Collection PR-284 - Leslie George Kellow collection

Flight officers in training on parade at South African Air Force training facility, Kimberley, So... Pilot Officer Leslie George Kellow Group portrait of flight officers at South African Air Force training facility, Kimberley, South ...

Identity area

Reference code

PR-284

Title

Leslie George Kellow collection

Date(s)

  • 1918-1953 (Creation)

Level of description

Collection

Extent and medium

2.5 cm. textual records -- 5 photographs

Context area

Name of creator

(1918-1944)

Biographical history

Born in Saanich in 1918, Leslie (Lee) Kellow grew up with eight brothers and sisters in Cordova Bay. His parents, Alfred and Jessie Kellow, owned a small farm in the Sunnymead area. Leslie attended Royal Oak Elementary School, and graduated from Mount Douglas High School in 1936. In 1939, he enlisted with the Royal Air Force and left for training in England. For several years Leslie repaired Lancaster Bombers, then was sent for flight training at the South African Air Force training facility at Kimberley, South Africa. Assigned to the 49th Squadron in Lancashire, England he earned the rank of Pilot Officer. On March 30, 1944, Leslie Kellow died when his plane was shot down during a bombing mission over Nuremberg, Germany.

Repository

Archival history

Immediate source of acquisition or transfer

Content and structure area

Scope and content

Collection consists of items related to Leslie Kellow's World War II service: photographs, official correspondence and research material, and his letters from South Africa and England to his parents who lived on Burnside Road in Saanich.. Includes Leslie Kellow's birth certificate and high school graduation certificate.

Appraisal, destruction and scheduling

Accruals

No further accruals are expected.

System of arrangement

Conditions of access and use area

Conditions governing access

No restrictions on access.

Conditions governing reproduction

Language of material

Script of material

Language and script notes

Physical characteristics and technical requirements

Finding aids

Allied materials area

Existence and location of originals

Existence and location of copies

Related units of description

Related descriptions

Notes area

Note

Accession number: 2017-019

Alternative identifier(s)

Access points

Subject access points

Place access points

Name access points

Description control area

Description identifier

Institution identifier

Rules and/or conventions used

Status

Level of detail

Dates of creation revision deletion

2018 Jan 12

Language(s)

Script(s)

Sources

Accession area

Related subjects

Related people and organizations

Related places