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Results Found (33), Result Page (1 of 7)
Search Aspect ( Second World War )
Location - Leeds & District

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Air Chief Marshal Sir Augustus Walker, D.S.O., D.F.C. (Garforth) (3 comments)
Black & White imageUndated. View shows Sir Augustus 'Gus' Walker at his desk. This notable Garforth resident lived in a large house at the corner of Lidgett Lane and Lowther Road. A rugby international before the Second World War, he was station commander of RAF Syerston in Nottinghamshire when a Lancaster bomber blew up in December 1942, hurling him many yards and causing the loss of his right arm. Despite this his first thought was to see if anyone else was hurt, before he collapsed. After he recovered, he became base commander in charge of RAF Pocklington for more than two years, and continued to serve with distinction, rising to the rank of Air Chief Marshal. A blue plaque is now attached to his former home.
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Beckett Park Teacher Training College, group photograph of inductees and army staff. (Headingley) (2 comments)
Black & White image1942. Group photograph taken in front of the main building of Beckett Park Teacher Training College during the Second World War in 1942. From the 1st December 1939 the college had been used as an officer training centre for doctors and other medical staff being inducted into the Royal Army Medical Corps. It was known as No. 11 Depot and Training Establishment. The image shows a complement of uniformed inductees and army staff.
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Beech Grove, Victory Party (Garforth)
Black & White image21st September 1945. View shows residents of the Beech Grove area celebrating the end of the Second World War with a party, possibly on Beech Grove Terrace.
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Civic Hall, Visit to Leeds of Anthony Eden, Foreign Secretary (City Centre)
Black & White image5th July 1941. This Photograph is taken in front of the great fireplace in the Lord Mayor's Parlour at the Civic Hall. It is to mark the occasion of a war-time visit to Leeds of Foreign Secretary, Anthony Eden, seen centre. Standing beside him is his wife, Beatrice. On the other side of the Foreign Secretary is the Lord Mayor of Leeds, Alderman Willey Withey.
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Civic Hall, Visit to Leeds of Anthony Eden, Foreign Secretary. (City Centre)
Black & White image5th July 1941. This photograph is taken in the Lord Mayor's parlour of the Civic Hall in front of the great fireplace. It is on the occasion of the visit to Leeds of Anthony Eden, Foreign Secretary, seen at the centre. His wife, Beatrice stands beside him. In the foreground is the Lord Mayor of Leeds, Alderman Willie Withey.
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