De Medici, John Royston (Flight Lieutenant, b.1916 - d.1962)

Accession Number PR04420
Collection type Private Record
Record type Collection
Measurement Extent: 2.5 cm; Wallet/s: 1
Object type Log book, Records, Photograph
Maker De Medici, John Royston
Place made Australia, United Kingdom
Date made 1941-1948
Access Open
Conflict Second World War, 1939-1945

Item copyright: Copyright expired - public domain

Public Domain Mark This item is in the Public Domain

Copying Provisions Copying permitted subject to physical condition

Collection relating to the Second World War service of 11142 Flight Lieutenant John Royston de Medici, 626 Squadron and 113 Air Sea Rescue, Royal Australian Air Force, Australia and the United Kingdom, 1941-1948.

Wallet 1 of 1 – Contains two folders of material relating to Flight Lieutenant John Royston de Medici.

Folder 1 of 2 consists of one flying log book of Flight Lieutenant de Medici, containing entries dated between 11 December 1941 and 15 September 1948. It covers the period of Flight Lieutenant de Medici’s pilot training in Australia and the United Kingdom, flying instruction in the United Kingdom, service with 626 Squadron in the United Kingdom and Europe, service with 113 Air Sea Rescue in New South Wales, and service at the Royal Australian Air Force Station at Canberra, Australian Capital Territory. The log book entries record information such as dates and times of flights, aircraft types and numbers, other crewmembers, and purposes of flights. Some recorded purposes of flights include elementary flying training, service flying training, flying instructor school, flying instruction, advanced flying training, operational training, aircraft conversion, bombing operations over enemy-occupied Europe, naval co-operative exercises, transport, air sea rescue, aerial photography, and formation flying. This log book also contains four Regional Flying Control Reports for Archerfield Regional Centre, Queensland, dated between March and June 1947.

Folder 2 of 2 consists of one notebook and one copy of photograph of Flight Lieutenant de Medici. The notebook contains notes made by Flight Lieutenant de Medici during his operational training in 1944. The notes cover subjects such as systems of Wellington aircraft, take off procedures, jettison procedures, signals, oxygen procedures, bombing, navigation, and aerial photography. The copy of photograph depicts Flight Lieutenant de Medici in his Air Force uniform.