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  • Collection: Hook, Ken

The standard letter from Ministry of Defence when making an award, and a printed form indicating which award had been made.

K G Hook’s air gunner’s log book covering the period from 6 June 1943 to 30 November 1954. Detailing his flying training and operations flown as air gunner. He was stationed at RAF Penrhos (9 OAFU); RAF Newmarket (1483 [Bombing] Gunnery Flight),…

K G Hook’s air gunner’s log book covering the period from 3 December 1954 to 1 June 1956.
Detailing his flying training and operations flown as air gunner. He was stationed at RAF Eastleigh(Nairobi) and RAF Upwood (49 Sqn) and RAF Shawbury…

Note concerning letters received by Ken following the crash from the mothers of his crew members.

These recollections and reflections were written by Patricia Hook, Ken's wife, who was a WAAF in the operations room at RAF Mepal. They are all very similar, concentrating primarily on the Stirling crash in December 1943, where Ken was the only…

Note is to their son Iain suggesting that he might like to keep the recollections and reflections that she has produced.


Certificate contains initials to show that Ken's personal flying equipment had been services as required in September 1953.

Authority is to carry out the armament first line servicing on a Lincoln II

As an Air Gunner on a Lincoln, shown to be Combat/Select, had to be re-certified annually.

Standard letter from the King regretting not being able to present the medal personally.

Page lists six events, three Stirling, all crashes, three Lancasters damaged by anti-aircraft fire. The first on 1 December 1943, the last on 26 August 1944. This is not an exclusive list. The first on the list records Ken Hook's crash near…

Records how Ken joined the RAF as an armourer and then remustering to air gunner, then flying with No 75 (NZ) Squadron on Stirlings.

Three copies of the same photograph,one has the reverse which has a copy of the citation for Ken's DFM. One has the captions, '74 Sq Mepal by Richard Dimbleby', 'Subject 7th from right'. photograph shows a number of aircrew in flying gear and with…

Rough sketch map of High Cliff Farm.

A collection of photographs, first two of a group of nine NCOs standing at the end of their billet, one captioned 'Subject on the left'.
Second is of a number of individuals eating at folding tables, an identical photograph is captioned 'Richard…

First is photograph of woman holding a small dog, full length, wearing a striped dress, house wall with window in background, reverse is blank.
Second is postcard of interior of small church, captioned 'Interior of Loddiswell Church'. Reverse has…

These report the crash of the Stirling where Ken was the sole surviving crew member, and five children were killed, on the 1 December 1943.

Colour photograph of Ken's mounted medals and the Gazette entry for the award of his DFM. Note the bar to his DFM.

Photographs of the five children and their gravestone

This was the aircraft that crashed on the 1 December 1943 where Ken Hook was the only surviving crew member.

Two pages of handwritten notes, with sketch map discussing the reasons for 'Gardening' in the Baltic.

This occurred on 1 December 1943, Ken Hook was the only crew member to survive. Five small children were killed.

Handwritten note, 'Daphne & Arthur Narracott lived Endleigh Court, a flat in central London (could be NW1) Whilst working he was the Foreign Correspondent for the Times newspaper (say in the 1930s time)'.

Hand written note on Sofitel Bangkok Silom headed paper, Ake Ake Kia Kaha, for ever and ever be strong.

Hand written note, 3 Group R.A.F. Waterbeach Base - (5 miles Cambridge). Satellites = Mepal - Nr Ely, Witchford - Nr Ely.
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