Searle, Rex. Album 1


Searle, Rex. Album 1


74 items. The album contains photographs and papers relating to Rex Searle's pre-war family life as well as his wartime and postwar service.


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Searle, ROJ

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Four airmen relaxing
A group of four airmen relaxing on a beach. One man has a dog in his arms. Behind is a wooden cabin.

Sergeant Rex Searle
Rex in uniform, sitting on a balustrade overlooking a beach at Scarborough. He is carrying a rolled up towel.

Rex Searle
Rex Searle in khaki and shorts leaning on a railing of a promenade. Behind is a warning sign in French and Arabic stating that it is dangerous to bathe here.

Man, woman and three children
A family group of a man, woman two girls and a baby formally dressed and on the beach.

Three Women
Three women dressed for horse riding with whips.

Rex Searle playing beach tennis
Rex jumping up and playing beach tennis. On the reverse 'This is what I do when feeling energetic. R.'

Rex Searle and a beach cabin
Rex sitting on a deckchair outside a beach cabin.

Five airmen
Five airmen in khaki uniform standing in front of a bush. Behind are tents and palm trees.

Rex Searle Swimming
Rex swimming in the sea with a wooden cabin behind, captioned on the reverse 'That's our cabin in the background. R.'

Rex Searle, his wife and child
Rex and his wife with a child in a pram.

Weddings at Surbiton
Two brides and grooms plus guests arranged in a formal group outside St Matthew's Church, Surbiton.

Identification kindly provided by Dean A Chandler and Wilfred Ptolemy of the Unidentified photos of the British Isles Group.

Airmen Group and Lancaster
Group of airmen arranged in four rows in front of a Lancaster. In the centre front row is a naval officer. The image is taken from the side. On the nose of the Lancaster is a flying bird crest.

Rex Searle, Girlfriend and Scarborough
Five b/w photographs from an album.
Photo 1 is Rex in uniform sitting on a wall.
Photo 2 is Scarborough castle from the north.
Photo 3 and 4 are Rex's girlfriend on the rocks.
Photo 5 is a postcard of North Bay, Scarborough.

Rex's girlfriend and family
Three photographs from an album.
Photo 1 is a group of three women in a garden. In front is a small dog.
Photo 2 and 3 is Rex's girlfriend sitting on rocks.

Two Airmen
Two airmen leaning against the railings on a promenade. They are both in khaki and shorts.

Rex Searle and his girlfriend
Four photographs from an album.
Photo 1 is Rex standing on a path.
Photo 2 is a head and shoulders portrait of Rex in Sergeant's uniform with an engineer's brevet.
Photo 3 is a woman walking along a path with the sea in the background.
Photo 4is…

Crashed Roc
Five photographs from an album.
Photo 1 is the nose of a crashed Roc being inspected by six men.
Photo 2 is two airmen in khaki and shorts standing by a lorry.
Photo 3 is the tail of an aircraft that has crashed into a building. Three airmen are…

Postcard of the swimming pool and south bay, Scarborough.

Airmen Relaxing
Six photographs from an album.
Photo 1 is a formal garden. In the distance is a semi circular building. The side of the park has very tall palm trees.
Photo 2 is two airmen leaning on a fence in a zoo.
Photo 3 is a park seen from across an empty…

Airmen Relaxing
Seven photographs from an album.
Photo 1 is a man sitting with an Arab man holding up postcards he is selling.
Photo 2 is an airman in uniform standing by a palm tree.
Photo 3 is plants in a public garden.
Photo 4 is a man in khaki uniform and…

Alexandria and Giza
Five aerial photographs from an album.
Photo 1 is the three pyramids at Giza.
Photo 2 is of Stanley Bay, Alexandria with tiers of beach cabins.
Photo 3 is a of Alexandria city centre with a eleven story building. In the distance is a bay and a…

Airmen Relaxing
Seven photographs from an album.
Photo 1 is two men lying on their bunks.
Photo 2 is two men sitting and holding tennis rackets.
Photo 3 is five men leaning on a beach cabin.
Photo 4 is two men standing at the front of a Hurricane 'Sir…

Airmen grouped in front of Spitfire
Group of airmen arranged in four rows in front of a figher aircraft. They are wearing khaki and shorts. On the reverse the individuals have been named.

Various aircraft
Seven photographs from an album.
Photo 1 is a view across the desert.
Photo 2 is a view across an airfield.
Photo 3 is the aft end of an aircraft with a load of baggage on the ground.
Photo 4 and 5 are air-to-air side views of two different…

Airmen relaxing and Local life
Six photographs from an album.
Photo 1 is a row of eight men in swimming trunks.
Photo 2 is a slide at a swimming pool.
Photo 3 is of dinghies at the beach.
Photo 4 is two arab men in a coffee shop.
Photo 5 is a beach scene.
Photo 6 is a street…
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