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Three annotated items:

Item 1 : Photograph of air raid shelter with pets
caption 1 'Air Raid Shelter constructed by a firm called "Troy" in 1938. Left [undecipherable] It was 16' deep with a poisen [sic] gas free escape hatch…

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Dr Arnold Pearce Derrington grew up in Cornwall and joined the University Air Squadron at Exeter. He joined the Royal Air Force in 1942 and completed training at RAF Ansty, South Africa, RAF West Freugh and RAF Moreton in the Marsh, where he trained…

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Flight Engineer magazine article describes role of flight engineer. Photograph of Kenneth Pope, in uniform with sergeants stripes and flight engineers brevet, crouching with dog outside a building.

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Nino Tenca Montini reminisces about his wartime experiences in Udine and in the Friuli region. Describes the family shelter as a concrete reinforced basement, sparsely furnished with wooden benches. Recalls the urge to escape the vigilance of adults…

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A group of civilians takes shelter in a ditch at night. In the middle distance, a bare landscape with sparse trees is illuminated by bursts of anti-aircraft fire and flares.

Label reads “93”; signed by the author; caption reads “9 Gennaio…

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Alun Emlyn-Jones (known as Grem among his RAF colleagues) was raised in Cardiff and attended boarding schools in Oxfordshire. He worked manufacturing office supplies when he volunteered to serve in Bomber Command, hoping to avoid being called up to…

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Raymond Goss lived on the family farm at Westcott before, during and after the construction and occupation of RAF Westcott as 11 Operational Training Unit. One evening a Lancaster collided with a Wellington on the field and both exploded. The Goss…

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Letter from David Boldy to his father with general conversation about attending St. Paul’s School in Darjeeling. Complains about not being able to horse ride, due to being caught riding too fast in the High Street. Discusses exams results and has…

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Letter from David Boldy to his father with general conversation about attending St. Paul’s School in Darjeeling. Describes buying some new spikes, the school fair being a great success, where horse racing took place and Sylvia Cox visited.…

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Letter from David Boldy to his father with general conversation about attending St. Paul’s School in Darjeeling. He writes that he is hoping to buy a puppy and Mrs. Pelly held a party which was a great success. Has been invited to his friend…

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Letter from David Boldy to his father with general conversation about attending St. Paul’s School in Darjeeling. The weather is getting colder, but goes out horse riding and a visit to the pictures. New rector at the school, Mr Goddard, previously…

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Letter from David Boldy to his father with general conversation about attending St. Paul’s School in Darjeeling. Informs that he has bought his mother perfume for her birthday. Travelled by train to Ghoon and weather is better there. No more horse…

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Letter from David Boldy to his father with general conversation about attending St. Joseph’s College, Naini Tal. Starts with a conversation about the high rainfall for the year, then discusses having been in trouble with the police, regarding an…

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Letter from David Boldy to his father with general conversation about attending St. Joseph’s College, Naini Tal. David writes that his younger brother and he have just returned from the annual camp, having won ten cups for sporting activities. He…

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Letter from David Boldy to his father about losing his father’s dog, Prince; applying to the Royal Air Force; and leaving the farm to move back to London as war looks inevitable. He comments that the city is calm and will send some photos of…

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Letter from David Boldy to his parents. General conversation about life at St. Paul's school in Darjeeling, with references to schoolmates having beetles, quarantined pets, and new watches.

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Letter from David Boldy to his parents. General conversation about life at St. Paul's school in Darjeeling, with references to test scores, pets, sports and pastimes. Some lines have been added by his brother Steve.

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Letter from David Boldy to his parents with general conversation about attending St. Joseph’s College, Naini Tal, with references to health, pastimes, pets and travelling.

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Letter from David Boldy to his parents with general conversation about attending St. Joseph’s College, Naini Tal. He comments about home news regarding dogs fighting and their behaviour in the house. He writes mostly about college sports news…

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Letter from David Boldy to his parents with general conversation about attending St. Joseph’s College, Naini Tal. He tells them he has written to various people but assures them he did not mention the punishments. He also assures them that he…

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Letter from David Boldy to his parents with general conversation about attending St. Joseph’s College, Naini Tal. He thanks them for the parcel, and tells them they ate the toffee they sent after they left hospital. He commented about photographs…

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Letter from David Boldy to his parents telling them of his school sports, cooking, and talking about their new dog.

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Letter from David Boldy to his parents with general conversation about attending St. Joseph’s College, Naini Tal. He mentions how relieved he is that the cobra was caught as it could have been dangerous. David tells them that he has just returned…

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Letter from David Boldy to his parents with general conversation about attending St. Joseph’s College, Naini Tal. Details the various cricket, tennis, tug of war and golf matches he has played. He also states that examinations are coming up soon…

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Letter from David Boldy to his parents with general conversation about attending St. Joseph’s College, Naini Tal. He details the various cricket and tennis matches he has played. He also states that he has taken examinations but has not done as…

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