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The brevet is pinned to a Distinguished Flying Medal ribbon with an imitation medal ribbon and cardboard iron cross. On the reverse ‘Garanteed ferous [sic] metal'.

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

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Five medals with ribbons on medal bar. Includes:
Distinguished Flying Medal,
1939-1945 Star,
France and Germany Star,
Defence Medal,
War Medal 1939–1945.

Front and rear views. Includes medal ribbons.

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Certificate of award of La Croix du Combattant de L'Europe. Awarded by the European Veterans' Confederation to Arthur James Pearce DFM PFF.

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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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Newspaper cuttings reporting the award of two Conspicuous Gallantry Medals, a Distinguished Flying Cross and four Distinguished Flying Medals to the crew that Robert Stott belonged to. Awarded for bringing a badly damaged Lancaster and seriously…

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First article attributed to Manchester Guardian, 18 October 1945, covers trial of five members of crew of U852 who were involved in firing on the survivors of a Greek ship Peleus. The second (non attributed) states that three officers were sentenced…

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A citation for a Distinguished Flying Medal awarded to Flight Sergeant Arthur Loudon

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Sergeant J K Henson, Flight Sergeant A H D Batty and Sergeant L S Coleman all of 226 Squadron were awarded the Distinguished Flying Medal for the action around a daylight attack on Merville airfield.

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Letter congratulating Sergeant Spencer Lewis Belton on the award of his Distinguished Flying Medal.

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Notes that the King will hold investiture at Buckingham Palace on 20 November 1945. Donald Cochrane requested to be at palace no later than 10.15. Goes on to detail dress and who may accompany.

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The completed service record of Donald Cochrane 1395422.

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Navigator’s air bombers and air gunner’s flying log book for Donald Fraser DFM, flight engineer, covering the period from 17 July 1943 to 25 February 1946. Detailing his flying training, operations flown and instructor duties. He was stationed at…

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Top - newspaper cutting with two photographs - left air-to-air view showing three Lancasters and on the right an air-to air view of three Lancasters in echelon starboard. Text states that this page has several pictures of Lancasters from famed 35…

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S Belton received a Distinguished Flying Medal for his son Sergeant Spencer Lewis Belton. He was educated at Southend High School, worked in a bank and on his father’s farm.

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A newspaper cutting about the night Warrant Officer Bill Walker succeeded in bringing their badly damaged aircraft back. Mentions award of two Conspicuous Gallantry Medals and two Distinguished Flying Medals.

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The memorial honours three fallen of the parish: Spencer Lewis Belton, Raymond William Cook and Frank Hume.

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Head and shoulders portrait of Geoffrey Whittle with observers' brevet and Distinguished Flying Medal ribbon. On the reverse 'Guess who!'.

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Observers and air gunners flying log book for Geoffrey Whittle, navigator, covering the period from 4 November 1942 to 26 July 1953.

Detailing his flying training, instructor duties and post war flying. He was stationed at RAF West Freugh, RAF…

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Top left - eight Lancasters parked in pairs on airfield with runway behind them. In the foreground a hangar. To the left three B-17s.
Top right - newspaper cutting 'Chosen for U.S. Goodwill tour'. Two local men chosen to take part names as W.O…

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Top right - newspaper cutting titled 'Gen Spaatz welcomes RAF' with three photographs. Top left photograph of General Spaatz at microphone welcoming RAF to Andrews Field. Also in background Lord Inverchapel, British Ambassador, Col Curtis D Sluman…

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Mentions time as a balloon operator at Felixstowe and then training as an air gunner. First tour on 50 Squadron RAF Swinderby on Manchester, but had to wait for aircraft to arrive as squadron still flying Hampden when he arrived later transferred to…

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Five decorations:

Distinguished Flying Medal,
1939-1945 Star,
Air Crew Europe Star,
Defence Medal,
War Medal 1939-1945
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