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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…

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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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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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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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Top left - four men, all wearing khaki uniform with battledress tops, standing in line. In the background right bushes. Captioned 'Fred, Bill, Myself & Val'.
Top right - two men hanging upside down holding the supports to a porch roof over door to…

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Top left - a man wearing swimming trunks lays on a mat with another man sitting in a chair alongside to the right. In the middle a fence with road and another fence beyond with buildings in the background. Captioned 'Still warm'.
Top right - an man…

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Top left - in the foreground thin trees and a small hut. In the background a single story building with covered porch and windows. Captioned 'The new junior barracks'.
Top right - view looking out of a window with tree in foreground and buildings…

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Top left - Inside barrack room. Six men wearing battledress sitting round a tables studying books. Two other men stand looking at them. Captioned 'a night binding'.
Top right - two men in khaki uniform standing in front of a building. Man on the…

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Top left - interior view of dining hall with chairs and tables. Captioned 'Dining hall'. Middle right - in the foreground open grass area beyond which is a fence running left to right with tree on right and a telegraph pole to the left. In the…

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Top left - building on the left with covered porch and in the background another building at right angles to the first. Between an open area coved with snow with swept path in the centre. Captioned 'Snow at No3'.
Top right - line of PT19A from…

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Top left - head and shoulders portrait of an airman wearing tunic with head resting on his hand. Captioned 'Another day over'.
Top right - view down the interior of a barrack with wooden posts and beams. In the foreground left part of a desk and…

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Top left - in the foreground a man wearing white shorts and tee-shirt standing on the edge of a path. Behind him another man and behind right a dog. In the background a building. Captioned 'getting ready for P.T.'
Top right - ten men mostly wearing…

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One image of a thermometer reading minus 22 degree attached verically to the wooden wall of a building. Company (Elko) abstract surround. Part of door on left and window right. Includes scan of image.

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Top left - two story white building with dormer windows in centre section. Captioned 'Pennant Building.
Top right - Single story white building with covered veranda in front. Captioned 'The dining hall'.
Bottom left - two white buildings in…

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Don Browning was posted to 463 Squadron at RAF Waddington. On one operation two aircraft collided and Don lost friends he had undertaken training with. On an operation to Calais the weather was very poor and the mission aborted but not all aircraft…

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Two cartoons by Ricky published in the RCAF Wings magazine.
In the first, men in a billet are arguing about having the window open. In the second, there is a rush to use the ablutions in the morning.

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Four photographs from an album.
Photo 1 is a half-length portrait of two airmen outside the Pupils Entrance, captioned 'Don Garnham & Self'.
Photo 2 is a man lying on a top bunk in their billet.
Photo 3 is a row of bunk beds with an airman leaning…

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Four photographs from an album.
Photo 1 is a group of eight airmen on the station skating rink.
Photo 2 is a group of eight airmen standing in a row, captioned 'Assorted group'.
Photo 3 and 4 are five and six airmen, respectively, sitting on bunk…

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Terry in his pajamas, lying on his bunk, captioned 'Off to bed, C.P.R. style on the 'Dominion'.

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A letter from Terry Ford to his family, where he writes the training for flying–boats takes 18 months – 2 years. The hut has had to be fumigated after Clem Fletcher reported with mumps. He was hoping to see ‘Dubarry was a lady’ at the Opera…

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The collection includes his brass button stick and shoe brushes from his earliest service days as a Boy Entrant. they also include his identity discs, Wing Commander shoulder epaulets, two Signaler and an Air Gunner brevet, his medal ribbons, name…

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Owen Cox went to a grammar school in York and joined the Home Guard when the war started. At 18 he joined the Royal Air Force, although his parents were not keen. His initial trade was ground wireless operator (Morse), waiting to attend a gunnery…
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