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Robert was in the Air Training Corps (Sea Cadets). From the Operational Training Unit at RAF Warboys where he did pathfinder navigational training, Robert joined 156 Squadron at RAF Upwood. They did around 13 pathfinding operations, usually over…

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Roy was born in Northampton and was evacuated from Becontree in London to Weston-super-Mare. He gained his degree from Queen Mary College, London, which was evacuated to Cambridge.

After the Air Training Corps, Roy was called up to be a…

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Thomas Waller volunteered for the Royal Air Force and hoped to be a driver. However, he undertook training as an armourer and was based initially at the Special Operations Executive 138 Squadron. He was posted to RAF Stradishall, RAF Wyton and RAF…

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Bomb Aimers flying log book for J Leadbetter covering the period from 25 October 1943 to 14 May 1945. Detailing his flying training and operations flown. Also details of targets and bomb loads. He was stationed at RCAF Picton (31 B&GS), RCAF Portage…

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Relates "Nobby" Clark's experiences after his aircraft was hit by anti aircraft fire and exploded. Initially trapped as the aircraft broke up an span with him eventually being thrown out along with the pilot and parachuted safely to earth despite…

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Alan writes that on arrival at Huntingdon he got picked up in a car and was taken to his new station. A truck picked up his kit and bicycle. The food in the mess is good.

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Alan writes thanking his parents for their letter. [page torn and section missing] The mess is good and he is being kept busy. He has been to plays and films.

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Alan writes thanking his parents for a parcel and a letter. He particularly enjoyed the cake. He has been having trouble with his bike.

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Alan writes he is still but feeling better. He thanks his parents for sending newspapers and a letter.

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Top - newspaper cutting mentioning Lang's award of DFC.
Middle - letter congratulates him on award of Distinguished Flying Cross.
Bottom - newspaper cutting announcing award of DFC to Flight Lieutenant Alastair Grant Lang.

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Letter to David Donaldson from Chaplain J M Bullen based at RAF Warboys responding to a letter from David who had expressed concern about the welfare of the family of a Royal Air Force person. Bullen writes that the benevolent fund could help and…

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Letter congratulates him on award of Distinguished Service Order and catches up with family news.

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Thanks David for letter and requests he visits RAF Warboys to try and get information on missing husband 'Vic' Waterhouse. Thanks David for his support and that he knew 'Vic' and hopes that he will have landed safely somewhere.

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Letter to David Donaldson from his father-in-law Chaplain-in-Chief Royal Air Force M H Edwards congratulating him on achievements. Additional information about this item was kindly provided by the donor.

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Letter to David Donaldson from G R Swinney (Roy) the wireless operator in the pathfinder crew. He gives news of the crew and various other people at Warboys including the loss of wing commander. Waiting to finish his tour of ops. Additional…

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Writes it was good to hear from David and his old crew appreciated it. Old crew have nearly finished their tour but the weather has been holding them up. Writes of bad week with losses. Continues with news of crew.

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A letter to Mrs Meredith about her husband (Eddie) who baled out of his damaged aircraft. Flight Lieutenant Lane expresses hope that Eddie will have landed safely and, if he has been taken prisoner, will soon be released and return home.

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Pilot’s flying log book for Maurice Cecil Stimpson, covering the period from 19 December 1941 to 30 July 1943. Detailing his flying training and operation flown. He was stationed at RAF Perth, USAAC Alabany, USAAC Moody Field, RAF Little…
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