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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.
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.
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.
Writes of operational schedule and recent operation to Stuttgart. Mentions leave has been put back. Catches up with family news. Writes he is feeling miserable and meeting skipper's family. Writes that he has 11 operations to do.
He writes about his bombing operation to Nuremberg and that they had to fly back from Germany on only three engines. Mentions that he has been put in charge of flight engineers on the station. Catches up with family news.
Vivian Williams was born in Wales but began working in engineering in London. After serving in the Territorial Army in a searchlight unit, he volunteered for Air Force and trained as a flight mechanic. He discusses his recruitment, training and…
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.
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.
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.
Writes about dispute with grandfather and asks for her help in sorting it out. Mentions he will take the board for promotion to leading aircraftsman and thinks he will pass. Mentions paratroop exercises he has seen.
Writes about disappointment over leave but having good weather. Continues with discussion about furniture. Mentions increase in tobacco costs in budget and that they will have to cut down. Talks of upcoming visit to Manchester and family matters.