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Ron Needle, from Birmingham, flew operation a a rear gunner on 106 Squadron Lancasters at Metheringham. Operations included Norway, Dortmund Ems Canal and Munich; he was one of two survivors after his aircraft crashed in France. Ron was aided by…

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Thea Coleman was born in 1933 in Holland. She experienced the invasion of her country and the increasing restrictions. When walking once with her father they were forced to stand and wait while prisoners were brought out of prison and executed while…

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Silver aircraft brooch with brass pin.

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The memoir written by Fred during his time with the Auxiliary Fire Service at the age of 18. He observes a land mine parachuting to earth. It landed on the fire service sub-station killing 28. He persuaded his Station Officer that he wanted out and…

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As a child, Ron Harrison witnessed the bombing of Hull. He describes what it was like to be a child exploring the bombed out areas of the city with his young friends. His father was a fireman and while he was attending fires in the dock area their…

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Wallet with good luck black cat card and photograph of a young girl inside. In front a driving licence and a sergeants mess subscription book from RAF East Kirkby.

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George Toombs’ collection of memorabilia, including dog tags, flight engineer's brevet, sergeants stripes, Royal Air Force cap badge, one b/w photo of George Toombs in cadet uniform and a signed piece of parachute silk dated 1945.

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Model of Rob McClement's Halifax ZA-V mounted on a stand with an engraved plaque. Under the base of the Halifax model is an inscription 'Made for R. McClements by German P.O.W. at Melbourne'.

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A packet of cigars annotated 'Cigars, as smoked by Winston Churchill were given to Ron when he was C.O. of RAF Stanmore Park in 1974 by Sir Herbert Seddon who had been Churchill's private physician'.

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Frances Grundy was born in Dorking in 1942 whilst her father was serving as a pilot with the RAF. She describes her earliest memories of growing up during and post war and the special relationship she had with her father. Her father continued his…

Heinrich H , Martha H's account of the events at lower Königsstraße 77.

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An empty box of John Wood's cigarettes containing a card printed with 'Mrs C R Hattersley'.

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A German matchbox containing unused matches.

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Peter Hattersley's family seal 'Fortis in Arduis' in an envelope.

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A Caterpillar Club brooch.

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Tin box with 'C.R. Hattersley' and 'T76523' on the outside.
There is a maker's mark 'Jones Brothers & Co Wolverhampton'. Inside are eight compartments containing the following items:
Dividers and wooden box, pencil sharpener and leather case, pen…

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Lock of blonde hair in an envelope. The envelope is addressed to '201, Anerley Road, Anerley' and has a number 416 in the bottom left corner.

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Mary Ward joined the Women’s Auxiliary Air Force in 1940. She served briefly at RAF Driffield but mostly at RAF Linton on Ouse. She trained as a cook before being moved to duties as a map officer. She prepared maps for briefings and debriefings.…

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Susan Chapman talks about her father, Charles Reginald Jaques. Reg Jaques grew up in County Durham and to improve his prospects for employment he studied by the light of the streetlight. He secured a job with a local authority in Shropshire. He met…

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John Casey's wallet salvaged from a Stirling that he bailed out of near Normanton-on-Trent while training on 29 July 1944. Photograph of Rose who was an Irish woman who lived in the same digs as John Casey in Birmingham in 1941.

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Two perspex items, one of which is a navigation light cover.

Information on these items was kindly provided by the donor.

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Bob Frost recounts experiencing the London Blitz as a member of the Auxiliary Fire Service. He volunteered for the Royal Air Force and trained at the Air Gunnery School at Evanton, Scotland. He was then posted to the Operational Training Unit at RAF…
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