Fonds AF2017.025 - Balsdon, Cliff - Cliff Balsdon

Photo: Servicemen with Civilian Photo: Man in Truck Photo: Candid Ladies Photo: RCAF Serviceman Photo: RCAF in Uniform Photo: Bear Photo: RCAF Servicemen Photo: Dog Photo: RCAF Bomber Crew Photo: Coyote
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AF2017.025 - Balsdon, Cliff


Cliff Balsdon


  • 1942-1946 (Creation)
  • 1939-1946 (Creation)
  • 1914-1985 (Creation)

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1 fonds box (AF2017.025 - Kensington Legion)

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Donated to the Air Force Museum of Alberta Spring 2017 by the Kensington Legion in Calgary, Alberta. Accessioned and organized in the year 2017 by Curator Alison Mercer.

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Donated by the Kensington Legion of Calgary, Alberta in the Spring of 2017.

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A collection of photographs and documents detailing Cliff Balsdon's service as an Air Bomber in the RCAF from 1942 until 1946. Includes photographs taken in Alberta and sent by his mother, overseas photographs with 432 Squadron, and documents pertaining to his enlistment and the awarding of the DFC on 18th June 1944.

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  • English

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The Air Force Museum of Alberta Archives - Accession Number AF2017.025

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The Air Force Museum of Alberta

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  • English



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Created by assistant curator Mara Garbutt in July 2018.

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