Hicks, Ken

Title

Hicks, Ken
Ken Hicks
D K Hicks

Description

61 items. An oral history interview with Chief Technician David Kennedy Hicks (b. 1922, 0574954 Royal Air force), memories of the Battle of Britain, his Royal Air Force record, and photographs of his Halton entry, his time in Southern Rhodesia and 56 photographs, many of his time in Southern Africa. Ken Hicks joined the Royal Air Force in 1938 as a Halton apprentice. He served with 202 Squadron at RAF Hornchurch during the Battle of Britain as an aircraft rigger. Subsequently he served on training unit in Southern Rhodesia and then in Egypt, staying in the Royal Air Force after the war.

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

Publisher

IBCC Digital Archive

Date

2015-11-03

Rights

This content is available under a CC BY-NC 4.0 International license (Creative Commons Attribution-NonCommercial 4.0). It has been published ‘as is’ and may contain inaccuracies or culturally inappropriate references that do not necessarily reflect the official policy or position of the University of Lincoln or the International Bomber Command Centre. For more information, visit https://creativecommons.org/licenses/by-nc/4.0/ and https://ibccdigitalarchive.lincoln.ac.uk/omeka/legal.

Identifier

Hicks, DK

Collection Items

Ken Hicks grew up in Wales and joined the Royal Air Force as an Apprentice Mechanic at RAF Halton. He worked on Spitfires during the Battle of Britain. He was later posted to Rhodesia and survived a crash in the bush. After the war, He took part in…

Ken Hicks
Seven photograph montage of Ken Hicks at various ages and in various situations. Top left as a schoolboy captioned 'Kenny'. Bottom left in a family group. Top centre in a school class. Centre a comtemporary photograph in colour of Ken Hicks wearing…

Royal Air Force Halton apprentices
86 Halton apprentices wearing tunics and peaked caps in five rows in front of a building with at least two stories. Captioned '38 Entry B Squadron No 2 Wing RAF Halton, takne April 1938. Ken Hicks row 4, 5 from the right'.

Four airman with car
Four airmen wearing tunics sitting on the bonnet and bumper of a car on the side of a road. On the reverse 'L to R, Loue, Jonny, Pedro and Ginge taken by Ken Hicks(Taff), Umtali Pass, 1943, Our car - Essex super six, Southern Rhodesia'.

Royal Air Force Mount Hampden
A road lined with white rocks runs left to right. On the far side a number of buildings and in the centre two cars parked by a small stand of trees. On the reverse 'RAF Mount Hampden, 1941, Salisbury, S Rhodesia'.

Barrack blocks at Royal Air Force Mount Hampden
In the foreground a road. Behind are three single story corrugated iron barrack blocks amongst scattered trees. On the reverse 'RAF Mount Hampden, S Rhodesia, 1941

Airman standing in long grass
An airman wearing a topee standing in long grass to the left of a track. In the background right trees. In the distance a tree covered hill.

Four airmen standing by a car
Four airmen in wearing tunics standing round the front of a car. Behind to the right a sign 'Marandellas, Rusape 61 miles, Untali 120 miles'. In the background trees. On the reverse 'Week end outing at Marandellas, S Rhodesia, 5-5-41. The car is my…

23 airmen
23 airmen wearing shorts some with topees. Two rows kneeling and the rest standing. In the background a corrugated iron hut with a window. On the reverse 'Advanced party, 1-4-41, the original 28 E.F.T.S, Mount Hampden, Salisbury, S. Rhodesia'. Second…

Half length portrait of two African girls standing side by side.

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Half length portrait of an African girl with cloth shaped into a ring on top of her head for carrying. Wearing necklace and with various unidentified objects strung around her.

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Half length portrait of an African girl with braided hair wearing a bead necklace.

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Half length portrait of an African girl wearing a bead necklace.

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Half length portrait of a young African girl.

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Head and shoulders portrait of an African girl with braided hair and wearing shawl.

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Two Africa toddlers
Two Africa toddlers crying with the smaller one standing behind.

Half length portrait of young African girls.

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Monkey on wooden walkway
A monkey sitting on wooden platform with step above.

Baboon
A lone baboon sitting on grass in an open area. On the reverse 'Baboon, Victoria Falls hotel 1942'.

Rugby game
Looking over an open pitch to rugby posts at the far end. Players are to the right of the posts. There are cars behind the posts and spectators along the right side of the pitch.

Airman and two women at railway station
An airman in tunic and side cap is standing between two women in dresses on a railway platform. Railway tracks to the right. On the reverse 'Joyce Boytha, Ped Walker, Minky Omsdaal, Johanesburg [sic] railway station 1943'.

Figure in African landscape
In the centre a figure wearing topee is standing leaning against a rock on a ledge. To the left a tree and below bushes and rocks.

Figure in African landscape
In the centre a figure with topee standing on a rock ledge. In the background open country bush country.

Africa hut
A square straw hut standing between trees.

Tiger Moth dismantled and loaded on lorry
A Tiger Moth with wings dismantled loaded onto a lorry. There is an airman in topee on top of the aircraft. In the foreground a group of African on lookers, On the reverse 'Bush prang loaded on to a 3 toner and ready to return to camp, RAF Mount…
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