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Berthing card and meal card.

A berthing card and meal card issued to Cameron Hill during the Second World War likely when he traveled on a troopship sailing from Halifax Harbour in Halifax, Nova Scotia to Liverpool, England between August and September 1941.

The berthing card indicates that Cameron was assigned to cabin S22, in section 3 of the Sports deck. The meal card indicates that Cameron was assigned to eat first meal (breakfast) during the second sitting at table number 28. The name of the ship that Cameron traveled on is unknown.

Hill, Cameron Clare

Overseas deployment.

Material created or accumulated by Cameron Hill during the Second World War while he was deployed overseas in England and Egypt.

Hill, Cameron Clare

Voyage from Halifax Harbour to Liverpool.

Snapshots likely taken by Cameron Hill during his voyage from Halifax Harbour in Halifax, Nova Scotia to Liverpool, England. The photographs feature Cameron Hill, fellow aircrew, ships, landmarks, landscapes, streets, and houses.

Hill, Cameron Clare

Training operations in England.

Snapshots likely taken by Cameron Hill while he was stationed in England at No. 11 Operational Training Unit RAF (11 OTU). The photographs feature Cameron Hill, fellow air crew, aircraft, landscapes, houses and historic churches such as Salisbury Cathedral and Wimborne Minster. Also includes a set of twelve souvenir photographs featuring landmarks in London, England that were possibly purchased by Cameron Hill during a leave.

Hill, Cameron Clare

Identification tags.

Two identification tags issued to Cameron Hill during the Second World War when he was held in custody as a prisoner of war at Stalag XVIIIC (317), a German prisoner of war camp located in Markt Pongau, Austria from September 27, 1943 to November 25, 1943.

Hill, Cameron Clare

A Wartime Log.

A log book published by the War Prisoners Aid of the Young Men's Christian Association in Geneva, Switzerland and given to Cameron Hill while he was a prisoner of war during the Second World War. Includes the original letter sent with the book to Cameron Hill by the Young Men's Christian Association.

Cameron filled the log book with poetry, diary entries, lists of rations, excerpts from correspondence, contact information for fellow prisoners of war that he met, and artwork completed by himself or other prisoners of war. In addition, Cameron pasted greeting cards, a photograph as well as Italian and German prisoner of war camp vouchers into the book.

Inside a pocket adhered to the back cover of the log book, Cameron stored additional items he accumulated before and after he was captured as a prisoner of war. This includes a Royal Canadian Air Force leave or pass form issued to Cameron in Halifax, Nova Scotia as well as cinema and opera house tickets for shows in England and a ticket from Iceland for an unknown event or activity. In addition, the pocket contains a Christmas card from the Vatican dated to 1942, an additional memorandum book filled with diary entries, Italian stamps, loose notes, a postal censorship slip, 1 Deutsche Mark, and a 10 Belgian franc banknote.

Hill, Cameron Clare

Receipts.

Four receipts issued to Cameron Hill while he was temporarily stationed on the Isle of Man with leave to Bournemouth, England between May 11, 1945 and May 31, 1945.

Two of the receipts are from James Lay & Co. Limited, a clothier located in Douglas, the capital town of the Isle of Man for the purchase of a pair of pajamas and two suits. One receipt is for Cameron's tab at the Officer's Mess, R.C.A.F. Station in the town of Bournemouth dated May 29, 1945. One receipt is possibly for a hotel room or a similar accommodation also dated May 29, 1945.

Hill, Cameron Clare

Embarkation cards.

Two embarkation cards issued to Cameron Hill for travel by ship from Douglas, the capital town of the Isle of Man to Fleetwood, a coastal town in Lancashire, England in May 1945.

Hill, Cameron Clare

Embarkation card.

An embarkation card issued to Cameron Hill on May 11, 1945 for travel from a holding camp in Germany to England. Also includes a supplementary document titled, Appendix B, certifying that Cameron underwent a medical examination on May 13, 1945 in Bournemouth and is fit to proceed on leave and be repatriated to Canada.

Hill, Cameron Clare

Identification card.

An identification card issued to Cameron Hill by the Royal Air Force on May 28, 1945 while he was temporarily stationed on the Isle of Man with leave to Bournemouth, England between May 11, 1945 and May 31, 1945. The identification card includes a brief description of Cameron's height, build, eye colour, hair colour, and date of birth. In addition, a small portrait of Cameron was pasted onto the identification card.

Hill, Cameron Clare

Royal Air Forces Ex-P.O.W. Association reunion : programme and press clipping.

A programme outlining the events and activities of the Royal Air Forces Ex-P.O.W. Association international reunion for kriegies held in London, England from May 13-16, 1977. The programme belonged to Cameron Hill who attended the reunion.

Also includes one press clipping from an unknown publication describing a dinner held during the reunion where attendees, including more than 300 Canadians, dined with Prince Philip, consort of Elizabeth II, Queen of Great Britain.

Hill, Cameron Clare