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Addressed to Irene and Ted, with a greeting in English but the printed greetings are in Dutch.

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RAF form 2520A records that Ted Leaviss served from 8 Nov 43 to 1 April 47, was an Air Gunner and served in India from 10 December 45 to 10 January 1947.

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Metal lapel badge and reverse.

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Metal lapel badge and its reverse.

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Ties from the various organisations Ted belonged to. They include ties from the Air Gunners Association, Royal Air Force Association,, Operation Manna, 460 Squadron, and the Battle of Britain Memorial Flight.

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Badge background are the Dutch colours of red white and blue in horizontal wavy lines. Silhouette of Lancaster dropping packages, with the wording Manna, 1945-1995, 50th Anniversary.

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Tile and dedication presented to Ted. Tile shows two representations of the Lancaster, flying over a woman and child, with the outline of a town with a rising sun behind, with an inscription in Dutch.

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Medals and medallions presented to Ted Leaviss and others who attended the anniversary celebrations of Operation Manna in Holland in 1984 and later.
Medallion showing Lancasters dropping packages over a stylised Dutch landscape with 1945 and…

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Ted Leaviss's name tag, presented to him for the 40th Anniversary visit remembering Operation Manna. It has small silhouettes of the Lancaster and B 17 dropping food packages. It has his name, his squadron and the Union Flag. There are three…

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1939–1945 Star with Bomber Command clasp, France and Germany Star, Defence Medal, War Medal 1939–1945, Two General Service Medals. Medal for Long Service and Good Conduct and Malaysian Service Medal.

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Two disks for 1042135 McVickers

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1939-1945 Star, France and Germany Star, Defence Medal, War Medal 1039-45 and ribbons

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1939-1945 Star, France and Germany Star, Defence Medal, War Medal 1039-45 and ribbons.

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Small square blue metal badge, image of air gunner's brevet in the centre, 'Air Gunners Association', bottom right, small RAF badge top left. Mounting pin on reverse.

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Gold coloured winged bullet lapel badge.

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The packs are in a presentation case from the Amsterdam museum. They were presented to Ted Leaviss and all the other attendees to the 40 year celebration of Operation Manna in Holland in 1985.
Additional information about this item was kindly…

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Warrant officer cloth badge worn on lower sleeve.

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Brass hat badge worn by RAF airmen and non-commissioned officers.

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A small fabric wallet to hold cotton thread, needles etc. used to make running repairs to kit and uniform

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RAFA fabric and gold wire badge.

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460 Squadron RAAF fabric and gold wire badge.

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One of Ted's identity discs.

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Patch has woven Lancaster with food parcels dropping in yellow superimposed on a RAF red and blue roundel. Operation Manna April - May 1945 in blue outer circle. On reverse sticker from the Dutch provider 'Aviation Patch Supplies'.

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Brass badge mounted on fabric wrist strap, worn when wearing a uniform with short sleeved shirt.
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