Farr, Allan Avery


Farr, Allan Avery
A A Farr


Six items. An oral history interview with Allan Farr DFM (1923 - 2018, 1434564 Royal Air Force) as well as his flying logbook, a photograph, list of operations, a map, contemporary photograph and a song. He flew operations as an air gunner with 100, 625 and 460 Squadrons.
The collection has been loaned to the IBCC Digital Archive for digitisation by Allan Farr and catalogued by Nigel Huckins.




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Farr, AA

Collection Items

Map of Normandy
Map showing Cherbourg to Le Havre with route marked.

Song about flying an operation to be sung to the tune of "Lili Marleen". Captioned 'I wrote the words to "Lilli Marlene" [sic] whilst at 100 Squadron in 1943'.

460 Squadron Operations
List of 44 operations between 20 July 1944 and 5 October 1944. Twenty-one operations have a tick alongside.

Air Gunner
Head and shoulders portrait of an airman wearing tunic with air gunner brevet and medal ribbons. Captioned 'Demob photo 46'.

Alan Farr's flying log book
Flying log book for A A Farr, air gunner, covering the period from 29 December 1943 to 6 October 1944. Detailing his flying training, operations flown and instructor duties. He was stationed at RCAF Mount Joli, RAF Church Broughton, RAF Binbrook, RAF…

Interview with Alan Avery Farr
Allan Avery Farr was working at the market in Birmingham before he joined the RAF. He wanted to have the quickest entry to see action and so trained as an air gunner. He trained in Canada where he was offered a post as an instructor but he wanted to…
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