Gard, Ronald

Title

Gard, Ronald
Ronald Leslie Gard
R L Gard

Description

Six items. An oral history interview with Flight Sergeant Ronald Gard (1852481 Royal Air Force), his log book, correspondence reporting him missing and membership of the caterpillar club. He flew operations as a rear gunner with 463 Squadron and was shot down on an operation to Leipzig.

The collection has been donated to the IBCC Digital Archive by Ronald Gard and catalogued by Nigel Huckins.

Publisher

IBCC Digital Archive

Rights

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Identifier

Gard, R

Collection Items

Caterpillar Club membership card
Certificate of membership of the Caterpillar Club for Sergeant R L Gard.

Congratulations from the Caterpillar Club
Note welcoming recipient as member of the Caterpillar Club.

Letter to Mr C N Gard from the Air Ministry
Reports that his son Sergeant Ronald Leslie Gard was missing as a result of air operations on the night 14/15 February 1945 when the Lancaster in which he was flying as rear gunner failed to return. Enquiries were being made through the International…

Telegram to Mrs B H Gard
Informs her that her son, Sergeant Ronald Leslie Guard [sic] failed to return from operations on night of 14/15 February 1945.

Ronald Gard’s flying log book for navigators, air bombers, air gunners, flight engineers
Flying log book for navigators, air bombers, air gunners, flight engineers for R Gard, air gunner, covering the period from 7 March 1944 to 14 February 1945 when he went missing on operations. He was stationed at RAF Stormy Down, RAF Turweston, RAF…

Ronald Gard flew operations as a rear gunner with 463 Squadron and was shot down on an operation to Leipzig.
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