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13 airmen in two rows in front of a Fairey Battle. Each man is named on the front. On the reverse each man has signed his name and 'A/C Fairey Battle Course 45A Observers No 9 Bombing and Gunnery School Mont-Joli PQ July 1942 Back Row RCAF Front RAF…

Ron and his friend at the beach at Ste Flavie. On the reverse 'Tony and myself on the beach at Ste Flavie Mont-Joli June 1942'.

Three trainee airmen in summer uniform at the beach. On the reverse 'Ted, Cyril & Sidney in summer uniform Beach at Ste Flavie Mont-Joli June 1942'.

A full length portrait of Ron in greatcoat with trainee flash on his cap. On the reverse 'St Johns tons of love. Ron'. It is stamped 'Mar 1942'.

The letter was issued to Ron after his return from France. It advises Ron's service number, rank and squadron.


Paul's story about his grandfather Ron, being shot down and evading capture.

A certificate issued to Ron for his good service and an accompanying letter.

A bill issued to Ron from RAF Lindholme, May 1948.

The letter expresses sympathy that Ron is missing.

A letter expressing love to his mother, from Ron.


The letter from the Chief Draughtsman at Lancashire Dynamo and Crypto Ltd expresses delight that Ron has returned to the UK, safely.

The letter from Ron's cub master expresses sorrow that Ron is missing.

Two copies of a telegram stating that Ron is missing.

The telegram advises that his son, Ron, has arrived back in the UK.
There is a second identical copy.

Nine photographs from an album.
#1 is an archway.
#2 is a bridge leading to an archway through a wall. Several pedestrians are walking about.
#3 is an unclear view.
#4 is an airman sitting on a wall.
#5 is a view along a road with traffic in the…


Six photographs from an album.
#1 is a front view of a Mitchell.
#2 is a Baltimore, starboard side, in flight.
#3 is an unclear image.
#4 is the nose of a Baltimore seen from underneath.
#5 is four airmen in khaki. Their names are written above…

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Seven photographs from an album.
#1 is the Algiers Grand Post Office with palm trees and a pool in front.
#2 is a sunken ship with a man leaning on it.
#3 is Ron in flying kit at his station on his aircraft.
#4 is a statue on a plinth, in a…

Eight photographs from an album.
#1 is three airmen in khaki sitting on the tail of a Hudson.
#2 is two airmen leaning on a wall in the hills.
#3 is seven airmen in khaki leaning and sitting on the tail of a Hudson.
#4 is six children in a row…

Seven photographs from an album.
#1 is a submarine.
#2 and 3 are airmen washing in the open.
#4 is a boy with a towel.
#5 is a bar made from the rear fuselage of a German aircraft. The sign says 'Line Shoot Bar'.
#6 is Ron in a pool.
#7 is an…

Eight photographs from an album.
#1 is an airman in the cockpit of a Baltimore with the cockpit open.
#2 is four airmen beside their tent.
#3 is Ron at the controls of an aircraft.
#4 is a port side view of a Baltimore.
#5 is an airman standing…

A group of airmen arranged in four rows in front of a York, 'KO'.
A post-it states ' Grandad [underlined] 8th i from right. 3rd row down (seated on chairs)'.

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31 men arranged in three rows. A post-it with 'grandad' marks Ron, bottom row, 5th from left.

37 men arranged in five rows in front of a hangar. A post-it states that Ron is in the second row from top, 5th in row.

Four photographs from an album.
#1, 2 and 3 are similar images of a row of Hudsons lined up in the snow.
#4 is Ron in the turret at the rear of a Hudson.

Five photographs from an album.
#1 is two airmen standing in the snow. One is wearing a greatcoat and the other has an Observers brevet
#2 is a snowy track.
#3 is the same two airmen, the one on the right is about to throw a snowball at the other…
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