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MILITARY DOCUMENTS, LETTERS AND PHOTOGRAPHS

45* Auxiliary Territorial Service. A series of 14 original watercolour and gouache drawings by Pamela Froom, exhibited at the WRAC Association Grand Reunion ATS Golden Jubilee at the Barbican Centre, London, 8 October 1988, all on white wove paper with watercolour captions to lower part of image and signature to lower margin beneath, including ‘Summer 1940: Voluntary Aid Detachment Nurses - First Aid Nursing Yeomanry Ambulance Drivers’, Christmas dinner, Convoy, Billet garden, Convoy drivers at station, Staff car drivers, Air raid, Billeted in a mansion, Vehicle reception depot, Drivers washing jeeps, Officer cadet training unit, Cookhouse, The washroom, all images 36 x 52cm, together with a manuscript letterpress explanation leaf about the ATS by Miss Froom and an exhibition poster noting her credentials The poster notes Miss Pamela Froom’s career as: 1940-42 - RASC; 8th (London) Motor Company, Woolwich; 2nd (Hants) Motor Company, Aldershot; 194246 - RAOC; 23 VRD, Hereford; 22 VRD, Oxford. The Auxiliary Territorial Service was formed in 1938, as the women’s branch of the Territorial (part-time) Army, and was mobilised in 1939. By 1943 the strength of the ATS was over 200,000. In 1949 it became the Women’s Royal Army Corps. Miss Froom carried out her research at the Imperial War Museum, National Army Museum, Women’s Royal Army Corps Museum, Guildford, Surrey, Vauxhall Motors Ltd., Luton, Beds., the (former) Humber Motor Company, Coventry, and Berkshire County Library, Newbury. (16) £500 - £800

46* Black Watch. WWI diaries, photographs and ephemera relating to 41541 Private J.A. Douglas, Black Watch comprising 4 WWI day to day diaries written in school exercise books presumably after the war, diary 1 commencing 13 March 1917 last entry 2 September 1917, diary 2 commencing 3 September 1917 to 25 October 1917, diary 3 commencing 25 October 1917 to 30 November 1917, diary 4 commencing 1 December 9 March 1918 (279 pages in total), two further pocket diaries, one for 1917/18 with hand-drawn diagrams and illustrations including one titled “home on pass” showing Douglas in full military dress, the other with very brief entries from January to December 1918, front leaf inscribed with recipients service number, rank, names and regiment plus another pocket diary, approx. 80 WWI photographs and postcards including many written by Douglas, photographs of Douglas and fellow soldiers in full dress including one of a Royal Flying Corps pilot and other related items 41541 Private John A. Douglas was born in Newcastle in 1897, prior to the outbreak of WWI he was a ships draughtsman, Douglas served on the Western Front initially with Argyle & Sutherland Highlanders (1944 and 202792) before transferring to the 8th (S) Bn, The Black Watch as an Observer where later was wounded and taken to Arras (RAMC Hospital) on 1 December 1917. The diaries are very descriptive and give a first hand account of life in the trenches undertaking Battalion Observation work and waiting to “go over”, they cover the battalions service in Northern France and Belgium including Passchendale, Arras and Etaples as well as other locations and battles (Biscuit tin) £200 - £300

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Dominic Winter  

Military, Aviation & Transport History | 16 May 2019 | High Res

Dominic Winter  

Military, Aviation & Transport History | 16 May 2019 | High Res