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Seven medals awarded to Peter Hazeldene:

Distinguished Flying Cross;
1939-1945 Star;
Air Crew Europe Star;
Defence Medal;
War Medal 1939-1945;
Queen's Jubilee Medal;
Royal Observer Corps Medal.

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A brief biography of Peter Hazeldene DFC covering his RAF service and subsequent life.

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An invitation for Peter to attend a Royal Garden Party at Bentley Priory.

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32 women and 3 men of the Royal Observer Corps, in uniform, Betty Greenwood (Harrison at the time) is third from the left in the second to last row, submitted with caption; 'Her school class with the 3 Royal Observer Corps teachers - Betty is three…

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William was five years old when war was declared. He lived on a farm in north Lincolnshire not far from RAF Kirton in Lindsey, RAF Scampton, RAF Hibaldstow, RAF Blyton, RAF Sandtoft and RAF Sturgate. An anti-aircraft unit was also nearby. William…

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Merv Owen was a school boy during the war. He recalls two aircraft crashes in and around Welton in Lincolnshire, a Lancaster and a Ju 88.

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Iris McClements remembers being issued with a gas mask at the age of 11, before the war started. Her family moved to Eldwick when she was about 13 to avoid the bombs. She joined the Women’s Junior Air Corps and recalls being issued with a bucket,…

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Betty Greenwood was born in 1926 in Belton, Lancashire; she attended Princess Mary high school was and privately educated in Paris but returned due to the threat of war. At sixteen she was offered various jobs but decided to join the Royal Observer…

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A group of 21 personnel arranged in three rows. In front of the first row is a silhouetted model of a four engined bomber with '9' underneath.

Additional information about this item has been kindly provided by the donor.

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Introduces the revived Aircraft Recognition Journal, mentions its role in the future training of the Royal Observer Corps, and stresses its official nature.

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Doris Reddish attended Sleaford High School followed by commercial college. She worked at Moore, Cooper and Burkett’s in Market Rasen until she joined the Royal Observer Corps. She trained in Lincoln for aircraft recognition then served as a table…

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Iris McClements was a member of the Women’s Junior Air Corps and then the Royal Observer Corps. She met her husband on one of his visits to York.
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