A black and white photograph of a car draped with the Canadian Red Ensign over the hood in celebration of Victory in Europe, May 8 1945. Taken on Wellington Street in Hamilton, Ontario, Canada.
Reverse of photograph reads:
V. Day May 8/45
Our car on Wellington St.
Dad, Cath + Mom in it.
Union Jack on top of hood didn't show very good.
rec'd in Germany
A black and white photograph of a formation of four De Havilland Tiger Moths flying over Hamilton.
Typewritten with red ink on rear surface reads:
No. 119 Bomber Squadron.
Formation over Hamilton.
Portrait photograph of Warrant Officer 2nd Class (WO2) Wireless Air Gunner (WAG) Roy Cook Fenton of No. 44 Rhodesia Squadron in his Royal Canadian Air Force uniform.
A photograph of the factory floor at Otis-Fenson Elevator, Hamilton ON where 40mm Bofors Anti-aircraft guns were produced. Manufacturing by was located at 414 Victoria Avenue North in Hamilton, Ontario.
A black and white photograph photograph of King George VI and Queen Elizabeth (Queen Mom) at their stop in Hamilton, Ontario 1939 before the outbreak of war.
A black and white photograph photograph of members of B Flight in Hamilton, 1943.
Dougal Mark McMillan is second row, last on the right.
A black and white photograph of a Spitfire loaded on a flatbed truck at King Street East and James street during the Second World War.
A black and white photograph of airmen and Spitfire at King Street East and James Street, Gore Park, Hamilton, Ontario.
A black and white photograph of a parade on King Street East in downtown Hamilton, Ontario.
Black and white photograph of King Street East in downtown Hamilton, Ontario.
A black and white photograph of a Toronto, Hamilton & Buffalo (THB) Railway caboose.
The Toronto, Hamilton and Buffalo Railway existed from1892 through 1987 as a separate railway serving the Hamilton area. It joined lines of its corporate parents, Canadian Pacific and New York Central (now CSX), and was established as alternative to the Grand Trunk or Canadian National route for Hamilton-area industries to ship products to customers in the United States and Canada.
A characteristic feature of the caboose is the cupola on the roof. This is an elevated observation post from which the crew can observe the behaviour of the train ahead. The cupola usually featured a brake line pressure gauge and an emergency brake valve. As freight cars grew in height and length during the 1960's, the cupola gradually became redundant and many railroads began to use cabooses equipped with bay windows instead.
A black and white photograph of Air Cadet, F. Martin, age 14.
Canadian Ration Book 6
Prefix and Serial Number HN 188828
Book contains 6 pages of various unused stamps.
Canadian Ration Book 2.
Most of the book ration/contents are missing. Change of address card and canning instructions are still present.
Book is a faded green colour with black ink used to complete owners information.
A Royal Canadian Air Force kit bag. The exterior canvas colour has faded but it likely was once air force blue. The bag has the words Hamilton Ont. in block capitals in red paint and J38344 F/O Wilson R.R. in block capitals in white paint. The name Wilson R. R. and the service number R193064 are stenciled in black on the opposite side of the body of the bag.
Framed items belonging to Eric Higgenbottom from his wartime service in the Royal Canadian Air Force. Items have been mounted on a green felted backdrop. Items included are:
Warrant Officer badge
Warrant Officer 2nd Class badge
RCAF cap badge
"Canada" shoulder flash attached to ribbon of France and Germany Star Medals
France and Germany Star
Canadian Volunteer Service Medal with Overseas bar
Defense Medal 1939-1945
War Medal 1939 -1945. (Note - Defense medal and war medal are on the incorrect ribbons.)
RCAF Reserves pin
Two Warrant Officer Class I general pins (crown and eagle)
Two WAG (wireless air gunner) wing badges
Photograph of Vern Mephan, Eric Higginbottom and Alan Armstrong on leave in 1943. (All three were from Hamilton)
1943 Canada "Victory" nickel
1944 Canada "Victory" nickel
V for victory pin
Certificate of medals to be issued and RCAF Active Service Certificate for Eric Higginbottom have been encapsulated and attached to rear surface of frame. Photograph description located beneath RCAF Active Service Certificate reads: 1943 Loch Lomond Scotland (On Leave) Vern Mephan, Hamilton. Eric Higginbottom, Hamilton. Alan Armstrong, Hamilton.