Davis, Ronald

Title

Davis, Ronald
Ronald Samuel Davis
R S Davis

Description

Eight items. Collection concerns with Ronald Davis (1922 - 2017, 1231181 Royal Air Force). He served as ground crew with 49 and 617 Squadrons. Collection contains three oral history interviews as well as photographs of people and aircraft.

The collection was catalogued by Nigel Huckins.

Publisher

IBCC Digital Archive

Identifier

Davis, R

Collection Items

Twelve airmen in front of a Lancaster
Twelve airmen mostly wearing uniform tunics squatting and standing in two rows in front of a Lancaster.

Group of airmen in front of a Lancaster
Twenty-eight ground crew wearing a variety of uniforms sitting and standing in three rows in front of a Lancaster.

49 Squadron photograph
Left, centre and right side of single long photograph. Men are wearing uniform tunics and side or peaked caps. Sitting and standing in seven rows in the centre and six on the flanks. In the centre the nose and engines of a Hampden are visible.…

Large group of airmen in front of a Lancaster
Forty airmen mostly wearing uniform tunic with a few in battledress in three rows. Front row squatting the other standing. In the background a Lancaster. Two versions of the same item.

Eleven man outside a wooden hut
Eleven men sitting and standing in two rows, includes. 1 chef, 2 mess staff and 8 in World War 1 army uniform, Ronald Davis’ father as Mess Steward during the First World War, writing at bottom of photo ‘Russell Northfields Ca?’ undated.…

Talks of his joining the RAF and early training at Cardington, Bournemouth and Halton. Trained as fitter and posted to RAF Scampton on Hamden with 49 Squadron. Tells many stories of life as groundcrew at Scampton. Includes John Hannah VC, losing…

Interview with Ronald Davis
Ronald Davis grew up in the East End and worked in London as a solicitor’s office boy. He joined the RAF and trained as a fitter airframe. He was saddened when the pilot of the aircraft he services did not return from operation because they had got…

Ronald Davis grew up in the East End and worked in London as a solicitor’s office boy. He joined the RAF and served as a fitter airframe.
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