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From RAF records office noting that it was planned that Bill Eyles attend investiture at Buckingham palace for award of Distinguished Flying Medal on 4 December 1945. Asks that he be supplied with railway warrant and details when the actual…

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Invitation to investiture at Buckingham Palace for award of Distinguished Flying Medal on 4 December 1944.

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States Flight Sergeant Charles William Eyles was Master Bomber and visual marker and was reliable and accurate. Participated in 51 attacks by day and night against heavily defended targets. Provides other accolades.

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Eight aircrew wearing Mae Wests and parachute harness squatting and standing two rows by the rear fuselage door of a Lancaster. On the reverse 'M.U.G. Bill Quirke (DFC), B/A Bert Warner (DFC), Pilot Jack Ford (DFC), visual B/A Bill Eyles (DFM), W.O.P…

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Three airmen wearing battledress and peaked or side caps sitting on a bomb trolley with part of a Lancaster in the background. A further Lancaster in the distance ion the left. On the reverse 'Don Carruthers (DFM), Bill Eyles (DFM), Bert Warner…

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Gives personal details. Notes awarded DFM (presented by the King) and Pathfinder badge. Lists postings to 78 and 35 Squadrons, mustering, promotions and qualifications.

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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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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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Two items from a photo album.
Item 1 is a newspaper cutting about 75 Squadron, dated 1943.
Item 2 is a vertical aerial photograph taken during a training exercise, annotated ' C.1. N.U. 10-3-45 F7" F/Lt Guinane' and captioned ' "G.H." Simulated…

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Top - full face portrait of a man with handwritten caption 'Danny Walker (Shannon)'. Submitted with description 'Photo of the head of a man. The handwritten caption reads: "Danny Walker (Shannon) (8). This suggests that the subject is Sgt J A Walker,…

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Top - a reconnaissance photograph of results of a bombing attack. From a newspaper article. The photograph shows the Mittelland canal running bottom left to top right and very many bomb craters concentrated in middle with canal edges and embankment…

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Head and shoulders portrait of a flight sergeant wearing uniform tunic with air gunner brevet and medal ribbon. Additional information about this item was kindly provided by the donor.

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Note from his niece which gives outline of operation to Berlin on 2 January 1944. Mentions that Missing Research and Enquiry Service contacted his parents with news that his remains had been found and he and rest of crew were buried in the village of…

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Half-length portrait of an officer wearing tunic with observer brevet and medal ribbon as well as peaked cap. Submitted with caption; 'William Alfred Colson'.

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Includes early life and marriage. Joined the RAFVR and served on 9 Squadron and served full tours on Whitley, Halifax and Wellington. Mentions his pilot and award of DFM and promotion. Went to 97 Squadron in 1943. Was navigator/bomb aimer. Gives…

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A biography of FC Jenkins. It covers his birth and marriage but concentrates on his RAF years. He took part in 58 operations and survived the war to continue in RAF service.

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Bert Kitson with his parents outside Buckingham Palace after receiving his Distinguished Flying Medal. He is wearing a greatcoat and his parents are wearing winter coats. A crowd of people and the palace railings behind.

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RAF Form 543 issued to Frank Horry. It contains details of his service record.

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RAF Form 543 issued to Arthur Horry detailing his service record.

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A brief memoir of Frank and Freddie Horry written by Freddie's wife.
There is a short memoir about Frank and a longer memoir about Freddie.
There are three stories about different operations.

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A document recommending that Arthur Horry receives the Distinguished Flying Medal.
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