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  • Collection: McDermott, Colin

Colin's friend wishes him well and asks about his wife and children. He describes his new job and driving to Nottingham. Also mentioned are some RAF friends that he has come across recently.


Sam writes about his new job and asks Mac (Colin) to reply with his news.

Colin expresses happiness at the end of the war. He was one of the first to liberate Copenhagen. He concludes by expressing his love for his wife.
There is a title sheet stating 'Original letter from Copenhagen VE Day'

A magazine with a collection of aerial photographs showing bombing damage in Germany, Industrial areas, railway stations, a port, a night fighter airfield, a factory, coastal defences at Cherbourg, catapult ships, Fiat G12 aircraft and a mystery…

A collection of aerial photographs of B-17s and B-24s on operations, shipyards, factories, scuttled French fleet, an attack on a convoy, Antwerp forts, airfields, Leghorn port, the camouflaged airfields at Aalborg and Kerlin Bastard and two images to…

A magazine of aerial photographs covering the bombing of Cologne, railway yards, factories, gun battery, Copenhagen, two prominent island landmarks, an attack on a U-boat, storage depot, the Schneider works at Le Creusot, Do 217 s at Munich and Dijon…

A magazine of aerial photographs of incindiary bombs dropping, a formation of Fw 190s, the bombing of Aachen, Turin, operations over Sicily, the port of Taranto, a gas factory and colliery, a railway junction, a coastal battery, combat film of the…

A magazine of aerial photographs covering aerial views of tanks, the Eder dam after the attack by 617 squadron, Kiel, Trondheim and Heroya harbours under attack, industrial areas in Hanover, railway centres, Italian airfields and aircraft, a dummy…

Aerial photography covering images of Liberators and B-17s in formation, factories, St Malo port, a seaplane base to the east of Amsterdam, a steel works, the devastated city of Hamburg, rail workshops at Cologne, a new mine clearance ship under…

A magazine of aerial photographs covering bombing of Kiel shipyards, the Potez aircraft factory, flooding after the Moehne dam was breached, repairs to the Sorpe dam, bombing of Heligoland and Dune, the port of La Pallice, the port of Naples, damage…

A magazine of aerial photography covering anti-invasion preparations at the Hague, anti-tank obstacles at Scheveningen, flooding from the Mohne Dam, U-boat bases and port damage, factories, railway stations, camouflaged storage tanks, marshalling…

A magazine of aerial photographs covering incendiaries dropping on Dusseldorf, port and industrial areas, captured enemy equipment, railway sidings at Antwerp, a seaplane base, a Fw 190 under attack, boat shelters at Dunkirk, camouflaged hangars at…

Both sides of three different banknotes.
5 Belgian Franks
10 Japanese Dollars
1000 Mark

A book used by Colin McDermott to record his notes from Gunnery school. Subjects covered include the Browning and Vickers guns, gun sights and their use, turrets, range standing orders and the Boulton Paul turret.

An identity card issued to Colin by the RAF.

A card issued to Colin after his medical examination.

A group of 30 trainees arranged in three rows in front of a wooden hut. There is a caption at the bottom of the image with the names of each individual and 'M N O'. On the reverse are the signatures of each man and a stamp 'RAF Evanton Crown…

35 airmen arranged in three rows in front of a hut. The front row of 12 airmen are Free French airmen. On the front is 'M.N.O.' and on the reverse signatures of some of the men and a stamp with 'RAF Evanton Crown Copyright Reserved' and 'G.1727.E'.…

Ten airmen arranged in two rows, captioned 'No 7 A.G. Instructors Course (Squad 3)' and the names of the ten airmen.

30 airmen arranged in three rows.

Title page to the collection, also annotated 'Auntie Kate 7/6'.

An airman in full flying kit, sidcot suit, boots and parachute.


11 trainee airmen arranged in two rows in front of a wooden hut. On the reverse are the signatures of all the men.

Ten trainees arranged in two rows in front of a wooden hut. On the reverse are the signatures of all the men and 'Q Squad 108 Course April-May 1943'.

11 trainee airmen arranged in two rows in front of a wooden hut. On the reverse are the signatures of the men and 'May 1943 108 Course R'
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