Personnel

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Title

Personnel

Description

Five photographs. From top to bottom, left to right:

#1: Three airmen in tunics, two with brevets, sitting on a couch. Captioned: 'FRIEND'.

#2: A group of army and RAF servicemen, all wearing battledress, sitting and standing in two rows. Most have army or RAF brevet. In the background a single story hut with trees behind. It is captioned: 'BEFORE ARNHEM GLIDER PILOTS AND AIRBORNE TROOP'.

#3: Five sergeant aircrew in tunics with brevets. Seated in front, from left to right, a bomb aimer, pilot and air gunner, standing behind, left to right, a navigator and air gunner Bernard Ross. It is captioned: 'CREW'.

#4: Nine trainee airmen wearing battledress and forage caps with trainee bands and one sergeant navigator. Five are sitting and five are standing. Behind them is a corrugated iron wall or fence. The sergeant, centre-front, has a dog standing in front of him.  Bernard Ross is seated front row, second from the right. It is captioned: 'PASSING OUT WITH BOB'.

#5: Six aircrew in Sidcot flying suits, two wearing flying helmets. Bernard Ross is second from the left. Behind them is a large building. It is captioned: 'NEWLY KITTED OUT IN FLYING KIT'.

On the reverse is a handwritten list of RAF ranks and their rank badge descriptions.

Type

Format

Five b/w photographs mounted on an page

Rights

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Contributor

Identifier

PRossB19010001, PRossB19010002

Transcription

Friend [photograph]

BEFORE ARNHEM GLIDER PILOTS AND AIRBORNE TROOP [photograph]

[underlined] CREW [/underlined] [photograph]

[photograph] PASSING OUT WITH BOB.

[photograph] NEWLY KITTED OUT IN FLYING KIT

[page break]

A/C 1 = AIRMAN 1ST CLASS [symbol]
CORPORAL 2 STRIPES
SERGEANT 3 STRIPES
FLIGHT/SERG 3 STRIPES + CROWN
WARRANT/OFFICER [symbol]
PILOT OFFICER
2ND LIEUTENT [sic]
[deleted] 1ST [/deleted] SQUADRON LEADER
WING COMMANDER

Collection

Citation

“Personnel ,” IBCC Digital Archive, accessed July 23, 2024, https://ibccdigitalarchive.lincoln.ac.uk/omeka/collections/document/40814.

Item Relations

Item: Army and RAF personnel dcterms:relation This Item
Item: Ten airmen dcterms:relation This Item
Item: Six aircrew dcterms:relation This Item
Item: Three sergeants dcterms:relation This Item