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Letter from David Boldy to his father with general discussion tennis matches in London, visiting relatives and trips to the Tate Gallery and the Science Museum. He has written to the Civil Service Commissioner’s providing a character reference and…

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Letter from David Boldy to his father about breaking hockey sticks, studying law and relatives visiting him.

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A magazine produced by the 42 Air School, South Africa. News, articles, jokes and cartoons about airmen at the school.

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Letter from Oakham School announcing that K I Dexter gained his 1st XV colours during a match against Bedford Modern School on 8 December 1938.

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Steven Downes grew up in Australia and worked as a wages clerk before he volunteered for the Royal Australian Air Force. He flew operations as a wireless operator.

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Gabi Wilson grew up in Berlin and was a schoolgirl in 1939. She discusses one brother training as an interpreter and another brother returning from Russian prisoner of war camps. She worked as an apprentice at a publisher firm. She met her husband,…

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Page has a number of English and Scottish soccer teams with numerical data.

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George Haigh was already a keen footballer when he volunteered for the Royal Air Force and became a physical training instructor. He was posted to RAF Morecambe where he provided basic training to new recruits. He discusses the mixed level of fitness…

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Bernard Mabey was born in London and experienced the Blitz at first hand. He was a member of the Air Training Corps in 1941 before volunteering for the RAF. He trained as an air frame mechanic at RAF Locking. His first posting was RAF Marston Moor…

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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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Letter from David Boldy to his father with general conversation about attending St. Paul’s School in Darjeeling. He is on summer holidays and visiting Mrs Gregory daily. Enjoying sports and receiving various exam results.

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Letter from David Boldy to his father with general conversation about attending St. Paul’s School in Darjeeling. Discusses school sports, especially the Newton Cup and the house sports league.

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Letter from David Boldy to his father with general conversation about attending St. Paul’s School in Darjeeling and his recent cricket matches.

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Letter from David Boldy to his father with general conversation about attending St. Paul’s School in Darjeeling. Discusses exams and cricket, as well as noting the monsoon season is soon to begin. His scout master has asked for parents to send…

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Letter from David Boldy to his father with general conversation about attending St. Paul’s School in Darjeeling, particularly results in exams, competing in the high jump and hopefully able to join the running teams.

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Letter from David Boldy to his father with general conversation about attending St. Paul’s School in Darjeeling. Recounts about recuperating from an illness and general sport activities.

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Letter from David Boldy to his father with general conversation about attending St. Paul’s School in Darjeeling: a chickenpox out break, cricket and meeting his mother.

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Letter from David Boldy to his father with general conversation about attending St. Paul’s School in Darjeeling, He refers to visiting his mother, his brother Stephen in the scouts, and playing cricket.

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Letter from David Boldy to his father with general conversation about attending St. Paul’s School in Darjeeling, He refers to his mother and to cricket.

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Letter from David Boldy to his father with general conversation about attending St. Paul’s School in Darjeeling. Requests for some pamphlets and talks about the rainy season and beginning to play football.

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Letter from David Boldy to his father with general conversation about attending St. Paul’s School in Darjeeling. He played football, and discussed pamphlets he received and will collect from home.

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Letter from David Boldy to his father with general conversation about attending St. Paul’s School in Darjeeling. Queenshill sports day took place and he met a lovely girl called Sylvia Cox. The school fair will take place on Saturday and he has…

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Letter from David Boldy to his father with general conversation about attending St. Paul’s School in Darjeeling. Describes buying some new spikes, the school fair being a great success, where horse racing took place and Sylvia Cox visited.…

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Letter from David Boldy to his father with general conversation about attending St. Paul’s School in Darjeeling. Thanks his father for his letters and will show them to his mother. Recounts a visit to the pictures and the sports results. Saw…

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Letter from David Boldy to his father with general conversation about attending St. Paul’s School in Darjeeling. He writes that he is hoping to buy a puppy and Mrs. Pelly held a party which was a great success. Has been invited to his friend…
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