Doble, Ronald George

Title

Doble, Ronald George
R G Doble

Description

13 items. An oral history interview with Ronald George Doble (3030256 Royal Air Force) his log book, service documents and photographs. George Doble served as a wireless operator / air gunner with 97 Squadron

Publisher

IBCC Digital Archive

Date

2015-11-17

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Identifier

Doble, RG

Collection Items

Nine airmen
Nine airmen arranged in three rows. One, a sergeant is squatting on the ground. Three are seated and five are standing. Behind the men are trees.

Ted Haywood & Tom Carter
Two photographs, the first is of two airmen, one squatting and one standing behind. It is captioned 'Ted & Tom Bomb aimer & w/op 21 OTU'.
The second is a larger version of the same image and on the reverse is
'F/Sgt Tom Carter W/Op
F/Sgt Ted…

Three airmen and a Wellington
Three airmen standing at the front of a Wellington with no front turret. On the reverse
'S/Ldr Corbishley Pilot
F/Lt Ray Nav
Sgt R Dobble R/Gunner.
Moreton in Marsh 21 OTU'.

62 Airmen
62 airmen arranged in five rows in a park with trees behind. On the reverse 'RAF Horton Camp June 1942'.

Sergeant Airman
Half length portrait of an airman with his arms crossed. On the reverse -
'Love Ron xx
this Will is for you,
I will send you one of Gwen & Ron a better one than this soon,
Love to Ethel'.

Fred Davies and Ron Doble
Two airmen walking down a street. On the reverse 'Fred Davies and I Llandrindod Wells 1946'.

Six air gunners
Six airmen standing outside a wooden hut. Five are wearing flying helmets, googles and flying uniforms. On the reverse 'Moreton in Marsh 21 OTU Gunners'.

Ron Doble's Service and Release Book
Service and release book of Ron Doble. Last day of service 3 July 1947.

They Refused to Fly
An article about a navigator and a bomb aimer who destroyed their maps on two occasions. They were charged with Lack of Moral Fibre.
A second article titled 'Norton Camp, Sheffield' is about a punishment camp where the writer was sent after cycling…

Ron Doble's flying log book for navigators air bomber air gunners flight engineers
Flying log book for navigators air bomber air gunners flight engineers for R G Doble, air gunner, covering the period from 10 September 1945 to 1 July 1947. Detailing his flying training, instructor duties and post war squadron duties with 97…

Ron Doble's Certificate of Service and Release
Certificate of Service and Release issued to Ron Doble. (31 January 1944 to 3 July 1947).

King George VI, the Queen, and Princess Elizabeth
King George VI, the Queen, and Princess Elizabeth being introduced to a group of RAF airmen and ground crew. Ron Doble is standing behind them, marked with a cross. On the reverse 'To Ron From His Mid-Upper X mark the spot "Jock" '.

Ron Doble grew up in London and joined the Air Training Corps and the fire watchers when war was declared. He volunteered for the Air Force when he was 18 and trained as an air gunner. He talks about the conditions in his turret and the mishaps he…
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