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Bob Burns flew operations with 106 Squadron and was shot down becoming a prisoner of war. While a prisoner of war, he wrote arrangements for the camp bands and orchestra and played the saxophone and clarinet. He took part in the long march and took…

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Invitation form CMC sergeants mess RAF Shallufa, and ticket to dance at the Maltese club Suez.

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Two airmen with uniform shirt sleeves rolled up sitting across from each other round a small table, playing cards inside a tent.

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Large two story building in town with square in front. Car and motor bike parked in front and people walking in street. Sign over door 'Garrison Theatre'. On the reverse 'Foggia'.

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Two airmen, one standing, the other sitting in a large room with palms in pots and scattered arm chairs. Sign for restaurant and toilets. On the reverse 'EFI Foggia'.

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Outline street map with number locations.

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The Casino theatre showing the American film 'Son of Lassie'. There are a number of people walking past the building.

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An autobiography of Jim Taylor's time in the RAF before the war. He spent time training with Oliver Bell, who is recorded in the memoir.

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Made out to Mrs H K M Algar for a ball at RAF West Freugh.

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Catches up with mail and news. Mentions going to camp cinema and had found a quiet pub previous night.

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Asks her to congratulate friend over birth of baby. Mentions he is stiff due to PT, basket ball and swimming. Just off to camp cinema.

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Catches up with gossip and news. Mentions possible plan for weekend, he did not go to recent dance in the mess. Mentions issue with car. Comments on issue with colleagues.

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Five photographs from an album.
#1 and 2 are forest conifers covered in snow.
#3 is a man with a rifle. He is wearing a sidcot suit and thick boots.
#4 and 5 are the car park at Heather Lodge, covered in snow.

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Three photographs from an album.
#1 Three airmen playing golf.
#2 One airman standing in a park.
#3 Four airmen cycling four abreast across a bridge.

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A menu for a Christmas dinner at 8 (B) Squadron. It is signed by some of the airmen who took part.

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An opera programme with details of the production in English and Italian. There is a second copy which is identical and not linked.

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A programme for the two operas.

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A programme for the opera, Rigoletto with details on the production in English and Italian.

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The menu for dinner at Aden in 1933. On the reverse are some signatures.

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Writes about his new station, the local area and places to go. Writes that they had not done much yet due to weather but he had gone solo. Writes a little about his flying, ground school and staff. Continues with description of sports and athletics.…

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On Blackpool and District Branch of Aircrew Association paper. A few RAF songs remembered (& modified!) by Peter Perry.
The flying Fortress, the navigators lament, the bomb-aimers ballad. Shaibah blues, No flak at all, the airman lament, three old…

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Words for a number of songs including our outhouse, the foggy, foggy dew, the bomb aimers lament, three old ladies, teeny-weeny bomb, the wingco's OBE.

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On Blackpool and District Branch of Aircrew Association paper. A few RAF songs remembered (& modified!) by Peter Perry.
The flying Fortress, the navigators lament, the bomb-aimers ballad. Shaibah blues, No flak at all, the airman lament, the winco's…

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A programme for a drama performed at the No 4 Instructors' School (EVT)
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