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Three quarters length portrait of Sergeant Robert Wood in airman's uniform. On the reverse '207 Sqn Lanc ED412 'O' Flight Engineer Sgt. R. Wood RAFVR. Vevey'.

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Full length portrait of Flight Lieutenant Arthur Jepps in airman's uniform. On the reverse '207 Sqn Lanc ED412 'O' 12/13/7/43 Navigator Flt/Lt A. Jepps R.A.F. Vevey CWGC'.

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Head and shoulders portrait of Sergeant Arthur Wright in airman's uniform. On the reverse '207 Sqn Lanc ED412 'O' 12/13/7/1943 Bomb Aimer Sgt. A.C. Wright RAFVR Vevey'.

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Head and shoulders portrait of Sergeant Edward Higgins in airman's uniform. On the reverse '207 Sqn Lanc ED412 'O' 12/13/7/1943 Wireless Operator./ AG Sgt. E Higgins RAFVR Vevey'.

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Head and shoulders portrait of Flight Sergeant Ronald Brett in uniform. On the reverse '207 Sqn Lanc ED412 'O' 12/13/7/1943 Mid Upper A/G Flt/Sgt R.O.C. Brett R.A.A.F. Vevey'.

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Full length portrait of Sergeant James Spence in airman's uniform. He is standing in the snow in front of a brick building and has a cigarette in his right hand. On the reverse '207 Sqn Lanc ED412 'O' 12/13/7/1943 Rear A/G Sgt J. Spence R.AFVR.…

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A wooden cross in a cemetery bears the inscription 'S. Englishe Flieger. Namen unbekannt'. Trees are visible in the foreground.

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Jim Wright was born in 1932. He was evacuated from West Ham during the Second World War along with his mother and two brothers. His father joined the Royal Air Force as an Observer Bomb Aimer with 207 Squadron. His aircraft was shot down over…

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Details of the funeral of the airmen at Vevey. A large number of wreaths adorned the coffins. A crowd described as 'extensive' attended. Annotated with 'Cost to Govt sf 7447.40 ED412 'O'
sf 300 ED 531
7747.40
sf 553.36 per man!'
On the second…

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27 pages transcribed from a local newspaper covering the night 100 bombers overflew Switzerland leading to two being shot down. Bombs were dropped on Swiss territory.
14 airmen were buried at Vevey and the funeral is described. There is repetition…

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Rows of graves in a cemetery. St Martins, Vevey. Captioned 'Ronald Oswald Bret (indecipherable)
31 RAF graves. Killed on raids'.
On the reverse 'Foulks - N2.
1944 412471
F/Lt WR Esquilant AFC 37. 24/8/46

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Postcard with two photographs. The first captioned 'L'ARDENNE' show the front side of a stone memorial with a plaque to heroes of the RAF who fell 2 November 1944. In the background a three bar wooden fence, pasture and wooded hill. The second…

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Seven coffins being lowered into graves by military and civilians at Vevey, Switzerland. The two photographs are the same but the second is captioned 'July 1943 "Our Crew" being laid to rest Semper Paratus'.

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Two photographs of the burial of British airmen at Vevey. The coffins have union flags draped over. There is a large attendance in the background. One photograph is annotated 'First photo of 14 graves taken by Mrs Desborough, Vevey Burial service in…

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14 coffins of RAF airmen a Vevey. Union flags are draped over them at the start of the funeral service. On the reverse 'Vevey 12/13 July 1943'.

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Photograph 1 is a Swiss anti-aircraft gun manned by seven soldiers. It is annotated '75mm AA gun 3 batteries on Jura mountains fired 400 times night 12/13.7.43'
Photograph 2 is 14 airmen's coffins annotated 'ED412 'O' rear row ED 531 'T' front. I…

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Airmen and soldiers at the funeral of 14 Royal Air Force airmen at Vevey, Switzerland. The coffins are draped with many wreaths. On the reverse 'Vevey'.

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Airmen and soldiers at the funeral of the two Lancaster crews at Vevey, Switzerland. In the foreground are the wreaths on top of the coffins. In the background tall trees and mountains. On the reverse 'Vevey-St. Martins 101 & 166 sqn funerals'.

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Coffins with union flags and many wreaths are surrounded by mourners, two soldiers with drums, soldiers and two Royal Air Force officers.

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Chaplains, Royal Air Force officers and airmen, Swiss military and civilians stand by the graveside. Behind are houses and mountains.

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Many wreaths stacked beside open graves at the funeral of the Lancaster airmen.

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Floral wreath in the form of wings and having ribbons with Royal Air Force printed. Part of the funeral for the 14 airmen lost over Switzerland.

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Chaplain, mourners, Swiss military and Royal Air Force officer at the graveside for the funeral of the 14 airmen.

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14 coffins with union flags. At the side are mourners

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Six of Jack Benson's crew stand beside his coffin. In the background Swiss army. On the reverse 'Funeral P/O Jack Benson Vevey 1944'.
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