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The letter addressed to Geoff's father is from the Air MInistry (Casualty Branch). It advises him that his son has been captured and a copied letter was read out by Lord Haw Haw on the radio. He asks for lots of letters and reports he is well.

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On his return to Great Britain after his release from prisoner of war camp, Geoff Packham was interrogated by his commanding officer. His aircraft was damaged during a raid on Sterkrade by Holten. The bailed out over the Netherlands. He was captured…

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Writes of his last operation in a Halifax when his aircraft was shot down and exploded killing all the other members of the crew. Describes journey to camp and being in Frankfurt while it is under bombing attack. Continues with description of life as…

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A fragment of a parachute on which is written ‘Anzac Day 25.4.45, In M-Mike, Berchsgarten (Hitler’s Hang Out), 460 Squadron crest and moto strike and return, 460 Sqdn, F/O "Lofty" Payne, (WA), F/Sgt W A Stanley (Vic), Col Fraser, ( " ), "Buck"…

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Recounts that piece of parachute silk is a memento of Colin Fraser's Lancaster being shot down during an attack on Gestapo barracks at Berchtesgaden on 25 April 1945. Describes crew bale out and skilful crash landing by pilot Flying Officer Harry…

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An account of operation as Pathfinder against German naval and submarine base at Kiel when his aircraft was shot down by 'Schrage Musik' equipped night-fighter which cause the aircraft to break in two. Describes crew actions during bomb run and…

LAndrewsPF181152.pdf
Navigator’s, air bomber’s and air gunner’s flying log book for P F Andrews, wireless operator/air gunner, covering the period from 16 August 1943 to 13 December 1945. Detailing his flying training, operations flown and post war flying. It also…

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Top left - high jumper over bar. In mid distance left side a line of men sitting on the ground and in the background spectators and huts. Captioned 'C27 Sports day, Stalag Luft 3, Aug 42'.
Top right - a group of men playing basketball with hoop on…

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Top left - group of men sitting in front of, at and behind a table. In the background a wooden hut with two windows. Captioned 'C23 Sports day, Stalag Luft 3, Aug 42'.
Top right - spectators to the side of, in front and on the roof of wooden huts.…

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Top left - high jumper wearing sports kit in mid air over bar. To the right and official. Captioned 'C[..] Sports day, Stalag Luft 3, Aug 42'.
Top right - long jumper in mid air with officials to the right, Spectators in the far distance. Captioned…

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Top left - runner at finish tape while another has fallen behind him. Other runners further back. Spectators on roof of, and in front of huts to the left. Captioned 'C20 Sports day, Stalag Luft 3, Aug 42'.
Top right - on the right man in shorts in…

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Top left - runners on track pass officials on right. To the left spectators in front of and on the roof of huts. Captioned 'C37 Sports day, Stalag Luft 3, Aug 42'.
Top right - spectators on roof, in windows and in front of wooden huts. Captioned…

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Top left - on the left a shot putter just after throw, shot visible in centre. In the background spectators and huts. Captioned 'C21 Sports day, Stalag Luft 3, Aug 42'.
Top right - crowd of men some in sports kit standing talking in front of wooden…

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Top left - a large crowd of man wearing various bits of uniform and sports kit in front of wooden huts. Captioned 'C[..] Sports day, Stalag Luft 3, Aug 42'.
Top right - runners on track coming towards camera. On left wooden huts with spectators in…

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Top middle - on the left a group captain wearing tunic shakes hands with a man in sports kit in the centre. A sergeant stands with his back to camera on the right and two other men look on from the background. Captioned '[....]'.
Bottom left - a…

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Top left - group of runners on track coming towards camera, Spectators on the right. Captioned 'C35 Sports day, Stalag Luft 3, Aug 42'.
Top right - group of runners with leader at finish tape. On the left of track wooden huts with spectators on…

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Top middle - five men in various costumes, one with top hat and other with bonnet, standing in line. Captioned 'G24 Flieger jockey club gala day, Stalag Luft 6, Aug 43'.
Bottom left - a band marching in file amongst a large number of spectators.…

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Top middle - a man with binoculars and white peaked cap standing by a race tote board, In front a wooden crate and two other men either side. In the background trees. Captioned 'G38 Flieger jockey club gala day, Stalag Luft 6, Aug 43'.
Centre left…

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Top left - a large group of men wearing headbands in front of of a totem arch with a hut in the background, Captioned 'Flieger jockey club gala day, Stalag Luft 6'.
Top right - a group of men playing musical instruments marching in two columns with…

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Top left - group of men in kilts standing behind a table. Captioned 'G26 Flieger jockey club gala day, Stalag Luft 6'.
Top right - group of men in kilts dancing on a wooden floor. Captioned 'Flieger jockey club gala day, Stalag Luft 6. Aug 43'.…

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Top left - two men dressed as Native Americans (man and woman). In the background huts. Captioned 'G36 Flieger jockey club gala day, Stalag Luft 6'.
Top middle - two men in fancy dress in front of a wall with posters. Captioned 'Flieger jockey club…

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Top left - man dressed as woman with surf board. Captioned 'G37 Flieger jockey club gala day, Stalag Luft 6'.
Top middle - man dressed as woman with wide brimmed hat. Captioned 'Flieger jockey club gala day, Stalag Luft 6'.
Top right - blurred…

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Top left - actor dressed as woman standing on stage. Captioned 'E10 "Girls, girls, girls", Stalag Luft 3, Mar 43'.
Top right - line of actors mostly dressed from as women with short skirts in line on stage. Captioned ' "Girls, girls, girls", Stalag…

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Top left - blurred image of three actors on stage. Captioned 'E12 "Girls, girls, girls", Stalag Luft 3, Mar 43'.
Top right - Blurred image of two actors on stage. Captioned ' "Girls, girls, girls", Stalag Luft 3, Mar 43'.
Second row left - two…
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