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Ralph Ottey joined the RAF from Jamaica. After the war he returned to Jamaica. However, he had met the woman he was to later marry while based in the UK and returned to the settle here. He settled in Boston and had a long career with a local firm. On…

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A programme of events for a IX Squadron reunion and presentation of the portrait of George Thomson VC. The booklet covers the events leading to the award of his VC, the programme of events and the menu, a biography of the artist, a thank you to the…

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A song to be sung to the tune of 'Sing me to Sleep' by a 17th Lancer. There are two verses and a chorus.

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Photo 1 and 2 are F G Bower standing with parrots.
Photo 3 is a view of tropical plants.
Photo 4 is a round building annotated 'Coral Gables City Hall'.
Photo 5 is a parrot on a branch.
Photo 6 is tropical plants.
Photo 7 is a flamingo standing…

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Photo 1 is a group of airmen in a swimming pool.
Photo 2 is a view across to the swimming pool.
Photo 3 is a pool with rock formations.

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Continuation of previous letter same date. Writes of film sent through by Red Cross but quality was poor. Reports arrival of her letters and catches up with news from home.

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Reports arrival of letter and catches up with news. Mentions receiving tobacco and asks them to thanks donors. Keeping fit and doing a bit of sunbathing. Writes about theatre built by prisoners and getting a lot of entertainment. Looking forward to…

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No news apart from seeing recent play which was very good. Comments on the weather which was poor and he would never complain about heat again when he got home. Catches up with news of friends in camp and asks if they had heard anymore about a news…

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Writes of good war news and weather. Mentions athletics sports meeting and comments on national scores. Writes about play he had seen previous week and camp orchestra. Catches up with family news and says he would really like to go an work on the…

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Lists letters he had received and catches up with family/friends news. Asks if any Rhodesians have been repatriated from Italy and discusses repatriation of wounded people. Writes that he was fit and of show he had seen previous night. Sorry that…

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Reports arrival of latest letters. Discusses post war prospects, says Kenya idea lapsed but glad he could work at father's farm. Was glad that an offer had been made which he accepted. Mentions arrival of clothing parcel and lists content. Mentions…

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Three photographs from an album.
Photo 1 is a group of seven airmen posing on a beach, annotated 'Matheson Hammock'.
Photo 2 is a head and shoulders portrait of F G Bower.
Photo 3 is two airmen sitting in a chair beside an American flag.

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Photo 1 is two airmen sitting beside the water.
Photo 2 is two airmen standing by a concrete wall, in front of a hangar.
Photo 3 is two airmen sitting at a table.
Photo 4 is two airmen dressed in gym kit sitting on a wooden platform.
Photo 5 is…

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Photo 1 is five airmen in swimming trunks on the beach.
Photo 2 is a beach view with lots of sunbathers.
Photo 3 is eight airmen relaxing on the beach.
Photo 4 is two airmen lying on the beach.
Photo 5 is an airman standing on the beach.
Photo 6…

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Photo 1 is a street scene at the Hotel Roxy corner.
Photo 2 is a street scene with a skyscraper in the background
Photo 3 is the skyline looking across the sea.
Photo 4 is a crowd on a pier looking at a large fish suspended by its tail.
Photo 5…

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Photo 1 is a group standing on a lawn in front of a building, annotated 'Graduates from Univ..of Miami before Graduation Dinner.
Photo 2 is four airmen, three seated on a bench, one standing, annotated 'University of Miami. After dinner relaxation…

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Reports that he had now received most of her letters to 19 April as well as other mail which was taking between two to four and a half months to arrive. Writes about a recent variety show and a cricket match in which he played. Mentions also playing…

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Photo 1 is a group of nine airmen standing outside a building.
Photo 2 is an airman sitting on the front of a car.
Photo 3 is two men with tennis rackets, annotated 'Bill Hart & Mac'.
Photo 4 is a man on the shoulders of another trying to reach…

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Writes that he is still doing operational training on the Hampden which he describes as safe. Mentions visiting Bicester which is closer that Oxford but has two picture houses. Writes of different terminology between English and Rhodesians. Mentions…

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Two photographs from an album.
Photo 1 is a group of airmen from 627 Squadron positioned in front of a Mosquito.
Photo 2 is of three airmen at a Mess bar.

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Airmen and airwomen at a party. They are loosely arranged in six rows with 'A Merry Xmas and a Happy New Year ' decorating the wall, behind.

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A group of 18 arranged in two rows. Many have tankards of beer. Behind are three dummies in uniform.

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Two photographs from an album.
Photo 1 is Arthur Harris taking the salute.
Photo 2 is a Mess bar decorated for Christmas. There is a sign -The Jolly Butchers.

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Five photographs from an album.
Photo 1 is a ship, captioned 'Princess Margeritte'.
Photo 2 is a ship captioned 'Island Packet'.
Photo 3 is a ship captioned 'The Seattle Ferry'.
Photo 4 is a girl shovelling snow.
Photo 5 is an airman, a woman…
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