WW2 RAF medal grouping, ephemera and a huge quantity of research notes made when he was interviewed in the 1970's. All items included relate to Warrant Officer pilot Frank Taylor (612389), the medals are 1939/45 Star, Africa Star, Burma Star, Defence and War medals.These come with the original postal box, named/addressed to him and also containing the issue certificate and medal slips with rank and number. Also included are an excellent set of his unused flat pilot wings, a tropical sergeant stripe and plastic crown Flt. Rank, two Warrant Officer sleeve patches, a brass Warrant Officer badge, a standard'other ranks' brass cap badge. This lot comes with a quantity of related paperwork including his Flying Clothing Card (Issued in Harrogate) noting the issue of his 1941 pattern boots, C-type helmet, G-mask, MK. VIII goggles, 41 pattern Mae West, Khaki battledress blouse, trousers, escape boot knife, K-type dinghy etc.
There is a small photo of him holding up a board with his service number marked on it - his sergeant stripe and pilot wing can just be seen. Next is an envelope containing approximately 20 sheets of paper, each with a period drawing of an aircraft. These include the Wellington, Tornado, Spitfire, Zero, Ju87, Ju52, Ju88D, Stirling , York, C-47, Corsair, Warwick, Beaufighter, Hurricane, Gloucester F9/37, Barracuda, Horsa, Mustang, Me109 etc. All are quite nicely done. Finally there are some photocopies of some of his other documents.
A quick scan of all this research suggests that Taylor joined the RAF in May 1938 and learnt to fly at 72 and 77 O. Kenya and went on to fly with 34 (Burma/2nd TAF), 37, 69, 45, & 113 Squadrons. Aircraft flown include Blenheims & Wellington bombers.
There really is a great deal of information here and when properly researched should really bring this group to life. The item "WW2 RAF Group Medals, Ephermera and huge quantity of research MUST SEE" is in sale since Saturday, March 20, 2021. This item is in the category "Collectables\Militaria\World War II (1939-1945)\Medals/ Ribbons".The seller is "benda-roge" and is located in Norwich. This item can be shipped to United Kingdom.