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  • Collection: Davies, Leslie and Jack

A metal object inscribed “Ra N° 145103” alongside a pencil for scale, submitted with caption 'Mystery object from a Lancaster'. Additional information about this item was kindly provided by the donor.

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Seven aircrew all wearing Mae Wests sitting on a bomb trolley with part of an aircraft in the background.

Top left - eight airmen in desert uniform two squatting the others standing. Captioned 'The Gang Road Rechipis[?]. No 337 MU'. Top right - two men on veranda captioned 'Charlie having wash'. Bottom - two men standing, one wearing shorts and the other…

Thirty airmen sitting and standing in three rows, all but one wearing battledress and side caps, man on left wears uniform tunic. In the background wooden huts. In front a sign with 'Equip 99B'.

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On the left a close up of a dog sitting in a wicker chair. On the right a full length image of a man wearing swimming trunks sitting on a wicker chair with another chair to the right.
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Approximately thirty RAF airmen in desert uniform wearing garlands sitting and standing. Behind them approximately seventy Indian men in civilian clothing Two Indian boys holding dogs sitting in front.

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Badge previously belonged to LA Davies, submitted with title; 'dad 4 (2). Additional information about this item was kindly provided by the donor.

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Top left: head and shoulders portrait of an RAF airman and handwritten below is ‘Always Yours Norma I.O.M.’
Top right: Head and shoulders portrait of an airman in desert uniform with sergeants stripes visible on right arm.
Bottom: Head and…

Two men standing by the port main landing gear of a Lancaster parked on hardstanding. Has letter 'F' on front fuselage. On the reverse 'L Frederick David Jones DFC, R Leslie Alfred Davies, note on engine, NF918 crossed out/SW264'.

Four airman wearing greatcoats and side caps. On the reverse 'unknown'.

Seven aircrew all wearing Mae West standing in line in front of a Lancaster. On the reverse 'L Leslie Alfred Davies 3rd left, Frederick Jones P, 3rd [..], Norm Parrinder RG'. Two versions of the same item.

Twenty-nine navigators and one Women's Auxiliary Air Force member sitting and standing in three rows in front of a single story hut. A dog is in centre in the front row. Captioned 'Squadron Navigation, Skellingthorpe 1945'. On the reverse 'L A Davies…

Two couples, men wearing uniform tunic with half brevet. All sitting at a table with number '34'. On the reverse 'Leslie + Josephine married two days after Dresden'.

Seven aircrew, three kneeling and four standing in line. All are wearing Sidcot flying suits. In the background a bay with buildings on far shore.


Several long tables in large dining room with formally dressed men and women seated. Room has wood panelled walls and elaborate overhead lights.

A large group of men wearing suit and tie sitting and standing in a room. On the reverse '50 Squadron reunion, Fred below man with glass - diagram showing position of Leslie'.

Ttwo couples seated and wearing formal evening wear. On the reverse 'Les/Josephine Davies Rtn'.

Fifty-eight RAF personnel sitting and standing in four rows, 56 with cadet side caps, outside of a multi-story building with a sign reading; 'Beac[h] View'.

Half-length portrait of a man wearing tunic with pilot's brevet.

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Head and shoulders portrait of a sergeant wearing uniform tunic with observers brevet and side cap.

Headstone for Sergeant J R Davies 3rd August 1944. In the background a stone wall. On the reverse a note 'Taken 3/8 anniversary of death, CWGC Headstone'.

Wooden cross marking grave of Sgt J R Davies RAF K/A 3 August 1944. In the background a stone wall.

English language instructions for starting Focke-Wolf FW 190.


Offers sympathy over loss of life to Mrs J R Davies

Observer’s and air gunner’s flying log book for L A Davies, navigator, covering the period from 4 August 1943 to 16 April 1945 and from 26 September 1948 to 13 June 1953 with no. 5 reserve flying school. He was stationed at RAF Port Alfred, RAF…
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