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Vic Farmer volunteered for the Royal Air Force at eighteen and trained as a navigator in South Africa. He describes his experiences of crewing up and serving in 550 squadron, RAF North Killingholme. He saw action on D-Day, and participated in…

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Dr Arnold Pearce Derrington grew up in Cornwall and joined the University Air Squadron at Exeter. He joined the Royal Air Force in 1942 and completed training at RAF Ansty, South Africa, RAF West Freugh and RAF Moreton in the Marsh, where he trained…

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A mass execution of Jews is taking place whilst fierce fires are burning in the background. To the front of the crowd, many have been killed and are lying on the ground. Others are being herded into the mass of people being killed, some holding up…

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Wooden memorial wall-plaque at the St Paul’s school chapel in Darjeeling. Inscription reads ‘In loving memory of David Adrian Boldy, ST PAUL’S SCHOOL. 1927-1933 FLIGHT-SERGEANT AIR GUNNER, R.A.F. KILLED IN ACTION WITH HIS COMRADES OVER DANZIG…

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Ferruccio Bergomi recalls his early life as a street urchin in the Precotto neighbourhood in Milan - describes monkey business, horseplay, fierce rivalries, melees, pilfering sundries and street games with friends. Gives an eyewitness account of the…

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The memorial honours three fallen of the parish: Spencer Lewis Belton, Raymond William Cook and Frank Hume.

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Draft letter from Stephen Boldy to the Imperial War Graves Commission stating that the name of David Boldy does not appear on the Roll of Honour at Runnymede and asking for appropriate steps to be taken.

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Squadron Leader George Bickers was brought up in a working class family in Southampton during the 1930’s, attended Bitterne Park Boys School and joined the Royal Artillery where he was promoted to Corporal, having taken control of a searchlight…

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Charlie Darby joined the Royal Air Force in September 1943 and recounts in great detail, his training as an air gunner/wireless operator on Wellingtons and Ansons at RAF Bridlington, RAF Bridgnorth, RAF Castle Kennedy, RAF Acaster Malbis and RAF…

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Photograph 1 is taken from the side of a lager ship. In the water are small boats selling fruit, vegetables and other items.
Photograph 2 is of a dredger.
Photograph 3 is of a lighthouse.
Photograph 4 is of trees at the side of the…

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Photograph 1 is a memorial cross on top of a hill. Captioned 'Memorial to dead prisoners of war used to construct surrender hill Malaya'.
Photograph 2 is of a plaque on a plinth with the message 'In Glorious Memory Shandar Yadcar 20 Indian Division…

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Betty grew up in Cardiff and worked in the Royal Ordinance factory. Her first husband, Ron joined the Royal Air Force as a flight engineer. She talks about receiving the telegram, stating that Ron was missing and later finding out that he had been…

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Recounts that Derrick Allen contacted a M Rudi Simon who lived in Tongess, Belgium through the Association of Veterans. M Simon was researching aircraft brought down in the local area. Derrick Allen had stated that he would like to visit the where…

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Irene Howard grew up in Salford and describes her life there before the war. During the war she worked in a factory and as a fire-watcher before being called up. She served as an Air Raid Precaution Warden. She describes being bombed at home,…

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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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Derrick Allen was the mid-upper gunner on a Lancaster that crashed near Spa in Belgium. He had been making his way to bale out when the pilot asked him to help the rear gunner who was trapped in his turret. He managed to do this but the plane broke…

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Photograph 1 is of a group of eight veterans, one holding a wreath at a war memorial.
Photograph 2 is of two veterans at a war memorial.

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Photograph 1 is of Ivor Cole and Elizabeth Marshall standing by a plaque commemorating Elsham Wolds' wartime history.
Photograph 2 is of Ivor Cole and Syd Marshall studying photographs in a scrapbook on the bonnet of a yellow car.
Photograph 3 is…

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Harold Beech was born in Middle Rasen, Lincolnshire. He was six when war was declared and saw the construction of many airfields near his home. As a schoolboy he also watched aircraft being transported on the back of Queen Marys. A lodger with his…

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Photograph 1 is a service being held outdoors behind a propeller mounted on a plinth.
There is a ticket for the reunion dinner.
Photograph2 shows the propeller and the associated garden. There are flowers in the shape of RAF wings and 'E W' with…

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Three photographs taken at the second Elsham Wolds reunion in August 1981.
In photograph 1 a vicar stands by the propeller sculpture commemorating Elsham Wolds.
In photographs 2 and 3 several veterans are around the boot of a car.

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The cover of a leaflet prepared for the Reunion and Dedication of the RAF Elsham Wolds Memorial. There are the two squadron crests and a crest with three aircraft and laurel leaves.

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Photograph 1 is of a service at Elsham Wolds Memorial.
Photograph 2 is of Syd Marshall and two veterans.
Photograph 3 is of Syd and Elizabeth Marshall and another couple.
Photograph 4 is the granite memorial and a wreath.

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Newspaper article about a reunion and flypast at RAF Elsham Wolds. Mentioned are Mike Stedman (I squared), pilot Anseleme Vernieuwe who had escaped from Belgium through France and Spain then Lisbon, rear-gunner Tom Quinlan, flight engineer Walter…
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