Photographs and memorabilia from Keith Thompson's time at RAF St Eval, Headquarters Coastal Command and RAF Bovingdon

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Photographs and memorabilia from Keith Thompson's time at RAF St Eval, Headquarters Coastal Command and RAF Bovingdon

Description

Photograph of 13 ladies standing in front of a coach, captioned 'Wives Club outing St Eval'.
Handwritten copy of extract from SROs Christmas Island.
Photograph head and shoulders, from the side, sergeant in flying overalls and flying helmet sitting in aircraft cockpit captioned 'Engineer -Hewitt'. Photograph of Keith Thompson naked but for a towel on a beach captioned 'Playboy'.
Small colour image of the Coastal Command badge captioned 'Headquarters Coastal Command', annotated 'May '58-Oct '59'.
Small b/w image of RAF station Bovingdon badge captioned 'A Hart's head caboshed with a beech tree in the background are featured on Bovingdon's badge, suggesting the stations location in the Chilton Hills, annotated Oct '59-Dec '61'.

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Three b/w photographs, hand written text and badges on an album page

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IBCC Digital Archive

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PThompsonKG15010139

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[Photograph]
WIVES’ CLUB OUTING, ST. EVAL

[underlined] S.R.O’s Xmas Island. [/underlined]

The practise [sic] of swimming or sun-bathing in the nude is to cease forthwith
“Pride of ownership is an understandable & human trait, but it is a Service tradition that equipment not intended for immediate use should be stowed away out of sight [deleted][indecipherable word][/deleted].”
In other words, “Wear Shorts”
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[Photograph]
ENGINEER – HEWITT
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[Photograph]
“PLAY BOY”
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[Crest]
HEADQUARTERS,
COASTAL COMMAND
MAY ’58 – OCT ’59
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[Crest]
A hart’s head ‘caboshed’ with a beech tree in the background are featured on Bovingdon’s badge, suggesting the station’s location in the Chiltern Hills.
OCT ’59 – DEC ’61

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Citation

“Photographs and memorabilia from Keith Thompson's time at RAF St Eval, Headquarters Coastal Command and RAF Bovingdon,” IBCC Digital Archive, accessed December 4, 2022, https://ibccdigitalarchive.lincoln.ac.uk/omeka/collections/document/18172.

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