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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.

Presentation box and clasp with ribbon.

A commemorative medal for airmen who served in Bomber Command in a presentation case for Kenneth Hook.

Wooden box, engraved on the lid with his service details, large enough to contain his medals, his aircrew whistle, identity discs, and aircraft fragments.

Four small fragments, captioned ' bits from 75 Squadron Stirling crash 1/12/43 on approach to R.A.F. Acklington returning damaged from an op. A/c hit a cottage on approach to airfield. 6 crew and five children killed. Location of crash North…

Front and reverse.

Three views of an ACME whistle Patent number 620720 made in England.

Four disks front and reverse.

Ken's mounted medals.
Distinguished Flying Medal, 1939 to 1945 Star, Air Crew Europe Star, Defence Medal, War Medal 1939 to 1945, Africa General Service medal and Long Service and Good Conduct Medal.

Unmounted 1939-45 France and Germany Star with ribbon.

Unmounted medal with ribbon, reverse of medal, for service to New Zealand 1939-1945.

Three ground crew, one working on the port inner engine, posed in front of Lancaster parked on it's dispersal, servicing equipment in the background. Under the cockpit are 21 bomb symbols.

Head and shoulders, in uniform, the reverse captioned 'Elizabeth Patricia Hook (Wife).'

Ken Hook head and shoulders, standing next to a Lincoln tail turret, a Lincoln tail in background. Control tower is also visible. The reverse captioned 'Steve in the turret.'

Seven individuals, one aircrew, posed in two rows in front of Mosquito. Buildings in the background.

Ken with fellow aircrew, standing in open space in front of single storey building with veranda, lattice masts in background. The reverse captioned 'Self & Steve.'

23 air gunners posed in three rows in front of brick building, captioned 'squad 3 & 4 of No 60 A.G.I. Course Oct 1944'. The reverse captioned 'Subject 3rd left middle row.' Also some signatures.

Twenty nine individuals, mainly aircrew, posed in three ranks, in front of the end wall of a wooden building, the reverse captioned 'Subject third from right back row.'

Seven aircrew wearing their flying equipment, standing in front of a Lincoln, UK airfield in background, reverse captioned 'Subject second from right'.

Patricia before her marriage to Ken, seated, in uniform, low stone wall , hedges and paths in the background. On reverse captioned 'Elizabeth Patricia Simmonds - Hull would marry subject I/O W.A.A.F.

Formal pose, ten airmen in two rows in front of wooden building with 'repair shop' sign above the door. On the reverse captioned 'Apprentice subject top left.' also 'Sgt Lucas, 123 Wulptan (?) Street, London W12 and two signatures.

Squadron members posed in four rows in front of a Lincoln. On the reverse captioned 'Subject front third from left.'

Aircrew standing in a row under the nose of a Lancaster, they are in flying kit. Bomb doors are open, squadron letter is E, airfield background. Caption is 'No info'.

Individual with flying boots and holding flying helmet, captioned '? P/O Baker'.


Standing on church steps, captioned 'Subject wedding day'.
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