I. Memoirs. 'Chairborne', recollections by Arthur Beevor relating to his wartime service in the Royal Air Force Volunteer Reserve, 1940-45, 25 pp. 2 drafts, both corrected by the author.
II. Correspondence. 62 items, 1941-c.1961. Chiefly reminiscences regarding the personnel and activities of 254 Squadron, RAF Coastal Command. Most of the letters are from former colleagues in the squadron, including A.J. Pearman, its chaplain in 1941, and the New Zealander G.D. Sise. There are also letters from relatives of men who lost their lives while serving with 254 Sqn, and from Herbert Hensley Henson, formerly bishop of Durham, who addressed the men of RAF Felixstowe in both 1944 and 1945.
III. Photographs. Photographs and portraits of Beevor and 254 Squadron, including reunion dinners, with a propaganda leaflet for distribution over Germany, 12 items, c.1942-1952.
IV. Correspondence re deposit of collection. 4 items, 1963, including a brief history of 254 Sqn in Beevor's hand.