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  • Collection: Stimpson, Maurice Cecil

30 trainee airmen arranged in four rows. On the reverse '11 EFTS No 1 Grading School 24-12-41'.
Each man has signed the reverse.

Four rows of trainees and one officer. At the bottom is handwritten '1941 Scarborough'. On the reverse 'October 1941 10 ITW Scarborough'.

A group of five trainee airmen in their greatcoats. On the reverse 'From L Terry, Maurice, Pete, Davis (Dave) 1942'.

The four men are standing in the snow. On the reverse 'Moncton. Maurice far right others unknown 1942 so returning to UK'.


A half length portrait of Maurice in uniform.

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Roy sitting in his turret. On the reverse 'Roy in his turret'.

Two members of Maurice's crew standing in front of their Lancaster. On the reverse 'From L Robinson, Roy'.

Maurice and crew arranged in two rows. On the reverse
'From L back, Harold, Robinson, Maurice, Johny
front Bill, Roy, Joe.'

Maurice and eight crew members, including ground crew. They are sat on a tractor in front of a Lancaster. On the reverse '2 Groundcrew from L Harold, Johny, Joe, Robinson, Roy, Bill, Maurice.'

Five members of Maurice's crew sitting on the port inner engine. On the reverse 'From L Harold, Roy, Johny, Bill, Joe.'

Maurice and five crew members plus another airmen with a bicycle. On the reverse 'From L Bill, ?, back Harold, front Joe, back Bill, Maurice, Robinson.'


Maurice and six crew members standing under the port side of a Lancaster. On the reverse 'From L Robinson, Harold, Maurice, Johny, ?, Joe, ?.'

Maurice and five crew members standing under the port wing of a Lancaster. On the reverse 'From Left Bill, Roy, ?, Joe, Maurice, Johny'.

Five airmen sitting on the rear of a Lancaster. On the reverse:-
' Left to Right
Harold -Navigator
Johny - Bomb-aimer
Joe - Engineer
Bill - Mid-upper gunner
Roy - Rear Gunner
Oct 1943'.

Maurice, standing in his uniform, watched by a collie. On the reverse 'Maurice with one of his father Harry's working collie's '.


Maurice standing with his arm round his father. On the reverse 'Home from America Maurice & Harry'.

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Maurice in uniform, standing with his two sisters. On the reverse 'Maurice Vera Nellie Parkfield Just enlisted'.
Parkfield Lodge is at Headstone Lane and the entrance to the lane that ran down to the house is just opposite the Headstone Lane…

Maurice as a choir boy.

Maurice with his two sisters and two lambs. On the reverse 'Maurice front Nellie left Vera right'.


Maurice with his two sisters and brother. On the reverse 'Nellie Maurice Arthur & Vera Stimpson Pinner Park Farm'.

A man and woman standing by their flower garden. On the reverse is handwritten 'Harry & Nellie Stimpson. Maurice's parents' and printed 'Nellie Louisa Stimpson (nee Eldridge) Harry Stimpson These are Maurice's, parents'.

Maurice in uniform, on a bicycle. On the reverse 'Maurice on his bicycle. This was at Parkfield with the steps behind the living accommodation. Behind are the stables where the collies lived they were never allowed in the house and there were…

A diary kept by Maurice. It records his operations. (Note the squadron was visited by the King & Queen on 10th February 1944 and he had lunch with them in the mess. He was killed on 15th February 1944 on an operation to Berlin)

An intermittent record of Maurice's year. It starts with some time in the UK then he travels to Perth then the US for pilot training.

Maurice's letter case with two personal diaries and a notebook.
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