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Betty Turner served in the Women’s Auxiliary Air Force with Bomber Command at 92 Group Headquarters, Winslow, and later at RAF Great Massingham, reaching the rank of leading aircraftswoman. She recounts living in chilly stables, being quite bored…

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Burckhard Kuck (b. 1925) tells the story of a 63-year-old mirror, a present from his fellow inmates when he was detained in a prisoner of war camp in England. Emphasises how the object reminds him of the lack of mirrors in the camp and of the fact…

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The board game has 78 spaces, numbered from one to 78, and arranged in spiral fashion. Players’ pieces are moved according to throws of one or two dice. Each square contains simple figures and a brief text about anti-aircraft precautions. Players…

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Squadron Leader William Barfoot featured among a group of officers and senior non-commissioned officers having drinks in the Sergeant’s mess at RAF Castle Bromwich.

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Paolo Vivoda remembers a bombing raid which started moments before the show of the stage magician Delfo, his mother barely made to the shelter and was injured, others died. Paolo lost contact with his parents, only for them to reappear two days…

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Letter form from David Boldy to his father about settling in with his friend as air gunners on the same crew. He misses his girl friend Babe, who he left in East London five months before. Thanks for the birthday wishes and the subsequent night out…

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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, Describes going to the pictures and due to not being allowed to go riding has been reading, to pass the time. Went shooting, shot…

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Letter from David Boldy to his father with general conversation about attending St. Joseph’s College, Naini Tal. Discusses The Olympics, particularly the boxing match between Gunboat Jack and Freeman. He enjoyed a day’s holiday; swimming, going…

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Letter from David Boldy to his father with general conversation about attending St. Joseph’s College, Naini Tal. Discussion is given to the sports David and his brother Steve took part in and the prizes won. Mentions other weekend activities,…

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Letter from David Boldy to his father with general discussion tennis matches in London, visiting relatives and trips to the Tate Gallery and the Science Museum. He has written to the Civil Service Commissioner’s providing a character reference and…

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Letter from David Boldy to his father about London life, studies and his brother Steve. First visit to see a Punch and Judy show.

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Letter from David Boldy to his father about Charity Show held at the Winter Garden Theatre in London; the king and the queen were present. Will be visiting Aunt Maisie’s for Christmas.

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Letter from David Boldy to his father about playing hockey for King’s and studying law. He got included in the filming of Good Bye Mr Chips with his brother Steve, as extras in the crowd scenes, filmed at Denham studios.

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Letter from David Boldy to his father about playing hockey, table tennis and his law faculty. He also listened and commented on Prime Minister Neville Chamberlain's speech. He will send a photo of him and Dora, who he has asked to the end-of-term…

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Letter form from David Boldy to his father about going to the cinema with his brother Steve and his mother. Comments on the European situation, though he doesn't think there will be a war in the near future.

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Letter from David Boldy to his father about bout leaving London for a farm job in Ipswich with his friend Ronnie. His Brother Steve will also be leaving. David played tennis and went to see a play.

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Letter from Leading Aircraftsman David Boldy to his father about being on leave from the Royal Air Force with his brother Steve and Peter, a friend who was wounded in the Navy. He has completed the initial course and awaits posting to navigation…

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Letter from Leading Aircraftsman David Boldy to his father about his mother and Steve, driving a friend’s Buick and Cynthia and Lisa getting engaged. They went to Mussel Bay for New Year’s, and tried surf riding. He has sent, and will send more…

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Letter from Leading Aircraftsman David Boldy to his father about waiting for a posting while at Wynberg Military Camp. He has now re-mustered to air gunner, and wants to apply for pilot. He has bought gifts from Oudtshoorn for his father, mother and…

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Letter from sergeant David Boldy to his father about life in a Royal Air Force station near Nottingham, going dancing and his first operations.

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Letter from sergeant David Boldy to his father about seeing action in day and night operations. Mentions the Gneisenau and Scharnhorst battleship. He had some leave and went out to the Trocadero with Steve and Ajan.

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Letter from David Boldy to his mother and brother. States his opinion on the latest Churchill’s speech; writes about his evening out with his friends and going to see a Bing Crosby film. He also writes doing Morse code and maths and about having no…

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Letter from David Boldy to his mother and brother. States that he is on flight duty shifts and that his kit is all pack to leave Hastings; discusses the different women he met at the dance and the beach, whilst discussing the Royal Air Force leaving…
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