Sharland, Robert George

Title

Sharland, Robert George
R G Sharland

Description

20 items. The collection concerns Flying Officer Robert George Sharland DFC (1921 - 1944, 138832 Royal Air Force) and contains documents and photographs. He flew operations as an air gunner with 156 Squadron and was killed 28 April 1944.

The collection was loaned to the IBCC Digital Archive for digitisation by Miriam Sharland and catalogued by Benjamin Turner.

Additional information on Robert George Sharland is available via the IBCC Losses Database.

Date

2017-12-15

Publisher

IBCC Digital Archive

Rights

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Identifier

Sharland, RG

Collection Items

Wireless operator
A man wearing a pair of headphones and holding a microphone. A service vehicle in the background.

An airman
A head and shoulders portrait photograph of an airman in uniform.

Robert George Sharland
A head and shoulders portrait photograph of Robert George Sharland in a Royal Air Force uniform.

Robert George Sharland
A head and shoulders portrait photograph of Robert George Sharland as a boy.

Robert George Sharland
A portrait photograph of Robert George Sharland as a boy wearing a the costume of the Canadian mounted Police with boots, hat and revolver.

Robert George Sharland
Robert George Sharland is standing with a girl and a man wearing a military uniform. Robert George Sharland can be seen wearing a Royal Air Force uniform with an aircrew brevet above his left pocket.

Robert George Sharland's Distinguished Flying Cross
Robert George Sharland's Distinguished Flying Cross in a case.

Flying Lancaster
An air-to-air view of a Lancaster. The image is showing the rear of the aircraft.

Metal case
A case inscribed "Presented to PILOT OFFICER ROBERT GEORGE SHARLAND by the inhabitants of Thursley to mark their appreciation of the award of the DISTINGUISHED FLYING CROSS. 14th September 1943."

Robert George Sharland
A portrait photograph of Robert George Sharland standing in front of a hedge. He can be seen wearing a Royal Air Force uniform with an aircrew brevet above his left pocket.

Robert George Sharland
A portrait photograph Robert George Sharland sitting on a stool in a Royal Air Force uniform.

Robert George Sharland and Beryl Lilian Sharland's wedding
A portrait photograph taken at Robert George Sharland's and Beryl Lilian Sharland's wedding. Robert is wearing a RAF uniform. An air gunner brevet and pathfinder badge can be seen accompanying a Distinguished Flying Cross ribbon on Robert's uniform.…

A man and a woman
A man and a woman standing next to each other outside Buckingham Palace. The woman is holding an object.

Robert George Sharland's grave
A headstone for Robert George Sharland. The headstone includes his rank, awards, role, date of death and age. Also inscribed is "FROM THOSE WHO KNEW AND LOVED BOB. MEMORIES OF HIM ARE EVER NEAR AT REST".

Robert George Sharland
Robert George Sharland in a suit. He is standing in a garden.

Children in fancy dress
A group of children in various costumes with two women. The boy in the centre of the photo is dressed as a pirate on a bicycle made to look like a ship. A group of people are standing behind them.

G.R Cottle and Joan Sharland
G.R. Cottle holding Joan Sharland in his arms next to car, with a man and two women sat behind. Another car is behind them.

Commemorative cross
A metal cross nailed to a tree in memoriam to the crew of Lancaster ND409. The cross includes the date 28/4/1944, 156 Squadron, and the initials of the crew including Robert George Sharland.

Robert George Sharland Pathfinder Badge Certificate
A certificate for Robert George Sharland awarding him the Pathfinder Force badge on 1st May 1944. The certificate details Sharland's rank, service number and awards. The certificate is signed by Donald Bennett, the commanding officer of the…

Excerpt from Robert George Sharland’s Log book
Four pages with dates recorded from 2nd August 1943 to 27th April 1944. In this excerpt, Robert George Sharland is recorded to have undertaken 27 flights, 18 being in the day and 9 being at night. The first page details Sharland’s training and…
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