Catalogue description Miscellaneous material   Board of Trade Seaman's Continuous Certificate of Discharge...

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Miscellaneous material

 

Board of Trade Seaman's Continuous Certificate of Discharge belonging to Croke when in the Mercantile Marine, 1911-1914.

 

Enclosed - four Royal Navy good conduct certificates. 1916 - 17

 

The Graphic Souvenir of the German Navy's Surrender, 32pp. of captions and photographs of surrender of German fleet to Admiral Beatty in November 1918. ND

 

Electoral registration card (belonging to Croke) as a voter serving abroad in the armed forces. August 1929

 

Message from the Chief of Air Staff to all RAF officers exhorting them to set a good example in security matters. 1p. Ts. July 1940

 

Poem entitled "A Father's Advice to His Son" by Commander Mark Beaufroy. 1p. Ts. ND

 

Humorous poem, anon, entitled "It Happens Every Day" 1p. Ts. ND

 

Unused South African active service letter card.

 

Letter to Croke from Group Captain T H Pangratis (Royal Hellerie Air Force) informing him of the award made to him of the Cross of the Order of George I Ts. 1p. and congratulating him. ND

 

Description of Air Commodore Croke and of his services to the RAF in World War Two. 1p. Ms. ND

 

Cartoon of two RAF officers discussing a secret matter entitled "In Vino Vanit ." ND

 

Letter to Croke headed Air Ministry, signature illegible, conveying to him the thanks of HM the King for his years of service in the RAF. 1p. Ts. 19 June 1945

 

Letter to Croke from Group Captain C M Champion de Crispigny praising him for his command of 29 Group. 1p. Ts. 19 July 1945

 

Letter to Croke from "Underhill" (rank unknown). RAF Station, West Freugh, Stranraer thanking and congratulating him for his remarks on the efficiency of 29 Group. 1p. Ts. 20 June 1945

 

Letter to Croke from "Matthews" (rank unknown), RAF Station, Bishops court, County Down, thanking him for news of a decoration and kind remarks. 1p. Ms. 20 June 1945

 

Signed letter to Croke from Air Marshal Sir John Slessor, KCB, DSO, MC, informing Croke that his retirement was pending. 1p. Ts. 22 June 1945

 

Letter to Croke from Group Captain C Crawford, RAF Station, Duleross, Inverness-shire praising Croke on the occasion of the disbandment of 29 Group. 1p. Ts. 22 June 1945

 

Letter to Croke from "Jim Gibb", RAF Station, Cork, Lancs, sympathising with him on his retirement. 1p. Ms. 28 June 1945

 

Letter to Croke from Philip Balington. 1p. Ms. 28 June 1945

 

Letter to Croke from E L Breeden thanking him for kind remarks and praise. 1p. Ms. 4 July 1945

 

Letter of sympathy and praise on Croke's retirement from Wing Commander F T K Bullmore. 1p. Ts. 10 July 1945

 

Letter of sympathy and praise on Croke's retirement from James Easterbrook. 1p. Ms. 12 July 1945

 

Note of appreciation from HQ, FTC to HQ. 29 Group on latter's disbandment. 1p. Ts. 13 July 1945

 

Reference for Air Commodore Croke written by Air Marshal Balington, Flying Training Command. 1p. Ms. 19 July 1945

 

Letter to Croke from the office of the Under-Secretary of State, Air Ministry, informing Croke of his retirement. 1p. Ts. 23 July 1945

 

Letter to Croke from Thomas Hampson, RAF Dumfries, asking his assistance in an administrative matter and giving him regards. 2pp. Ms. 23 July 1945

 

Slip granting Croke authority to wear decorations won by him in World War Two. 1p. Ts. 29 October 1945

 

Letter informing Croke of certain Air Ministry regulations in connection with his formal retirement from the Air Ministry. 1p. Ts. 29 August 1945

 

Letter from the Air Ministry endorsing Croke's claim to the 1939 to 1945 Star. 1p. Ts. 21 September 1945

 

Letter explaining to Croke the position with regard to his Greek award. 1p. Ts. 28 September 1945

 

Letter from the Paymaster General's office concerned with Croke's retirement pay. 1p. Ts. 25 October 1945

 

Memorandum from the Air Ministry giving information on the Officers Employment Agency. 1p. Ts. ND

 

Note from No. 1 Personnel Holding Unit, RAF Innsworth, Gloucester, requesting details of Croke's claim to the 1939-45 Star. 1p. Ts. 16 October 1945

 

Note from No. 1 Personnel Holding Unit, RAF Innsworth, Gloucestershire accompanying provisional authority for Croke's wearing the ribbon and clasps to the Campaign Stars which he had claimed. 1p. Ts. 29 October 1945

 

Copy of letter to the Under Secretary of State for Air from Croke requesting information on when he was to receive the Medal of the Royal Order of King George I from the Greek government. 1p. Ms. 6 March 1947

 

Carbon copy of the same.

 

Letter to Croke from L Papagos, First Secretary, Greek Embassy, in reply to a letter dated 27 April 1947 promising to ask the Greek authorities in Athens about his award. 1p. Ts. 6 May 1947

 

Notes on the history of flight. 2pp. Ms. ND

 

List of types of aircraft, apparently those flown by Croke during his career, with a list of the main phases of Croke's career (up to 1948). 2pp. Ms. ND

 

Ms. Citation for Meritorious Service of Croke from the Air Force Reserve Officers Training Corps (Cadet Group) of Southern Methodist University, Dallas, Texas, appointing him an honorary Cadet Colonel, United States Air Force, Reserve Officers Training Corps. 5 April 1960

 

Letter from the Air Ministry informing Croke of the end of his period of service in the Training Branch, RAFVR and thanking him. 1p. Ts. 19 April 1960

 

Letter accompanying the above letter from Air Commodore A G Dudgeon, CBE, DFC, RAF, HQ Flying Training Command (Cadet Branch), RAF 1p. Ms. 27 April 1960

 

List of aircraft and their manufacturers 1p. Ms. ND

 

1 postcard giving Croke best wishes (with signature illegible) and featuring a coloured photograph of "Britain's last Sunderland flyingboat, Pembroke Dock". 20 September 1968

 

Passed to Photographic Section, 10 August 1971, 27 black and white photographs of British aircraft and 1 photograph of No. 233 RAF Squadron's Information Sheet.

Date: 1916-1968
Held by: Imperial War Museum Department of Documents, not available at The National Archives
Language: English

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