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Flight Lieutenant Douglas Reed worked for the council before he joined the Royal Air Force. He flew operations with 166 Squadron from RAF Kirmington and with 156 Squadron, Pathfinders, from RAF Upwood. His aircraft often suffered damage. On one…

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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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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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RAF Kirkham Officer's Mess.
Photo 1 is a wall decoration, fireplace, chair and a ceiling light.
Photo 2 is a wall decoration of two women walking together.
Photo 3 is a wall decoration of an officer and a bare breasted woman dancing. Underneath…

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Two photographs of the interior of the Officer's Mess at Blackpool..

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Item 1 is a newspaper cutting about Polish aviators.
Item 2 is a Mess bill for Mieczysław Stachiewicz.
Item 3 and 7 are photographs of ground crew working on a Wellington.
Item 4 is a newspaper cutting about 301 Squadron and Polish…

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An invitation to MRAF Sir Arthur Harris Memorial Dinner at RAF High Wycombe. It includes a half length portrait of Sir Arthur seated at a desk, a card with details and a typed list of attendees.

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Jack Wakefield grew up in New Zealand and volunteered for the Air Force and the Army. After training, he flew operations with 75 Squadron from RAF Feltwell and with 38 Squadron in the Middle East. He describes a crash when he was instructing.

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Peter Lamprey writes that has moved RAF stations again and has only flown once on an air-test since arriving. He notes that the station has a good mess and food but that it’s a long way to the nearest town.

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

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A menu for Christmas dinner.

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Terry Ford writes to his parents about his trip to Knaresborough with his friend John. He requested various items of clothing and footwear.

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The news-sheet of the RAF ex-POW Association. This edition covers the recovery of a crashed Blenheim in Holland, Roy Winton's fourth visit to Barth in 2000, the proposed erection of a memorial to RAF POWs, the Fallingbostel memorial project,…

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News-sheet of the RAF ex-POW Association. This edition covers the large Canadian reunion of 1985 at Calgary, the Annual Dinner at Lords, Recco report of ex-POW activities, requests for help, Alan Bryett's lectures, the Association's AGM and annual…

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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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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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Fragment of a document referring to personnel and their ration requirements. On reverse ‘7020 GO handed to section by P/O Allitt 9/7/40’. and list with ticks.

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Seven officers at the top table, one is standing. Two airmen are partly visible with their backs to the camera. On the table are glasses of drinks and a trophy. Captioned 'Officers Mess Party 1937 Group Captain D'Arcy Craig, Station Commander One…

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Group of officers seated at long tables, some turned to face the camera. In the background an officer is standing. A waiter and a waitress are attending at the back. In the middle is a table with a plaque and two decanters.

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The inside of the Senior NCO's mess, a horseshoe shaped bar with glasses and decanters of water. It is in a nissen hut. Captioned '1944 S.N.C.O's Mess (Nissen Hut) Feltwell'.
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