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

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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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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 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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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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Photograph 1 is Ivor Cole and Syd Marshall standing in front of the Elsham Wolds memorial plaque.
Photograph 2 is a board and tree planted to commemorate the ending of the Second World War.

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Article 1 has a photograph of the nose of Lancaster Mike Squared, S for Sugar at Waddington, the dispersal hut at Digby and Barry Halpenny in the cockpit of a Spitfire with his book 'Action Stations'. The cutting mentions Douglas Bader flying from…

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Harvey Bawden, from Bendigo, Victoria, Australia, volunteered for the Royal Australian Air Force in 1942 at the age of eighteen. After initial training school and assessment as an air gunner, he was shipped to England via the United States. After…

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Susan Chaplin was born in North Marston and was a local teacher. She recounts the story her mother told her as a young girl, about Wellington HE740 which crashed near the village. With her local history group she researched and wrote a book “The…

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Frederik Willem Kroese describes his work for the Resistance in the Netherlands following the German occupation.

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John Leslie Munro was born in the area of Gisborne, New Zealand. He only completed two years of secondary education because of the economic slump and in 1936 began work on a sheep ranch and then a mixed farm. On the outbreak of the Second World War,…

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Memoir covers early life, joining and training as a Royal Air Force Armourer and his subsequent wartime career. States that he served on 138 Squadron at Royal Air Force Stradishall and describes its Special Operation Executive operations. Goes on to…

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Photograph 1 is a senior officer laying a wreath in a cemetery with airmen and civilians watching. Captioned 'Nov 1st 1944, All Saints Day. Group/ Capt MacDonald O.C. 137 Wing T.A.F. 2 laying wreath on Allied Airmens graves in Cemetery, Vitroy…

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Photographs 1 to 8 are of the memorial to the 1914-18 war captioned 'Vimy Ridge (1914 1918) 18th Feb 1945.'

Photographs 9 and 10 are of the British Cemetery at Dury, captioned 'British Cemetery 1914 1918, Dury, France. March 1945.'

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Photograph 1 is of the Roll of Honour at North Coates chapel.
Photograph 2 is of the bar of an empty Officers' Mess.
Captioned 'RAF North Coates Chapel (Researched)
Photograph 3 is of two barmen and two barwomen behind the bar at the Officers'…

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Detail of the Soviet prisoners of war memorial at Bergen-Belsen '1941-1945 Here are burried [sic] 50,000 Soviet prisoners of war tortured to death in German Fashist [sic] captivity'.

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Half length portrait of Dr Brendan Nelson standing and holding Len Dorricott's log book open at the front page. Behind is Lancaster G for George at the Australian War Memorial.

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Half length portrait of Dr Brendan Nelson standing and holding Len Dorricott's log book. Behind is the nose of Lancaster G for George. On the reverse
'Dr Brendan Nelson
Australian War Memorial
Sergeant Len Dorricott's Flying Logbook
Donated by…

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Maroon tie with sky blue stripes and a repeated small dam with lightning strikes.

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Alan Mann was born in Lewisham, London and left school aged 14 to begin an engineering apprenticeship at RAF Kidbrooke and with de Havilland. He describes being bombed and what it was like in the workshops. After the war he had a career with de…
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