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Guy Gibson taking his oath to rejoin the Boy Scout movement together with Group Captain E Colbeck-Welch, Wing Commander S P Richards, Flight Lieutenant K Davison and Lieutenant F Carruthers; a report of an operation by Wing Commander C M…

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The first page comprises a page of caricatures annotated with quotations from the individuals pictured, including Wing Commander J Cunningham, Wing Commander Townsend, Warrant Officer Carter, Flight Lieutenant Erlwig, Staff officer Priestley, Flight…

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Viscount Clive with his daughter Davinia Herbert; acting Squadron Leader F D Hughes who was killed in action and an annotated picture of 'Flight Lieutenant Tony Stuart' in evening dress.
The second page shows Flight Lieutenant Anthony Stuart…

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Individual photographs of three uniformed airmen taken in the open air. The first, annotated as 'Flight Officer Handley' is bareheaded sitting in a director's chair.
The second annotated 'Flight Lieutenant France' is holding some papers sat in an…

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Three photographs of uniformed men, the first 13 bareheaded, standing in the columned entrance on the steps of a brick building. Annotations read 'from left to right Flight Officer Palmer, Flight Officer Bray, Flight officer Handley, Flight Officer…

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Two photographs, the first of uniformed Royal Air Force personnel seated on wicker chairs in an open lorry. A man in civilian clothes stands near the lorry's cab. There is a crowd of people watching, standing between a row of shops and the road.…

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Front cover of a photograph album with string fastenings.

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Service and release book of Mess Steward Kathleen Cross from 10 April 1946 to 13 February 1946. The statement reads 'Corporal Cross has worked hard throughout her service career and her conduct has been very good'.

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A studio photograph of four men and three women grouped around the married couple. Kenneth is in uniform with sergeant rank and his air gunner's brevet. Mabel is wearing a dark suit and holding a bouquet. The couple had been going out since 1939 and…

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Wooden cross with the upright marked 'No 10' and the date of death. The cross bar has 'PEXMAN ENGELSCH VLIEGENIER' written across it. The grave is in Schoonselhof cemetery.

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Head and shoulders portraits wearing civilian clothes including a collared shirt and tie.

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Two portrait photographs, one in civilian clothes including a collared shirt and tie and a second in uniform. Kenneth worked as a first aid car driver just after war was declared.

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Seven uniformed airmen standing in front of a Defiant, six are bare headed and one is wearing a half cap. The central figure is standing on an aircraft chock. Kenneth Richard Pexman is standing on the far right and is wearing flying…

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An eight day wooden mantlepiece clock with roman numerals and outstretched wings either side. Mabel, Kenneth's wife, had borrowed £5 from her uncle to buy the clock for Kenneth's 22nd birthday but he was killed in action before she could give it to…

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Cloth air gunner's brevet.

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Married in the parish church in Old Brumby.

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From Flight Sergeant G T Welsh's mother providing information of Kenneth following the aircraft's crash. Advising that her son and Sergeant Langton are held in same camp.

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To Mabel Pexman confirming death of her husband and mentioning his personal effects. Annotated with hand written 'Return requested please'.

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Sympathy letter from the Royal Air Force, Record Office, to Mabel Pexman.

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Regret letter to Mabel Pexman advising no further news.

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Letter of sympathy to Mabel Pexman.

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Kenneth's ex employer expressing regret on hearing of his death.

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To Kenneth's brother in law regarding aircraft crash. Provides details of his grave and surviving crew members; Sergeant S A Langton, pilot; Sergeant T G Welsh, observer; Sergeant J Haworth, wireless operator and air gunner and Sergeant J Johnson,…

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Advising that her husband, previously reported missing is now missing and believed to have been killed, as reported by the Red Cross.

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Dated five days before his death, advises of a move of squadron and anticipating home leave and a future life with Mabel.

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