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Relates early life and employment before the war. Was RAF reserve and was called up at beginning of the war. Mentions training including operational training unit before joining 9 Squadron. Includes letter describing in some detail his first…

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Christmas greetings sent by Thomas to his mother. Includes Thomas' service and prisoner numbers, a sketch of a guard tower with fencing in woods and a map of Great Britain. Printed 'A Merry Xmas and a Happy New Year' and 'Drawn by K.V.Wood, P.o.W.…

Harry joined the Royal Australian Air Force on 25 June 1942 as a wireless operator/air gunner and received his initial training in Australia before going to Canada for his trade training.

He sailed on the SS Johan Van Barneve to San Francisco and…

A resume of 'Jack' Whymark's family and service career. Includes extracts from Jack’s diaries, details from his logbook and histories of the crew and passengers of Lancaster PA278.

A wooden model of a Wellington Bomber that Bob Butler gave to his 10 year old nephew, Dick Heslop. Dick was told that the model had been painted with the genuine paints used to paint aircraft. The letters LN B, indicating 99 squadron, are painted…

A painting of a Lancaster in flight.
On the reverse -
'My aircraft
Q for Queenie
Q - Quadriga (4 horse chariot)
100 Sqdn
Elsham Wolds
Call sign - Shopboy from
-Curlwig Q Queenie'.

Three bomber aircraft dropping bombs over a city on fire at night. Explosions on the ground and searchlights in the sky. On the reverse: “Thanks for the letter Jack I’ll write later, for now here wishing you a very happy time Jim.”

Sent by John from prisoner of war camp to his parents and Joyce expressing his hope that he reaches home before the postcard. It includes a coloured drawing of some holly and a prisoner with a red triangle on his back looking through a barbed wire…

Postcard from prisoner of war, John, number 250760 to his parents and Joyce, sent from the camp, saying that he is well. It includes a coloured drawing of a snow-covered cottage with a holly border.

A list of Bob and his crew. A colour drawing of their Halifax and the location of their graves in Normandy.

Three men in front of a wall of storyboard drawings for the filming of The Dam Busters film. One man has a model of a Lancaster in his hand.
It is annotated 'E541.PUB.47'.

A painting of the port side of a Halifax on the ground.

Two poems about loss, love and hopefulness.

A prisoner smoking all his cigarettes at once. It is captioned 'The next step - all cigarettes parcels will be smoked at the store'. He is watched over by a guard.

A sketch of a prisoner lying on the bottom bunk. On top is another prisoner of war sleeping. His greatcoat is hung at the end of the bunk.

A cartoon of a prisoner with a glass and a bottle. He is jumping for joy over a wrecked building.

A cartoon of a prisoner waiting for food and a parcel. He is dreaming of roast chicken.

A sketch of the hut that Les stayed in. Forested mountains behind.

Les' record of his time as a prisoner of war. Lots of sport and camp plays and musicals. He escaped in September when Italy made peace with the Allies. He describes his journey to British lines then back home.

A card with a seasonal message and an image of Raphael, The Adoration of the Magi.

Has a copy of the Morse Code as well as Williams sister's address as well his own at the various RAF stations he was posted to. There a other addresses as well as a poem.

He received a record number of letters last week - four. Parcels have arrived. He is in good health.

He has had letters from home and Red Cross parcels. They have been at an art exhibition by Yugoslav officers. He has been playing football.

#1, 3, 4 and 6 are a model Lancaster, in the air and on the ground.
#2, 7 and 8 are a Stirling model
#5 is a Wellington and Spitfire model.
#9 are a model Stirling and Lightning.
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