)…

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Black and white drawing of ten caricatures of various air force ranks and trades including NAAFI Basheress and WAAF type. Signed copied by D Hickton.

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The official journal of the Prisoners of War Department of the Red Cross and St John War Organisation. This edition covers the Editors comments, POWs released by the Russians, ex-Internees welcomed home, entertainment at the Camps, Escaped Prisoners…

MCurnockRM1815605-171114-021.pdf
The official journal of the Prisoners of War Department of the Red Cross and St John War Organisation. This edition covers the Editors comments, Repatriation Arrangements, Liberation comes to Stalag IXA, Behind the Scenes about theatrical endeavours,…

MCurnockRM1815605-171114-007.pdf
The news-sheet of the RAF ex-POW Association. This edition covers the recovery of a crashed Blenheim in Holland, Roy Winton's fourth visit to Barth in 2000, the proposed erection of a memorial to RAF POWs, the Fallingbostel memorial project,…

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Writes this is third letter she has written today and mentions her days activities going out into town. Discusses finances, her future plans and job. Hopes she will be able to live with him again someday but in the meantime bring daughter up in the…

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Second of David Geach's diaries, describing his training for aircrew at Kingstown, Heaton Park, Hastings and Harrogate until his embarkation to Canada on the Queen Mary. Covers the period from 20 June 1942 to 7 October 1942.

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A book of lecture notes covering British, German, Italian and American fighter, Coastal, Army co-operation, bombers and dive bombers.
Notes on Hygiene, Water, Accommodation and conservancy in the field, Food, cookhouses and cooking, Law and…

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Daily activities from 25 January 1945 to 31 January 1945. Notes writing to family and friends, working and going out.

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Photo 1 - four airmen in shorts and one civilian in a suit.

Photo 2 - a street scene of a narrow alley in a town.

Photo 3 - the front of the Officer's Club/NAAFI.

Photo 4 is a man with his arms round two women. All are wearing swim…

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Bill writes after Christmas, relating the cards he received and all that happened to him. Everything went very well: he went to camp pantomime and cinema just before Christmas and spent Christmas Day at his friends' house in Lower Heyford. He…

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Margaret Cuthill's account of her time in the WAAF. At the age of 17 she volunteered for the WAAF and was enrolled as a teleprinter operator. She was sent to Wilmslow for training. After four weeks of drill and physical exercise she was posted to…

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Photograph of the river and bridge at Knaresborough captioned 'Knaresborough'.
Photograph of two sergeant aircrew and three ladies captioned 'Tom, Bill & A.T.S. girls.
Three photographs of women in Auxiliary Territorial Service uniform, one…

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During this period Keith was under training in Canada and then in England from June 1943 on 28 OTU at RAF Wymswold.

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Iris was born in a village outside Newcastle. At the beginning of 1940 she went to Gosford to join up for the Royal Air Force. Iris liked the idea of uniformed service more than the option of becoming a nurse. She was then sent to Swansea for about…

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A letter and envelope from Harry Redgrave to Jessie. Harry writes about life in the RAF whilst based in Dumfries. He writes that they are all bored, the weather is awful and tells about an eventful trip to the cinema.

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A two-page handwritten letter from Harry Redgrave to his wife Jessie. Harry writes in detail about the food and having to borrow money until his next pay parade.

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A two-page handwritten letter from Harry Redgrave to his wife Jessie. Harry writes about a three-hour drill and a lecture from Pilot Officer Biard.

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An envelope and a two-page handwritten letter from Harry Redgrave to Jessie his wife. He writes about getting paid and being issued with kit for physical training.

Also enclosed is some straw from his bed.

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Henry Townsley completed two tours of operations as a flight engineer and served as an instructor. He put his background as a vehicle mechanic to good use with aircraft on occasion. After the war he worked for Rolls Royce.

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Catches up with family and writes of going to pictures. Mentions weather and snow. Comments on the work he has done and talks about life on the station. Mentions importance of his work on engines. Says he is off to French class.

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Colin Lloyd was born in 1933 in Torksey, Lincolnshire. He recalls hearing Mr. Chamberlain’s broadcast on Sunday 3rd September 1939. His father got a job in 1942 at the gravel pits near Whisby and they moved to that area. Colin describes being close…

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Lawrence di Placito served as a second-class coxswain on the RAF Air Sea Rescue launches during the Second World War. Henry gives further details of his experiences in rescues, both successful and those with a tragic ending. He also tells of Ealing…
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