Victory in Europe card

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Title

Victory in Europe card

Description

A card signed by Air Marshal Arthur Coningham, thanking the friends and relatives of the Second Tactical Air Force for sustaining them in their part in the victory in Europe.

Date

1945-05-08

Temporal Coverage

Language

Type

Format

Two sides of a printed card

Publisher

IBCC Digital Archive

Rights

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Contributor

Identifier

SCavalierRG1264567v10033-0001, SCavalierRG1264567v10033-0002

Transcription

[commemoration card]
VICTORY IN EUROPE
[flags of the allied nations piercing the heart of the Nazi Insignia]
WE SAW THE POWERS OF DARKNESS PUT TO FLIGHT
WE SAW THE MORNING BREAK
FROM
[R.A.F. Crest]
2ND TACTICAL AIR FORCE
ROYAL AIR FORCE
[page break]
THE SECOND TACTICAL AIR FORCE WAS FORMED IN THE UNITED KINGDOM ON THE 1ST JUNE 1943.
IT TOOK PART IN THE AIR OPERATIONS OVER EUROPE WHICH PRECEDED THE INVASION OF THE CONTINENT.
IT COMMENCED TO LAND ON <<D>> THE 6TH JUNE 1944 AND FOUGHT WITH 21 ARMY GROUP OVER FRANCE, BELGIUM, HOLLAND AND INTO THE HEART OF GERMANY IN THE CAMPAIGN WHICH LIBERATED EUROPE FROM NAZIDOM.
The following is a personal message to relatives and friends of all members of 2nd T. A. F., from Air Marshall Sir Arthur Coningham, K.C.B., D.S.O., M.C., D.F.C., A.F.C., Air Officer Commanding-in-Chief, 2nd T. A. F.
To you, our relations and friends go our first thoughts of gratitude for the victory in Europe.
It is your courage and steadfastness that have sustained us.

[signed] A. Coningham A.M.

V. E. DAY, MAY 8TH 1945

Citation

Great Britain. Royal Air Force, “Victory in Europe card,” IBCC Digital Archive, accessed December 9, 2021, https://ibccdigitalarchive.lincoln.ac.uk/omeka/collections/document/6147.

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