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Jerry B

RAMC RAF family group WWII

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A group picked up local to me, though with no obvious connection to Wales.

 

It consists of 3 letters from two men, one RAF from Egypt and the other RAMC from India, also a number of photographs, many from the jungle and Egypt and some post war of a RAF barracks and also a jet plane that the RAF man had flown in.  It also contains a map from the start of WWII showing the front line in Europe.  Also a poem about serving with the ARP and a montage picture of a cut down photo and a hand drawn background in a jeep.

 

As it contains so many items I will post it in a number of posts.  Firstly the photos and the map.

 

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More pictures, the montage picture and the poem.

 

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The letters.

 

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Nice Grouping Jerry. The jet is a gloster meteor. The Meteor F3 actually flew in WW2 in 1944-1945. First flight in 1943 and jet engine develop in 1940 by the RAF. It came in service only few weeks after the ME262. None of them have been shot down and only 30 saw war service.

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Great  information  there  Sebastian. i  didn`t  know  the  Meteor saw  service  in  WW2.  I  live only  a  few  miles  from  the  birthplace of  Sir  Frank  Whillte. He is  honoured in  the  town  with  a  sculpture of  a  Meteor (i  think)  placed  significantly on  a  roundabout on  the  approach  to  Lutterworth.

 

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Nice Grouping Jerry. The jet is a gloster meteor. The Meteor F3 actually flew in WW2 in 1944-1945. First flight in 1943 and jet engine develop in 1940 by the RAF. It came in service only few weeks after the ME262. None of them have been shot down and only 30 saw war service.

 

 

Thanks for the info on the Jet Sebastien.

 

The group is good to have and well marked to the RAMC unit he worked with in India and the far east.  In one of the photos there is a monkey, a unit pet I imagine.

 

The RAF letter is from Egypt as he mentions Cairo among other places and is dated 2nd May 1945, just before the war with Germany ended, and obviously he continued into service in the post war period, in jets!

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