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LMartinWJ1822340v1.pdf
Flying log book for W.J. Martin, flight engineer covering the period from 3 April 1944 to 13 November 1945. Detailing his flying training, operations and instructional duties. He was stationed at RAF East Kirkby, RAF St Athan, RAF Swinderby, RAF…

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MBE (Mil), DFC. AFC, DFM, 1939-1945 Star with Bomber Command clasp,(2013), 1939-1944 Aircrew Europe Star with 1944-1945 France and Germany clasp, 1939-45 Defence Medal, 1939-45 War Medal, with M.I.D Oak Leaf, ER II Coronation Medal, 1953, ER II…

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A citation announcing that John McCredie has been awarded a DFC.

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The letter announces the immediate award of a DFC to John McCredie.

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A certificate issued to John McCredie acknowledging his service in the Royal Australian Air Force.

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Describes training and crewing up at operational training unit on Wellingtons. Mentions staying in London on leave with RCAF colleague, using the Canadian forces club London and dining at the Ritz. Includes diary entry describing operational baptism.…

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Top - head and shoulders image of two men wearing civilian jacket and tie with a hedge behind. Submitted with description 'Post-war colour print of Des Richards, Chairman of the 106 Sqn Association, and F/Lt David Shannon DSO*, DFC* of 106 and 617…

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Newspaper cutting with death announcement for Air Commodore John Henry Searby DSO DFC. Submitted with description 'A Daily Telegraph newspaper notice of the death of A/Cdr John Henry Searby DSO, DFC on 14/01/1986. Handwritten note on cutting: "Friday…

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Top - five men in uniform standing in a group on steps in front of a building. The man in the centre holds a tankard. Submitted with description 'Five officers standing on steps in front of building. RAF Syerston. Date unknown. Left-right: Lt…

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Two photographs of three airmen standing in front of a building. On the door is a sign with 'W/Cdr Doubleday, DSO DFC O/C 61 Sqdn'.
On the reverse -
'10May ?
F/O Mills, D'Day, F/Lt Nugent
Dad painted the board at the back of photo. I remember him…

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Head and shoulders portrait of a pilot officer wearing uniform tunic with pilot's brevet, DFC ribbon and VR pins.

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Article about Scunthorpe double DFC baling out from blazing plane. Relates how news was passed by French woman in a letter to a Canadian who posted it to Mrs Wareing. Robert Wareing was in hospital with burns but was getting better.

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Welcome home to Squadron Leader Robert Wareing DFC and Bar after several months in German hands. With head and shoulders photograph.

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Pilot Officer Robert Wareing awarded DFC for his part in attack on Brest harbour. His was one of four crews who volunteered. Scharnhorst and Gneisenau were in the harbour but was not known if they were damaged.

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A biography of Alan Green with personal photographs and headlines. It covers his training in Canada and UK. First squadron was 218 at Marham flying Wellingtons as a navigator, then Stirlings. He flew 22 operations and was shot down by friendly fire.…

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Second version of a brief Resumé of Initial Flying Training and operational experiences on 106 Squadron, led by Wing Commander Bob Allen DSO with sorties against the Scharnhorst and Gneisenau Battleships in the Port of Brest. Slight amendment to…

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Left - messages from Bob Wareing. He was now in Germany and in good health. Mention bailing out, aircraft on fire, after operation to Le Havre. Continues with description of how news of him reached his wife.
Right - Army and RAF pay changes, Table…

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Squadron Leader Bob Wareing a prisoner of war. Scunthorpe double DFC baled out from blazing plane. Includes head and shoulders portrait of a man wearing uniform tunic with pilot's brevet. Account of how message got back to his wife and that he was…

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1: prisoner in German hospital - news of Robert Wareing passed on by French woman, He was burned on bailing out of his aircraft and was a prisoner in hospital.
2: In German hands - message received over German wireless broadcast that Robert Wareing…

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Two newspaper cuttings. Left - Scunthorpe day by day: account of Squadron Leader Robert Wareing returning home after several months in German hands. Right - For local airman/daring bomb attack on Brest harbour - announcement of award of DFC to Robert…

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Medal strip with 1939-45 star, Aircrew Europe star, defence medal, war medal 1939-45. Loose ribbons including Distinguished Flying Cross and three metal badges (Pathfinder, Volunteer Reserve and RAF Association). Presentation box.
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