Dryhurst, Harold Gainsford

Title

Dryhurst, Harold Gainsford
H G Dryhurst

Description

42 items. The collection concerns Harold Dryhurst (1923 - 1967, 1332214 Royal Air Force) and contains his log books, letters, memoirs, documents, newspaper cuttings and photographs. He flew operations as a pilot with 103 Squadron before being shot down and becoming a prisoner of war.

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

Date

2016-06-08

Publisher

IBCC Digital Archive

Rights

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Identifier

Dryhurst, HG

Collection Items

Harold Dryhurst and wife
Head and shoulders portrait of a man on the left wearing tunic with pilot's brevet. On the right a lady wearing dark dress and necklace. Captioned 'Mum and Dad'. Additional information about this item was kindly provided by the donor.

Harold Dryhurst
Head and shoulders portrait of an airman wearing uniform tunic and side cap. Captioned '421 Dryhurst 2 (3)'. Additional information about this item was kindly provided by the donor.

Wedding photograph
Full length portrait of groom (Harry “Gerry” Dryhurst) in warrant officer’s uniform with pilot’s brevet, with bride (Kaye), outside church door, submitted with caption; 'Kaye and Harry (Gerry) Dryhurst wedding day'. Additional information…

Mess kit pilot's brevet
Gold wire cloth pilot's brevet for mess uniform

RAF pilot's brevet
Cloth pilot's brevet kings crown

RAF pilot's brevet
Cloth RAF pilot's brevet queens crown.

RAF Cranwell badge
Crest with eagle on rock, moto Alitum Altrix

RAF Rank braid
Several strands of rank braid

Football medal
RAF intersection football medal 1950/1951 and presentation box.

Silver medallion
Eight sided scallop sided pendant with hall mark.

Harold Dryhurst
Head and shoulders portrait of a man wearing RAF uniform tunic with pilot's brevet. Additional information about this item was kindly provided by the donor,

Group of men and boys
Army band in six rows in front of an ornate building with arches in frontage. Captioned 'Dryhurst Harold India 1916 GRY'. Probably refers to Harold Percy, who served in the British Army. Additional information about this item was kindly provided by…

Percival Prentice
Air-to-air view of a Percival Prentice registration VR232 over RAF Cranwell. Annotated 'yours truly in formation, Cranwell march 1949'. Captioned 'Dryhurst Harold 1939 Percival P40 Prentice'. Additional information about this item was kindly provided…

Prisoner of war camp
Landscape view of open yard with a set of goalposts infront of a series of single story cabins, in far background are high fence posts with wire between them, yard has clusters of men moving in multiple directions. Captioned '“British POWs at…

Army reserve call up instruction
Call up for army service in Royal Engineers for Harold Percy Dryhurst

Harold Dryhurst Service biography
Covers personal details and dates of postings, training, aircraft flown. Details of capture and prisoner of war.

Recollections - Warrant Officer B F Hughes
Account of operation to Nuremberg on 28 August 1942 in Halifax where aircraft was attacked and shot down by night fighter. Continues with account of capture, interrogation and transport to prisoner of war camp. Describes camp occupants, situation,…

Harold Dryhurst personal civilian pilot's flying logbook
Covers the period 1959 to December 1963.

Harold Dryhurst RAF pilot's flying logbook, Two
Pilots flying log book for G H Dryhurst, covering the period from 1 June 1950 to 8 January 1952.

Harold Dryhurst RAF pilot's flying logbook. Three
Pilots flying log book for G H Dryhurst, covering the period from 3 May 1948 to 31 May 1950.

Harold Dryhurst RAF pilot's flying logbook. One
Pilots flying log book for G H Dryhurst, covering the period from 29 August 1941 to 27 August 1942, when he was shot down and became a prisoner of war and from 20 July 1945. He was stationed at RAF Peterborough (17 EFTS), RAF Cranwell (RAF College…

Operation Kassel
Account of 142 Squadron crew operation to Kassel wriiten by rear gunner Bob Henderson. Was attacked by night fighter and had to bale out. Continues with account of evading and capture. Reunited with wounded crewmates and transported to prisoner of…

Civilian pilot
Three-quarter length portrait of a man wearing civil pilots tunic with pilots brevet and three rings.

Pilot in cockpit
Head and shoulders image of pilot wearing headphones in cockpit.

Young man in uniform
Head and shoulders portrait of a man wearing tunic and peaked cap.
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