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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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He writes about how he is miserable and missing her. He has been on four operations to Nuremberg, Cologne, St Nazaire and Berlin since he returned from leave. Mentions he has not heard about his commission.

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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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Writes about returning from his leave and that he misses her. 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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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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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.

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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.

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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 operation to Nuremberg and interview for his commission with Group Captain Hughie Edwards.

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Discusses disturbing financial matters and complains about RAF remuneration and the way they are treated.

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Writes about mail issues and requests she does not worry about him flying. Mentions his captain has been posted away and he hopes to get the previous one back. Catches up with acquaintance and family news and mentions pay.

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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…

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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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Catches up with family and acquaintance news and talks of life in the Air Force. Discusses flight engineers course and likelihood of other possible postings abroad. He is hoping to get coupons from Grandad for some pyjamas.

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He discuses difference in issue of clothing coupons between officers and men as well as for bedding. He also complains about the way war is being fought. Sends his love.

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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.
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