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Writes to let her know she was thinking of her and that she had heard the news that Bob was missing from friends the week before. She has now learned that he is a prisoner of war and conveys her relief at this news. She asks that Joan give her best…

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Says that they are pleased to hear that she has had definite news that her husband is a prisoner of war. They advise that all correspondence concerning him will now be dealt with by the Prisoners of War Department and she should write to them to…

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Acknowledges receipt of her two letters and expressing their delight that she has received news of her husband, Squadron Leader Robert Wareing. They confirm that they have verified the broadcast and that as soon as official confirmation is received…

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Letter from Margaret to her friend Joan. She writes that Joan must be pleased to have found out where her husband, Bob, is and that her very good friend’s son is also at the same prisoner of war camp and has been there for over a year. She also…

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Letter from Muriel to her friend Joan. She writes that she has been in hospital but if feeling much better now. She says that she has been very worried during the past few weeks having heard that fighting had broken out in Saarbrucken causing…

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She tells of all her travels and how pleased she is that Bob is no longer ‘missing’ but is a prisoner of war, and hopes he soon recovers from his injuries.

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Writes that saying they are pleased to hear that Bob is alive although a prisoner of war. They continue with general social news and gossip.

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She thanks Joan for her letter and gift. She was pleased to hear about Bob. She tells her the latest news and that her boyfriend has been reported missing from Arnhem. Thanks her for photograph and catches up with news of friends, tells of her…

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Left - messages from Bob Wareing. He was now in Germany and in good health. Mention bailing out, aircraft on fire, after operation to Le Havre. Continues with description of how news of him reached his wife.
Right - Army and RAF pay changes, Table…

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Squadron Leader Bob Wareing a prisoner of war. Scunthorpe double DFC baled out from blazing plane. Includes head and shoulders portrait of a man wearing uniform tunic with pilot's brevet. Account of how message got back to his wife and that he was…

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1: prisoner in German hospital - news of Robert Wareing passed on by French woman, He was burned on bailing out of his aircraft and was a prisoner in hospital.
2: In German hands - message received over German wireless broadcast that Robert Wareing…

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Mail returned as it referred to an enemy broadcast. The government did not want the enemy to know that anyone listened in England to their broadcasts.

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Pre-printed prisoner of war form addressed to Squadron Leader R Wareing via prisoner of war agency - International Committee of Red Cross, Geneva.

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He writes that they will be having Easter services in the camp church and he will be thinking of her at her service at home. He says that the Padre gives some very interesting lectures and that they had a gramophone for a short while and listened to…

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He writes that he is keeping fit but that food is now short, but hopes to make up for that when he gets home.

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He writes that he hopes to be home again during the summer for his recuperation. He says that he has read a book about building a cottage and the others in his room have been house designing. He likes the idea of living in a cottage. He hopes she is…

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He writes that he is fit and the weather has been very good. He is thankful that the worst of the winter weather is behind them.

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He writes that the months of waiting are dragging, but to be patient. He mentions that he has been making a few drawings in his Prisoner of War log book and one of his room-mates has given him a painting of the view outside of their window to put in…

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He writes that he has plenty of spare time and he often thinks of their happiness and that he is lucky to have her as his wife. He suggests that, when the war is over, they go for a holiday at Windermere, where they were married. He apologises that…

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He thanks her for her letter and the one from her mother and says that her photograph is his most treasured possession. He is pleased that she is happy again and thanks all of their friends and family for looking after her, and thanks her for dealing…

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He writes that he had a good feed on Christmas day and describes the food he ate. He jokes that the men will have to stay at home whilst the wives go out to work in the future. He tells her of the activities they undertook including horse racing and…

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Address page of airgraph from Squadron Leader Robert Wareing, currently a prisoner of war at Stalag Luft 1, to his wife, Joan.

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He writes that he has recently been reading books on farming and country life and is considering what job he would like to do after the war. He hopes they may be lucky and get to live in the countryside.

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The message is from German radio stating that that Bob is a prisoner of war and she can write to him at Stalag Luft 1 and asks that she give his regards to their parents.

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He advises that his aircraft was hit by a night fighter but he managed to parachute out. He has several blisters and burns but a French doctor has tended him. He is now a prisoner and his personal effects are in a good place.
He will be in hospital…
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