Love, Ikey


Love, Ikey
Albert Ivon Love
A I Love


15 items. The collection concerns Sergeant Albert "Ikey" Ivon Love (1922 - 2016, 1815027 Royal Air Force) and contains his log book, documents, items, and photographs. He flew operations as a flight engineer with 90 and 7 Squadrons before being shot down and becoming a prisoner of war.

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




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Love, AI

Collection Items

Memories of Past Times
A biography of Ikey Love. Covers pre and post war life as well as training, operations and time as a prisoner of war during the war.

Stirlings and Parachutists
#1 is a Stirling under maintenance. One propeller is missing. It is annotated 'Quote "I had 4 1/2 years with Stirling bombers'." A Spitfire sits alongside.
#2 is three parachutists close to the ground.
#3 is a Stirling dropping containers,…

Freedom of Huntingdonshire Certificate
The certificate was awarded to the veterans of the Second World War Pathfinder Force.

Sergeant Ikey Love's Path Finder Badge Award
The award of Path Finder Badge to Ikey Love.

Ikey Love's Badges
Front and rear of two of Ikey's badges.
#1 a Pathfinder badge.
#2 a Caterpillar club badge.

7 Squadron Aircrew January 1944
A group photograph taken in front of a Lancaster. Included is a list of some of the men.

Ikey Love and Child
A child sitting on Ikey's shoulders.

This item was sent to the IBCC Digital Archive already in digital form. No better quality copies are available.

Ikey Love and Crew with their Stirling
Two photographs of Ikey and Crew.
#1 the men are under the port inner engine.
#2 the men are at the rear door of their Stirling. There is a second copy.

Ikey Love with ground and air crew
Ikey and his crew. The aircrew are at the back with Ikey on the right. Behind is their Lancaster.

Rear Gunner
A gunner in the tail of a Stirling.

Ken Hinde, Stirling Pilot
The pilot is identified as Ken Hinde and was Ikey's pilot.

Noreen Love
A head and shoulders portrait of Ikey's future wife, Noreen wearing a sweetheart broach.

Ikey Love's Service and Release Book
RAF Form 2520A issued to Ikey

The Little Bible
Notes kept in a bible.

Ikey Love's navigator's, air bomber's and air gunner's flying log book
Navigator’s, air bomber’s and air gunner’s flying log book for A Love, Flight Engineer, covering the period from 17 August 1943 to 22 March 1944, when he was shot down and became a prisoner of War. He was stationed at RAF Stradishall, RAF…
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