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  • Collection: Downing, Jeffery John

A group of airmen arranged in six rows. On the reverse most of the men are named.

Dr Horace Downing, in uniform sitting on a bench. On the reverse 'Dr Horace Downing father of JJ Downing served as a Doctor in WW1 in Egypt +'

Three children arranged on a bench. On the reverse
'Nancy, Jeff and Pat Downing
b 1919 1922 1920'

Three photographs of Jeff taken on the same day.
Photo 1 is a cropped image of photo 2. Jeff is standing in full uniform in a garden.
Photo 3 is Jeff looking away from the camera.
On the reverse of photo 1 is 'Jeff Downing'.

Jeff's grave - a wooden cross with a wreath and the date 10 February 1945. On the reverse 'Binbrook Cambridge'.
Behind are the graves of Sergeant J P King, 16 January 1945 and Flying Officer S W Goodman DFM, 16 January 1945.

A half length portrait of Jeff mounted on a card with 'Jeffrey John Downing
b 29.9.1922
d 10.2.1945'
On the reverse 'Our Jeff 22 yrs'
and 'London Studio'

A head and shoulders portrait of Jeff wearing a navigator's brevet. On the reverse 'Jeff Downing'.

Jeff and four airmen standing at the tail of Wellington BJ921. They are all wearing flying kit.
On the reverse 'Jeff Downing on tight and Crew. ?Cambridge'.

Jeff in slacks, shirt and tie, standing in a garden. On the reverse 'Jeff Downing, Kyneton'.
A second photograph is identical but is not cropped as closely. On the reverse 'Jeff Downing'.

Jeff in blazer and slacks standing in a garden. On the reverse 'Jeff Downing' and crossed out 'side garden @ Kyneton'.

The crest of the RAF Volunteer Reserve.

A brief intimation of Jeff's death in Lincolnshire.

A newspaper intimation remembering Flying Officer Jeff Downing and Flight Sergeant Tony Robinson who died in an aircraft accident in Lincolnshire.

A message from thee Lady Mayoress of Melbourne on the news of Germany's unconditional surrender.

A note with some details of the Lancaster crew of PB812. It includes the names of six airmen including Jeff Downing.

A religious poem about the ascent of the soul

A cap and flashes used by Jeff.


A photograph of five airmen standing in front of their Wellington. On the reverse 'Jeff Downing extreme R who crashed with him Crew of the [ends]' and 'Nancy Hamilton, 263 Roslyn Road, Highton'.
Included is an envelope with the names of the crew…

A book of messages for Jeff from his mother. Written after his death in the form of a diary. She describes her daily life and friends that visit her.
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