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Pewter tankard with glass bottom. Inscription reads: 'Presented by Aircraft Workers of the Shadow Factory Speke to 139 (B) Squadron R.A.F. “To those who finish the job” '.

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Pewter tankard with glass bottom. Inscription reads: 'THE OFFICERS 139 SQUADRON FROM W/CDR. D. P. LASCELLES. DEC. 1940.'.

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Pewter tankard with glass bottom. Inscription reads: '156 SQUADRON PRESENTED BY MR. & MRS A. PINION'.

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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…

BDowardATansleyEHv2.pdf
Biography of Ernest Tansley's daughter Anne. Writes of background and family. Gives service history of her father including joining, training in England and the United States and eventual posting to 57 Squadron at RAF Scampton. Writes of her memories…

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Pocket watch owned by Peter Banks's grandfather. Case marked 'ARGENTAN'.

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Heart shaped badge with initials MJ, a mirror, the number 13, a step ladder and a black cat. Captioned 'The badge on the pocket of my Sidcot flying suit - I did not wear it on the night'.

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Small ornament made of rock taken from the fjord near Tromso where the Tirpitz was sunk. The rock base has a small wooden plaque, a small anchor and chain and a second rock with a black and orange shield. Captioned 'The Battleship Tirpitz'.

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Perspex love-heart pendant containing Royal Canadian Air Force crown and eagle.

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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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A Caterpillar Club brooch.

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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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Silver/gold cigarette case with inscription 'Presented to Pilot Officer Wareing DFC by friends, Brest April 24th 1941'. on inside and monogramed RW on outside.

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Silver case with inscription 'Presented by Northumberland Air Observer School Ltd, to, GB1337567 Sgt H L Fry for, General Proficiency, Sept 1942'.

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A cigarette lighter in a cloth bag.

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Framed display case with two photographs, uniform buttons, medal ribbons and medals, Rhodesia flash, two newspaper cuttings (RAF bombers fire ships and role of honour - incorrect report that he died in prisoner of war camp). In addition a telegram, a…

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F G Bower's sergeant stripes, Observer and RAF badge mounted on a small frame.

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A fragment of a parachute on which is written ‘Anzac Day 25.4.45, In M-Mike, Berchsgarten (Hitler’s Hang Out), 460 Squadron crest and moto strike and return, 460 Sqdn, F/O "Lofty" Payne, (WA), F/Sgt W A Stanley (Vic), Col Fraser, ( " ), "Buck"…

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At the top, a photograph of George Bubb in battledress uniform standing in a field with low hedge in the background. In the middle a red dog tag and aircraftsman rank badge. At the bottom red and green dog tags, leading aircraftsman and lance…

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

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Combined watch / compass inscribed 'To F/O Parker from Ansty H.G. and a note written by John Joseph Parker's daughter.

This item was sent to the IBCC Digital Archive already in digital form. No better quality copies are available.

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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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Burckhard Kuck (b. 1925) tells the story of a 63-year-old mirror, a present from his fellow inmates when he was detained in a prisoner of war camp in England. Emphasises how the object reminds him of the lack of mirrors in the camp and of the fact…
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