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The letter is a response for Allan's request to become a member of the Caterpillar Club after his safe use of a parachute.

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Experiences of the prisoners of war in the Belaria camp of Stalag Luft 3 by Squadron Leader Bryce Cousens. It contains stories, poems and illustrations.

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Sixteen page journal with text and photographs. The final issue with message from Field Marshal Lord Chetwode, Editorial, article on history of prisoner of war mail/parcels, awards ceremony, prisoner of war students, garden parties, articles about…

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Writes that he was now feeling much better and had received half a Red Cross parcel with more to follow. Says he was rationing cigarettes and asks how things were at home. Says it will now not be long before he is home and closes with family banter…

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Writes that mail issue had arrived and he had had a good meal. Asks how she was getting on and regrets that long awaited date was now even further away, but he was still looking forward to it.

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Writes that he is still well, gives love to all at home.

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Pleased to be able to send a letter rather than postcards he had only been able to send previously. Assumed the Red Cross would have informed her we was a prisoner of war. Writes that he is well and with a jolly crowd of companions. Mentions that he…

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Transcription of day by day account of activities from 19 April 1942 to 3 October 1942. Commences with photograph of Squadron in front of Halifax and of pilots on training course (Pattisson top left), Records daily activities, casualties, losses of…

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Describes operations as Lancaster pilot. Detailed description of last sortie to attack Dortmund-Ems canal on 6 November 1944. His aircraft was attacked by FW 190 which was driven of and then set on fire by another fighter attack. Describes bailing…

BCleggPVVerdonRoeLv1.pdf
Second son of Sir Alliot Verdon-Roe founder of A.V. Roe & Co Ltd to be killed in the RAF Bomber Command in WWII. Starts with b/w photograph of head and shoulders portrait of an RAF officer wearing tunic with pilot's brevet, medal ribbon,…

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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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Full face black and white portrait of 'Sqn Ldr Alastair Grant Lang DFC (from a drawing in Stalag Luft III by Leonard Pearman'.

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One of three friends at RAF Warboys along with Peter Isaacson and Lighton Verdon Roe. Notes that Lang did 19 operations with 150 Squadron, 3 while on Operational Training Unit and 28 on 156 Squadron before his aircraft blew up over a target and he…

BYeomanHTYeomanHTv1-01.pdf
Starts with a poem and then a series of stories which together form the memoirs of Harold Yeoman, an officer who served in Bomber Command during the war, initially as a pilot on Wellingtons and then as an Intelligence Officer. He relates his…

MLayneWH963102-170607-01.pdf
Includes certificates as a prisoner at Dulag Luft and Stalag Luft 6, sketch map showing locations of prisoner of war camps, list of crew with brevets, Churchill's speech, cartoons of prisoner life, contents of Red Cross parcels, notes, signatures,…

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Informs her that her husband had been moved to another camp and she should sent mail to Stalag Luft 3 Stalag 357.

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Top - Says he is keeping well but little news. Looking forward to receiving mail.

Bottom - writes that he is fit and had been to performance at the camp theatre. Mentions pantomime starting in a few days.

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Top - writes that he was in good health and getting plenty of food. Would appreciate cigarettes and gives address to send then to.

Bottom - Writes he is fit and well. Has met friend who sends best wishes. Asks for underwear to be sent in his…

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Thanks her for her letter. Advises her to continue to address letters to Stalag 357 in case his move to Stalag Luft 3 did not take place.

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'Stamped this letter was delayed by German authorities and has been forwarded by allied forces'. Writes that he had cold and had received no mail. Hopes he will be home for start of fishing season. Comments on nice weather and asks after son David.…

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Writes that he is due to leave current camp along with eleven officers to go to Stalag Luft 3. Asks for photographs of son David and he would have changed from the baby ones he has. Says he would be pleased to get cigarettes and asks what she thinks…

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Hopes she and son are keeping well and that he is fit and cheerful. Mentions poor weather, someone he just met and that he had had no mail from her recently.

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Catches up with news of activities, baby, cinema, reading, friends and acquaintances.

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Writes of baby attending first party and teething process. Catches up on news, activities, friends/acquaintances, mail and other gossip. Hopes he received photographs.
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