Hayley, Jack


Hayley, Jack
Jack Hayley
C A Hayley
Cecil A Hayley


Eight items. Collection consists of a log book, an interview and other items concerning Flight Lieutenant Cecil 'Jack' Alison Hayley DFC. Items include photographs of aircraft and people, a letter concerning his Distinguished Flying Cross and well as newspaper cuttings concerning operations, his wedding and the award of the Distinguished Flying Cross. After training he completed tours on 625 Squadron at RAF Kelstern, then 170 Squadron at RAF Hemswell before going on to a bomber defence training flight flying Hurricanes and Spitfires.

This collection was donated by Jack Hayley and catalogued by Barry Hunter.




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Hayley, CA

Collection Items

This was a German oil plant
Shows the effects of an operation that destroyed the synthetic oil plant at Zeitz. Captioned 'My last operation 16 Jan. 45'.

Jack Hayley’s Royal Canadian Air Force pilots flying log book
Pilots flying log book for Jack Hayley, covering the period from 9 June 1942 to 30 June 1950. Detailing his flying training, operations flown and post war flying. He was stationed at, RAF Newquay, RAF Clyffe Pypard, RAF Heaton Park, RCAF Moncton,…

Jack Hayley was born in Caterham and worked for an insurance company before he joined the Royal Air Force and trained to be a pilot. He trained to fly in Canada and after going through an Operational Training Unit in England, he was posted to 625…

170 Squadron personnel and award of Jack Hayley's Distinguished Flying Cross
Top is a photograph of 170 Squadron personnel with four rows in front of and a row standing on top of a Lancaster. Caption '170 Squadron Hemswell, December 1944'. In the middle, two newspaper cuttings announcing Jack Hayley's award of the…

Jack Hayley and crew
At the top a half length portrait of three aircrew officers in tunic with aircrew brevet and peaked caps. Captioned 'Frank Bryer- Navigator, Jack Captain, Alec Taylor mid-upper gunner'. Below a group of air and ground crew stand in front of a…

Jack Hayley's crew and typical bomb load
At the top seven aircrew in line with two slightly forward standing on snow in front of a Lancaster. Aircrew are all wearing battledress and side caps. There is a towing arm to the left. Three of the aircraft engines are visible, all with covers. The…

Jack Hayley's wedding, honeymoon and first house
On the left two newspaper cuttings with announcement and details of wedding at Weston Turville. Bottom left a photograph of a single story cottage with dormer windows, a garden in front and trees behind. Captioned 'Our first home in Yewtree Cottage,…

Letter from Buckingham Palace
Letter from Buckingham Palace to Jack Hayley apologising for not awarding the Distinguished Flying Cross in person but enclosing it with the letter. Signed 'George R'.
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