Briggs, Roy


Briggs, Roy
R Briggs


24 items. One oral history interview with Roy Briggs (1893726 Royal Air Force), his logbook, service material, training material, official documents and 12 photographs. Roy Briggs trained as a wireless operator and flew four operations with 576 Squadron from RAF Fiskerton. He also took took part in Operation Manna and Operation Exodus as well as Cook’s tours over Germany.

The collection has been donated to the IBCC Digital Archive by Roy Briggs and catalogued by Barry Hunter.




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Briggs, R

Collection Items

Roy Briggs's service and release book
Warrant Officer Roy Briggs service and release book from 21 June 1943 to 18 March 1947 with comment 'A zealous and efficient NCO.'

Roy Briggs Course 242 training notes
A notebook containing handwritten notes about wireless operator's responsibilities, procedures and operations.

Roy Briggs service notes
A notebook recording Sergeant Roy Briggs' postings and a list of family and personal addresses.

Roy Briggs training notes
A notebook containing Roy Brigg's handwritten notes. It covers electrical theory, batteries, radio transmitters, radio procedures and fighter operations.

Roy Briggs' flying log book for navigators, air bombers, air gunners and flight engineers
Navigators, air bombers, air gunners and flight engineers flying log book for Roy Briggs. The log book covers the period 30 December 1942 to 17 March 1947. Roy Briggs trained as a wireless operator in Great Britain. He flew four night time and…

Roy Briggs and bride
Photograph 1 is three quarters portrait of Sergeant Roy Briggs.
Photograph 2 is head and shoulders portrait of Roy Briggs.
Photograph 3 is Roy Briggs, his bride and a page boy.

List of Phrases
List of phrases in English, German, French, Dutch and Spanish. Along the top are four head profiles.

Warrant appointing Roy Briggs Warrant Officer
A warrant appointing Roy Briggs as Warrant Officer

Operation Manna commemorative tile
Ceramic tile commemorating Operation Manna. A woman holding a child's hand is waving a handkerchief. the child is waving a Dutch flag. Two aircraft are flying over dropping food. At the bottom the caption reads 'Voedsel-Vrede-Vrijheid 29 April . 1945…

Roy Briggs and aircrew
Seven airmen including Roy Briggs standing under the port nose of a Lancaster. On the reverse 'Taff Roy John Rob Len Benny Rog
Mid Upper WOP Nav Pilot PFE Rear Bomb Aimer Framed photo'.

No. 3 Air Crew Wing B Squadron RAF Station Madley
81 cadets, officers and NCOs arranged in six rows. The caption identifies each airman.

Additional information about this item has been kindly provided by the donor.

Roy Briggs and bride
Roy Briggs, his bride, best man, two bridesmaids, three flower girls and a page boy. They are standing outside the church where they have just been married.

Roy Briggs, age three
Roy Briggs standing at a desk with a book open in front of him. On the reverse '17 Dec 1928'

Roy Briggs and his crew
Roy Briggs and his crew standing in front of a Lancaster. They are wearing Mae Wests.

One officer and 39 airmen
The men are arranged in three rows. Roy Briggs is 2nd on the left in the second row. on the reverse 'Taken 29-6-42 at Halton',

12 airmen waving off a Lancaster
A group of 12 airmen waving off Lancaster U. They have their backs to the camera. On the reverse 'F/O Roberts F/S Pidding F/S Smale F/S Briggs F/S Rosario. Sgt Bewon Sgt Davies being waved off by members of 576 Sqdn when taking off on 1000 bomber…

Roy Briggs
Head and shoulders portrait of Roy Briigs, taken whilst under training

Air Gunner Derek Gurney
Head and shoulders of portrait of Derek Gurney.

Additional information about this item has been kindly provided by the donor.

Permit to keep racing or homing pigeons
A permit to keep racing or homing pigeons belonging to Roy Briggs

Roy Briggs, brother and sister
Head and shoulders portrait of Roy Briggs, his sister and brother.

National Registration Identity Card
Identity card of Roy Briggs

Voluntary Fire-Fighting Parties membership card
Card certifying Roy Briggs as a member of Battersea Voluntary Fire Fighting Parties

Air Training Corps Membership Card
Card for Roy Briggs membership of Air Training Corps

Interview with Roy Briggs
Roy Briggs was born in Battersea, London. After leaving school he undertook an engineering apprenticeship with Benham and Sons, producing equipment for the war. He describes his life during the Blitz. When he joined the Royal Air Force he trained as…
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