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Head and shoulders portrait of a young man wearing tunic with observers brevet. On the reverse 'Pat Kelly, my navigator'.

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A brevet worn by Harry Redgrave.

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Harry Redgrave's grave marked with a standard headstone.

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30 airmen of different ranks and aircrew trades arranged in two rows in front of a hangar. The front row is seated, the second row is standing.

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Pass issued to Leading Aircraftsman Harry Redgrave in 1939. In pencil is annotated 'Thurs 3 Fri 10 Sun 3'.

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Letter 1 is a covering letter for Harry Redgrave's Certificate of Service and Discharge, dated 29 July 1941.
Letter 2 corrects Harry Redgrave's service to include his attendance at an Air Observer's course on a new Certificate of Discharge and…

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Three-page handwritten letter from Harry Redgrave to his wife Jessie. Harry writes about life in the RAF at his station in Yorkshire including observers being posted to Scotland, training and his social life in Doncaster.

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A letter and envelope from Harry Redgrave to Jessie. Harry writes about life at RAF Upwood including his intensive training and a trip to RAF Wyton to swing the compass at the Air Officer Commanding’s plane. He also is trying to get his motorcycle…

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A letter from Harry Redgrave in RAF Upwood to his wife Jessie. He writes about how good life is now that he is a Sergeant with extra pay and better food. He has been training in a Bristol Blenheim.

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Letter from Harry to his wife Jessie. He describes one of his training flights, what would happen if he failed his exams and meeting people from the Southend area. Jessie has sent him a scarf and he is sending her a jumper with a tam o shanter hat…

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A two-page letter from Harry Redgrave to his wife Jessie. He has just been posted and describes his 13-hour rail trip from London to Prestwick. He has found that the accommodation and food are good. Harry is on a 16-week observer course followed…

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A group of seven airmen arranged in two rows, the front row seated, the back standing. Sergeant Joseph Wilson is front row, far left.

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Four airmen at the tail of a Wellington. A fifth airman is sitting at the entrance of the rear turret. The Wellington is coded 'ZO-H', HF464. The photograph is signed by J W Beale, W F Temlett and F Elliott. On the reverse 'Azzaro, 196 Squadron…

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Sergeant J K Henson, Flight Sergeant A H D Batty and Sergeant L S Coleman all of 226 Squadron were awarded the Distinguished Flying Medal for the action around a daylight attack on Merville airfield.

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Seven aircrew wearing tunics, three in front and four behind. Neville Petts is identified as back row second from right wearing observer brevet. Ian Archer Wynn is back row left wearing engineer brevet, John Hudson is front row left wearing air…

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35 airmen arranged in four rows. David Joseph is on the rear row, fourth from the left. On the reverse '17. Pre-AFU Course, Perth April-May 1943' and 'Subject back 4th from left'.

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Half length portrait of an air observer wearing tunic and peaked cap. On the reverse 'Flying Officer Bill McCall Girdwood age 23 = 6 . 43 killed 22.6.43'.

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Half length portrait of Douglas Hudson wearing tunic with pilot officer rank, observers brevet and medal ribbon including the Distinguished Flying Cross. He is wearing peaked cap and holding a pipe.

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Notice paper for five years reserve service for James Douglas Hudson dated 29 June 1939. Gives conditions and contains certified copy of attestation with personal; details. Concludes with signatures, oath and certificate of a justice of the peace or…

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For entry to Royal Air Force Volunteer Reserve, notes for information of candidates. Covers introduction, conditions of entry and service, training, financial provision and general note. Concludes with appendix on medical examination.

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Don Falgate with the other seven other course members,in uniform, standing in the snow, barracks in the background. Captioned 'Having recently completed aircrew training in Canada (self second from left) and passed out as sergeant observers. Photo in…

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Don Falgate, standing in the snow, full length, in uniform, with observer half wing brevet. Captioned 'Newly commissioned Pilot Officer Observer at RCAF Monckton [sic], New Brunswick. Winter 1942.'

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Don Falgate standing by entrance steps to a railway coach, in the snow, full length, in uniform, with half wing observer brevet. Captioned 'Commissioned as a Pilot Officer at RCAF Port Arthur, Ontario. Photo shows self on the way to RCAF Monckton…

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Don Falgate's pre-Advanced Flying Unit formal course photograph, 32 Officers and senior non-commissioned officers, arranged in four rows. Signatures on the reverse. Captioned 'Students of pre AFU (Advanced Flying Unit) RAF Perth Scotland, about…

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Don Falgate's ATU course from RAF Penrhos. Ten officers in two rows, all with half wing brevet. Signatures on reverse. Captioned 'ATU (Advanced Flying Unit) course at RAF Penrhos, North Wales . 1 month course of training on Wellington aircraft.…
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