From time to time we include details of the air war which form the background to who the Pathfinders were and what they did.

This particular oddity is such fun that we cannot resist it. It comes from RAF Station Tain, and celebrates those who had made it through the war and were about to be demobbed. As the certificate says, it is a token of remembrance made between brothers in arms,  the person named on the certificate being about to become ‘a mere civilian’.

It was sent by David Wingate, and it had originally been awarded to one of his relatives who was a Section Officer in the WAAFs.

You Lucky People certificate, 1945 - website