Richards, Harold James


Richards, Harold James
H J Richards


Six items. An oral history interview with Warrant Officer Harold James Richards (1922 - 2020, 1451874 Royal Air Force) photographs and his log book. He flew operations as a navigator with 297 Squadron.

The collection has been loaned to the IBCC Digital Archive for digitisation by Harold Richards and catalogued by Barry Hunter.




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Richards, HJ

Collection Items

Five Airmen
Five airmen standing in a row in front of an aircraft. On the reverse
1 Harry 2 W/O 3 Pilot Milroy 4 Navigator 5 Gunner'.
It is stamped AM Crown Copyright Reserved'.

Harry Richards
Three quarter length portrait of Harry in khaki uniform holding grapes. On the reverse 'Training in South Africa'.

Harry Richards
Harry Richards standing in flying kit, boots and holding his googles. On the reverse is 'Lincoln'.

297 Squadron crew status
A list of the two flights of 297 Squadron. The list is of available pilots. There are four other categories - detached, leave, tour expired and one is indecipherable.
On the reverse is handwritten
2 Y Norway 6.30
3 Y Towing ex.…

Harold Richards’ South African Air Force observers or air gunners log book
South African Air Force observers or air gunners log book for H J Richards, navigator, covering the period from 9 March 1943 to 10 August 1945. Detailing his flying training, operations flown, and post war duties with Empire Air Armament School. He…

Interview with Harold James Richards
Harold Richards from Lincoln was working in the health industry before he volunteered for the RAF. After trying to be a pilot he trained as an observer. He was posted to 297 Squadron at Stoney Cross where he and his crew dropped supplies to the…
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