Holman, Robert


Holman, Robert
R Holman


14 items. An oral history interview with Aircraftman Robert Holman (1925 3020209, Royal Air Force) official documents, a service history and photographs. After training as an engine fitter he served on HQ 5 Group servicing section as a mobile engineer carrying out major servicing at large number of 5 Group bomber stations. In 1945 he transferred to the Fleet Air Arm before demobilisation in 1946.

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




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Holman, R

Collection Items

5 Group Servicing Section
A large group of airmen sitting and standing in three rows in front of a Lancaster. All are wearing tunic and side cap. An officer in centre of front row is wearing peaked cap. On the reverse '5 Group Servicing Section taken at RAF Swinderby on…

Group of ATC cadets and officers in a doorway to library
Eight adults, three in civilian dress sitting in front of a large group of Air Training Corps cadets. Six more cadets in groups of three kneel either side of front row adults, In the background a doorway with large porch above which is a sign 'Branch…

Airman in uniform
Head and shoulders portrait of an airman in tunic and side cap.

Robert Holman personal service record
List of locations and jobs from 1941 ATC summer camp, and from joining Royal Air Force in May 1943 until demobilisation in March 1946. Includes transfer to Navy in June 1945, where he worked on Barracuda, Firefly and Oxford aircraft.

Robert Holman war gratuity and post war credit of wages
Personal details and dates of wartime and postwar service. Calculation of gratuity and wages amounting to £43 9s 6d (£43.47).

Robert Holman Navy pass
For use at HMS Godwit

Robert Holman Navy pass
Pass for use at HMS Gosling

Pages from diary
Daily activities from 25 January 1945 to 31 January 1945. Notes writing to family and friends, working and going out.

Airman's Service Book
Robert Holman's personal details. promotions to A.C.1, trade qualification, medical classification, inoculations etc.

Robert Holman certificate of service in Royal Navy
Service in Fleet Air Arm from 19 July 1945 to 13 May 1946. Dates of posting to Gosling and Godwit, as well as personal details and conduct.

Robert Holman statement of service and discharge
Details of enlistment 31 May 1943 and discharge on transfer to Navy 18 June 1945. Dated at Lee-on-Solent 7 July 1945

Robert Holman national service grade card
Gives personal details (home address and description) and grade '1 one'.

Robert Holman absent from quarters pass
Covers November 1944 to May 1945.

Interview with Robert Holman
Robert Holman was born and brought up in Leeds. He joined the Air Training Corps, enjoying camps at RAF Pocklington. On leaving school at fourteen he went to work in the shoe industry. He then joined the Royal Air Force as an engineer on ground…
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