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  • Collection: Hobbs, Frank

Frank Hobbs clothing card issued at RAF North Luffenham

Letter found amongst the personal belongings of a Royal Air Force pilot recently reported missing believed killed, to be sent to his mother if he were killed. Letter talks about the importance of his role, admiration for his mother, sacrifice for…

Brass escape compass with crazed glass

Wallet with good luck black cat card and photograph of a young girl inside. In front a driving licence and a sergeants mess subscription book from RAF East Kirkby.

White letters 'V R' on a blue cloth background.

Hand grasping three lightning bolts embroidered on a blue cloth background.

Full length wedding portrait with Frank Hobbs in formal dress on the left and Kath Hobbs in long dress with hat on the right. Captioned 'Kath and Frank Hobbs, 27 Sept 1932, St Lawrence Ch. Morden Surrey'

View of the front of a railway station with clock tower on the left and with a tall glass fronted entrance. On the right a small truck parked.

Three aircrew wearing Sidcot suits. Frank Hobbs is in the middle wearing a flying helmet. In the background a wooden building.


Four airman with two slightly in front wearing tunic and the two slightly behind wearing battledress. Frank Hobbs in on the left with hand in pocket. The left hand three men have half brevet and the right hand man a pilots brevet. In the background a…

Six aircrew wearing parachute harness standing in line in front of a Wellington with letter 'N' on nose. Frank Hobbs is third from the right.

Three aircrew in line standing by the rear turret of an aircraft. Frank Hobbs is on the left leaning on the elevator. All are wearing battledress and parachute harness. In the background right the front of a Wellington with a man standing on the…

Four airmen standing in line. The left hand man wearing tunic the others wearing battledress. The left two and right man have visible half brevet. To the right a tree and in the background a two story building. Frank Hobbs is second from the left.


Two airmen standing side by side on a path. Frank Hobbs is on the right. Both men are wearing battledress with a hand in pocket. Right hand man has visible half brevet. Both have cigarettes in hand. To the right the side of a building and in the…


Head and shoulders portrait of Frank Hobbs wearing side cap and tunic with air gunner brevet and sergeants stripes.

Lists of six entries with names Hobbs, Garland, Whitehead and Leech with occupation position and ambitions. Dates from August 22 to October 40.

Address for J Coppin at RAF Cranwell

Registration serial number 454 - Flight Sergeant Hobbs F for Bicycle A441362, Maroon, Rudge Whitworth at RAF Skellingthorpe

Permission slip for absent from quarters at RAF North Luffenham 24/25 March 1943. Station stamp with date 24 March 1943.

Notice that Frank Hobbs required to join for service on 10 October 1940 at No 10 (Signals) Recruit Centre, Blackpool.

Letter in reply to Mrs Hobbs regarding the inadequacy of her weekly pension payment. Handwritten annotation that letter has been passed to Minister of Pensions.

Priority telegram from Officer Commanding 630 Squadron informing Mrs Hobbs that her husband Flight Sergeant F J Hobbs was missing from operations on night 15/16 March 1944. Warns that no information should be given to the press pending written…

Thanks Mrs Hobbs for her letter and tries to answer her questions. Crash was sudden, no time for crew to suffer. Sgt Hobbs was still at his post. He obtained copy of pilots tag 'Rodbourne, 16.9.006, Blood, RAF'. No papers belonging to Hobbs. Location…

Wishes daughter Barbara a happy birthday

Acknowledges earlier telegram and reports he's fit and well.
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