McClements, Robert

Title

McClements, Robert
Robert McClements
R McClements

Description

17 items. Two oral history interviews with Robert McClements (1796607 Royal Air Force) and one with his wife, Iris McClements (b. 1926). The collection also contains his log book, service documents, photographs and a model of his Halifax. He completed a tour of operations as a mid-upper gunner with 10 Squadron from RAF Melbourne. The log book belonging to L Kirrage, his flight engineer, is also included.

The collection has been loaned to the IBCC Digital Archive for digitisation by Robert McClements and catalogued by Barry Hunter and David Leitch.

Publisher

IBCC Digital Archive

Date

2015-09-21
2015-10-21
2018-02-25

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Identifier

McClements, R

Collection Items

No. 10 Squadron operational crew list for 22 Jan. 1945
Lists crews and aircraft for operations on 22 January 1945.

Robert McClement's Flying Log Book for Navigators, Air Bombers, Air Gunners, Flight Engineers
Robert McClement's Flying Log Book for Navigators, Air Bombers, Air Gunners, Flight Engineers’, from 2 January 1944 to 18 February 1945. Details training schedule and operations flown. He served at RAF Pembrey, RAF Lossiemouth, RAF Riccall and RAF…

L Kirrage's flying log book for navigators, air bombers. air gunners and flight engineers
Flying log book for navigators, air bombers, air gunners and flight engineers for LG Kirrage, flight engineer, covering the period from 9 May 1944 to 5 July 1945. Detailing his flying training and operations flown. He was stationed at RAF Ricall and…

Royal Observer Corps
A group of 21 personnel arranged in three rows. In front of the first row is a silhouetted model of a four engined bomber with '9' underneath.

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

Aircrew V-Victor Halifax Mark III
The crew of V for Victor stand in a line under the nose of their Halifax 'ZA-V'. Captioned
'Aircrew V-Victor Halifax Mark III
No 10 Squadron No. 4 Group Royal Air Force- Bomber Command Melbourne Yorkshire England
Completed 38 Operations -July…

Letter from Headquarters No.9 Group, Royal Observer Corps to all volunteer observers
Introduces the revived Aircraft Recognition Journal, mentions its role in the future training of the Royal Observer Corps, and stresses its official nature.

Robert McClements and his model of Halifax ZA-V
Model of Rob McClement's Halifax ZA-V mounted on a stand with an engraved plaque. Under the base of the Halifax model is an inscription 'Made for R. McClements by German P.O.W. at Melbourne'.

Airmen and women at a party
A group of airmen and air women in uniform with some civilian women at a party in a Nissen hut. On the reverse 'April 12th Thorlthorpe'.

Flight Lieutenant Grant's crew
Seven airmen are standing under the nose of a Halifax. On the reverse 'Melbourne Nr York 1944 10 Sqd F/Lt Grant's Crew'.

18 airmen
18 airmen are arranged in two rows, seated and standing. On the reverse 'Melbourne 10 Sqd Yorkshire 1944'.

Air gunners course
15 airmen and their officer. They are arranged in three rows, 14 are wearing side caps with a training flash. On the reverse '1943 Pembrey Pembrey Sth Wales No 1 Gunnery school
Middle Rear R McClements
To his left M.Mehan
Centre row 1st…

Robert McClements' Service and Release Book
Service and release book of Robert McClements last day of service 3 March 1947.

Essen
Target photograph of Essen partly obscured by clouds and explosions. Streets and buildings are partly visible. There are two Halifaxes flying at a lower level. It is annotated 'Essen 25 Oct'. Captioned '1578 MEL. 25-10-44//8” 18500 004T. 1535ESSEN…

No. 10 Squadron - Crew list for operations 13 Jan. 1945
Lists crews and aircraft for operations on 13 January 1945. The date was later corrected to read 14 January 1945.

Interview with Robert McClements. One
Robert McClements flew operations as a mid upper gunner with 10 Squadron.

Interview with Robert McClements. Two
Robert McClements grew up in Northern Ireland and after working in various jobs he volunteered for the Royal Air Force. He flew a tour of operations as a mid upper gunner with 10 Squadron. He discusses the model of his aircraft that a German…

Iris McClements was a member of the Women’s Junior Air Corps and then the Royal Observer Corps. She met her husband on one of his visits to York.
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