Kimberley, Thomas Henry Frank


Kimberley, Thomas Henry Frank
Kimberley, THF


17 items. The collection concerns Thomas Henry Frank Kimberley Collection (b. 1916, 105979 (Army), 1286586, 177918 Royal Air Force) and contains his log book documents and photographs. He flew operations as a cameraman and air gunner with 88, 101, 320, 467, 617, 463, and 9 Squadrons as well as the Bomber Command Operational Film Unit.

The collection was loaned to the IBCC Digital Archive for digitisation by Paul Richard Kimberley and catalogued by Lynn Corrigan.




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Kimberley, THF

Collection Items

Camera team
A group of 17 members of the camera team, nine seated with eight standing behind, including two naval officers and one man in a suit. The man seated in the centre wears the ribbon of the Distinguished Flying Cross. Of the 14 airmen, six wear berets…

Pinewood Studios
Tommie and his son Paul with a film camera in a studio surrounded by other equipment.

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

Holding hands
Tommie and Phillis sat on a sofa with their hands clasped together.

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Wedding anniversary
Tommie and Phyllis on their wedding anniversary. Tommie is sat in an armchair and Phyllis is sat on the arm. Cards and a vase of flowers are on the television set next to them.

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Thomas Kimberley wearing his medals
Tommie standing in civilian clothes with his Distinguished Flying Cross, 1949-45 Star, Air Crew Europe Star with Bomber Command clasp, Defence Medal and War Medal 1939-45 pinned to his jacket.

In the garden
Tommie, on the right, standing with an older man, in front of a flowering rhododendron.

Film set
Tommie, standing far right, his hands open, with two men and two women on the coast. One woman is looking through the viewfinder of a film camera and one of the men holds a clapper board whist the other man looks up at a light meter held in his hand.…

Under the balcony
Tommie, standing on the far right, with two other men. They are in casual clothes standing in front of a flowering rhododendron under a wooden balcony. A woman is sitting on the balcony looking down at the men below.

Laying down
Tommie, dressed in casual clothes, arms crossed with his head on a pillow.

In the shadows
A head and shoulder portrait Tommie in civilian clothes standing alongside a wooden beam with a brass bell and clapper.

Tommie Kimberley
Head and shoulder portrait of Tommie in uniform with peak cap, air gunner's brevet, medal ribbons including Distinguished Flying Cross and flight lieutenant rank braid.

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Tommie Kimberley's decorations
1939-45 Star, Air Crew Europe Star with Bomber Command clasp, Defence Medal, and War Medal 1939-45.

Tommie Kimberley's Distinguished Flying Cross
Medal and presentation box awarded to Tommie Kimberley.

Tommie's trip to Pinewood
A report of Tommie's visit to Pinewood where he had trained in film making before joining the Royal Air Force.

The London Gazette
Detailing awards approved by King George VI including the Distinguished Flying Cross to Tommie.

Certificate of discharge
Detailing Tommie's discharge from the Royal Army Service Corps on 21 August 1940, with the rank of corporal, as his services were no longer required, Provides personal details and confirms his participation with the British Expeditionary Force.

Thomas Kimberley's observer's and air gunner's flying log book
Observer's and air gunner's flying log book for Thomas Kimberley covering the period 5 March 1943 to 25 September 1945. Details his training and operational duties. He flew 35 operations, 20 night time and 15 daylight, as cameraman / air gunner with…
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