Gurney, Derek


Gurney, Derek
Derek Alec Edwards Gurney
D A E Gurney


Three items. An oral history interview with Warrant Officer Derek Gurney (1925 - 2018, 31006156 Royal Air Force) and two photographs. He served as a Halifax air gunner on 10 Squadron.

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




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Gurney, DAE

Collection Items

Derek Gurney in the tail turret of a Lancaster
Derek Gurney sitting in the tail turret of a Lancaster. The aircraft was inside a hangar. On the reverse 'Derek Gurney, 01/03/2017, Pictured in Lancaster rear turret at BBMF Coningsby although he was a mid-upper man on Halifax with 10 Squadron'.

Derek Gurney
Head and shoulders portrait of Derek Gurney wearing battledress with air gunners brevet. A whistle is attached to his collar.

Interview with Derek Gurney
Derek Gurney was working at the De Havilland Works before he volunteered for aircrew. While on training he saw one Wellington blow up and another with a broken wing. He was posted to 10 Squadron, RAF Melbourne for his tour. On one operation they…
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