Fonds 2002/4 - Robert Clark Gillin fonds

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Robert Clark Gillin fonds

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CA ON00093 2002/4

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  • Reproduced and photocopied [2002?] (originally created 1942-1945, 1995) (Creation)

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3 cm of textual records
26 photographs: b&w; 17.5 x 12.5 cm or smaller

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Robert Clark Gillin was a Flight Lieutenant in 31 Squadron Royal Air Force (RAF) during the Second World War. He was active in the India-Burma theatre from 1942-1945. He flew in the role of navigator and his squadron regularly flew "the hump". He was also part of the detail which dropped supplies for Kohima - the farthest point of Japanese penetration into India. He received the Distinguished Flying Cross (DFC) September 30, 1945.

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Fonds consists of material collected by Robert Gillin as a gift for Pilot F/L John Aldrich and his wife Ruth on the occasion of their 50th Wedding Anniversary in 1995. Includes articles, photographs, personal accounts and observations, and correspondence documenting the activities of Robert Gillin and John Aldrich as pilots during the Second World War. Places mentioned include, but are not limited to, Kohima, Ceylon, Sudan, Ghana, and Rawalpindi.

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Fonds received from Robert Gillin of London, on 4 March 2002.

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  • English

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