Horry, Margaret


Horry, Margaret
M Horry


20 items. An oral history interview with Margaret Horry, and her brother, Gordon Prescott's log book (1582098 Royal Air Force), documents and family photographs. She discusses her brothers' and husband's service during the war. Gordon Prescott flew operations as a wireless operator / air gunner with 12 Squadron and was lost without trace 7 January 1945.

Additional information on Gordon Prescott is available via the IBCC Losses Database.

The collection has been donated to the IBCC Digital Archive by Margaret Horry and catalogued by Barry Hunter.




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Horry, MA

Collection Items

9 Squadron Association Reunion
A programme of events for a IX Squadron reunion and presentation of the portrait of George Thomson VC. The booklet covers the events leading to the award of his VC, the programme of events and the menu, a biography of the artist, a thank you to the…

Medal Award Document
A document issued to RJ Prescott accompanying his medals.

1917 York and 1918 Sheffield British Army
Photo 1 is two civilians walking along a street.
Photo 2 and 6 are the same. A group of 31 men and Women's Army Corps in five rows.
Photo 3 and 7 are the same. Mary Ellen Stretton in a borrowed army uniform and two members of the Women's Army…

Muster Roll 17th/21st Lancers Old Comrade's Reunion
A roll of those present at the Farewell dinner to the Regiment.

"On Active Service" with the British Expeditionary Force
A song to be sung to the tune of 'Sing me to Sleep' by a 17th Lancer. There are two verses and a chorus.

Robert James Prescott
Three photographs in a folder.
Photo 1 and 2 are the same. A half length portrait of a soldier. There is a sticker with 'Father 1893-1961 Robert James Prescott 17th Lancers/Black Watch 1/6th 2nd Ltn WW1'.
Photo 3 is a group of five soldiers…

Gordon Prescott
Photo 1 is a head and shoulders portrait of Gordon Prescott.
Photo 2 is a full length portrait of Gordon Prescott as a boy scout.
Photo 3 is Gordon Prescott and two scout leaders. Gordon is holding a standard.
The three photographs are captioned…

30 Operational Training Unit Hixon and 10 Air Gunnery School Walney Island
Photo 1 is a group of 16 trainees airmen arranged in two rows, captioned 30 OTU Hixon 30-4-44.
Photo 2 is a group of 65 airmen arranged in five rows, captioned '10 AGS Walney Island, Barrow-in-Furness 3-12-44
Photos 3 and 4 are of six airmen in…

Bob Kenneth Precott's Wedding
A wedding photograph of Bob and Marjorie. It is annotated '28-2-43 Bob on Embarkation leave' and underneath each individual is identified 'Gordon Mother Me Father Bob Marjorie Cyrilwix Mrs Mott My Grandfather'.

Frank Horry's Record of Service
Air Ministry Form 1406 issued to Frank Horry. It covers his service in detail.

Frank Horry's Record Sheet
RAF Form 543 issued to Frank Horry. It contains details of his service record.

Arthur Horry's Record Sheet
RAF Form 543 issued to Arthur Horry detailing his service record.

Day Operations 15th September 1944 Tirpitz
A chart of the routes taken by the Lancasters on the attack on the Tirpitz.

The Horry Brothers Memoir
A brief memoir of Frank and Freddie Horry written by Freddie's wife.
There is a short memoir about Frank and a longer memoir about Freddie.
There are three stories about different operations.

Flight Sergeant N G Prescott
A very short memoir of N G Prescott, a wireless operator with 12 Squadron. He completed eight operations but on his ninth he was reported missing at Munich.

Recommendation for Immediate Award
A document recommending that Arthur Horry receives the Distinguished Flying Medal.

Telegrams awarding Arthur Horry the Distinguished Flying Medal
Two telegrams and a note awarding Arthur Horry the Distinguished Flying Medal.

The Crew
Squadron Leader Bill Williams's crew with 106 Squadron May 1944 to 3 September 1944 and with 9 Squadron September 1944 to March 1945.
'Vic' Prettejohns replaced original Flight engineer. Underneath is annotated the crew's names and positions.…

Gordon Prescott’s observer’s and air gunner’s flying log book
Observer’s and air gunner’s flying log book for N G Prescott, wireless operator, covering the period from 25 August 1943 to 7 Jan 1945, when he went missing on operations. Detailing his flying training and operations flown. He was stationed at…

Interview with Margaret Horry
Margaret Horry was born in Spalding. She remembers aircraft taking off going on operations, and retells wartime stories of her relatives. Arthur served in Bomber Command as a bomb aimer. Frank was also in Bomber Command. He joined the Royal Air Force…
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