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RAF Jim Dexter Service in India

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posted on 2024-06-05, 19:51 authored by Their Finest Hour Project Team

Jim Dexter served in the RAF from October 1941 - July 1946. In 1942 he was stationed in Africa, and then was stationed in India from 1943-1946. He worked in Signals and set up telegraph communications. In 1943 he organised a Christmas Dinner for his men.

His release certificate describes him as a "keen, efficient and capable worker. Has shown initiative and willingness at all times. Dependable and trustworthy."

History

Item list and details

1. Jim Dexter Service and Release book. 2. Certificate of Service and Release. 3. Photo of Jim in Africa with a colleague 1942. 4. Reverse of photo with message. 5. Photo of Jim in India 1943. 6. Reverse of photo with message. 7. Photo of group of airmen in UK. 8. Group photo in India Christmas 1944. 9. Group photo in India Christmas. 10. Reverse of photo with message. 11. 'Christmas Fare' cover. 12. Christmas Dinner menu 1943. 13. Autographs on reverse of menu. 14. Record of service I. 15. Record of Service II. 16. Booklet 'Information for Officers and Troops visiting the Nilgiris' p.1. 17. Booklet 'Information for Officers and Troops visiting the Nilgiris' p.2. 18. Booklet 'Information for Officers and Troops visiting the Nilgiris' p.3. 19. Booklet 'Information for Officers and Troops visiting the Nilgiris' p.4. 20. Booklet 'Information for Officers and Troops visiting the Nilgiris' p.5. 21. Booklet 'Information for Officers and Troops visiting the Nilgiris' p.6.

Person the story/items relate to

Jim Dexter

Person who shared the story/items

Hazel Patterson

Relationship between the subject of the story and its contributor

Father

Type of submission

Shared at Ahmadiyyah Mosque Hall, Warwickshire on 7 October 2023. The event was organised by Leamington History Group.

Record ID

95541 | LEA042-2