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Formal portrait of a Marie Helene Kenworthy, George Henry Duke, best man and two other airmen; the airman on the right is a sergeant with pilot’s brevet, the groom is also a sergeant and the bride is in a white wedding dress and veil and carrying a…

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Three quarter length portrait of a girl leaning against a tree; she is wearing a dark jumper and white shorts, and a floral scarf. On reverse ‘David’s girl friend in S. Africa’

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Full length portrait of a smiling girl in a pale skirt with white shoes standing in front of a tree and carrying a very large bunch of foliage. On reverse ‘David’s girl friend in S. Africa’.

EBoldyDABoldyLM400623.pdf
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…

EBoldyDABoldyLM400626.pdf
Letter from David Boldy to his mother. Speaks about leaving Hastings, the leading aircraftsman course. He is swimming and is delighted with the number of girls around, and discusses a raid in London.

EBoldyDABoldyLM400630.pdf
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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Head and shoulders portrait of a dark haired girl looking up at the camera and smiling, wearing a striped jumper. Inscription 'To shoot them down [one indecipherable word] from Millie the push bike killer'. On reverse 'C1/31' and photographer's…

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Head and shoulder portrait of Sergeant Reg Woolgar in side cap with air gunner brevet, smiling looking at the camera. On the reverse 'Nov 1941 All my love darling, Yours ever, Reg.'

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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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Arthur Atkins standing with a woman with their arms around, both in swimming suits on a beach. In the background vegetation covered slope. Captioned 'AHA, Betty'.

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Three quarter length portrait of Arthur Atkins in uniform carrying peaked cap and gloves alongside his bride in wedding dress. In the background part of sword honour guard and other wedding guests. Caption 'Dec 1942'

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Group of nine adults and one child at wedding of Basil Ambrose 12 June 1948. Five women and four men all dressed formally standing. Child wearing kilt is standing in front. Basil Ambrose is standing fifth from the left. In the background a brick wall…

EGrayHMGray[Wi]440703.pdf
Opens by expressing concern over wife’s health issues. Goes on to give news about upcoming leave. Mentions crew outing to Scunthorpe. Provides details of tenth operation which was a successful daylight operation. Mentioned that the crew had now…

EGrayHMGray[Wi]440707.pdf
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…

EGrayHMGray[Wi]440715.pdf
Expresses concern over regularity of wife’s letters and length of time that letters take to get through. Mentions that they might not be able to depart on leave until Tuesday as the might be on operations Monday night. Recounts that planned 13th…

EGrayHMGray[Wi]440801.pdf
Starts with thanks for letter number 3 but complains about lack of letters for a couple of days particularly as he had been on operations. Sets up times for future phone calls. Noted that the crew’s original aircraft had been lost while being flown…

EGrayHMGray[Wi]440806.pdf
Starts with complaint that phone calls from wife are replacing letters which he does not like, but did enjoy hearing his wife’s voice. Letter is then a long explanation of why he cannot answer her last letter as it is in his locker at the squadron…

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Card with address, stamps and franked 18 December 1943. Inside left page a salutation and 'To Gladys wishing you a very happy Xmas and new year, Len with all my love, xxx--'. On the left page an air-to-air picture of a Lancaster over the sea.

EMillingEMillingEM430220.pdf
Letter from Sergeant Edward Milling to his wife to be sent in the event of his death. Edward urges his wife to remain strong in the face of adversity, remembers the happy time they had together, and expresses his love and devotion for her and their…

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Group wedding portrait. Sergeant George Wilson is in civilian clothes, there are three women in bridesmaid’s dresses and a younger girl, also dressed as a bridesmaid.

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Certified copy of an entry of marriage on 21 March 1942 between George William Wilson, 23, Batchelor of 181 Heage Road, Ripley and Constance Irene Wright, 21, Spinster of The Croft, Dimple Head, Crich at The Parish Church, Parish of Crich, County of…

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Letter from George Wilson to his wife telling her he has arrived at RAF Elsham Wolds with other people who were late. Discuss details of their recent marriage, asks for certain items of clothing to be sent to him and states he has his wife’s…

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Sergeant George William Wilson praises her qualities, remembers the happy moments they spent together and gives instructions about the upbringing of their children. Urges her to remarry, as ‘you will be still young and beautiful’. Envelope…

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Flight Sergeant Frank Waters is reunited with his wife Kathleen at a secret location on 21 March 1945 after he had been released from prisoner of war camp by advancing Russian forces. Recently married, Kathleen Waters had been lodging with the Carter…

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A poem sent to Betty Turner's friend Billy to celebrate their 80th. Betty describes the wartime hardships she endured, hint at the bereavement after the loss of the men she loved, stresses the sense of duty toward her country, friendship and…
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