King George VI - Thanking British Children
A certificate from King George VI to the children of Great Britain on 8th June, 1946 - issued as a momento for sharing in the hardships and ultimate triumph during World War Two. The message concludes with the sentence:
"May these qualities (pride, courage, endurance and enterprise) be yours as you grow up and join in the common effort to establish among the nations of the world unity and peace."
The reverse of the certificate lists the principal events of the war and includes a space at the base for detailing the recipient's war contributions an the contibutions of his/her family.
© Mary Evans Picture Library/Tom Gillmor
RAF 22 Squadron Search and Rescue sign
Sign for the No. 22 Squadron, Royal Air Force Search and Rescue, based at Thorney Island near Chichester, West Sussex. Set up in 1955, the squadron was responsible for sea and land rescues over a range of 60 nautical miles. The crew of each helicopter comprised a pilot, a navigator and a crewman. Date: 1960s
© Mary Evans Picture Library/DAVID LEWIS HODGSON
Greetings from Australia - Commonwealth Coat of Arms
The Commonwealth Coat of Arms of Australia with a Kangaroo and an Emu - the six smaller shields within the large shield signify the six states of Australia. Date: circa 1920s
1920s, 20s, Advance, Arms, Australia, Australian, Coat, Commonwealth, Crest, Emu, Heraldry, Insignia, Kangeroo, Large, Larger, Oct18, Oval, Shield, Shields, Small, Star, States, Twenties