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  • Collection: Searle, Rex. Album 1

A group of four airmen relaxing on a beach. One man has a dog in his arms. Behind is a wooden cabin.


Rex in uniform, sitting on a balustrade overlooking a beach at Scarborough. He is carrying a rolled up towel.

Rex Searle in khaki and shorts leaning on a railing of a promenade. Behind is a warning sign in French and Arabic stating that it is dangerous to bathe here.

A family group of a man, woman two girls and a baby formally dressed and on the beach.

Three women dressed for horse riding with whips.

Rex jumping up and playing beach tennis. On the reverse 'This is what I do when feeling energetic. R.'


Rex sitting on a deckchair outside a beach cabin.

Five airmen in khaki uniform standing in front of a bush. Behind are tents and palm trees.

Rex swimming in the sea with a wooden cabin behind, captioned on the reverse 'That's our cabin in the background. R.'

Rex and his wife with a child in a pram.

Two brides and grooms plus guests arranged in a formal group outside St Matthew's Church, Surbiton.

Identification kindly provided by Dean A Chandler of the Unidentified photos of the British Isles Group.

Group of airmen arranged in four rows in front of a Lancaster. In the centre front row is a naval officer. The image is taken from the side. On the nose of the Lancaster is a flying bird crest.

Five b/w photographs from an album.
Photo 1 is Rex in uniform sitting on a wall.
Photo 2 is Scarborough castle from the north.
Photo 3 and 4 are Rex's girlfriend on the rocks.
Photo 5 is a postcard of North Bay, Scarborough.

Three photographs from an album.
Photo 1 is a group of three women in a garden. In front is a small dog.
Photo 2 and 3 is Rex's girlfriend sitting on rocks.


Two airmen leaning against the railings on a promenade. They are both in khaki and shorts.

Four photographs from an album.
Photo 1 is Rex standing on a path.
Photo 2 is a head and shoulders portrait of Rex in Sergeant's uniform with an engineer's brevet.
Photo 3 is a woman walking along a path with the sea in the background.
Photo 4is…

Five photographs from an album.
Photo 1 is the nose of a crashed Roc being inspected by six men.
Photo 2 is two airmen in khaki and shorts standing by a lorry.
Photo 3 is the tail of an aircraft that has crashed into a building. Three airmen are…

Postcard of the swimming pool and south bay, Scarborough.

Six photographs from an album.
Photo 1 is a formal garden. In the distance is a semi circular building. The side of the park has very tall palm trees.
Photo 2 is two airmen leaning on a fence in a zoo.
Photo 3 is a park seen from across an empty…


Seven photographs from an album.
Photo 1 is a man sitting with an Arab man holding up postcards he is selling.
Photo 2 is an airman in uniform standing by a palm tree.
Photo 3 is plants in a public garden.
Photo 4 is a man in khaki uniform and…

Five aerial photographs from an album.
Photo 1 is the three pyramids at Giza.
Photo 2 is of Stanley Bay, Alexandria with tiers of beach cabins.
Photo 3 is a of Alexandria city centre with a eleven story building. In the distance is a bay and a…

Seven photographs from an album.
Photo 1 is two men lying on their bunks.
Photo 2 is two men sitting and holding tennis rackets.
Photo 3 is five men leaning on a beach cabin.
Photo 4 is two men standing at the front of a Hurricane 'Sir…

Group of airmen arranged in four rows in front of a figher aircraft. They are wearing khaki and shorts. On the reverse the individuals have been named.

Seven photographs from an album.
Photo 1 is a view across the desert.
Photo 2 is a view across an airfield.
Photo 3 is the aft end of an aircraft with a load of baggage on the ground.
Photo 4 and 5 are air-to-air side views of two different…

Six photographs from an album.
Photo 1 is a row of eight men in swimming trunks.
Photo 2 is a slide at a swimming pool.
Photo 3 is of dinghies at the beach.
Photo 4 is two arab men in a coffee shop.
Photo 5 is a beach scene.
Photo 6 is a street…
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