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MReynoldsWT[Ser#-DoB]-150731-04.pdf
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.

MReynoldsWT[Ser#-DoB]-150731-03.pdf
A duplicated magazine, produced by the personnel of Branston Mere Y station. It includes 'in' jokes, stories, poems, cartoons and a
a crossword puzzle.

MReynoldsWT[Ser#-DoB]-150731-02.pdf
A duplicated magazine produced by the personnel at Branston Mere Y station. It contains 'in' jokes, stories, a quiz, poems and cartoons.

MReynoldsWT[Ser#-DoB]-150731-01.pdf
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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Five airmen, including Vic Azzaro, arranged round a card table. A sixth man is lying on the top bunk of bunk beds. Two men are smoking pipes. On the wall is a round object with a key hanging on a chain.

On the reverse 'Berlin Air Lift Vic Azzaro…

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Catches up with family news. Writes of new flight and aircrew taking ground crew for a drink in Grimsby along with an amusing incident. Reminisces and thinks about after the war.

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He wishes her a Happy Birthday and reminisces about when they met eleven years previously. Mentions that he went to the pictures and catches up with family news.

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He writes about him bombing Kiel the previous night and that he has applied for leave.

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Writes that he has no news and is browned off. Mentions that time went quicker when he was operating and it will take a long time to complete his tour. Catches up with family news and mentions a Rolls Royce course which he has applied for.

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Ian writes that he bombed St Nazaire the previous evening. He received a parcel containing sea stockings and hopes to get some for his rear gunner. Catches up with family news.

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He writes about flying to St. Nazaire. He is not flying tonight and is going to RAF Binbrook. He misses his wife and mentions that they have been married for six years. Catches up with family news.

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Thanks her for letter and cheque. Mentions skipper posted and crew went with him to RAF Grimsby. Describes local area and facilities. Catches up with domestic matters and mentions trip to Marham.

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He writes that he was at Hamburg last night and that they are not operating from from Wickenby that night and that will help him sleep. Catches up with news of children.

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He writes that he had landed safely the night before and he is hoping for more leave soon.

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Writes of mail and mentions an operation to Wilhelmshaven.

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He starts by catching up with domestic and family/acquaintance matters. He goes on to write of an operation to Lorient, although it was bad for french civilians and that he is looking forward to leave.

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He is worried about his son David’s illness. He also writes about the weather, that he is fed up and that he went to the cinema in Lincoln to watch Bambi.

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Thanks her for parcel and complains of mail distribution on base. Talks of flying and life on camp. Writes of weather prevention of colds.

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Writes of winter weather and life on camp. Catches up with family news and dealing with estate.

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Catches up with family and acquaintance news. Says he is busy and enjoying the course but is not enamoured with the camp life. Second part thanks her for letter and discusses domestic matters.

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Thanks her for letter and complains about life at St Athan. Writes of leave and life on camp. Mentions news about acquaintance and tells amusing story about colleague. Catches up with domestic matters.

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Discusses time off plans and leave passes. Writes of life in RAF including other peoples problems. Mentions flight engineers course and catches up with family and acquaintance news. Mentions commandos practice attack and resulting casualties.

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Thanks her for parcel and writes of discussion about families with colleague. Catches up with acquaintance news. States he is tired and sends love.
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