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Letter from A D Boldy to controller of accounts, air forces, pay section Anbala concerning receipt of memo concerning account of David Boldy and requesting that this money be donated half to the Royal Air Force benevolent fund and half to the Red…

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Certification of the death of 649384, Sergeant Ivor Roderick Fraser missing believed killed 8 September 1941.

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Telegram from the Air Ministry deeply regretting information received through International Red Cross concerning her husband. Informs Mrs Hobbs that it was believed that Frank James Hobbs lost his life as the result of air operations on 16 March…

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Letter 1. dated 16 October 1943 informs Mr A V Ansell that his son Sergeant A Ansell is officially presumed to have lost his life. Letter 2. Dated 19 June 1946. Informs recipient that a war gratuity is payable and enclosing form for application.

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Letter concerns reburial of her husband from cemetery in Venlo to the British Military Cemetery Jonkersbosch, Nijmegen. Goes on to explain that this was as a result of policy to ensure upkeep of graves by Imperial War Graves Commission. States…

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Apologises for incorrectly quoting her husbands rank, that of pilot officer in previous correspondence on 13 April 1946. Ensure her that grave will be correctly inscribed she will be sent a photograph of it in due course.

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Letter to Mrs K M Hobbs informing her that a war gratuity of £32 16 s is payable in respect of service of Flight Sergeant F J Hobbs.

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Confirms previous telegram that Flight Sergeant F J Hobbs now believed to have lost his life as a result of air operations on night 15/16 March 1944. Information received that Lancaster crashed at Blerancourt, France and all seven crew were…

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Refers to letter informing her that husband was missing and states that information had been received from the International Red Cross that Pilot Officer Russell Petts and one unidentified body were shot down on 26 May 1943. Not possible to identify…

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Writes to tell Mrs Brooks about her husband's death as a result of a recent flying accident. States that it was absolutely instantaneous and that, as the crash had been from a low height, he would not have felt anything. Explains that he had been…

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Informs that Royal Australian Air Force have advised that Flight Sergeant Payne was buried in the local cemetery at Court L'Evegue.

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Lester of condolence from King George on death of Hedley Madgett.

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Betty grew up in Cardiff and worked in the Royal Ordinance factory. Her first husband, Ron joined the Royal Air Force as a flight engineer. She talks about receiving the telegram, stating that Ron was missing and later finding out that he had been…

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Mary Ward grew up in Bloxham. She joined the Women’s Auxiliary Air Force in 1940 and was posted to RAF Driffield, on general duties in the officers’ mess. She describes a German daylight attack on RAF Driffield on the 15 August 1940 and the…

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Mary Ward joined the Women’s Auxiliary Air Force in 1940. She served briefly at RAF Driffield but mostly at RAF Linton on Ouse. She trained as a cook before being moved to duties as a map officer. She prepared maps for briefings and debriefings.…

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Letter concerning payment of war gratuity for the late Pilot Officer I A Wynn.

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Reg Woolgar was born in Hove. He volunteered for the Royal Air Force in December 1939 and trained as a wireless operator/air gunner. He flew Hampdens with 49 Squadron. His aircraft was damaged by anti-aircraft fire on a mine laying operation to Oslo…

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An album book containing: 1. Photographs of Ian Wynn, his family and his first crew captain. 2. A history of his first captain. 3. Letter of sympathy and memorial scroll. 4. A diary of events from joining the air force up to first operation fully…

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Letter from Harry Brooks' father ('Pop') to his daughter-in-law Winnie. His wife has written to Winnie asking that her daughter Pamela be sent to stay with them but without inviting Winnie herself. He does not agree with his wife's attitude towards…

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Flight Engineer Ron Jones 61 Squadron, killed in action 25 April 1944. Details of his early life and service career. Some information how he met his wife, then their brief marriage. Initially he was declared missing but on January 1945 he was…

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Lists next of kin for crew missing 7/8 July 1944. Captain was Rhodesian. Page is scribbled over in blue pencil.

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Very happy to receive three letters from Doris and one from her mother. Offers opinion on photographs, speculates over Malcolm's fate and relates dreams about him.

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Florence is upset that her son Gordon and Mrs Wynn’s husband are now presumed dead. Goes on to write about financial help from RAF Benevolent Fund. Catches up with family news and of other acquaintances including one who died in Japanese prisoner…
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