Stapley, Victor


Stapley, Victor
Victor Arthur Stapley
V A Stapley


Three items. An oral history interview with Wing Commander Victor Stapley OBE, DFC (b. 1922, 1801888, 175092 Royal Air Force), his log book and a portrait. He served in the RAF from 1941 to 1977. He flew operations as a flight engineer with 166 squadron. Post war he served in Singapore, Malta, and at Christmas Island.

The collection has been loaned to the IBCC Digital Archive for digitisation by Victor Stapley and catalogued by Nigel Huckins.




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Stapley, VA

Collection Items

Victor Stapely's navigator's, air bomber's and air gunner's flying log book
Flying log book for navigator’s air bomber air gunner’s flight engineers for Victor Stapley, flight engineer. Covers two periods; training and operations 18 January 1944 to 2 July 1944 and post-war service in Flying Control from 19 September 1945…

Victor Stapley
Head and shoulders. portrait of a flying officer wearing battledress with flight engineer half brevet and distinguished flying cross ribbon. Signed 'Norman Colebourne 1945'. Accompanying card captioned 'Victor Stapely DFC, painting on card, RAF…

Victor Stapley was born in Ilford in Essex, where he was fond of playing cricket. He left school at fifteen and worked at a tobacco company. Then Victor became a shipping manager, a job in which he had to book shipping spaces whilst not having any…
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