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A photograph taken by Robert Sand of the 55th Fighter Group of Feering Nursery in Essex. Taken from a train travelling from Colchester to London on 8th July 1945. Written on slide casing: 'Feering Nursery, from train, Colchester to London 8/7/45.'
Caption from Sand's file - slide "Flower nursery. Train, Colch. to London".

IWM catalogue record

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

Flering Nursery. Image by Robert Sand, 55th Fighter Group. Written on slide casing: ;'Flering Nursery, from train, Colchester to London 8/7/45.'

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  • 55th Fighter Group

    55th Fighter Group

    Group
    The 55th Fighter Group were the first P-38 Lightning Group to go fully operational from England. The pilots flew long-range escort missions for bombers flying over occupied Europe and racked up 'kills' of their own by destroying enemy aircraft in...

People

  • Robert Sand

    Military | Staff Sergeant | Airplane Propeller Specialist
    Robert Sand was responsible for the maintenance and repair of fighter aircraft. As a specialist in propeller mechanics, Sand performed a crucial role in ensuring that the engine was running correctly. He felt personally accountable for the safe return...

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Revisions

Date Contributor Update
26 August 2015 10:11:52 general ira snapsorter Changes to caption
Sources

Addition of caption from Sand's file.

Date Contributor Update
27 February 2015 11:20:40 rossingtonj Changes to caption, person associations and place associations
Sources

Identified error in caption, from own local knowledge this is 'Feering' and not 'Flering'. Updated caption to show this . Dissociated with London and Colchester.

Date Contributor Update
02 February 2015 10:00:17 AAM AAM ingest
Sources

IWM, Roger Freeman Collection

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