Bell, Joyce


Bell, Joyce
Joyce Bell
J Bell


12 items. An oral history interview with Joyce Edna Bell nee Langdon (b. 1921 Royal Air Force), Jim Taylor's RAF Memoirs 1932-1939, documents, clippings, correspondence and photographs. Joyce Bell served served as a clerk in 1 Group Bomber Command and Married Oliver Bell.

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




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Bell, J

Collection Items

Bell Family at IBCC
Geraldine Sadler, daughter of Joyce Bell, with her husband and her [mother, Joyce] at the IBCC memorial, Canwick. [Her mother] is in a wheelchair holding [his/her RAF/WAAF} cap.

Geraldine Bell's Baptism Intimation
A newspaper intimation rereferring to Geraldine's baptism on September 9th.

Lived in St George, Nova Scotia Note
A note on a scrap of card stating 'Lived in St. George Nova Scotia Canada from 1943 to 1945'.

Telegram to Joyce Bell from Air Force Headquarters
The telegram advises Joyce to bring her passport and exit visa to Cunard White Star's office, Halifax.

Joyce and Oliver Bell
Joyce and Oliver on their wedding day, outside their church. On the reverse '1942'.

Joyce Bell
A head and shoulders portrait of Joyce Bell (nee Langdon) in uniform.
On the reverse '27/12/1921 -22/02/2021
Joyce Langdon 18 yrs
Joined RAF 1940 1942'.

Brief Statement of Service and Certificate of Discharge
RAF Form 1394 issued to Joyce on compassionate grounds

Joyce and Oliver Bell's Wedding Invitation
A wedding invitation for Joyce and Oliver.

Joyce Bell's Ration Book
A ration book issued to Joyce.

Joyce Bell's Ration Book
A booklet issued to Joyce

Joyce Bell National Identity Card
A card issued to Joyce.

Jim Taylor's RAF Memoirs 1932-1939
An autobiography of Jim Taylor's time in the RAF before the war. He spent time training with Oliver Bell, who is recorded in the memoir.

Joyce Bell grew up in Hertfordshire and joined the Women's Auxiliary Air Force in 1940. She served as a clerk in 1 Group Bomber Command where she met her husband and she travelled with him to Canada where he was posted.
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