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National Registration ID card belonging to Gladys Horwood of the 'Kings Arms', Leaves Green.; British Government; 1943; 2017.19.2
RAF Battle of Britain Drumhead Service booklet, 15th September 1957; 2017.19.8
RAF jacket belonging to Sgt David Derham, Fighter Plotter at Biggin Hill during the Battle of Britain; 2017.17
Commemorative Coalport plate depicting St George's RAF Chapel; 2017.28
Framed medal group awarded to Group Captain Frank Soden; 2017.30
Fragment of Hurricane gun cover, 1940

; 1940; L007.1
Escape crowbar for Spitfire  ; L007.3
20mm Spitfire cannon shell case; L007.4
1 x 3.7 Anti-Aircraft Shell fuse and 2 x protective covers adapted into ashtray and cigarette lighter; L007.5
Morse code trench set, 1916; 1916; L007.6
RAF forage cap belonging to Alan 'Al' Deere; L005
Cockpit clock from a Me109 German aircraft; L004.4
Browning machine gun from Tom Gleave's downed aircraft; Browning; 1940; L004.6
Victory bell, post 1945 ; Post 1945; L009
WW1 Flying log book belonging to Wireless Officer Stanley Mockford; RAF; L008.1
Flying log book belonging to Wing Commander Douglas ‘Grubby’ Grice; RAF; L010.1
Gas detection screen with American Bald Eagle painted on one side by Geoff Greensmith, 1944/45; 1940s; L007.7
Cudham C of E Primary School Log Book  6th October 1939 - 26th July 1972; L011
Aircraft recognition book - 'Friend or Foe?'; The Aeroplane; 1941; 2017.5
Biggin Hill Airfix model train; 2017.4
'Out of the Ashes' pamphlet - 16th September 1950; 16.9.1950; 2017.9
Original photographic postcard of the Officers Quarters at RAF Station Biggin  Hill; 2017.1.2
Silver Salver; 1939; 2017.1.1
A page from a letter from Olivia Archard (date unknown), all other pages missing.; Archard, Olivia; 17/06/1944; L001.8
Scramble bell from RAF Biggin Hill; 2017.22
A letter, dated  ‘Friday 9th’ from Olivia Archard to her sister Margot; Archard, Olivia; L001.2
A letter dated Wednesday Night’ from Olivia Archard to her sisters Le and Margot; Archard, Olivia; L001.3
A letter dated 'Tuesday 29th’ from Olivia Archard to ‘Girls’ (her sisters Margot and Le); Archard, Olivia; L001.5
Memorial plaque to Lieutenant Baldwin Childehouse McDougall; 2017.25
Irvin flying jacket belonging to Howard Bell
; 1940; L006.3
Airmen's service book belonging to Flight Lieutenant Howard Bell, 130 Squadron; Air Ministry; 1940; L006.2
photo negative - Biggin Hill WAAF's - Ops Room 'A' Watch; May 1940; 2018.1.398
photo negative - Biggin Hill WAAF's ; May 1940; 2018.1.399
photo negative - Biggin Hill WAAF's ; 1940; 2018.1.399
photo negative - Leading Aircraftwoman W.M.Kemp; Kemp, W M; 1940
An envelope POW postcard addressed to Lilian Simpson from Keith Ogilvie, 10th January 1942.; Ogilvie, Keith; 10/01/1942; 2017.11.12
Letter sent to Lilian Simpson from Keith Ogilvie from RAF hospital in Cosford, 18th May 1945; Ogilvie, Keith; 18/05/1942; 2017.11.14
photo negative - The Salt Box Hill gun post; Mortimer, Elizabeth; 1940; 2018.1.374
photo negative - Awards presentation at Biggin Hill; Press Association; IWM; 27 June 1940; 2018.1.375
photo negative - Awards presentation at Biggin Hill; 2018.1.376
photo negative - a mess party - Autumn 1941; Autumn 1941; 2018.1.377
photo negative - Biggin Hill Station Officers; Stuart, DR; 1940; 2018.1.378
photo negative - chart of enemy aircraft destroyed; Worrall, J; 1941; 2018.1.389
photo negative - a mess party to celebrate the awarding of three Military Medals; Porter, David; Daily Sketch Newspaper; March 1941; 2018.1.380
Letter card addressed to Mrs Lilian Simpson from E. Hill, September 1944.; Wright, Mrs A; 09/1944; 2017.11.25
A note handwritten by Mrs Simpson about her son Harry going missing; Simpson, Mrs; 2017.11.24
A letter to Harry Simpson from his mother, dated Tuesday 18th April.

; Simpson, Mrs; 18/04; 2017.11.32
Letter to Lilian Simpson from Baylis, 20th May.; Bayliss; 20th May; 2017.11.29
A letter to Lilian Simpson and family from Ethell, 17th September 1944. ; 17/09/1944; 2017.11.35
A letter to Mrs Simpson from Edna Hill, expressing her sympathy for her son Harry's death.
; Hill, Edna; 2017.11.48
A letter to Mrs Simpson from Edna Hill, 19th June 1944.

; Hill, Edna; 19/06/1944; 2017.11.49
A letter from Harry Simpson to his family, 17th October. ; Simpson, Harry; 17th October; 2017.11.52
A POW postcard to Lilian Simpson from Keith Ogilvie, 13th July 1942.

; Ogilvie, Keith; 13/07/1942; 2017.11.60
Rudloe Manor Christmas menu, 1943.; 12/1943; 2017.11.62
A POW postcard to Lilian Simpson from pilot K.N Laing, 10th May 1944.; Laing, Kenny; 10/05/1944; 2017.11.5.6
photo negative - 92 Squadron; AR Wright Collection; September 1940; 2018.1.219
photo negative - 92 Squadron; AR Wright Collection; September 1940; 2018.1.220
photo negative - 92 Squadron; IWM; 2018.1.222
photo negative - 92 Squadron; AR Wright Collection; 29 September 1940; 2018.1.224
photo negative - 92 Squadron; AR Wright Collection; 29 September 1940; 2018.1.225