V. C. Coombs papers

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  • Reference
      GB 206 Liddle Collection POW 016
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  • Physical Description
      1 file; typescript, photographs, and printed material (including photocopy)

Scope and Content

Photocopy of magazine The Barb (22 Dec. 1917); Photocopied illustration (10 Mar. 1918); Photocopied autographed dinner menu (1917); Theatre programme "Parcels", with photocopy (5 Nov. 1918); Officer Prisoner of War Dining Club Reunion Dinner programme (1948); 11 photographs, with handlist (n.d.); Extract "Sixty Years On" by V. C. Coombs from The Royal Air Force Quarterly (1976); Typed transcript of an interview recorded with Peter Liddle (Dec. 1976).

Administrative / Biographical History

V. C. Coombs (b. 1897 at Beckenham, Kent) was educated at the City of London School. He served with the Artists' Rifles from 1915. A Lieutenant, RFC (Royal Flying Corps) from 1916, he was captured in 1917 and held as a POW (Prisoner of War) at Trier and Holzminden.

Access Information

Access is unrestricted

Acquisition Information

The papers were placed in the Collection by Mr Coombs (son).


In English

Other Finding Aids

Alternative Form Available


Related Material

Tape 413: interview recorded with Peter Liddle in Dec. 1976.