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Officers all wearing uniform tunics sitting at dining tables in front, along the sides and at the back of a dining room. An officer stands at back addressing the room. Submitted with caption 'Officers Mess dinner Feltwell No 3 L.F.S January 31 1945'

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A large group of airmen in column led by colour party marching to the right with two story barrack blocks in the background. Submitted with caption 'Urner Field 1942 sixth rank second file Don Cameron'.

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On the left a man wearing khaki uniform using a camera. On the right another man wearing khaki looks on. In the background a long row of tents. Submitted with caption 'Tent city Turner Field GA. Don Cameron (with camera) and Bonditch 1942'.

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A man wearing vest writing with fountain pen. Another man behind partition on the right. Submitted with caption 'Don Cameron writing home Lakeland Fl. 1942'.

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A man wearing pyjamas sitting on a bed. In the background a door and kitbag and holdall on a shelf.

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Left - messages from Bob Wareing. He was now in Germany and in good health. Mention bailing out, aircraft on fire, after operation to Le Havre. Continues with description of how news of him reached his wife.
Right - Army and RAF pay changes, Table…

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RAF Form 64 issued to Ralph Freeman

YClarkB1578273v1.pdf
Transcript of the Diary of Sgt. Bernard Clark RAFVR 30 November – 20 December 1943 with notes by M Warburton. Includes head and shoulders portrait of an airman wearing greatcoat and side cap. Includes crew list of his aircraft. Entries contain…

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Note at top that although dated 1943 meant 1944. Writes that he burned all his letters and that he had received one from her nearly every week apart from when they received the incorrect report from the red cross in 1942. Apologises that there was…

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Reports arrival of latest letters and hopes his are getting through. Mentions arrival of parcel and list some contents. Writes that he will need a new pair of pyjamas. Comments on land settlement in Rhodesia for ex-servicemen. Mentions starting a…

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Photo 1 and 4 are F G Bower in his pyjamas on his bed.
Photo 2 and 3 are F G Bower working at a desk.

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Photo 1 is a street scene, dated May 1942.
Photo 2 is a part flooded road annotated 'near Moncton'.
Photo 3 is a street scene, annotated 'Moncton Main St May 1942'.
Photo 4 and 5 are a steam engine, annotated 'Montreal Express (C.N.R.) May…

LMackieGA855966v2.pdf
Pilots flying log book two, for George Alexander Mackie, covering the period from 24 September 1943 to 17 February 1946. Detailing his instructor duties, operations flown and post war flying with 46 squadron. He was stationed at RAF Waterbeach, RAF…

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Reports arrival of letters written after hearing that he was alive and well. Assumed it was a shock and did not know how the mistake happened, Mentions mail restrictions being lifted. Says he had his hair shaved off and there had been the first snow.…

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Two photographs from an album.
A vertical aerial photograph of a burning aircraft at LG 18, Western Desert. It is captioned 'BJ 40.NT 9/10 /10/42 8" --> 7500' LG18'.
Photo 2 is an airman standing outside a tent.

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Seven b/w photographs from an album.
Photo 1 is an airman identified as Donald Sharp standing outside a tent.
Photo 2 is a view across tents to the lake and a smokey steamship.
Photo 3 is a man standing outside a tent, captioned 'Our Tent'.
Photo…

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Four photographs from an album.
Photo 1 is two airmen in khaki and shorts standing outside a hut.
Photo 2 is an airman sitting at a desk, captioned 'S/Ldr Booth the skipper'.
Photo 3 and 4 are a man sitting on a motorbike. One is identified as Wag…

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Eight photographs from an album.
Photo 1 is three airmen outside their quarters at Shaluffa, captioned 'Len Clark, WAG, Me.'
Photo 2 is Sam sitting at a desk smoking a pipe, captioned 'Me'.
Photo 3 is four airmen outside their quarters, captioned…

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Left side. Top - titled 'South Africans at Barth, Stalag Luft 1'. Eight men standing in line in snow. Fence in the background. Captioned '[....], 41/42, McGarr (killed),Charlie Black, Eric Clyde Harley, John Stevens, Roxburgh, George Framley, Roy…

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Three photographs from an album.
Photo 1 is inside the mess, captioned 'What a Mess!'.
Photo 2 is the inside of Sam's barracks, captioned 'What a Barracks'.
Photo 3 is a Battle loaded with bombs, captioned 'Bombing Up'.

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Four photographs from an album.
Photo 1 is Sam's barracks, captioned 'Main St'.
Photo 2 is the control tower.
Photo 3 and 4 is a road turned to mud. A bulldozer is trying to clear the mud.

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Three photographs from an album.
Photo 1 is Sam's barracks with airmen packing their belongings, captioned 'Packing! (Arthur and I)'
Photo 2 is the outside of the barracks with the snow melting, captioned 'Goodbye No 5'.
Photo 3 is an aircraft in…

SBakerDA19210428v1.pdf
A gift from the war prisoners aid of the YMCA, it contains notes in German and English, and names and addresses of people in Australia, Brazil and Canada, tables, figures and calculations, weekly rations with list of food, and photographs of…
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