The Broodbank Collection

This page contains a list of all the archive material in my possession. In time, I hope to include links to images of some of these resources and cross reference items that have already been published in the blog.

If you are interested in any of these resources and want more information, please get in touch through the Contact page.

Please note – I am prepared to share any of this information to assist others in their research. I will only share electronic copies as I do not want to part with original material. Any use of this information on websites or in research papers must be appropriately credited to myself. And finally – please bear with me if I do not respond to your enquiry fast enough. This is a hobby, and family / work comes first!

REF TYPE ITEM
1 BOOK Defence Until Dawn. The story of 488 NZ Squadron (Leslie Hunt) – Signed Copy
2 PERSONAL Personal Recollections of GCA – Background
3 DRAWING Colour drawing of “GCA principles of operation”
4 RAF FORM Observers & Air Gunners Flying Log Book (Form 1767) – Covers flying with the following units:
No 5 Air Observers School (RAF Jurby)
62 Operational Training Unit (RAF Usworth & RAF Ouston)
51 Operational Training Unit (RAF Cranfield & RAF Twinwood Farm))
488(NZ) Squadron (RAF Bradwell bay, RAF Zeals, RAF Colerne)
No 1 Radio School (RAF Cranwell)
Signals Flying Unit (RAF Honiley)
No 7 Ground Control Approach Unit (RAF St Eval)
No 12 Ground Control Approach Unit (RAF Valley)
No 12 Ground Control Approach Unit (RAF Prestwick)
5 RAF FORM RAF Service & Release Book (Form 2520c (Officer))
6 PHOTO Photograph of De Havilland Mosquito HK137 (ME-O)
7 PHOTO Squadron Photo of 488(NZ) Squadron RAF. Feb 1944 (Well annotated with name & rank of all present.)
8 KIT Escape Compass – Stud type
9 KIT Escape Compass – See Through
10 KIT Escape Compass – 2 part fly-button set
11 KIT Escape Compass – Seam type
12 UNIFORM 3 RAF buttons
13 MISC RAF wings lapel badge in Sterling Silver
14 UNIFORM Cloth badge of unknown unit (Maybe CUAS?)
15 BOOK RAF New Testament bible
16 BOOK New Zealanders in the Air War (Alan W Mitchell)
17 DRAWING 488(NZ) Squadron crest
18 KIT RAF teaspoon with crest on handle
19 PERSONAL A Night Fighter on D Day (AJB) (Eyewitness account of 488(NZ) Squadron’s activity on D Day)
20 JOURNAL AJB’s RAF journal – Handwritten journal containing detailed information of all flights and other relevant information covering all training & Operational Service
The journal also contains the following resources that have been pasted into the journal:
a PHOTO Small (6″ x 4″) Photograph – de Havilland Fox Moth
b PHOTO Small (6″ x 4″) Photograph – de Havilland Tiger Moth
c PHOTO Small (6″ x 4″) Photograph – Avro Anson
d PHOTO Small (6″ x 4″) Photograph – Bristol Beaufort
e PHOTO Small (6″ x 4″) Photograph – de Havilland Dominie
f PHOTO Small (6″ x 4″) Photograph – Bristol Beaufighter
g PHOTO Small (6″ x 4″) Photograph – Airspeed Oxford
h PHOTO Small (6″ x 4″) Photograph – Miles Magister
i PHOTO Small (6″ x 4″) Photograph – Vickers Armstrong Wellington XI
j MAP Navigation Exercise maps from time at No5 AOS (RAF Jurby)
k MISC Autographs from Passing Out Dinner at No5 AOS (24/vi/43)
l RAF FORM Assessment Record from 62 OTU
m PHOTO Large (7″ x 11″) Photograph- Bristol Beaufort
n PHOTO Large (7″ x 11″) Photograph- de Havilland Dominie
o PHOTO Photograph of No 24 Course 51 OTU Members (Well annotated with name & rank of all present.)
p PHOTO Large (7″ x 11″) Photograph – Bristol Beaufort
q PHOTO RAF aerial photograph of RAF Bradwell Bay
r PHOTO Large (7″ x 11″) Photograph – de Havilland mosquito NF Mk II
s PHOTO Small candid photograph of AJB
t PHOTO Small candid photograph of AJB in Flying Uniform
u PHOTO Photograph of 4 members of 488(NZ) Squadron A Flight in Dispersal hut
v PHOTO 2 Small photos of Cine Gun Exposures – 1 of de Havilland Mosquito & 1 of USAF Boeing Fortress
w PHOTO Large (7″ x 11″) Photograph – de Havilland mosquito NF Mk II
x PHOTO Large (7″ x 11″) Photograph – Airspeed Oxford
y PHOTO Large (7″ x 11″) Photograph – de Havilland mosquito NF Mk II
z PHOTO Small photograph of a Ju 88 that crash landed at RAF Bradwell Bay
aa PHOTO Large (7″ x 11″) Photograph – Miles Magister
ab RAF FORM Diagram showing key to positions of fuses (de Havilland Mosquito NF?)
ac MAP Flying map extract showing AJB’s Patrol Lines & Observations on D Day
ad POSTCARD Various contemporary postcards of Normandy & Cherbourg
ae NEWS ARTICLE “Fighting in the Dark” Newspaper article dated 12/x/44
af PHOTO Large (7″ x 11″) Photograph – Handley Page Halifax Mk.III
ag NEWS ARTICLE Article from the Daily Telegraph dated 16/x/44
ah NEWS ARTICLE Article from NZ News dated 10/x/44
ai PHOTO Large (7″ x 11″) Photograph – Percival Proctor
aj PHOTO Large (7″ x 11″) Photograph – Official portrait of Jack Scott
21 MAP RAF Flying Map – England (NE)
22 MAP RAF Flying Map – England (Eastern Counties, North)
23 MAP RAF Flying Map – Bordeaux
24 MAP RAF Flying Map – Dijon
25 MAP RAF Flying Map – Brest
26 MAP RAF Flying Map – Paris
27 MAP RAF Flying Map – Orkneys & Shetland
28 MAP RAF Flying Map – Nantes
29 MAP RAF Flying Map – England South
30 MAP RAF Flying Map – the Highlands
31 MAP RAF Flying Map – South Wales
32 MAP RAF Flying Map – North Sea
33 MAP RAF Flying Map – Strasbourg
34 MAP RAF Flying Map – Lyon
35 MAP RAF Flying Map – The Border
36 MAP RAF Flying Map – North Scotland
37 MAP RAF Flying Map – East Anglia
38 MAP RAF Flying Map – Le Havre
39 MAP RAF Flying Map – Strait of Dover
40 MAP RAF Flying Map – Midlands & Wales
41 MAP RAF Flying Map – Cherbourg & Caen

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