Wickham, Harry William


Wickham, Harry William
Wickham, HW


23 items. The collection concerns Flight Lieutenant Harry William Wickham (b. 1919, 124631 Royal Air Force) and contains his log books, a biography, service records and photographs. He flew operations as a pilot with 102 Squadron.

The collection has been loaned to the IBCC Digital Archive for digitisation by Lynne Parry and catalogued by Nigel Huckins.




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Wickham, HW

Collection Items

H W Wickham - service and release book
Made out for H W Wickham number 124631, Last day of service 26 May 1946.

RAF reserves club membership card
Made out for H W Wickham

102 Squadron badge
Lion with bomb standing on globe. Motto 'tentate et perficite'.

Harry Wickham's pilot's flying log book. Two
H W Wickham’s Pilot’s Flying Log Book covering the period 10 July 1942 to 23 May 1943. Detailing his operations flown as pilot. He was stationed at RAF Fayid and RAF Aqir (462 Squadron) and RAF Castle Coombe (3 Flying Instructor’s…

Harry Wickham's pilot's flying log book. One
Pilots flying log book for H W Wickham, covering the period from 29 September 1940 to 16 November 1945. Detailing his flying training, operations flown and instructor duties. He was stationed at RAF Cambridge, RAF South Cerny, RAF Abingdon, RAF…

Harry William Wickham
Recalls Harry's joining the RAF and describes his initial, then basic and advanced aircrew training. Follows move to operational training unit, and joining 102 Squadron flying Whitley. Mentions operations to Berlin, Stettin and Duisburg. Converted to…

Officers at Cranwell
Forty-one officers wearing battledress or tunic, some with brevet, sitting and standing in three rows in front of the main door of the RAF College Cranwell. Captioned 'RAF College Cranwell'.

Top left - half length image of an airmen wearing battledress with pilot's brevet and medal ribbons, and peaked cap.
Top middle - five airmen standing by or sitting on fence. Four are wearing battledress, two with peaked and two with side caps. The…

Top left - half length image of an airman wearing jacket and side cap. Captioned 'Just married'.
Top left centre - half length image of two airmen wearing battledress. The one on the left has pilot's brevet and peaked cap.
Top centre right - four…

Captioned 'At Ripon'.
Top left - two airmen wearing tunics with brevet, standing in snow by a bush in the grounds of the Ripon Spa Hotel.
Top right - full length image of an airman wearing battledress and peaked cap standing in the open.

Airmen and newspaper cutting
Top left - full length image of an airman wearing battledress standing in long grass with a single story hut in the background. Captioned 'Mike'.
Bottom left - three-quarter length image of an airman wearing tunic and smoking a cigarette. Trees in…

Top left - an airman looking out of the cockpit window of a Halifax. Captioned 'Allen'.
Top right - half-length image on a member of the Women's Auxiliary Air Force.
Bottom left - full length image of an airman wearing tunic and side cap standing…

Menu - 462, 76 and 10 Squadrons
Menu with bomber aircraft at top and three squadrons named - title 16 days middle east. Several named Mediterranean towns. Signatures on the reverse.

462 Squadron
Thirty airmen and a dog sitting and standing in four rows wearing a variety of uniforms. In the background right, part of a tent. Captioned '462 Squadron (I was snoozing in the tent)'.

Top left - distant figure of an airmen standing in ruins. Captioned 'Don exploring'.
Top right - four airmen standing by ruined stone wall. Captioned 'David periously [sic] on the brink of the tomb'.
Bottom left - airman sitting on statue with…

Top left - four airmen, two squatting and two standing (wearing battledress). Captioned 'crew again'.
Top right - full length image of two airmen wearing battledress, one with peaked cap.
Bottom left - group of six airmen, five wearing battledress…

Photographs - pyramids
Title 'at Mena'.
Top left - three airmen in front of pyramid. Captioned 'outside Mena hotel; (the road leading to pyramids)'.
Top right - three airmen wearing khaki uniform and side caps with pyramid in the background.
Bottom - view from inside…

Photographs aircraft and people
Top - in the foreground right, the front of a Halifax taxiing. In the distance, other bombers.
Bottom left - a ship in canal, captioned 'Suez Canal'.
Bottom centre - two airmen wearing khaki shorts and shirts standing in front of palm tree.…

Aircrew photographs
Left - eight airmen, seven wearing parachute harnesses squatting and standing in two rows in front of a bomber. Captioned '102 Squadron "the crew"'.
Right - half-length portrait of an airman wearing tunic with sergeant rank and air gunner brevet. …

Bombing newspaper cuttings
Three cuttings, big planes hit Berlin, heaviest bombs on Essen works and 5000 acres of Cologne are in ruins.
At bottom a three-quarter length image of an airman wearing tunic and side cap captioned 'Don on the bridge at Topcliffe'.

Air-to-air view looking down at Halifax flying with only starboard inner engine. Captioned 'one engine flying'.

Halifax R9430 being test-flown by Squadron Leader P Dobson to determine the rate of height loss while flying on one engine.

Harry W Wickham DFC photograph album covers
Fron and rear covers with name embossed in silver on front
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