Captain Albert Ball VC DSO MC
British Air Ace of World War One
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These items can be found in the Sherwood Foresters Regimental Collection of Nottingham Castle​.
An original oil painting
Flying gloves
The message tube that was dropped into British lines by a German pilot that reports the death of Albert. On the right: Albert's wrist watch
Carburation Intake Pipe - pierced by a bullet - Taken from one of Albert's planes. Possibly an experimental SE5 in use with 56 Squadron Royal Flying Corps




Right: Avro manufactured windscreen - Pierced by a bullet, it was taken from one of Captain Ball's aeroplanes, possibly an experimental SE5
Front view of an award, presented to Albert, of the Honorary Freedom of Nottingham.
Hover your mouse over the image to get a rear view.


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The following items can all be found at Trent College, Long Eaton, Nottingham.
Colour portrait of Captain Ball - Found in the Fenn room of the college (Artist: Mr Denholm Davis 1917)
Propellor - Found in the Dining room of the college.  The Chancel panelling bears the names of all those who died in the great war. Below those names runs the inscription 'To those sons of Trent who loved our brotherhood and at the call of duty laid down their lives in the Great War 1914-1918'.....Also in the Chapel of the College you can locate Captain Ball's original grave marker.
The RAF Museum London has a wealth of items....including pens, pencils, fine art, caps, propeller tips, Medal ribbon bar, a metal ring, Gold miniature pilot's badge, aircraft parts and a vast amount of monochrome negatives.