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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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John Ormerod left school at 14 and worked in the textile industry before he volunteered for RAF. At first he trained as flight mechanic but later remustered to be a flight engineer. He talks about synchronising props and the German speaking eighth…

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Top left, a man in shirt and shorts sitting on the left on a beach alongside to the right a woman in dress.
Top centre, an man in shirt sleeves sitting on a beach.
Top right, five pilots standing in a row in front of a lorry. All are wearing…

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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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Photograph 1 is of camouflaged brick buildings.
Photograph 2 is of airmen eating at rows of tables in a mess hall.
Photograph 3 is a head and shoulders portrait of an aircrew member on an aircraft.
Photograph 4 is of a man sitting reading in an…

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Photograph 1 is of the Roll of Honour at North Coates chapel.
Photograph 2 is of the bar of an empty Officers' Mess.
Captioned 'RAF North Coates Chapel (Researched)
Photograph 3 is of two barmen and two barwomen behind the bar at the Officers'…

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Photograph 1 is of the King standing to the left and the Queen leaving her car.
Photograph 2 is of the King and Queen leaving the Officers' Mess.
Photograph 3 is of the King and Queen talking to airmen.
Photograph 4 is of the King shaking the hand…

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Full length image of two aircrew standing with arms round each other and crossed legs. Derrick Allen is on the right with visible brevet. Both are wearing battledress. In the background a door. On the reverse 'Left, Bob Harvey, Right, Derrick Allen,…

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The No 2 Sergeant's Mess R.A.F. Base, Seletar Christmas Dinner 1946 menu. There is a list of personnel attending. Captioned 'Remember 'Toy Duck' that' quacked! * flapped its wings!, when it was pulled along behind S/Ldr "T.E." Jones through mess,…

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Photograph 1 is of swamp and jungle. Captioned 'Mango swamp (taken from rear balcony)
Photograph 2 is a battleship, captioned 'H.M.S. Norfolk leaves Singapore 1946'.
Photograph 3 is the entrance to No 2 mess Seletar, captioned 'Entarnce to No 2…

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Photograph 1 is of two men standing in the bar, captioned 'Barman Sgt Walker'.
Photograph 2 is three men standing in the bar, captioned 'Mess treasure (sic) does bar stock take'.
Photograph 3 is mainly women, babies and children sitting. Captioned…

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The inside of the SNCO's mess. In the foreground are easy chairs, against the walls tables and chairs and in the background is the horseshoe bar.. It is inside a Nissen hut.

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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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