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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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From RAF Coningsby concerning 617 squadron working parades. Concludes with discussion on extensions to airmens' passes.

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Three airmen sitting in deck chairs in front of a brick built building. The two on the left are reading papers. The two on the right are wearing battle dress with half brevet.

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a 29 page duplicated magazine produced by the personnel of Branston Mere Y station. All the items are original, mainly 'in' jokes consisting of stories, jokes, poems and cartoons.

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A duplicated magazine, produced by the personnel of Branston Mere Y station. It includes 'in' jokes, stories, poems, cartoons and a
a crossword puzzle.

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A duplicated magazine produced by the personnel at Branston Mere Y station. It contains 'in' jokes, stories, a quiz, poems and cartoons.

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A duplicated magazine, produced by the personnel at Branston Mere. It includes 'in' jokes, poems, cartoons, and a ghost story.

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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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A view of the Sackville Hotel at Bexhill-on-Sea. This is where Harry Redgrave was billeted.

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A letter from Harry Redgrave to Jessie. Harry writes about returning to base, further training and life at the station.

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A letter from Harry Redgrave to Jessie. Harry writes about how wonderful RAF Waddington is with good food, entertainment and a wonderful atmosphere. He has been told he will be a navigator bomb aimer straight away.

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Three-page handwritten letter from Harry Redgrave to his wife Jessie. Harry writes about life in the RAF at his station in Yorkshire including observers being posted to Scotland, training and his social life in Doncaster.

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A letter from Harry Redgrave to his wife Jessie. Harry writes about arranging for her to move nearer to him, and life at RAF Upwood.

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A letter from Harry Redgrave in RAF Upwood to his wife Jessie. He writes about how good life is now that he is a Sergeant with extra pay and better food. He has been training in a Bristol Blenheim.

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A letter and envelope from Harry Redgrave to Jessie. Harry writes about life at RAF Warmwell including his training, an air raid exercise and his social life. Jessie and Pamela have left their home in Southend and is staying with relatives in…

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Three-page handwritten letter from Harry Redgrave to his wife Jessie. Harry writes about life in the RAF in Dumfries on a training course. He dislikes the station and especially the lack of food. Mentions cinema trips but too expensive to go out…

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A letter from Harry to his wife Jessie. Harry details the bad weather, which has closed roads and stopped the post from arriving. He has spent all day clearing snow drifts on the camp.

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A two-page letter from Harry Redgrave to his wife Jessie. He has just been posted and describes his 13-hour rail trip from London to Prestwick. He has found that the accommodation and food are good. Harry is on a 16-week observer course followed…

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A three-page letter from Harry Redgrave to his wife Jessie. Harry is impressed by the amount of food they are getting, but has not had much opportunity to see the local area yet. The training course will be hard work and he is due to fly for the…

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A two-page hand written letter from Harry Redgrave to his wife Jessie. He writes about borrowing money to pay for laundry and cigarettes and asks her to send his mathematics book.

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A two-page handwritten letter from Harry Redgrave to his wife Jessie. Harry writes in detail about the food and having to borrow money until his next pay parade.

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An envelope and a two-page handwritten letter from Harry Redgrave to Jessie his wife. He writes about getting paid and being issued with kit for physical training.

Also enclosed is some straw from his bed.

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Letter from Harry Redgrave to his wife Jessie. He is looking forward to his leave and mentions learning Morse, how smart they have to be for inspection and advises Jessie on how to repair the electric fire.
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