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  • Tags: Distinguished Flying Cross

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The graves of the four airmen who died when their Stirling was shot down, Enter, Netherlands.

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Eight photographs of the crew of Stirling BK604. Four were killed and four were taken prisoner.

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Gives outline of service history. Goes on to describe joining the RAF, early training, journey across the Atlantic to Canada for pilot training. Gives account of training in Canada and on return to the United Kingdom. Writes of operations on 106…

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Memoir starts by describing early life and education in Tunbridge Wells before moving to Cornwall. Writes about beginning of the war. Volunteered for aircrew in Plymouth (which had been bombed the day before) shortly after his 18th birthday.…

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Made out for Pilot Officer William Roy Peter Perry. Narrative mentions completed 20 operations, showing outstanding skill and determination. Skilful airmanship enabled gunner to shoot down enemy fighter. Twice had to recover aircraft on three engine…

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A short history of 106 Squadron. Covers formation in world war one. Reformed in 1938 with Hinds and Battles. Equipped with Hampden at beginning of the war. Initially a advanced training unit. Became operational in September 1940. Describes early…

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Congratulations your Tideford friends are very proud - Lavis

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Good show heartiest congrats Howard.

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Congratulations and good luck - Nanie

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Good work boy we are mighty proud of you all, Kay and Fay.

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Congratulations from all at Bideford post office

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Good show and thrilled from Olive and John

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Congratulations on award from G O Brook and mother.

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Brown leather wallet type folder with embossed decoration with Pete's DFC telegrams. One visible on top - from Tideford friends, With accompanying note.

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Contains list of promotions and award of DFC. Includes other service information.

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RAF uniform tunic with flight lieutenant rank and medal ribbons for Distinguished Flying Cross, 1939–1945 Star, Air Crew Europe Star, Italy Star, Defence Medal, War Medal 1939–1945.

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Box for Distinguished Flying Cross

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Distinguished Flying Cross, 1939–1945 Star, Aircrew Europe Star with France and Germany Clasp, Defence Medal, War Medal 1939–1945.

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Top left - five airmen wearing battledress and side caps standing in line behind the port wing of a Wellington. Captioned 'Wellington III, 1943, ("Shorty", Dickie, Doug, self, Jonny), North Luffenham'.
Top right - seven aircrew wearing a variety of…

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Head and shoulders portrait of an RAF officer wearing tunic with pilot's brevet and medal ribbons (including DFC). On the reverse 'Flt Lt WRP Perry DFC'.

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Note explaining why author's father and several pilots of 106 Squadron arrived singing Java Jive over the radio (R/T). Station commander was not impressed.

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Brief details of early life. Joined Royal Air Force 26 March 1941, trained as pilot in Canada. Flew operations on 106 Squadron at RAF Syerston and RAF Metheringham from June 1943 to February 1944. Instructional tour at 5 Lancaster Finishing School…
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