Perkins, Frederick William James

Title

Perkins, Frederick William James
F W J Perkins

Description

23 items. The collection concerns Frederick William James Perkins (1143173 Royal Air Force) who served as an engineer on radar research and as an armourer in the middle east. Collection and contains a memoir, propaganda leaflets and photographs.

The collection has been donated to the IBCC Digital Archive by F Perkins and catalogued by Nigel Huckins.

Date

2015-09-17

Publisher

IBCC Digital Archive

Rights

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Identifier

Perkins, FWJ

Collection Items

Letter to Mrs A G Perkins from Air Ministry casualty branch
Informs her that no further news news concerning him or any member of his crew had been received. Informs her that RAF missing research and enquiry service would be established to pursue enquiries for all RAF personnel reported missing.

Sports Recreation, RAF Lydda
A large crowd of spectators in the foreground watching the activities of other men on a sports field. In the background buildings and a perimeter fence. Captioned 'Sports Recreation, RAF Lydda'. Additional information about this item was kindly…

Seven men and a Hurricane
Six men wearing a variety of uniform standing in front of the starboard wing of a Hurricane. Another man sits up on the wing. In the background a hangar. Captioned 'Pilots and Ground Crew - RAF Abu Sueir'.
Additional information about this item was…

Locals cleaning boots
Two men, one wearing robe sitting on a veranda surrounded by shoes and boots. Captioned 'Locals cleaning boots - RAF Abu Sueir'.
Additional information about this item was kindly provided by the donor.

Six airmen and a B-24
Five airmen wearing khaki shorts standing on the ground under the starboard waist gunner window of a B-24. Another man is in the window manning the machine gun. Captioned Liberator Bomber with personnel - RAF Abu Sueir'.
Additional information…

B-24 waist gunner
Four men looking out of the starboard waist gunner window of a B-24. Captioned 'Liberator Bomber with Personnel - RAF Abu Sueir'. Additional information about this item was kindly provided by the donor.

B-24
Front quarter view of a B-24 with three men standing in front. Captioned 'Liberator Bomber and Personnel - RAF Abu Sueir'.
Additional information about this item was kindly provided by the donor.

Airman sitting on a Hurricane
Front half of a Hurricane with an airman sitting on top of fuselage in front of cockpit. Captioned 'Hurricane with Personnel - RAF Abu Sueir'. Additional information about this item was kindly provided by the donor.

Eight groundcrew with B-24
Eight airmen mostly wearing khaki uniform with shorts, one with overalls, five standing and three sitting in front. Above them is the starboard inner engine of a B-24 and underneath on the right the tail plane of another B-24. Captioned 'Ground Crew…

Fifteen airmen
Fifteen men, seven standing and eight sitting in front. Some are wearing khaki uniform with shorts and others shorts with no shirts. In the background a single story hut.

Fred Perkins
Two man wearing khaki uniform and side caps and carrying towels walking in a street with houses on the left side. In the background right an officer wearing khaki uniform, shorts and peaked cap. Captioned 'Fred Perkins'. Additional information about…

Fred Perkins
Head and shoulder portrait of an airman wearing khaki short sleeved shirt. Captioned 'Fred Perkins in Middle East'.
Additional information about this item was kindly provided by the donor.

Fred Perkins
Head and shoulders portrait of an airman wearing tunic. Captioned 'Fred Perkins'.
Additional information about this item was kindly provided by the donor.

Football at RAF Lydda
A large crowd of spectators on makeshift grandstand with football pitch to the left. Captioned 'Football at RAF Lydda (stands made from shipping crates)'.
Additional information about this item was kindly provided by the donor.

Football at RAF Lydda
A goal keeper and three players near a goal on a football pitch surrounded by a very large number of spectators. Captioned 'Football at RAF Lydda'. Additional information about this item was kindly provided by the donor.

Spitfires at RAF Abu Suier
Three spitfires with fuel bowser fuelling the aircraft on the right. Two men on top of bowser and three working on aircraft. Captioned 'Fighters and Fuel Bowser with Personnel - RAF Abu Sueir'.
Additional information about this item was kindly…

Armoury section RAF Abu Sueir
A large group of airmen sitting and standing in four rows all wearing khaki uniform. In the background trees and a building. Captioned Armoury Section. Abu Sueir, 1944'.
Additional information about this item was kindly provided by the donor.

1944 Christmas menu
Menu for Christmas meal at RAF Abu Sueir in 1944. Decorated border and artwork top and bottom.

Certificate of deferred service
Made out for F Perkins and gives instructions on mobilization and reporting.

The memories of LAC Fred Perkins
Covers joining the RAF, training as an engineer and first posting to RAF Christchurch which undertook radar research. Writes of life and flying as observer in Fairey Battle on radar measurement flights. The unit then moved to RAF Defford. Goes on to…

F W J Perkins RAF Service and Release book
Two pages from booklet which includes some personal details and service from 23 May 1941 until 24 May 1946 with overseas service from 13 August 1943 until May 1946.

Raumungsplan fur die Deutschen besatzungstruppen in Griechenland und Albanien
German Language leaflet with map of Greece and Albania on one side. Addressed to German troops in Greece and Albania. Delivered by RAF and USAAF.

Seid Vorsichtig, aber hort mit
German language leaflet. On the reverse times and frequencies from Cairo, Bari and middle Mediterranean. Delivered by RAF and USAAF.
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