Velvin, Norman Douglas

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A collection of World War Two memorabilia belonging to Norman Douglas Velvin. Velvin was living in Hawera at the time he enlisted for the New Zealand Expeditionary Force (NZEF). He travelled overseas during WWII with the 3rd Echelon, 2nd Expeditionary Force and served in Egypt.
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1. N D Velvin - Call for voluntary duty NZ Military Forces 9 May 1940.

2. Mr and Mrs Velvin, invitation to Official Parade 3rd Echelon, 2nd NZEF 17 August 1940.

3. N D Velvin, soldier’s pay book 1940 – 1942.

4. N D Velvin, soldier’s pay book 1942 – 1943.

5. N D Velvin, soldier’s pay book 1943 – 1945.

6. N D Velvin, soldier’s pay book 1945.

7. N D Velvin, Post Office Savings Bank, War Gratuity pass book 1946 – 1949.

8. Envelope for soldier’s pay books.

9. Troop ship – Hammock card.

10. Troop ship – Meal card.

11. Troop ship – Meal card.

12. Troop ship - Berthing card.

13. Notification of eligibility to wear the Africa Star medal 1943.

14. New Zealand at War, second edition 1943.

15. Welcome - A leaflet distributed by The Citizens’ Reception Council (Perth).

16. Cinema Royal ticket to a matinee.

17. Soldiers Guide to Rome, Allied Control Commission, Italy. Undated.

18. Rome, Major G Blake Palmer NZMC, prepared and published by NZ Education Rehabilitation Service.

19. Information for H M Forces YMCA Information and Cable Bureau, Cairo.

20. Services Guide to Cairo published by the Co-ordinating Council for welfare Work in Egypt.

21. Advertising flyer for various businesses in Cairo.

22. Compact Guide to Luxor Thebes, including Memphis Sakara up to Nubia.

23. Friend of Britain (newspaper clipping on Lawrence of Arabia.

24. Cairo tram ticket.

25. Egyptian bus ticket.

26. Goldhaber Tours ticket.

27. Tipperary Tea Club ticket Cairo.

28. British Services Club, Alexandria flyer.

29. Kiwi Revue No 8 programme for the Kiwi Concert Party (NZ Entertainment Unit 2nd NZEF).

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30. Advert for 3rd Liberty Loan "Give us the bombs and we’ll finish the job LANCASTER CALLING!".

31. Map 1: 100,000 Cyrenaica Sheet 29 Gambut.

32. Five Photos: Ship Aquitania; Musso’s monument Tripoli outside Spanish Castle; The market place Tripoli; The main Street Tripoli ‘Via Itaalio Balbo’; Looking to the Spanish Caslte, Tripoli; The Waterfront promenade, Tripoli.

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