About this objectThe mess bill for Flying Officer A.F Jones for the month of August 1940. It is dated 2nd September 1940 and amounts to £4 16 5. This was at a time when a Flying Officer's weekly salary would have been £4 14 0. The Officers' Mess was often referred to as 'The Intensive Care Unit'.
In September 1980 RAF Biggin Hill gathered together a collection of photographs from museums, commercial and private individuals to mount an exhibition to celebrate the 40th Anniversary of the Battle of Britain. The collection was passed on to Bob Ogley when the RAF withdrew from Biggin Hill.
This photograph is part of the Bob Ogley Photograph Collection.
Place MadeRAF Biggin Hill
PeriodSecond World War
Medium and Materials1: photographic negative
Measurements1: H 95 mm x W 115 mm
2: H 185 mm x W 145 mm
Subject and Association KeywordsOfficer's mess bill
Subject and Association KeywordsFlying Officer's weekly salary
Subject and Association Keywords'The Intensive Care Unit'