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Half yearly reports from August 1932 to January 1936 from the Wallasey Education Committee School for Boys.

National Registration Identity card issued when the family lived in Ramsgate.

Invitation from Air Vice Marshal Inglis to his daughter's wedding at St Andrew's Cathedral, Singapore.

No 3 Signal Officers Junior Specialist

To George Ellams as Officer Commanding RAF Foreness from someone in Air Ministry thanking him for hosting a visit.

A document produced to advise anyone scheduled to return to the UK from the Far East by air. It has information on routes, flight times, customs regulation and currency.

Offering a merry Christmas and a Happy New Year from RAF Cosford.

Casualties from among fellow Boy Entrants.

The reverse of his birth certificate records the issue of a passport in Singapore.

From Air Officer Commanding on his award of the Air Force Cross.

From CinCFE on the award of the O.B.E.

Commission to Pilot Officer from HM King George VI.


Clipping reported the death of Georges father, John Ellams.

Two newspaper cuttings from a photo album.
Item 1 is a cutting that describes the award of a DFC to Homer Lawson.
Item 2 is a cutting that describes the shooting down of a Ju-88 by Homer Lawson's Halifax.

Two items from a photo album.
Item 1 is Homer's Notification of Acceptance for Service in the RAF Volunteer Reserve.
Item 2 is a half-length portrait of Homer in trainee's uniform.

Three documents issued to Homer Lawson.
Item 1 is his Service and Release Book.
Item 2 is his National Identity Card.
Item 3 is his Pension Record Card.


Three items from a photo album.
Item 1 is Homer's card from the Karachi Ordnance Officers' Shop.
Item 2 is a slip allowing Homer to wear five medals.
Item 3 is Homer's temporary members card for the Srinagar Club.

Two items from a photo album.
Item 1 is a Post Office Saving Bank book issued at RAF Melbourne, York.
Item 2 is a letter to Homer from the King. He regrets not being able to give him personally his DFC. It is annotated 'Original held with the DFC…

The story of Homer Lawson from birth in August 1921 to death in September 1975. He trained as a Navigator in Wales and in Scotland before converting to Halifaxes in Yorkshire. He completed 38 operations then returned to Scotland for more training.…

Identity card for Joan Macklin.
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Provides summary of views for future peace by J H Spaight, Lewis Watt, Charles Reith, Sir Hersch Lauterpacht and Air Vice Marshall Donald Bennett.

Letter to editor of the Times. Headlines: rebuilding the continent, future of German industry, potentialities for war. Disagrees with a Times correspondent that rebuilding of Germany's industry is essential to Europe's posterity and provides…

Article. General discussion based on Easter being season of hope. Mentions establishment of international law. Talks of Sir William Beveridge's book The Price of Peace"and Air Vice Marshal Donald Bennett's book "Freedom from War". Goes on to discuss…

Article headlines: gallantry in captivity, awards to airmen, many lives saved in Germany. OBEs for Group Captain Laurence F Wray RCAF shot down March 1944 for work done on evacuation of Stalag Luft 3. Wing Commander (acting Group Captain) Henry…

Article. States that educational work for prisoners in a number of camps was carried out by Flight Lieutenant F Harvey Vivian RAFVR also appointed MBE. Mentions he made two attempts to escape and describes evacuation of Stalag Luft VI by ship and…
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