Cosgrove, Teddy


Cosgrove, Teddy
Alfred Edward Cosgrove
A E Cosgrove


16 items. The collection concerns Sergeant Alfred Edward "Teddy" Cosgrove (1921 - 1941, 968259 Royal Air Force) and contains a biography and a scrapbook. He flew operations as a navigator with 12 Squadron and was killed 11 October 1941.

The collection was loaned to the IBCC Digital Archive for digitisation by Pat Applegarth and catalogued by Barry Hunter.

Additional information on Alfred Edward "Teddy" Cosgrove is available via the IBCC Losses Database.




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Cosgrove, AE

Collection Items

Letter to Teddy Cosgrove's Father
The letter advises Teddy's father that his son has been killed.

Teddy Cosgrove
A full length portrait of Teddy in his flying kit.
It is captioned 'Teddy pictured in 1941 in his flying suit.'

Copy of Letter from Teddy Cosgrove to his Family
The letter was written 12 days before his last flight over Germany. He expresses his feelings if he is captured or dies serving his country.

Large Group of Airmen
The group of men is arranged in six rows in front of a hangar. It is captioned '1941 Either 11 OTU or 12 Squadron Binbrook. Sgt AE Cosgrove RAFVR 968259 (3rd row from top, 6th from right)'.

30 Airmen
30 airmen arranged in three rows in front of a building. It is captioned '1940 Sgt AE Cosgrove RAFVR 968259 pictured bottom row, 3rd from right'.

18 Airmen at a Dinner
18 airmen, including Teddy, arranged in two rows around an L shaped table. It is captioned 'Sgt AE Cosgrove (pictured seated 4th from left) in training. RAFVR 968259'.

Teddy Cosgrove
A half length portrait of Teddy, in uniform, holding a large snowball. It is captioned 'The winter snows of 1940/41 hindered RAF operations but opened up different opportunities to the young airmen!'

Teddy Got to Grips with Radio Communications from an Early Age
Two photographs of Teddy as a young boy using a radio with a headset.

Campaign to recognise deaths of bomber airmen
A newspaper article about a campaign to recognise the loss of Teddy's crew mates.

Teddy's Career in the RAFVR 9th September 1939 - 11th October 1941
A detailed account of Teddy's service in the RAFVR.

Teddy Cosgrove's badges and decorations
Teddy's uniform badges and medals. The medals are 1939 to 1945 Star, Aircrew Europe Star and War Medal 1939 to 1945. Also included is a full length portrait of Teddy in flying kit.

Service history of Sergeant Alfred Edward "Teddy" Cosgrove
Covering Teddy's short service in the RAF. It covers his training and his ten missions. Details of his fellow crew members are included.

Sergeant Alfred Edward "Teddy" Cosgrove
A full length portrait of Teddy.

Extracts of a letter to Mr Cosgrove from Sergeant James D McKnight
Expresses his sadness that his friend's death.

Crew of Wellington Z8397
A biography of Teddy Cosgrove's crew members, pilots Frank Tothill and James Dunlop.
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