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James Douglas Hudson followed a friend to join the RAF. He trained as a navigator and was posted to 101 Squadron at RAF West Raynham. On his final operational flight with the squadron he ran out of fuel and crashed. He was taken prisoner by the Vichy…

A cutting reporting John Taplin and a friend's attempt to escape.

A small scale map of Germany issued to airmen to assist in evasion and escape.

A small scale map issued to airmen to help in evasion and escape.

The letter was written 12 days before his last flight over Germany. He expresses his feelings if he is captured or dies serving his country.

The letter expresses delight that Les has arrived safely in the UK.

He has escaped from the camp and is now with the British Army.

Les' record of his time as a prisoner of war. Lots of sport and camp plays and musicals. He escaped in September when Italy made peace with the Allies. He describes his journey to British lines then back home.

He has received only one letter. He has borrowed money to buy extra food and asks his mother to send money to his benefactor's father. Weather has been miserable but it has improved in the last day. Two or three men have escaped.

The letter asks if he can write to a member of the association about a lady's husband.
He is also thanked for his donation.

A booklet with vocabulary translated into German, Spanish, French and Dutch.
The booklet was to assist downed airmen evading or escaping.

An account of the crash of Lancaster ND533 written by Pierre Madry. It is followed by an address given by Air Commodore Eustace at a ceremony for the crew of the Lancaster.
Finally there is an address by Abbe Plante, parish priest of Lyons-la-Foret,…

The letter explains the Society's activities, accounts, objects, committee members, awards, donations, financial statement, correspondence and creation of sub-branches.

The letter advises that they are setting up the RAF Escaping Society.

Draft of memoir with contents page - giving service history. Followed by pages with reference to photographs for name and rank, deferred service, ground training dates and places, training in Canada, back home for service flying, 5 Group, 51 base,…

Side face image of a man wearing civilian clothes. Two versions of the same image. Submitted with caption 'Bob Burns- escape photograph provided by squadron to be used in documents if an evcader [sic]- date unknown- likely early 1944'.

Two typed sheets with handwritten annotations listing the escapees.

Two telegrams with details of the escape from Stalag Luft III.

A memoir of Bernard Scheidauer who was shot down over France but crashed on Jersey. He was a prisoner at Stalag Luft 3 and was involved in the tunnels used during The Great Escape.

A group of 13 POWs arranged in three rows. Behind is a timber frame building. On the reverse is 'This photo was taken in Dec '39 at Oflag IX Spangenburg. It is a photo of all the RAF officers taken by the Germans up to then + 1 Fleet Air Arm officer.…

A small enclosed handcart with a lid. Standing beside it are three German airmen. On the reverse 'Eric Foster & Joe Barker escaped from the Schloss Spangenberg in this in 1941'.

An account of the Great Escape with maps, sketches and photographs. Details of the three tunnels are set out and the night of the escape. The tunnel construction is detailed as is the team of organisers, engineers, escape kit manufacturers and…

Four men in civilian clothes, three carrying milk churns. behind is a hut.

Four men and three women in the garden of the Pelletiers. The Pelletiers hid Jack when he parachuted from his Lancaster.
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