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Sergeants' Mess Christmas 1944 Menu, RAF Wick

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Menu with drawing of Handley Page Heyford and Vickers Wellesley at top. 9 Squadron bat symbol and motto on left and 148 Squadron crossed axes and motto on the right. Menu in the centre for Sergeants Mess farewell dinner on 25 February 1938.

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Writes of insect bite and catches up with family news.

Excited that cadets now have own mess and, although not popular with the ground crew, aircrew need a special diet. Food is now much better and describes meals. Writes of flight up to near…

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Three photographs captioned 'Canton going to see the fish in the lagoon'.
Two photographs showing Christmas Island from the air, captioned 'Christmas Island the runways 19 June '56' and '28 Jan '57 After rebuild'.
Small map showing Christmas…

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First is a cutting, of two Shackletons in flight, ship in background, captioned 'Coastal Command Shackletons'.
Two photographs of street scenes captioned 'Townsville East Australia'.
Two photographs captioned 'The village Figi', annotated '…

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Formal course photograph of five servicemen, posed on steps of building in the snow, sign above porch Instructional Sqdn. Rear row standing annotated 'Sgt Pearton, F.S. Thompson. Front row seated, F S Brock, PO Stubbings, Sgt Mansfield. LEC GA 507…

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Group of eight men sitting round a dining table in a large mess dining room. The four in front are Royal Air Force sergeants. Two men on the far side of table are wearing naval uniform. In the background other tables with diners. Ben Openshaw is…

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A member of the Woman's Auxiliary Air Force kneeling in snow with two dogs either side of her. In the background a two story building with gabled windows. Reported as Leonard Cheshire's poodle Simon (on the right) with Kitty McQuillan WAAF (later…

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A pilot wearing battledress with pilot's brevet stands with hands in his pockets in the snow in front of a two story Tudor style building with gabled windows. On the reverse '617 Sqdn Petwood Hotel (our Mess) 1943/4, AF197'.

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Four women sitting on a lawn. The middle two are in air force uniform and the end two in waitress dress. In the background a two story Tudor period building with many windows. On the reverse 'Petwood Hotel, Woodhall Spa, officers' mess 617 squadron,…

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A group of airmen arranged in three rows outside the Officers' Mess. On the top of the sheet some of the individuals are named and some of their signatures have been added.

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A card issued to Ted Neale allowing him access to the Sergeants Mess at RAF Station Maison Blanche. On the reverse is a handwritten address and messages.

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Officers' Mess bill for Eric Horace Woods including payments for Mess subscriptions, payments to the RAF Benevolent Fund, and for Laundry, Tobacco, Cigarettes and Sundries, and Messing.

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A menu for Christmas dinner held in the Officers' Mess signed by some of the participants.

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Top - on the right a two story brick building with portico doorway and white framed windows, A black car is parked in front. On the left of driveway, grass and trees. Captioned 'Officers Mess RAF Mildenhall'. Bottom - in the centre a two story brick…

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A set of calculations on headed notepaper from the Officers’ Mess at RAF Hemswell.

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Writes this will be short letter as they are flying and he is not now grounded. Mentions flying cancelled last night and continues with general banter. Mentions going to church and that she can ring him in the mess at specific times. Glad that…

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Thrilled to receive two letters from her. Continues with banter, love talk and of acquaintances. Gives her mess phone number and explains why he was unable to phone her. Writes that he has included her as 'other person to be notified' on next of kin…

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The menu for the Officers Mess 1945 Christmas dinner at RAF Seletar

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Top left, a head and shoulders portrait of Mary Brown, wearing dress with a necklace. Captioned 'Cpl Mary Brown in Shrewsbury Town', 'RAF Shawbury Mar 1945'.
Top right, photograph of 24 aircrew in uniform, in three rows, in formal pose. Captioned…

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Top, interior of RAF Brawdy Officers Mess Bar, 'The Olde Isobar', captioned ' Officers Mess', '1944-45', '517 Squadron', 'RAF Brawdy'.
Second, third and fourth photographs are all of two RAF officers, in uniform standing outside wooden structure…

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Inside table with weekly cells. On the reverse Sergeants Mess RAF Skellingthorpe stamp and 'Sgt Hobbes, 262'.

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On the front over RAF Crest. Sergeants Mess Xmas 1944 and best wishes from the commanding officer. On the back cover six signatures. Inside the menu.

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Photograph 1 is a group of airmen drinking beer, captioned 'Sgt's Mess, Abingdon, 1945.'
Photograph 2 is the roofs of Tripoli, captioned 'Tripoli-Libya Old Town . 1955'

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He writes of an flying incident with one of his pupils and recounts an evening in the mess with his colleagues.
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