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Gold coloured winged bullet lapel badge.

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The packs are in a presentation case from the Amsterdam museum. They were presented to Ted Leaviss and all the other attendees to the 40 year celebration of Operation Manna in Holland in 1985.
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Warrant officer cloth badge worn on lower sleeve.

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Brass hat badge worn by RAF airmen and non-commissioned officers.

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A small fabric wallet to hold cotton thread, needles etc. used to make running repairs to kit and uniform

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Received when appointed a Warrant Officer in the RAF. Signed by the Secretary of State for Air .

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Proficiency Certificate awarded by No 1827 Arnold and Woodthorpe Squadron and a Certificate of Service awarded for the period 19 Jan 1943 to 27 November 1943 and also that he was considered suitable for training in Pilot, navigator and bomb aimer…

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Ted Leaviss's certificate stating that he did not need to attend school and could be in full time employment.

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A very large group of airmen sitting and standing in four rows in front of a Halifax and others lined up sitting on wings, engines and fuselage. Submitted with caption 'RAAF 466 Sqn March 1945 (Personal Photo Album)'.

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RAFA fabric and gold wire badge.

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460 Squadron RAAF fabric and gold wire badge.

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Top - five airmen standing in line. The four to the left wear parachute harnesses and the man on the right wears battledress with half brevet. In the background part of a Halifax.
Bottom - An airman wearing battledress and parachute harness holding…

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An airman wearing battledress and parachute harness holding canvas bag standing in front of wooden wall. Submitted with caption 'Pat in training'. On the reverse 'taken in Scotland some time ago just prior to a flip. For once the run is apparently …

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One of Ted's identity discs.

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Air-to air view front quarter from below of two Halifax, the nearer with letters 'HD-C' and the other above. Submitted with caption 'NR179 HD-C Returning Circa 1945 (AWM)'

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Patch has woven Lancaster with food parcels dropping in yellow superimposed on a RAF red and blue roundel. Operation Manna April - May 1945 in blue outer circle. On reverse sticker from the Dutch provider 'Aviation Patch Supplies'.

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Brass badge mounted on fabric wrist strap, worn when wearing a uniform with short sleeved shirt.

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White red and blue striped ribbon.

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Six aircrew in flying equipment posed in front of aircraft left mainwheel, on the reverse. 'Enstone Jan 45 L to R, Mac, Diker, Yours truly, Rus or Joe, Darby, Jock'.

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Large group of men and women outside a large building. On the reverse, 'Officers Mess Scampton.'

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Four airmen all wearing tunics with brevet, a pilot and bomb aimer in front and navigator and flight engineer at the rear. Submitted with caption 'NR179 466 Sqn close friends'. On the reverse 'RAAF 466 Sqn crew NR179, standing (left to right),F/Sgt…

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An aerial photograph showing a white cross on the background of a dark field with a broad white band running diagonally from left to top right. On the reverse 'Rotterdam Apr/May 1945. Cross is white sheets. 'Fingers bottom right in fact are Bullets…

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Arthur Harris wearing blazer with meals coming down stairs accompanied by a lady. Submitted with caption 'Harris'. On the reverse 'Marshall of the RSF Sir Arthur "Butch" Harris, AOC Bomber Command 1942-1945 May 1981 B.C. Reunion at Grosvenor House…

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Seven men, four standing behind and three squatting in front. All wear battledress with half brevet and side caps except centre front who has pilot's brevet and peaked cap. They are standing in snow with a building in the background.
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