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A pass allowing Reginald George Cavalier to travel to London from RAF Hartford Bridge

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Christmas card from RAF Hartford Bridge with an image of a Boston on the front.

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Photograph 1 is of a B-25, undercarriage down, low level, port side, captioned 'Whitley A/C. R.A.F. Middleton St George, 1941'.
Photograph 2 is of the starboard side of a Boston 'P', in flight, captioned Boston A/C. R.A.F. Hartford Bridge. 1944. 88…

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Photograph 1 is of a photographer taking a portrait of a French airman. Behind is the photographic lorry and awnings. Captioned 'Photographic tent.'

Photograph 2 is of Reginald George Cavalier painting a partially-clad woman on the canvas of a…

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Photographs 1 is of three airmen and a dog sitting on the ground. Reginald George Cavalier is on the left. Captioned: 'Chalky White, Les Seymour.'

Photograph 2 is of five airmen sitting on the grass in front of a barbed wire fence. Captioned:…

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Photograph 1 is of a group of French airmen arranged in four rows in front of a Nissen hut. Captioned '342 Sqd Lorraine (Free French) R.A.F. Hartford Bridge.'

Photograph 2 is of a French airman standing in front of a Boston, 'C'. It is named Ville…

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Photograph 1 and 2 are of damage to the rudder of a Boston . It is being inspected by air and ground crew. Captioned 'Boston A/C, 88 Sqd returned from a raid on Transformer and Switching Stn near Orleans, France 3rd Oct 1943.' Captioned 'Air Crew…

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Photographs 1 and 2 are of a crashed Mustang, AL999, behind are two Bostons and Nissen huts. Captioned 'R.A.F. Hartford Bridge Crashed Mustang A/C, French Pilot uninjured. Sept 1943.'
Photograph 3 is the port side of a Boston 'D' with invasion…

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Photograph 1 is of the port side of a Boston, 'BZ331', 'D' captioned 'Boston A/C 88 Sqd with its 'War Paint' ready for the invasion, May 1944.'

Photograph 2 is of a group of airmen arranged in five rows in front of a Boston, 'D'. Captioned '88…

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Photograph 1 and 2 are of the King and officers standing in front of a Boston. Photograph 3 is of the King being shown a vertical aerial camera set up. Photograph 4 is of the King and Queen with an officer looking at his watch. Photograph 5 is of the…

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Photographs 1 to 7 are of King George VI presenting medals to airmen.
Photograph 8 is an overall view of the investiture ceremony with the King and Queen, airmen and airwomen lined up and civilians spectating.
Captioned 'King George VI presenting…

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Photograph 1 is of the King standing to the left and the Queen leaving her car. Photograph 2 is of the King and Queen leaving the Officers' Mess. Photograph 3 is of the King and Queen talking to airmen. Photograph 4 is of the King shaking the hand of…

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Photograph 1 is of an officer shaking hands with the King, watched by airmen and airwomen.
Photograph 2, 3 and 6 are of views of the parade with a royal and RAF ensign central to the view.
Photograph is 4 is of Queen viewing the…

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Photographs 1 to 4 are of General Eisenhower being shown round a display of photographs. Captioned 'R.A.F. Hartford Bridge. 137 Wing, 2nd T.A.F. 17. April 1944.
General Dwight Eisenhower. Supreme Commander. W/C North 137 Wing
A.V.M. Basil…

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Photographs 1 to 4 are of groups of airmen and officers meeting General Eisenhower. There are photographic displays on boards. A dog is present.
Captioned 'Visit of the Supreme Commander Alied [sic] Forces. General Dwight Eisenhower. R.A.F.…

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Page entitled 'RAF Hartford Bridge, 11 March 1944'
Photograph 1 is of six airmen officers and a woman. The airmen are standing at attention. Behind is an Anson. Captioned 'Rt Hon Mrs Sinclair.'
Photograph 2 is of three airmen officers walking past…

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Lawrence Penn grew up in Australia and worked as a bank clerk before he volunteered for the Air Force. He flew 40 operations as a pilot with 226 Squadron. After the war he had his own air taxi company and also flew for Qantas.
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