Leader donates uncle’s war log

Counciller Nick Daubney, Leader of West Norfolk Council visited the Royal Air Force Marham Aviation Heritage Centre and donated his uncle's flying log book, maps and photographs from when he was based at RAF Marham. WO Steve Roberts (Curator) is pictured with Councillor Nick Daubney as they look through the donated items.

Counciller Nick Daubney, Leader of West Norfolk Council visited the Royal Air Force Marham Aviation Heritage Centre and donated his uncle's flying log book, maps and photographs from when he was based at RAF Marham. WO Steve Roberts (Curator) is pictured with Councillor Nick Daubney as they look through the donated items.

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Second World War documents relating to the uncle of West Norfolk Council leader Nick Daubney are to go on display in the heritage centre at RAF Marham.

Mr Daubney has donated the collection, which belonged to his late uncle, Squadron leader H C Admans, to the base on a permanent loan.

Squadron leader Admans spent much of his wartime service at Marham, taking part in more than 40 operations over German-controlled territory between November 1941 and November 1942.

He later flew many more missions to deliver supplies to the Resistance movement and to drop special forces behind enemy lines.

The collections of artefacts includes his RAF service papers, a flying log book and a collection of maps and photographs.

And the centre’s curator, warrant officer Steve Roberts, said: “The rarity and importance of this collection to RAF Marham cannot be understated.

“It is an important piece of Marham’s wartime history and we cannot thank the councillor enough for allowing us to display and share these artefacts with the public.” Mr Daubney, who decided to donate the items following a conversation with base officials at a recent civic event and was taken on a tour around the centre.

He added: “It’s been fascinating to learn more about my uncle’s wartime career and it’s absolutely right that this collection has found a new home here.”