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BBlacklockGBBlacklockGBv1.pdf
From his youth to the award of his DFC by the King.

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Guy Gibson taking his oath to rejoin the Boy Scout movement together with Group Captain E Colbeck-Welch, Wing Commander S P Richards, Flight Lieutenant K Davison and Lieutenant F Carruthers; a report of an operation by Wing Commander C M…

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A small group of airmen and women captioned 'Snowy at investiture receiving DFM from HRH Duke of Gloucester Canberra 1946'.

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A parade of airmen attending the award of the first DFM of the war at RAF Honington.
On the reverse '11 May 1940 Ramshaw DFM June 39 Hon I doubt the date of June 39 - DFMs are wartime decoration - peacetime equivalent is AFM also everyone wearing…

BLazenbyHJLazenbyHJv1.pdf
Harold Jack Lazenby's autobiography.

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Observer’s and air gunner’s flying log book for P C Geary, air gunner, covering the period from 24 October 1940 to 17 June 1942. Detailing his flying training, operations flown and instructor duties. He was stationed at RAF Dumfries, RAF…

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A newspaper article about Harry's DFM award.

This item was sent to the IBCC Digital Archive already in digital form. No better quality copies are available.

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Harry standing on a step beside a wooden door. On the first copy is annotated 'Harry Whittaker DFM Log Book 158 Sqd 635 Sqd 35 Sqd'.
A second has no annotation.
A third copy has ' F/Sgt Whittaker (Bombadier) (Charlie) on the reverse.
A fourth copy…

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Eight airmen seated in a tent. Information supplied with the collection states 158 squadron, Lissett, Johnny Johnson crew.
There is a second copy with details on the reverse of each man, his crew position and his address.

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RAF Form 543 recording brief details of Ivor's service record.

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Ivor describes the events on the night they crashed. They successfully force landed back in the UK after losing an engine on the way back from Dusseldorf.

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A head and shoulders portrait of Ivor with his signaller brevet, DFM and Pathfinder badges.

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A cartoon of Ivor holding a fish which is making musical sounds. It is annotated 'F/Lt Ivor "Joe" Edwards (DFM) One of Pathfinder Aces "All my own WORK!!" ' and signed 'Buster 1945 Ivor H Heroson'.

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Gives some details of service, 97 Squadron, 203 hours operations, air gunner and citation.

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Some personal details of Kenneth Saw with dates of enlistment and discharge. Includes mention of award of DFM. Mustered as mechanic, then air gunner and finally u/t pilot. Ranks was flight sergeant. Includes postings including 97 Squadron.

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A booklet commemorating JHP Dwyer (Jack). It contains school football and cricket photographs, his 19 operations, a telegram on his arrival in Gibraltar, the events when he was badly wounded over Kiel, a telegram advising his parents where he was in…

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Drawing of a lady wearing hat talking to a sergeant pilot wearing uniform with a shiny pilot's brevet and Distinguished Flying Medal ribbon. On the reverse 'Do you fly, sonny?'.

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Biography of Rohan Amerasekera. Consist of early life, war service in the RAF including training eventually as as a navigator. Operational tours on 158 Squadron and 35 Squadrons. Lists his crew. Awarded Distinguished Flying Cross in January 1944.…

S102SqnRAF19170809v10002.pdf
Biography of Rohan Amerasekera. Consist of early life, war service in the RAF including training eventually as as a navigator. Operational tours on 158 Squadron and 35 Squadrons. Lists his crew. Awarded Distinguished Flying Cross in January 1944.…

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History since formation on 1 April 1944 until last operation 7 May 1945. Part of Pathfinder Force. Mention first award of DSO and last marking and bombing operations in 1945. Provides account of last operation of Captain Edwin Swales who was awarded…

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Lists casualties for 109 Squadron and 582 Squadron in 1943, 1944, 1945 and 1946. Has squadron badges for both squadrons an 8 Group and two Victoria Crosses (Squadron Leader Robert A.M.Palmer V.C, D.F.C & Bar 109 Sqn and Captain Edwin E Swales V.C.,…

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An article about the bombing of Remscheid. It is annotated 'No 5 30/7/43'.
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