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Gives operational history and descriptions of actions on operation to Cologne in December 1944 where he showed conspicuous bravery. He had a record of prolonged and heroic endeavour which was beyond praise.

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Mentions that his son had previously been reported missing and while no news of him had come to hand a report regarding two of his crew had been received from the red cross. Flight Sergeant R K Yeulett was captured and Flight Lieutenant G Russell…

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Announcement of award of Victoria cross to Acting Squadron Leader Robert Antony Maurice Palmer DFC (115772) RAFVR (missing). Gives some of his operational history and describes actions leading to award.

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Full face portrait of Robert Palmer wearing tunic with pilot's brevet and peaked cap.

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Head and shoulders portrait of Robert Palmer wearing tunic with pilot's brevet and peaked cap.

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Head and shoulders portrait of Robert Palmer wearing tunic with pilot's brevet, medal ribbons (including Distinguished Flying Cross) and peaked cap. Captioned 'Squadron Leader Robert Antony Maurice Palmer VC, DFC and Bar RAFVR'.

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Article in the Aeroplane magazine March 30 1945 issue. Describes actions of Acting Squadron Leader Robert Antony Maurice Palmer D.F.C and Bar, 109 Squadron during an operation to Cologne marshalling yards. Also give other details of his service…

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The Air Council had learned that his son Acting Squadron Leader Robert Antony Maurice Palmer VC DFC RAF was now known to have lost his life as a result of air operations on 24 December 1944. According to information from one surviving crew, the other…

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White headstone in cemetery for Squadron Leader R.A.M. Palmer VC, DFC & Bar, pilot, Royal air Force, 23 December 1944.

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An Air Marshall, mayor and a rector standing looking at a photograph of Robert Palmer mounted on a wall. Explanatory note on opposite page.

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Nineteen men, six wearing civilian suits and the rest RAF officers uniform sitting and standing in two rows in front of a building decorated with union flags. Captioned 'Bob Palmer (Sr) front row, seated third from right'.

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Twenty-seven Air Training Corps cadets in uniform and one RAF officer (wearing tunic with pilot's brevet) sitting and standing in front of a building decorated with union flags. Captioned 'Bob Palmer (Sr) front row centre'.

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A large group of Army and RAF officers, some with pilot's or observers brevet sitting and standing in five rows.

A warrant officer stands on the left and an senior RAF officer with cane sits fourth from left in front row.

The officer seated…

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Twenty four men, twenty two wearing Royal Flying Corp uniform and two wearing naval uniform. Some have pilot's brevet and wear flying helmets. Captioned 'Bob Palmer (Sr) back row, fourth from right'. This image of Palmer was enlarged and mounted as…

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Full length photograph of three airmen (two officers and one sergeant all wearing tunics (two with pilot's brevet standing on a path outside a house.
Captioned 1 - '(left) Arthur Robert Farley Palmer, Lieutenant Royal Flying Corps during world war…

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Head and shoulders portrait of Robert Palmer wearing peaked cap and tunic with pilot's brevet, medal ribbons including Distinguished Flying Cross.

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Informs him that his son was reported to have lost his life. as a result of air operations on 24 December 1944.

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Left - Alderman P E Jones at St Thomas's Amshouses, Gravesend. He looks up at a wall plaque dedicating rooms in memory of Squadron Leader Robert Palmer VC, DFC and Bar, killed in action over Cologne, 23rd December 1944. Captioned 'Alderman P E Jones…

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Left - white headstone for Robert Palmer.
Middle - white headstone for G Russell DFC.
White headstone for A L Carter DFC.

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Left - white headstone for Squadron Leader R.A.M. Palmer VC DFC & Bar, pilot, Royal Air Force, 23rd December 1944.
Right - three rows of white headstones with Robert Palmer's front left with two poppy wreaths.

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Gives personal details, service as an airman, commissioned service with promotions, postings including 75, 149 and 109 Squadrons, honours and awards including Victoria Cross, Distinguished Flying Cross and bar, mentioned in despatches, and air…

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Left - head and shoulders portrait of Robert Palmer wearing tunic with pilot's brevet and peaked cap. Right - enlargement of image on the left.

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Left - squadron photograph of A flight 109 Squadron with three rows of airmen sitting and standing in front of a Mosquito. Right - head and shoulders portrait of Robert Palmer wearing tunic with pilot's brevet and peaked cap.

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Top left - head and shoulders portrait of Robert Palmer wearing tunic with brevet and peaked cap. Bottom left - group of five aircrew wearing flying suits standing in line with building in the background. Robert Palmer is on the right. Right -…

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Left - three-quarter length portrait of a Royal Air Force officer wearing tunic with pilot's brevet and peaked cap.
Middle - three-quarter length portrait of a Royal Air Force officer wearing greatcoat and peaked cap standing in a garden with wooden…

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