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  • Tags: Caterpillar Club

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Gold caterpillar pin badge

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Card with Irving Caterpillar Club certificate of membership for Flying Officer C R Godfrey signed by hon sec European division.

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Note welcoming recipient as member of the Caterpillar Club.

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List of contents of box including medals, badges, log book, insignia, membership cards, letters. photographs, memoir, service and other documents and a sketch.

B[Author]JosephDv1.pdf
Includes David Joseph's service in the RAF, his training in Canada and his operations on Halifaxes at RAF Holme-on-Spalding Moor and his movements after being shot down 18 March 1944 and becoming a prisoner of war.

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General Information about Fred. It records his date of birth and death with a comprehensive list of his family. Included are details of his funeral.

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A membership card awarded to Fred for safely parachuting from his aircraft.

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Catepillar clubcertificate of membership made out to 'F/O G J North'. Signed by hon sec European Division

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Bruce Cunningham was born in New Zealand. After initial training as a pilot he was posted to RAF Wescott Operational Training Unit and flew operations with 514 Squadron at RAF Waterbeach. His first operation was over Berlin. On one operation they…

AHuttonGR160526.mp3
George Hutton won ten pounds for composing a motto regarding the manufacture of Mosquitos. In time he volunteered as aircrew and trained as a gunner. He was posted to 199 Squadron for his first tour. His second tour was with 514 Squadron. The crew…

AMulhallJE180703.mp3
James Mulhall trained as a flight engineer and was posted to 75 Squadron at RAF Mepal. On one operation the crew were surprised to be presented by the ground crew with a 303 bullet which proved that they had been the recipient of friendly fire. On…

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Before the war, John Casey worked for Vickers Armstrong. He joined the Royal Air Force and completed his training as a warrant officer at RAF Padgate. He learned how to fly Stirling aircraft at RAF Wigsley, Wellington aircraft at RAF Bruntingthorpe…

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Reg Harrison grew up on a farm in Saskatchewan and enjoyed watching aircraft when they flew over. He had his first flight as a youngster when he was lent five dollars by a shopkeeper. He volunteered for aircrew as soon as he was of age and began his…

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A membership card belonging to Jack Marsden. The reverse is blank.

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Jacks's badges, dog tags and Caterpillar Club badge collected during his RAF service.
This item was sent to the IBCC Digital Archive already in digital form. No better quality copies are available.

YLayneAJ[Ser#-DoB]v1.pdf
Starts with a letter to him after she finds out he is a prisoner telling how she felt when he was missing and how happy she was with the news that he was a prisoner. After a day by day diary of her feelings, activities, news of friends and…

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Alan writes that more letters have been arriving. He asks about his Caterpillar Club badge. He is losing a lot of hair but is fit.

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Alan still has not heard from his parents. He asks after Basil. He lists some items to be sent to him.

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Requests caterpillar badges for himself and his crew after they baled out on night of 24 December 1944.

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Number 9. Has heard from Caterpillar Club that badges are being sent. Reports food parcel from Lisbon and list contents. Writes of damage to his gold ring. Writes of activities and rumour of move. Mentions lice have disappeared and provides cryptic…

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Writes that thing were quite but he was doing lectures and cross countries and spending most of his time at Driffield. Continues with news of his and his crew's activities. Says he has seen some good ENSA plays. Makes some comments about the…
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