Bradford, Stanley


Bradford, Stanley
S Bradford


Nine items. An oral history interview with Stan Bradford DFM (1923 - 2017, 2216040 Royal Air Force) also includes his flying log book, service and release document, investiture ticket, newspaper cuttings and squadron photograph. He flew operations as a mid-upper gunner from RAF Scampton.
The collection has been loaned to the IBCC Digital Archive for digitisation by Stanley Bradford and Matt Ashamall and catalogued by Nigel Huckins.




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Bradford, S

Collection Items

57 Squadron photograph
A large group of aircrew sitting and standing in four rows in front of a Lancaster. Seven men are are annotated 'x'. On the reverse '57 Squadron (No 55 Base), 5 Group, RAF Bomber Command, April 1944, East Kirkby, Lincolnshire, * members of my crew'.

Award to Sergeant Stanley Bradford by home guard
Nine home guard men and an RAF flight sergeant standing in line. A home guard lieutenant is making a presentation to Stanley Bradford in the middle.

Cars collide head on
Newspaper cutting two photographs of cars with fronts stove in and men looking on. The right hand photograph has a 'X ME' annotated over the rightmost man.

Citation for award of Distinguished Flying Medal
Cites the number of operations flown including 13 to Berlin. While on two operations to Berlin he engaged an enemy aircraft with accurate fire and damaged enemy aircraft probably destroyed.

Ticket to investiture at Buckingham Palace
Ticket for Stanley Bradford's mother to investiture at Buckingham Palace.

Stanley Bradford’s Navigator’s, Air Bomber’s and Air Gunner’s flying log book
Air Gunner’s flying log book for Stanley Bradford covering the period from 8 May 1943 to 8 August 1944. Detailing his flying training and operations flown. He was stationed at RAF Stormy Down (7 AGS), RAF Cottesmore (14 OTU), RAF Swinderby (1660…

Telegram to Stanley Bradford from Air Chief Marshall Harris
Congratulations on award of Distinguished Flying Medal.

Warrant Officer Stanley Bradford service and release book
Contains some personal details and dates

Stanley Bradford was working in a Reserved Occupation until he volunteered. The three services were represented but as he approached them in turn the army and navy both rejected him because of his work. The RAF said that since he was in Reserved…
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