Redgrave, Henry Cecil


Redgrave, Henry Cecil
H C Redgrave


164 items. The collection concerns Henry Cecil Redgrave (743047, Royal Air Force) and contains his decorations, letters and photographs. He flew operations as a bomb aimer with 207 Squadron from RAF Waddington. He was killed 13/14 March 1941. 

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

Additional information on Henry Cecil Redgrave is available via the IBCC Losses Database.


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Redgrave, HC

Collection Items

Harry Redgrave's Observer Brevet
A brevet worn by Harry Redgrave.

Harry Redgrave's decorations
Three medals awarded to Harry Redgrave and their delivery box.
Photograph 1 the delivery box, addressed to Mrs Jessie Redgrave.
Photograph 2 Air Crew Europe Star, War Medal 1939-1945 and 1939-45 Star.
Photograph 3 is the reverse of the three…

Harry Redgrave's rank badge
Harry Redgrave's sergeant stripes.

Sackville Hotel, Bexhill-on-Sea
A view of the Sackville Hotel at Bexhill-on-Sea. This is where Harry Redgrave was billeted.

St Leonard's Beach
A view across the beach with groynes, beached small boats and a few people. On the reverse 'St Leonards Beach. Pier and RAF place in the distance'.

Jessie Redgrave on a rowing boat
Henry Redgrave's wife, Jessie sitting on a rowing boat. She is wearing a dress and hat, and her feet are in shallow water.

Jessie Redgrave on a deckchair
Harry Redgrave's wife, Jessie, sitting in a deckchair. She is wearing a dress, coat and hat. Behind her a man is sat on a bench and is smoking.

Woman on rowing boat
Unidentified woman sitting on a rowing boat. She is wearing a dress and her feet are in the water.

A view of the sea front promenade: rough seas and only one man in view. On the reverse 'Taken from bedroom - looking due south'.

Hastings Old Town
A view of the old town of Hastings, in a valley between two headlands. On the reverse 'Hastings old Town. Join this one with the other. Put it on the left'.

Bexhill sea front
A portrait image of the sea front promenade at Bexhill, looking towards Hastings. Only two pedestrians visible. On the reverse 'Somewhat the same, we drill on the prom here, just beyond the shelter'.

Bexhill sea front
A view along the promenade at Bexhill, taken from a hotel window. There are four cyclists and a person walking a dog plus a group of men. On the reverse 'From our bed room. D flight just rounding the corner. The white building in the distance is…

Hastings Old Town with jetty and lido
Looking down on the sea front of Hastings. There is a jetty and a large number of small boats on the beach. A large lido is also visible. The sea is breaking over the jetty. On the reverse 'Hastings Old Town'.

Three men in the cockpit of an Anson
Three civilians seated in the cockpit of an Anson. All are smiling and two have raised cups in their hands.

Portrait of Jessie Redgrave
Full length studio portrait of Jessie Redgrave. She is wearing a full length coat and carrying a handbag.

Jessie Redgrave on a motorcycle
Jessie Redgrave on Harry's motorcycle. She is wearing goggles. Behind are fields and in the distance a building.

Harry Redgrave
Harry Redgrave is lying on the grass with his head on a log with trees behind. He is wearing a long coat and boots.

Harry Redgrave
Harry Redgrave sitting on a grassy slope.

Harry Redgrave on his motorcycle
Harry sitting on his motorcycle. Behind are fields and, in the distance, a building.

Harry Redgrave
Half-length portrait of Harry Redgrave sitting at a table with a patterned tablecloth.

Harry Redgrave
A young Harry Redgrave sitting on a deck chair at the beach. Behind him are a number of visitors, some dressed in hats and coats.

Leslie's Stores, Southend
Leslie's Stores, Southend, where Harry Redgrave worked pre-war.
Photograph 1 is the exterior with a 1938/39 Austin 10/4 delivery van parked outside. Leslie's Stores are described as a 'Free Full Off Licence' and address given on van as 5…

Harry and Jessie Redgrave's home
A view of Harry and Jessie's bungalow 'Redwood' in Southend.

Jessie Redgrave at Sergeant Harry Redgrave's grave
Jessie Redgrave is kneeling by the cross marking her husband Harry Redgrave's grave in a churchyard.

Sergeant Harry Redgrave's grave
A cross marking the grave of Sergeant Harry Redgrave in a churchyard.
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