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Father Christmas disembarks from a C-47 Skytrain of the 316th Troop Carrier Group to greet a crowd of children. The 316th Troop Carrier Group organised a Christmas party on Christmas Day 1944 at their base at Cottesmore for children from the nearby town of Oakham. Image via Dave Benfield. Written on slide casing: '316 TCG, 25/12/44.'

IWM catalogue record

This contains information written on the back of the original print and some of it may be inaccurate.

Father Christmas disembarks from a C-47 Skytrain of the 316th Troop Carrier Group to greet a crowd of Children. Image via Dave Benfield. Written on slide casing: '316 TCG, 25/12/44.'

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  • Cottesmore

    Military site : airfield
    Built for the RAF between 1935-38, and in use by the RAF from 1938-1943, the airfield was enlarged with concrete runways in 1943. Used by both the Eighth Air Force (it was 8 ASC HQ) and Ninth Air Force 1943, it was Troop Carrier Command HQ (later 9th...

Revisions

Date Contributor Update
16 February 2015 13:48:10 rossingtonj Changes to place associations
Sources

Place association made.

Date Contributor Update
11 December 2014 10:37:31 Lucy May Changes to caption
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Additional caption information from p.26 of Roger Freeman's 'Ninth Air Force in Colour'.

Date Contributor Update
08 September 2014 15:35:25 AAM AAM ingest
Sources

IWM, Roger Freeman Collection

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