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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 father with general conversation about attending St. Paul’s School in Darjeeling.

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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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Letter from David Boldy to his mother giving details of his daily routine in the RAF and his social life including swimming, playing tennis and meeting girls.

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Letter from David Boldy to his mother. Thanks her for some tennis balls, and informs her about a variety show that he had attended. Mentions that the flight sergeant was impressed with their flight drill but not with their rifle drill.

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Letter from David Boldy to his mother telling her about day to day events at school including a cricket match and a concert.

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Letter from David Boldy to his mother telling her about day to day events at school including a gym display, a film he went to see and what he was doing for the King's birthday.

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Letter David Boldy to his mother telling her about day to day events at school.

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Letter from David Boldy to his mother telling her about day to day events at school including sporting tournaments.

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Letter from David Boldy to his mother telling her about day to day goings on at school including sporting tournaments and entertainment.

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Letter from David Boldy to his mother. The letter includes news of a visit to the cinema, collecting cards and assessment results.

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The contesters in swimsuits and heels are descending a staircase leading to a pool, surrounded by a civilian crowd. A man dressed in white is on the right, with a peaked cap. On the reverse '2nd Prize winner Miss Miami Contest, Biltmore Pool, Coral…

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Letter from David Boldy to his parents from school describing his diving lessons, how outgoing but not incoming letters are checked, a magic show and sports tournaments taking place. He also mentions weapon practice.

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Letter from David Boldy to his mother with general conversation about life at St. Paul's school in Darjeeling. He writes about his marks in English and the marks of the other boys, the Rectors hockey match played by the under 11’s and the under…

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Group portrait of personnel and civilians at a social gathering at the City of Lincoln pub. Reg Woolgar and his wife are far right back row and Dorothy Scott, the landlady, is in the centre of the back row. Participants are of different genders and…

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Relates an incident at an officers’ mess ball which contrasts the attitude of peacetime station commander to those found on operational stations. Describes events surrounding a station ball at a training base in the midlands. Includes general…

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Thanks for parcel and comments on how slow the post is. Describes activities at Royal Air Force Lakenheath including a concert, a play and a dance. Thinks that he may get to see sister in a months time. Comments huge funeral in Wales.

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Begins with slight admonishment over wife’s letter writing regularity and discussion of progress on wife’s health issues. Provides details of 11th operation which involved an extremely long sortie, taking off in daylight and recovering next…

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Contains three photographs. Top photograph shows group of men and women sitting and standing on grass. Some are wearing football kit others in civilian clothes or a mixture of civilian and military attire. In the background centre a cine camera,…

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Domino tiles in a red canvas case with cover.

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Group of seven airmen around a piano with an eighth airman seated, playing. On the wall five flags. Captioned 'HQ1537'. Some of the airmen have facial burn scaring and two are wearing dark glasses.
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