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  • Tags: George VI, King of Great Britain (1895-1952)

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.

Letter from Buckingham Palace and six mounted decorations. Distinguished Flying Cross, Air Force Cross, 1939–1945 Star, Air Crew Europe Star, Defence medal and War Medal 1939–1945.

Top: a group of tradesmen sitting on the steps of one of their mobile offices/workshops.
Bottom: King George VI with a group of senior officers including General Montgomery.

The letter expresses sorrow at the loss of her husband.

King George VI talking to senior officers, servicemen formed up on parade in background. Captioned 'The King at Antwerp'.

Two photographs of King George inspection RAF airmen at Bicester. Arnold is second behind the King.

Letter of sympathy from the King to Mrs K Gill

Fred's life story from early days sneaking downstairs to drink the dregs at his parent's public house, playing rugby and studying hard, becoming an accountant, learning to be an accurate rifle shooter then joining the RAF as a an air gunner. He…

The letter from the KIng expresses sympathy at the loss of his son.

A scroll commemorating AK Fearnside's service for his country.

A scroll awarded to the family of Bill in honour of his sacrifice during the war.

The brief letter expresses sympathy at the loss of her husband.

A diary kept by Maurice. It records his operations. (Note the squadron was visited by the King & Queen on 10th February 1944 and he had lunch with them in the mess. He was killed on 15th February 1944 on an operation to Berlin)

DFC and ribbon in box along with letter from Buckingham Palace.

The scroll is a message of sympathy from the King and Queen.

Writes that he was okay after operation to Brunswick and now had only seven left to finish tour. Returned with 72 holes in the aircraft. Relates seeing films and discusses clothing. Mentions a visit by the King to Middleton St George.
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