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A newspaper cutting with a map of prisoner of war camps.

MGeachDG1394781-160401-18.pdf
A book of Prison Camp cartoons with some explanations.

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The telegram advises Miss Ross that the International Red Cross have confirmed that David Geach is a prisoner of war.

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The telegram informs David's father that his son has been liberated from being a prisoner of war.

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Head and shoulders portrait of David Geach. On the reverse 'Air Bomber Dave Geach Age 20 Berlin P.O.W. 24/3/44'

OGeachDG1394781-160401-01.pdf
RAF Form 2520A issued to David Geach. the book contains details of his service record.

MGeachDG1394781-160401-08.pdf
A booklet produced for returning prisoners of war. It is divided into 12 chapters starting with Britain and what to expect. First stop will be the reception centre which will try and help you and sort out your immediate future. An emergency ration…

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RAF Form 2825 filled in by David Geach claiming 1939/45 star, Air Crew Europe Star and France and Germany Star

LGeachDG1394781v1.pdf
Flying log book for aircrew other than pilot for David Geach, bomb aimer, covering the period from 22 November 1942 to 2 September 1952. Detailing his flying training, operations flown, being shot down and becoming a prisoner of war, returning to…

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The letter to David Geach's parents expresses sadness that he is missing. The Chaplain offers his sympathy.

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A card signed by David advising his parents that he had returned to UK. The card was pre-printed by the Salvation Army.

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A letter of sympathy from the Air Ministry to David Geach's father expressing regret that his son is missing during operations.

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The telegram is written to David Geach's father and confirms via the International Red Cross that he has been taken prisoner.

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The telegram to David Geach's father advises him his son was included in a German broadcast saying he had been taken as a prisoner of war.

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The letter addressed to Geoff's father is from the Air MInistry (Casualty Branch). It advises him that his son has been captured and a copied letter was read out by Lord Haw Haw on the radio. He asks for lots of letters and reports he is well.

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On his return to Great Britain after his release from prisoner of war camp, Geoff Packham was interrogated by his commanding officer. His aircraft was damaged during a raid on Sterkrade by Holten. The bailed out over the Netherlands. He was captured…

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Writes of his last operation in a Halifax when his aircraft was shot down and exploded killing all the other members of the crew. Describes journey to camp and being in Frankfurt while it is under bombing attack. Continues with description of life as…

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A fragment of a parachute on which is written ‘Anzac Day 25.4.45, In M-Mike, Berchsgarten (Hitler’s Hang Out), 460 Squadron crest and moto strike and return, 460 Sqdn, F/O "Lofty" Payne, (WA), F/Sgt W A Stanley (Vic), Col Fraser, ( " ), "Buck"…

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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…

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An account of operation as Pathfinder against German naval and submarine base at Kiel when his aircraft was shot down by 'Schrage Musik' equipped night-fighter which cause the aircraft to break in two. Describes crew actions during bomb run and…

LAndrewsPF181152.pdf
Navigator’s, air bomber’s and air gunner’s flying log book for P F Andrews, wireless operator/air gunner, covering the period from 16 August 1943 to 13 December 1945. Detailing his flying training, operations flown and post war flying. It also…

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Top left - high jumper over bar. In mid distance left side a line of men sitting on the ground and in the background spectators and huts. Captioned 'C27 Sports day, Stalag Luft 3, Aug 42'.
Top right - a group of men playing basketball with hoop on…

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Top left - group of men sitting in front of, at and behind a table. In the background a wooden hut with two windows. Captioned 'C23 Sports day, Stalag Luft 3, Aug 42'.
Top right - spectators to the side of, in front and on the roof of wooden huts.…

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Top left - high jumper wearing sports kit in mid air over bar. To the right and official. Captioned 'C[..] Sports day, Stalag Luft 3, Aug 42'.
Top right - long jumper in mid air with officials to the right, Spectators in the far distance. Captioned…
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