Evans, Derek Carrington


Evans, Derek Carrington
D C Evans


Eight items. An oral history interview with Warrant Officer Derek Carrington Evans (1924 - 2017, 2207080 Royal Air Force) and his log book. He flew operations as a wireless operator / air gunner with 625 Squadron. Also contains photographs of model Lancaster and people.

The collection has been donated to the IBCC Digital Archive by Derek Carrington Evans and catalogued by Nigel Huckins.




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Evans, DC

Collection Items

Introduces Michael G Hanson an RAF reservist and tells of time sailing before stating training. Covers elementary and advanced training before joining 233 Squadron at RAF Leuchars on Hudson. Relates life on the station, in local area and on maritime…

Six aircrew
Six airmen, all wearing battledress with brevet, four with side caps and two with peaked caps, five standing and one sitting, in two rows in front of an aircraft.
Annotated 'In memory of some very happy days Colin.'

A man alongside a model Lancaster
Derek Evans wearing a blue pullover and light trousers holding glasses standing by a piano with a large model of a Lancaster on top. In the background a standard lamp, wall light and painting on wall.

Additional information about this item was…

Electrical multi-meter tester
Black box electrician voltage and current tester with leads. Reported to be AVRO testing kit for the radio.

Additional information about this item was kindly provided by the donor.

Model Lancaster
Rear quarter view of a large model of Lancaster CF-E in an office with desk, chair and model of a Me-110 in the background.

Model Lancaster
Front quarter view of a large model of Lancaster CF-E resting on floor with chair, tools, ladder, bucket, heater and box in the background.

Derek Carrington Evans' navigator’s, air bomber’s and air gunner’s flying log book
Wireless Operator/Air Gunners flying log book covering the period from 8 October 1943 to April 1953. Detailing his flying training and operations flown. He was stationed at RAF Yatesbury (2 Radio School), RAF Evanton (8 AGS), RAF Wigtown…

Interview with Derek Carington Evans
Derek was born on June 20th 1924 in Edlington near Doncaster, volunteering as aircrew at the age of 17.
After leaving school at the age of 14, Derek delivered books in and around Doncaster before going down to the Royal Air Force Recruitment Centre…
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