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Eric Jones with RAF service personnel in Egypt

Eric Jones is pictured on the back row 7th from the left in this photograph of RAF service personnel which was taken in Heliopolis, Egypt. If you recognise anyone else in this view please contact us. Norman ...

Eric Jones with RAF service personnel in Italy

Eric Jones is pictured on the left of the front row along with RAF service personnel when they were in Italy. If you recognise anyone else in this view please contact us. Norman Eric Jones was known ...

Ernie Hazlehurst in North Africa

Ernie Hazlehurst of Stone is pictured on the right in North Africa. Ernie was a builder by trade but also played football on several occasions in 1923 for Port Vale Football Club and later for Stone ...

Evacuee at Onecote

Evacuee Peter Allen with his host Mrs Smith at Fields Farm, Onecote. Peter was originally from Forest Gate in London and was initially evacuated to Sea Palling in Norfolk. After a few months he was evacuated ...

Evacuees arriving at Caverswall School

A group of evacuees from Longsight, Manchester arriving at Caverswall School at the start of the Second World War. In the foreground are Alan and Nora Garside. Alan, then aged 7, was billeted with the ...

Evacuees at Church Cottage, Seighford

Sisters Joan and Pat (last name unknown) were evacuees from Ramsgate, Kent. They stayed with the Breeze family at Church Cottage in Seighford for two or three years during the Second World War. Left ...

Evacuees at Drake Hall, near Eccleshall

Page 47 of 'Drake Hall - A War-Time Hostel', a souvenir book produced for staff and residents at the Swynnerton Royal Ordinance Factory hostel at Drake Hall, produced in 1945. An article on evacuees ...

Fatal Wartime Creswell Plane Crash ( External web site link )

In the English summer of 1944, an American aircraft crashed at Creswell, Stafford, killing the pilot. The plane was piloted by 25-year old USAAF Captain John Pershing Perrin, DFC, who lost his life in ...

Fauld explosion crater

An aerial view of the crater at Fauld, near Hanbury. On the morning of November 27, 1944, a huge explosion took place after the accidental ignition of 3,500 tons of explosives stored by the RAF in ...

Fauld explosion, The Cock Inn, Hanbury

On the morning of November 27, 1944, a huge explosion took place after the accidental ignition of 3,500 tons of explosives stored by the RAF in a disused gypsum mine. Upper Castle Hayes Farm was completely ...

Fighter Plane, Hixon Airfield

Curtis Tomahawk 1686 Bomber training Flight, whose job was to simulate enemy fighters to train bomber crews to defend their aircraft. The flight was formed in July 1943 and disbanded in August 1944. The ...

Fire Engine, Codsall

Codsall Auxillary Fire Service Tender and Crew at The Terrace, Oaken. The Auxiliary Fire Service was created in July 1938 to assist the Fire Brigade during wartime.

Fire helmet and breathing apparatus

This is a metal Auxillary Fire Service helmet. It is painted red with BRWP Crewe painted on the front. It has a chin strap and adjustable skull protection. Max diameter (rim): 305mm. The breathing ...

Fire watching team, Bratt and Dyke Department Store, Hanley

The Fire Watch team at Bratt and Dyke's Hanley Department Store. It was their responsibility to provide early warnings and protect the building from incendiary bomb attack during the Second World War. Draper ...

Fireman's lamp

This type of lamp was used by breathing apparatus wearers in the National Fire Service during the Second World War. This 'CEAG' copper lamp has a cylindrical copper body with a brass bulb housing projecting ...

Fleet Air Arm Voluntary Band, RAF Hednesford

Royal Navy's Fleet Air Arm personnel were trained at RAF Hednesford. This photograph shows No. 3 Wing's Band with Bandmaster, Flight Sergeant Broadgate, RAF, in the front centre.

Francis 'Frank' Joyce, born 1913

Frank was born on 27th March 1913 in Newcastle-under-Lyme, Staffordshire. He married Doris Scott on 9th February 1940. Frank served in Dunkirk during WWII. He died in 1968.

Frobisher Hall Canteen, Swynnerton

Kitchen staff at the Frobisher Hall Canteen, Swynnerton. Frobisher Hall was a hostel for workers at the Royal Ordnance Factory at Swynnerton during and just after the 2nd World War. Workers at R.O.F. ...