Coller, Allan Stanley


Coller, Allan Stanley
A S Coller


17 items. An oral history interview with Allan Coller (1924, 1874018 Royal Air Force). Also a number of other items associated with the Air Cadets and his service in Sri Lanka and India including a scrapbook of photographs.

The collection has been licenced to the IBCC Digital Archive by Allan Coller and catalogued by Barry Hunter.


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Coller, AS

Collection Items

Alan Coller joined the Air Training Corp in 1941 and eventually joined the Royal Air Force in 1943 at the age of 18. He was sent to RAF Skegness for his initial training, after that he was transferred to RAF Barnham, near Mildenhall where he was…

AS Coller Scrapbook Page 1
Three annotated items:

Item 1 : Photograph of air raid shelter with pets
caption 1 'Air Raid Shelter constructed by a firm called "Troy" in 1938. Left [undecipherable] It was 16' deep with a poisen [sic] gas free escape hatch…

AS Coller Scrapbook Page 2
Three items from a scrapbook:

Item 1 is a newspaper cutting titled 'Venture Adventure is ATC Motto'.

Item 2 is an Air Training Corps membership card for AS Coller. It has a caption 'Originally named Air Defence Cadet Corps ADCC'.

Item 3 is a…

AS Coller Scrapbook Page 3
Two photographs of ATC cadets. They are captioned 'Luton Beds 1941 or 1942 ATC'.

Photograph 1 - 18 cadets plus instructor arranged in three rows with arms crossed.
Photograph 2 - a group of cadets marching with eyes left, in a town street. There…

AS Coller Scrapbook Page 4
Page 3 from the scrapbook with three items on top, AS Coller's Service and Release Book, a 4/- postal order payable to AS Coller and his grade card.

AS Coller Scrapbook Page 5
Eight photographs on a page of a scrapbook.
Photograph 1 - a group of 20 trainee airmen arranged in three rows. Behind are two large houses. and trees. It is captioned 'Cpl Alfie Jan 1943 at Skegness'.
Photograph 2 - AS Coller, half length portrait…

AS Coller Scrapbook Page 6
Five items from a scrapbook.
Item 1 - photograph of two men at a fairground, one with an air rifle. It is captioned' Jo Fraser & Me Blackpool, early 1945'.
Item 2 - an invitation to the Stage Door Canteen, 30th September 1945. It is captioned 'I…

AS Coller Scrapbook Page 7
11 items on a page of a scrapbook.
Item 1 - programme for a revue 'Let's Have Another One' taking place on RMS Scythia on 5-8 November 1945.
Item 2 - photograph of A C Coller in tropical uniform standing beside two local boys who are sitting on…

AS Coller Scrapbook Page 8
12 items on a page of a scrapbook.
Item 1 - photograph of an airman standing beside a monument, captioned 'Birt Littlewood Kandy Ceylon'.
Item 2 - photograph of an airman seated, captioned 'Birt Littlewood Kandy Ceylon' and 'Our leave at Queen's…

AS Coller Scrapbook Page 9
Three items on a page of a scrapbook.
Item 1 is a notice of the award of a 1939-45 War Medal
Item 2 is a leave card
Item 3 is notification from the Ministry of Defence of the award of a Veteran's Badge

Allan Coller and his bride
Colourised photograph from Allan Coller’s wedding, dated 1952. The photograph shows Allan Coller in a top hat and formal wear standing next to a woman in a bride’s dress, surrounded by three children, two male, one female.

AS Coller Grade Card
Grade Card issued to AS Coller after a medical examination at RAF Cardington.

Corporal AS Coller Service and Release Book
Details of AS Coller's service record from 23 January 1943 to 19 December 1946.

Chinese ABCD Hotel Menu
A menu for the Chinese ABCD (American, British, Chinese, Dutch) Hotel. A selection of English and Chinese dishes with drinks and sweets.

Fountain Cafe Menu
A menu for a Cafe in Colombo, Ceylon

Kandy Calling September 1946
The last issue of Kandy Calling. A magazine with news, quizzes, stories, sports reports, personalities, photographs, cartoons, letters to the editor and adverts.

RAF Kankesanturai Christmas Card 1945
A Christmas card issued by the RAF station with details of the events happening over Christmas, social and sporting. There are also adverts for church services and various merchants and a book shop.
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