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Memoirs of Robert Nunn's wartime experiences in the RAF 1941-1946

Nunn describes his training and work in England, his voyage to Bombay and the journeys he made across India and then to Burma, Singapore, Indonesia and Malaysia. He writes about the places he saw and relates many of his experiences. These include his varied billets; victory celebrations in Calcutta after the Japanese surrender; visiting a Hindu temple in Madurai, India; the Shwe-dagon Pagoda and the Royal Lakes in Burma; attending a Gracie Fields concert in Rangoon; building a boat from a Japanese seaplane float in Singapore; free time in Singapore city and Jakarta; the situation in Indonesia and the local people whom he met there.
Includes photocopies of Robert Nunn's RAF service record and photocopies of photographs of Nunn 1942, 1946; Nunn and friends at RAF Tengah in Singapore 1945; Nunn with friends on the seaplane float boat in Singapore 1945-1946; Dutch headquarters and a street in Jakarta 1946; Maxwell Towers Girls' School, Kuala Lumpur, where Nunn was billeted; and the char wagon at RAF Kuala Lumpur 1946. With maps showing the route travelled by Nunn in the Far East and excerpts from three published memoirs of the war in India and Indonesia.

Letters of W.H.M.H. Aitken

Family letters including many letters of congratulation on Aitken's appointment as a canon of Norwich in 1900, including one from Lydia Pocock also describing the work of the Duchess of York in the London Needlework Guild, 2 November 1900. Other letters include one from Aitken's son Wilfred while in Singapore, 25 August 1929; letters from Aitken to his wife detailing his mission work, including one from Woodstock, Canada, in 1896 ('Take a little town like this. There is hardly any poverty in it. Most of the houses are detached, each with its little strip of garden. The children are excedingly well educated.'). With letter from Aitken's brother, R.W. Aitken in Paul, Cornwall - 'unfortunately the desire for special religion too often leads to despising the more homely but probably the more wholesome means of grace in the 'Menu' of the prayerbook', 13 June 1905.

Letters of W.H.M.H. Aitken

Family letters, including many from Aitken's daughters Violet, Eda, Eve and Rose to their mother, and letters between the daughters. Several are from Rose while she was in Paris in 1923 and 1924, one describing a visit to 'Blanche, a very celebrated French painter, he is an old man now but it is awfully interesting to see how he has kept up with the times', 14 March 1924. In 1925 Violet and Rose write to their mother from Florence - 'we think of leaving here towards the end of this month and making our way home slowly ... through Paris and Rouen', 10 May 1925. With letter from Wilfred in Singapore to his mother - 'there is a good deal of speculation as to the attitude of the Labour party to the floating dock in S[ingapore] and the increased fortifications at Changi. They are pledged to disarmaments, but it is doubtful if they will be able to scrap all the plans made by the late Government', 6 November 1929.

J.E.H. Neville

Whilst James on active service in Saigon, Singapore, Batavia, Colombo, Suez, the Mediterranean, the Red Sea, the Indian Ocean, Bombay, Mombasa, Aden and elsewhere.

Letters and telegrams to Frederic and Ruth Eaton from Tom Eaton

Includes, inter alia, typescript copy of a letter written by Tom Eaton to his parents while stationed in Bombay, India, 1 January 1942, and telegram of same, 25 January 1942; telegram sent to Frederic Eaton confirming Tom Eaton as a prisoner of war, undated [c 1942];and telegrams sent by Tom Eaton during his time as a prisoner of war, 8 February 1943-22 March 1945, some undated. Also includes letters and a telegram to Frederic Eaton from The War Office concerning Tom Eaton, 18 March 1942-29 December 1942; a letter to Frederic and Ruth Eaton from the War Organisation of the British Red Cross Society and Order of St John of Jerusalem Prisoners of War Department, concerning Tom Eaton as a prisoner of war, 6 January 1943; and typescript copy of a letter from Sergeant ? of the 18th Division, to his wife, concerning arrival in Singapore, 18 March 1942.