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  • Tags: Distinguished Flying Cross

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Top is a photograph of 170 Squadron personnel with four rows in front of and a row standing on top of a Lancaster. Caption '170 Squadron Helmswell, December 1944'. In the middle, two newspaper cuttings announcing Jack Hayley's award of the…

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An article written by Major J. G Struthers D.F.C. He argues against the practicality of large battleships which can easily be destroyed by aeroplane, fast torpedo boats and submarines. He suggests that money would be better spent on aircraft and…

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Lists for Distinguished Flying Cross and Medal. Includes Pilot Officer James Douglas Hudson, Nelson, Lancashire.

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Head and shoulders image of Alan smoking a pipe. On the reverse 'FX IS'985' 23416 14'

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Two former crew members inside a Lancaster. On the back
'Bob Brooks (Australia) Navigator
Alan Edgar DFC Pilot'

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Alan Edgar and four of his wartime crew. They are standing under the Lancaster at RAF Scampton. On the reverse the five crew members are identified with their crew role.

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Alan Edgar, a man and two women standing drinking. Alan is in uniform and the ladies are in evening dresses. The other man is wearing a dinner jacket.

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Alan in dress uniform with his wife in evening dress.

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Captioned 'Flight Lieutenant Ernie Twells D.F.C. 619 Squadron 24 missions 617 Squadron 41 missions'.

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Letter from King George VI appointing Ron Mathers as Flying Officer .

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Head a shoulders portrait of Squadron Leader Arthur Hollis wearing tunic, with pilots brevet and medal ribbons, and peaked cap.

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Half-length portrait of Squadron Leader Arthur Hollis wearing tunic, with pilots brevet and medal ribbons, and peaked cap. He has his arms crossed.

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Head and shoulders portrait of Squadron Leader Arthur Hollis wearing tunic, with pilots brevet and medal ribbons, and peaked cap.

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Half-length portrait of Squadron Leader Arthur Hollis, side on, wearing tunic, with pilots brevet and medal ribbons, and peaked cap. He has his arms crossed.

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Half-length portrait of Squadron Leader Arthur Hollis, smiling, wearing tunic, with pilots brevet and medal ribbons, and peaked cap. He has his arms crossed.

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Half-length portrait of Squadron Leader Arthur Hollis wearing tunic, with pilot's brevet and medal ribbons, and peaked cap. He has his arms crossed.

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Two newspaper cuttings of same date. First (from The Times) lists RAF Awards for Gallantry in air operations. Includes Distinguished Flying Cross for F/L A N Hollis. Second (from The Daily Telegraph) gives account of Hollis citation stating attack on…

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Decorations:
Order of the British Empire (civil),
Distinguished Flying Cross,
1939-1945 Star with Bomber Command clasp,
Air Crew Europe Star,
Defence Medal and
War Medal 1939-1945.
Front and back views.

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Album page including letter from Air Vice Marshal E A B Rice, 1 Group, congratulating Warrant Officer E W Smith on the award of the Distinguished Flying Cross. Caption on page '2nd Tour of Ops 12-626 Sqn, Wickenby, Lincs June - Nov 1943'.

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A notification to Clifford Watson about his DFC. Citation includes that in his numerous operations 'he has invariably displayed the utmost fortitude, courage and devotion to duty'.

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Account of Pilot Officer James Douglas Hudson's award of Distinguished Flying Cross. Notes was member of RAFVR called up at outbreak of war and trained as navigator. While on deployment his Blenheim was brought down in North Africa and he was…

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The obituary of Flight Lieutenant Bob Knights. It details his raids on the Tirpitz, his early life, his training in Florida, his time with 617 Squadron and his role with BOAC after the war until his retirement in 1976.

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RAF bomber crews who carried out raids on Bremen, one in daylight and from height of 50 feet are listed for gallantry awards. Goes on with lists and describes actions of Pilot Officer Waples 21 Squadron, Pilot Office Alister Stewart Ramsay, 105…
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