Dexter, Keith Inger. Album


Dexter, Keith Inger. Album


24 items. Contains newspaper articles and information about Keith and Shelia Dexter while at school. Includes a number of photographs of Keith Dexter's mother's home in Stradishall and of a memorial to men of F Division of the Metropolitan Police lost during 1939-45. Followed by documents from Squadron Leader A N Banks concerning the collision between a Halifax and a Mosquito at RAF Foulsham in a April 1944 with photographs as well as information on Foulsham and 192 Squadron. Finally photographs of Keith Dexter's medals, an escape map and compass and a photograph of a model train built by Keith Dexter with a certificate from the Model Engineering Exhibition 1933.




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Ten men standing on airfield during interview and  Air Training Corps certificate
Top - Five men in uniform, two in flying suits and three in civilian dress standing on the airfield at RAF Hatfield. In the background two Tiger Moths and three unidentified aircraft with a further aircraft inked out. The civilian in the centre is…

Model Engineer exhibition certificate
Diploma of merit certificate awarded to K Dexter for an electrically driven working model of a Midland Compound locomotive.

Model trains
Two model trains on track on bridge over stream. Note 'Models hand made by Keith Dexter 1933, Midland Compund Johnson Tank 4-4-0 in H.O. scale 3.5 mm/to the foot'.

France, north Spain, part of Italy and Switzerland
Escape map covering southern France, north Spain, part of Italy and Switzerland. Post-it note 'Photo of rare rice paper escape map RAF WWII'.

Keith Dexter's decorations
Captioned 'Flying Officer Keith Dexter RAFVR 103 Squadron, flew Lancaster ED945 PM-R. Lost 17/6/43 Hal Holland'. Note 'Medals Dexter qualified for Defence M, served DCI Met Police 1939-42 until joined RAF April 1942'. Pilot's brevet above with medal…

Halifax lands on top of Mosquito
Top left, head on view of Halifax with port undercarriage collapsed resting on top of a Mosquito. A single figure stands under the starboard wind and a group of men under the port wing. Top right, front starboard quarter view of Halifax on top of a…

History of RAF Foulsham
Starts with description of operations with B-25 from RAF Foulsham. Succeeded by 514 Squadron Lancaster and 1678 training flight. Replaced by 192 Squadron of 100 Group flying Halifax, Mosquito and Wellington on radio countermeasure and other special…

Collision on landing of Halifax MZ 564 and Mosquito DZ 377 at RAF Foulsham
Details of collision on landing of Halifax MZ 564 and Mosquito DZ 377 at RAF Foulsham. Aircraft of 192 Squadron had no navigation lights due to operation and Halifax radio was unserviceable. Details damage to aircraft. Notes from air officer…

History of 192 Squadron
History from formation on 5 September 1917 until 1958. Includes bases, aircraft and commanding officers.

Short history of RAF Honington
From 1955 with Canberra, 1957 with Valiant then Victor to 1969 with Buccaneer wing and the 1980s with Tornado.

Short history of RAF Foulsham
History from opening on 22 November 1942 to civilian use up to January 1981. Originally 2 Group with 98 and 180 squadrons flying B-25. Later based 514 Squadron Lancaster of 3 Group then 192 Squadron of 100 Group flying Wellington. Mosquito and…

Letter from Arthur NM Banks to Paul
Letter from Squadron Leader Arthur NM Banks to acquaintance Paul concerning an incident where at RAF Foulsham where a Halifax landed on top of a Mosquito. Aircraft were from 192 Squadron conducting special operations. Halifax windowed in front of…

Notes on RAF Foulsham
Squadron Leader A N Banks, Station Intelligence officer, RAF Foulsham notes that the station was engaged on special duties with two squadrons, one of Halifax and the other Mosquito. Halifax was used for dropping window and the Mosquito with radio…

History of RAF Foulsham
History of RAF Foulsham which opened in May 1942 and received 98 and 180 Squadrons in October 1942 with B-25 aircraft. Describes problems getting B-25 operational and early operations as well as an early low level operation on Ghent/Terncuzen where…

List of documents concerning RAF Foulsham and discussion of photographs of 192 Squadron Mosquito
List of documents Annex A to Annex H concerning RAF Foulsham and an incident involving the collision between a Halifax and a Mosquito on the ground. Includes correspondence with Royal Air Force museum and a history of 192 Squadron. Notes discussing…

Metropolitan Police compliments note
Headed Metropolitan Police, F Division Hammersmith. Note 'With the compliments of the officers and men of F Division'.

F Division, Metropolitan Police war memorial
On the right a picture of the war memorial to members of F Division who gave their lives 1939-1945. The first name is Station Inspector K I Dexter. On the left a newspaper cutting about the unveiling of the war memorial at Hammersmith Police Station…

Rooms at Keith Dexter's house Stevensons farm
Top - view of dining room with dining table in the centre, welsh dresser to the left and window to the right. Captioned 'The dining room at Stevensons Farm'. Bottom view of wooden beamed room with dressing table in centre and part of bed on right.…

Sitting room in Keith Dexters house at Stevensons farm
Top - sitting room with door on left and large cabinet behind sofa. Captioned 'Entry port into sitting room Stevensons farm'. Middle - view of part of room with wall clock on right, doorway and cabinet on left. In the foreground a sofa with side cap…

Dexters north end house London
Top - a room with welsh dresser against far wall and sideboard to the right and chair to the left. In the foreground a folding table. Bottom - a room with bookcase and standard lamp in the centre. There is a fireplace to the right and part of an…

Keith Dexters home near Stradishall, Suffolk
Title 'Keith Dexter's home near Stradishall Suffolk, found for his mother to avoid Blitz on their home in London 41/42'. Top left thatched house with hedge in front captioned ' Stevenson Farm, Con's home 1940-47'. Top right side view of thatched…

Keith Dexter first 15 colours
Letter from Oakham School announcing that K I Dexter gained his 1st XV colours during a match against Bedford Modern School on 8 December 1938.

Telegram from Bedford [...] to Abbey Road ,St John's Wood stating 'He's got them, Garth'.

Keith Dexter newspaper articles while at school
Four newspaper cuttings concerning Keith Dexter playing school rugby at Oakham School. Two newspaper cuttings concerning Sheila Dexter dancing in 'The Douglas Follies' at the Hippodrome. One congratulatory telegram.
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