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Writes that he has no news and is browned off. Mentions that time went quicker when he was operating and it will take a long time to complete his tour. Catches up with family news and mentions a Rolls Royce course which he has applied for.

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He writes about him bombing Kiel the previous night and that he has applied for leave.

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Writes about returning from his leave and that he misses her. Catches up with family news.

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He wishes her a Happy Birthday and reminisces about when they met eleven years previously. Mentions that he went to the pictures and catches up with family news.

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Catches up with family news. Writes of new flight and aircrew taking ground crew for a drink in Grimsby along with an amusing incident. Reminisces and thinks about after the war.

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He writes about how he is miserable and missing her. He has been on four operations to Nuremberg, Cologne, St Nazaire and Berlin since he returned from leave. Mentions he has not heard about his commission.

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He writes about needing some clean pyjamas. Mentions he has not been operating since he arrived at RAF Grimsby but in addition, he has not been able to get out. Catches up with family news.

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He thanks her for the parcel and tells her how much he loves her.

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Thanks her for letter and mentions he has done a lot of flying but no operations yet. Is expecting to go for commissioning interview soon. Expresses concern over son's cold.

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He writes that he is coming home on leave and that he has taken part in another bombing operation to Duisburg.

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Thanks him for previous two letters and notes that the numbers keep mounting. Proud of him that he emerged little changed from his time as internee in Africa. Say they are proud of his current service and looking to the future of his career.…

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Acknowledges receipt of letter 29 and thanks him for letting them have letters so regularly. Mentions disturbing events over the last few days and people who have loved ones exposed to horrors of war. Wonders when he would be home and discusses…

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Writes to congratulate him on achieving his 30 operations and says they are very proud of him. Eagerly awaiting his homecoming but know that it will be a strain to say goodbye to his companions. Mentions his father's reception of the good news and…

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Wonders if it is true that he has finished the dangerous journeys that made them anxious all the time. Would still like letter to confirm telephoned news of completion of 30 operations. Mentions horrors of invasion. Catches up with news of friends…

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Account of 142 Squadron crew operation to Kassel wriiten by rear gunner Bob Henderson. Was attacked by night fighter and had to bale out. Continues with account of evading and capture. Reunited with wounded crewmates and transported to prisoner of…

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Posed in two rows, two officers, a Warrant Officer and two NCOs seated, eight WAAFs standing. Wooden building with sign 'S.H.Q' is the background. Corporal Kathleen Selby is third from left.

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R A Creamer’s Air Gunner’s Flying Log Book covering the period 6 May 1943 to 21 June 1946. Detailing his flying training and operations flown as air gunner. Hand written in pencil on cover ‘‘My adventures by Creamer R.A.”. He was stationed…

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Brief Resumé of Initial Flying Training and operational experiences on 106 Squadron, led by Wing Commander Bob Allen DSO with sorties against the Scharnhorst and Gneisenau Battleships in the Port of Brest.

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Pilots flying log book one for R Wareing, covering the period from 26 February 1939 to 16 February 1942. Detailing his flying training, operations flown and instructor duties. He was stationed at RAF Waltham, RAF Bexhill, RAF Prestwick, RAF Sealand,…

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Second version of a brief Resumé of Initial Flying Training and operational experiences on 106 Squadron, led by Wing Commander Bob Allen DSO with sorties against the Scharnhorst and Gneisenau Battleships in the Port of Brest. Slight amendment to…
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