Browse Items (64 total)

  • Tags: heirloom

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Wooden elephant keepsake, The elephant is symbol of 44 Squadron RAF with which Gordon Cruikshank served. Additional information about this item was kindly provided by the donor.

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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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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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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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Wallet containing keepsakes/lucky-charms, and service insignia, brevet and medal ribbons.

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V- 2 part labelled 'V2 fuel pipe connector'.

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A small piece of rock taken from the fjord where the Tripitz was sunk. It is mounted on a wooden block.

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Small figurine of 3 wise monkeys, possibly acquired during Far East tour of duty. Additional information about this item was kindly provided by the donor.

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BColemanTEColemanTEv1.pdf
Describes growing up in the Netherlands before the war. Writes of the political situation in the Netherlands before the war. Mentions the invasion by the Germans and subsequently describes life under occupation. Includes photographs of Rotterdam…

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Hand written story of the brooch by John Joseph Parker's daughter.

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Silver aircraft brooch with brass pin.

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MCahirFS419441-160608-080001.pdf
A biography of Jim covering the shooting down of his aircraft and the start of his confinement as a prisoner of war.

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

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Metal brooch with R.A.F.A. insignia and the word Friend cast into it.

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

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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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Badge previously belonged to LA Davies, submitted with title; 'dad 4 (2). Additional information about this item was kindly provided by the donor.

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

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Piece of wooden decking recovered from the Tirpitz.

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Peter's RAF service with 57 Squadron is detailed. This was his second tour and he lists his new crew:
Flt Lt J B P 'Tuesday' Spencer, 20 years, Pilot from Greenside, Co Durham
Sgt W D E West, 21 years, Mid Upper Gunner, from Barking, Essex
Sgt H…

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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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Recounts that piece of parachute silk is a memento of Colin Fraser's Lancaster being shot down during an attack on Gestapo barracks at Berchtesgaden on 25 April 1945. Describes crew bale out and skilful crash landing by pilot Flying Officer Harry…

BAstonSParrinderNv1.pdf
Information about Norman Parrinder written by his daughter Suzannah Aston. Mentions meeting her mother and marrying as well as some recollections about operations including force landing in neutral territory. Continues with comments on his feelings…

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Red covered devotional booklet 'Daily Light, Morning Hour' and small blue cigarette case with catch. Both damaged by shrapnel.

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BCahirFSCahirFSv1.pdf
Memoirs of Jim Cahir who served with 466 Squadron RAAF. He writes about being shot down near Frankfurt on Main on the night of 20/21 December 1943 and subsequently being captured and imprisoned in Stalag IVB in Muhleberg. He stayed there until the…

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A German matchbox containing unused matches.

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