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Noted not to be produced in public; a list of phrases in German, Spanish, French and Dutch.

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Asks if Cheshire has vacancy for wireless operator on his squadron. Served under him at RAF Linton-on-Ouse and recent returned after evading on the continent.

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Ted Neale describes the aircrew and circumstances leading to their baling out near Nereto, Tortoreto, Italy. Some of the crew were captured, but Ted was sheltered by local people. He met up with an English army corporal and travelled by boat to…

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A pair of boots issued to Malcolm Staves. The uppers could be cut away to convert them into shoes if the wearer was shot down behind enemy lines.

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Pen knife intended for cutting top away from escape flying boots, in order to convert them into shoes.

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List of phrases translated into German, French, Dutch and Spanish to help with evasion.

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Louis Makens worked as a farm worker before the war but volunteered for aircrew. He discusses his training on Wellingtons and operations flying Stirlings with 196 Squadron including a crash landing, and glider towing. His Halifax was shot down 18/19…

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Album page with eight black and white photographs various orientations. Captioned 'E Easy - they did 25 Operations in this Halifax'.
Top, Halifax bomber, ladder present against port wing at least two ground crew present.
Upper-mid-left photograph,…

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Three full face portraits, left side, head on and right side. All submitted with caption; “Three of him from his "escape pack" for use if he needed documents forging, should he be shot down”. Additional information about this item was kindly…

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Item 1 is a statement by Roy Maddock-Lyon on the events leading to the loss of the aircraft and his evasion and return to the UK.
Item 2 is a letter from the Air Ministry advising his parents that he is safe in Sweden. It is captioned 'RAF Letter…

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A detailed report on the flight over Denmark, the explosion on the aircraft and evacuating the damaged aeroplane. The subsequent evasion to Sweden is also described.

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Item 1 is a Danish Identity card issued to Roy Maddock-Lyon under the name Peter Jensen. It includes a head and shoulders photograph.
Item 2 is a sketch map of Scandanavia and Great Britain with four routes described as 'Blockade Runners'. Captioned…

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Item 1 - A map of Eastern Denmark annotated with the site of the crash, Charluttenlund and Falsterbo Canal.
Item 2 is a ticket from Malmo to Stockhol issued to Roy Maddock-Lyon.

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Photograph 1 is a half length portrait of a man wearing shirt and tie, seated in a chair, captioned ' Dr Syrach Larsen - Lisa's Father'.
Photograph 2 is a street scene with a curved road, lamp posts and trees, captioned 'The road outside Dr Larsen's…

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Photograph 1 is of 13 members of a family standing outside their house. It is captioned 'Hr. Johannes Helms and Family (Agnete in Centre)' and 'Johannes Helms and family'.
Photograph 2 is a house, trees, fields and a telegraph pole captioned…

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Photograph 1 is of three German soldiers standing over John Grayshan's body. Behind is another body, marked by an ink arrow. It is captioned 'German Soldiers looking at Johnny'.
Photograph 2 is a close up of Johnny, captioned 'Johnny'.
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Photograph 1 is 15 German airmen seated on a flight of steps. The main caption details how the Gruppe was sub-divided and a later caption reads 'German Night Fighter Squadron'.
Photograph 2 is a half length portrait of a man, woman and young girl,…

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Item 1 is a map of Holbaek with the crash site and the location of two bodies and five survivors. It is captioned 'Where the crew and plane landed south of Holbaek.'
Item 2 is a letter to Roy Maddock-Lyon's father confirming that his son is missing.…

LMaddockLyonR2205669v1.pdf
Flying log book for navigators, air bombers, air gunners, flight engineers for Roy Maddock-Lyon, flight engineer, covering the period from 12 June 1944 to 2 May 1946. Detailing his flying training, operations flown and post war flying duties. He was…

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A silk evasion map showing France, Belgium, Luxembourg, Switzerland, North-Western Italy, Southern Holland, Western Germany and North-Eastern Spain. The scale is 1:2,000,000 and it is identified as the Second Edition. There is also an inset showing…

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Brass escape compass with crazed glass

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List of phrases translated into German, French, Dutch and Spanish to help with evasion.

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Instructions and guidance for all rank in the event of capture by the enemy.

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Bert Turner was a member of the Air Training Corps before the war. He volunteered for the Air Force and was called up 2 August 1942. After training he became a flight engineer with 196 Squadron. He flew some bombing and mine laying operations before…

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Andy Andrews worked in a gentleman's outfitters shop and volunteered for the Air Force in 1941. He trained at RAF Cardington and Blackpool and after crewing up he flew operations with 10 Squadron from RAF Melbourne. He discusses the members of his…
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