The items were laid out in front of display boards which were created by Wg Cdr Alan Mawby OBE
for the Presentation of the new Standard in November 2003.
Item 1: Tubular Desk Calendar, silver (London 1930-31) mounted on ivory tusk with 2 pairs of silver feet and holes for inkwells (missing). Inscription plate reads OFFICERS 207 SQUADRON FROM WING COMMANDER J.L.VACHELL.M.C. SEPT.1933.
Item 2: Tankard, EPNS. Inscription reads PRESENTED TO COMMANDING OFFICER AND OFFICERS OF NO 207 SQUADRON BY FLT.LT.P.WILSON MAY 1958 FOR FIRST XI USE ONLY.
Item 3: Cup, silver (Walker & Hall, Sheffield 1921-22). Inscription reads NO 207 SQUADRON R.A.F. INTER FLIGHT RELAY RACE (1 MILE) PRESENTED BY FLT LIEUT. J.F.GORDON D.F.C. 30 - 6 - 22.
Item 4: Aladdins Lamp table lighter, silver (Goldsmiths & Silversmiths Co Ltd, London 1930-31), stopper missing (?). Inscription reads PRESENTED TO THE OFFICER COMMANDING AND OFFICERS No 207 (BOMBER) SQUADRON BY FLYING OFFICER N. ALEXANDER JANUARY 1933.
Item 5: Tankard, EPNS. Inscription reads PRESENTED TO No.207.SQN
- by -
FLT.LT. DELANEY FLT.LT. STALKER FLT.LT. DAY FLT.LT.ROBERTSON FG.OFF. KING 1957 1959.
Item 6: Pair of octagonal mustard pots, silver (London 1923-24). Inscription reads
No 207 SQUADRON
GROUP CAPTAIN C.P.N.NEWMAN
Item 7: Cup, silver (Birmingham 1921-22). Inscription reads NO 207 SQUADRON R.A.F. INTER FLIGHT ATHLETIC CHALLENGE CUP PRESENTED BY SQUADRON LEADER A.W.TEDDER & MRS TEDDER.
Item 8: Tankard, plate. Inscribed To 207 SQUADRON FROM CHARLES J.F.KYDD D.S.O., D.F.C., R.A.F. are you happy in your work YES.
One of three presented by Squadron Leader Kydd, who died on 23 June 1941 after when Manchester L7310 crashed as a result of an engine failure after take off on 21 June 1941. F/Sgt JW Arnott RAFVR died on 20th July 1941.
Item 9: Cup, silver (Adie Brothers, London, 1921-22). Inscription reads
NO 207 SQUADRON R.A.F. INTER FLIGHT FOOTBALL CHALLENGE CUP
Presented by THE OFFICERS. 30-6-22.
Item 10: Tankard, silver (James Dixon & Son, Sheffield 1929-30). Inscription reads
Presented to The Officers of No 207 (Bomber) Squadron by Pilot Officer J.G.W.Weston January 1930.
The badge on the tankard is the earliest known representation of the Squadrons winged lion badge,
which is based on the lion badge used for the British Empire Exhibition in 1924-25.
Item 11: Cup, silver (London 1920-21). Inscription reads
ROYAL AIR FORCE CONSTANTINOPLE ATHLETIC SPORTS 1923
CROSS COUNTRY WINNERS NO 207 SQUADRON.
RE-ALLOCATED 1997 2000 SAC BOTTON.
Added on reverse
2503 SQN RAUXAF REGT BEST INDIVIDUAL FEMALE SHOT.
This item dates from No 207 Squadrons deployment to Constantinople (present-day Istanbul) in 1922/23 and remained with the Squadron until its disbandment in 1984. It was retrieved from No 2503 Squadron after No 207 Squadron re-formed in 2002.
According to the rules relating to silver belonging to disbanded squadrons/ units, individual items may not be removed from the squadron/unit collection, so it is not clear how it came to be in the possession of No 2503 Squadron. It is unfortunate that this historic piece has to some extent been spoilt by having the additional extraneous wording added to the inscription.
Item 12: Bomb table lighter, silver (London 1931-32), mounted on plinth.
CCVII and early form of winged lion badge on bomb.
Inscription on silver plate on base reads
PRESENTED TO THE OFFICERS NO 207 (BOMBER) SQUADRON
BY FLIGHT LIEUTENANT H.G. BROOKMAN FEB.1929 DEC.1931.
Item13: This tankard is not strictly part of the Squadron collection of silver.
It was apparently presented to Squadron Leader R C Axten by the Officers of
No.207 Squadron to mark the end of his tour with the Squadron July 1973 September 1975.
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Item descriptions source: Alan Mawby
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page last updated 22 Jan 14