Beard, Ken


Beard, Ken
Ken C Beard
K C Beard


Five items. An oral history with Ken Beard (b. 1921, 1061851 Royal Air Force), his air gunners log book, and photographs of him, his wedding and his crew. He flew 31 operations as an air gunner on Halifax with 10 Squadron.

The collection has been loaned to the IBCC Digital Archive for digitisation by Ken Beard and catalogued by Nigel Huckins.




IBCC Digital Archive


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Beard, KC

Collection Items

17 airmen in front of a Halifax
Seventeen airmen in two rows sitting and standing. In the background a Halifax with bomb doors open. All are wearing side caps and four have visible brevets. There is an arrow pointing to the third man from the right back row. Captioned 'Ken Beard…

Ken Beard wedding
A sergeant wearing tunic with air gunner brevet sitting on a stone wall next to a woman with blue dress and hat. Captioned 'Ken Beard wedding photo'. Additional information about this item was kindly provided by the donor.

Ken Beard
Full face portrait of an airman wearing side cap. Captioned 'Ken Beard in training 1943'. Additional information about this item was kindly provided by the donor

Ken Beard’s flying log book for air gunners
Flying log book for air gunner’s for Ken Beard, covering the period from 5 March 1943 to 17 June 1945. Detailing his flying training operations flown and instructor duties. He was stationed at RAF Pembrey, RAF Ricall, RAF Melbourne, RAF…

Interview with Ken Beard
Ken Beard served as a rear gunner during the Second World War. He has been a member of The Salvation Army all his life and his faith played a huge role in helping him through the horrors of war. Awarded a scholarship at Retford Grammar School, he…
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