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British War Medal 1914 - 1918 to 17633 Pte Frank Ernest Sidney Cox, Gloucestershire Regiment. Died of wounds in England 29th August 1918, aged 22.
Private Frank Ernest Sidney Cox was born in Longhope, the son of Henry and Clara Cox, of Cheltenham. Before the war, he worked on Kayte Farm for Mr Frank Burroughs and enlisted in the 10th Battalion Gloucestershire Regt late in 1914. He had seen almost 4 years service in the army when he was wounded in France and invalided to England, where he died in King Georges Hospital. He was buried in Cheltenham Cemetery. His brother Albert was also killed in the war.
The Journal of the Royal Observer Corps Club - Volume 1, Number 11, August 1942.
30 page magazine which was issued to R O C personnel only, illustrated with black and white photographs. In good clean condition with some rust bleed from staples.
1914 - 15 Star, British War and Victory medal to 12053 Pte Joseph K Hawkins Devonshire Regiment. Medals are in good condition, clearly named and mounted as worn. He served in France and comes with original medal issue card and envelope.
"Highway For Youth In The Royal Air Force" 1950s recruitment booklet for the RAF aircraft / administrative apprentice scheme at the apprentice school RAF Halton. Illustrated with black and white photographs, 24 pages with some slight wear and staining.
Scarce wartime Civil Air Guard embroidered flying suit badge. These were worn on the upper arm of the flying suit, in good used condition with some slight staining, has been removed from flying suit.
The Civil Air Guard was established by the uk government in July 1938 to encourage and subsidise pilot training as the prospect of another war loomed.
Air Gunners flying log book to Sgt A.W Webb, covers the period April 1944 to June 1945. He commenced training at No 7 Air Gunnery School on the 28th April 1944 on Ansons, on the 2nd November he moves to No 5 OTU Canada where his training continues on Liberators a total of 38 hrs flown. May 1945he is transferred to No 358 Squadron flying ops as a rear gunner on Liberators a total of 7 operations are completed 4 of these operations are recorded in his log as "Special Duty ops as briefed", The final op states crashed landed on Ramree Island and found by A.S.R Catalina.
358 Squadron were based at RAF Jessore Bengal British India part of South East Asia Command, January 1945 saw a change in the squadrons role to a special duties squadron dropping agents and supplies to resistance groups in Japanese held territory which it continued until it was disbanded in November 1945.
The log is in good overall sound condition with some slight water staining to front cover, has all the correct signatures, although only has 11 pages of entries this is a scarce special ops log worthy of further research.
A good used padded wartime R.A.F flight engineers brevet. Nice quality brevet in good condition with service wear, removed from tunic.
Large Document grouping to Sergeant H.H Jennings, 261 Squadron RAFVR, killed in Hurricane V7365 on the 7th May 1941 when he collided with another Hurricane flown by Battle of Britain pilot Sergeant G.A Walker after taking off from the Ark Royal, Jennings aircraft hit the ground near Gharghur, Walker managed to bale out and his aircraft crashed into the sea. Jennings and the other pilots of 261 Squadron had only just arrived in Malta and were there to increase the number of aircraft to protect Malta.
Sgt Pilot Henry Horace Jennings (754910) of 261 Squadron RAFVR aged 23 is buried at Malta (Capuccini) Naval Cemetery.
The document grouping contains the following -
4x photographs postcard size, Jennings in uniform and flying kit.
2 x modern colour photograph of the cemetery and headstone in Malta.
18 x letters / telegrams, air ministry etc with regards to his application to join the RAFVR - 1939.
22 x letters from Jennings to his parents from various RAF Stations / Squadron detailing his progress and well being upto him arriving in Malta - 1940 / 1941.
1 x RAF Airmans Record of kit issued. 1940
1 x Telegram Regret To inform you your son has been killed.
1 x RAF letter confirming the death whilst engaged on air operations.
10 x letters of condolence from friends and family to his parents.
14 x letters from the Air Ministry / RAF concerning his death.
12 x assorted letters concerning his personal affairs after his death.
A very complete file of this young pilots life and service in the RAF, an excellent further research project.
Original film script for the 1962 war film "The Password Is Courage" starring Dirk Bogarde who plays Sergeant Major Charles Coward who escapes from POW Camp Stalag VIII. The film tell the story of his capture and escape attempts. Script is in loose leaf file with card cover and approx. 148 pages.
1939 dated R.A.F issue ref 6B/140 split chronograph watch which provides dual timing facilities, similar in style to the standard stop watch but with additional hand. Appears to be in working order, A.M marked to back with ref number, dial marked1603 / 39.
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