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  • Temporal Coverage is exactly "1941"

A large group of airmen wearing tunics and side caps sitting and standing in three rows. Centre front row is an officer wearing peaked cap. In the background a building with open windows.

Head and shoulders portrait of a man wearing civilian jacket and tie alongside woman with jacket. Captioned 'Before Ken joined RAF 1941'.

Title '1941'.
Top - four men, three in uniform and the fourth in civilian shirt and tie, standing behind a woman wearing dress sitting on a chair with a young boy alongside. In the background part of a house and a shed. Captioned 'Leslie, Ken, G-D…

Polish language card with personal details.
This is a document which has been completed on behalf of the sister of Bronislaw Soltysiak, as she was looking for him. The Red Cross reunited many Polish Families after the war. This is a request for…


26 airmen with Bill arrowed. Information supplied with the collection states '1941 (114 Sqdn RAF Images website) Warrant Officer Lutwyche'.

30 trainee airmen arranged in four rows. On the reverse 'Perth 1941'.

51 trainee airmen arranged in five rows. At the bottom is handwritten 'London 1941'.

Each man has signed his name on the reverse.

Printed on the reverse is 'London 1941 Maurice Back row 8th from Left'.

Left - an older man wearing suit and tie sitting on wall in front of a house. Captioned '1941'.
Right - three-quarter length view of a man wearing civilian jacket standing in a garden. Captioned '1941'
Missing photographs were captioned 'Mum' and…

Left - man wearing protective dust coat standing by door of a twin engine aircraft. Captioned 'George Blower, Cranwell'.
Right - eleven airmen wearing tunic and side caps standing in front of a building. Captioned 'Inst section Cranwell 1941'.

Head and shoulders portrait of an airman wearing tunic and side cap. Captioned' 1941'.
A missing photograph was captioned 'Avro Anson'.

Top left - view of cathedral across rooftops. Captioned 'Lagos cathedral 1941'.
Top middle - two airmen wearing khaki uniform and shirts squatting with vehicles in the background. Captioned 'with Bisley convoy at Yola, Nigeria in 1942'. Top right -…


Map showing Mediterranean Sea and surrounding countries. Provides a history of of the group who provided the only mobile force of heavy bombers in the Mediterranean theatre. Wellington, Halifax and B-24 acted as a tactical force attacking…

Top - typewritten note 'Watchfield Nr Swindon, November 21st - December 1st. Total Hours Flying 6 3/4 in which time passed out solo'.
Middle - air-to-air view from front quarter of a Tiger Moth with pilot in rear cockpit, flying over open…

Covers all postings in service including training in England and the United States and operations on 158 Squadron flying Halifax after which he was a pilot instructor.

Extract of record for Tadeusz Wierzbowski gives personal and service details. Includes decoration cross of valour.

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Gives personal details, postings, locations.

Family group, four women, four men and a child standing outside a thatched cottage. On reverse caption ,'Reg Busby's family, Piddington 1941'.

A group photo of trainees arranged in four rows.
This item was sent to the IBCC Digital Archive already in digital form. No better quality copies are available.

Squadron badge with lion with standard, squadron CVI, moto Pro Libertate. With signature of the King, Guy Gibson and others. Submitted with description 'Photo of the 1941 approval of the 106 Sqn badge, signed by HRH King George VI. Other signatures…

Top - the King, Queen and two princesses talking to RAF officers behind the wing of an aircraft. In the background a hangar. Submitted with description '.King George VI, Queen Elizabeth and Princesses Elizabeth and Margaret standing behind wing of…

Top - a senior RAF officer talking to the Queen and another lady with other personnel including a young girl looking on. In the background the rear of a Hudson. Submitted with description 'Queen Elizabeth, with Princesses Elizabeth and Margaret…

On the left an RAF pilot wearing tunic with pilot's brevet and medal ribbons sitting alongside and woman wearing uniform tunic. Submitted with description 'F/Lt Graham Martin, RAFVR, and a WAAF officer sitting in front of building, RAF Heston,…

Seventy-six pages of signatures

Left - Notifies of award of Distinguished Flying Cross to Flying Officer Charles Martin. Provides some biographical details and description of action which led to the award.
Right - Notified of award of Distinguished Flying Cross, some biographic…

Full face portrait of an officer wearing tunic with pilot's brevet and peaked cap. Captioned with details and that he was pilot of Peter Jenkinson's Lancaster shot down 28 January 1945 all crew killed.
Two notes giving biographic details and record…
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