These items can be found in the Sherwood Foresters Regimental Collection of Nottingham Castle​.

  1. An original oil painting.
    An original oil painting.
  2. Front view of an award, presented to Albert, of the Honorary Freedom of Nottingham.
    Front view of an award, presented to Albert, of the Honorary Freedom of Nottingham.
  3. Avro manufactured windscreen - Pierced by a bullet, it was taken from one of Captain Ball's aeroplanes, possibly an experimental SE5.
    Avro manufactured windscreen - Pierced by a bullet, it was taken from one of Captain Ball's aeroplanes, possibly an experimental SE5.
  4. Flying gloves.
    Flying gloves.
  5. 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.
    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.
  6. 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
    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

The following items can all be found at Trent College, Long Eaton, Nottingham.

  1. Colour portrait of Captain Ball - Found in the Fenn room of the college (Artist: Mr Denholm Davis 1917).
    Colour portrait of Captain Ball - Found in the Fenn room of the college (Artist: Mr Denholm Davis 1917).
  2. Propellor - Found in the Dining room of the college.
    Propellor - Found in the Dining room of the college.
  3. 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 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 Imperial War Museum has a vast array of items associated with Albert - Here are just a few of them. Visit them here .

  1. (art) Made by: Newling, Edward 1919 Art.IWM ART 2628 image: A three quarter length portrait of Ball in RFC uniform. He is holding a leather flying coat over his right arm and has his left hand in his pocket.
    (art) Made by: Newling, Edward 1919  Art.IWM ART 2628  image: A three quarter length portrait of Ball in RFC uniform. He is holding a leather flying coat over his right arm and has his left hand in his pocket.
  2. This jacket was given to the Imperial War Museum after the First World War by Captain Ball's father. The distinctive pattern of tunic was first introduced in 1911.
    This jacket was given to the Imperial War Museum after the First World War by Captain Ball's father. The distinctive pattern of tunic was first introduced in 1911.

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.

  1. With his parents and his former Trent College Headmaster JS Tucker. Showing the casket which contained his Freedom of Nottingham scroll.
    With his parents and his former Trent College Headmaster JS Tucker. Showing the casket which contained his Freedom of Nottingham scroll.
  2. 19th December 1916 - At the Nottingham Albert Hall - A presentation to Albert of a silver rose bowl from the people of Lenton.
    19th December 1916 - At the Nottingham Albert Hall - A presentation to Albert of a silver rose bowl from the people of Lenton.

French Legion d'Honneur, Croix de Chevalier

Notification appeared in a supplement of the London Gazette of 2 June 1917

Victoria Cross (VC)

Extract appeared in a supplement of the London Gazette of 8 June 1917

'For most conspicuous and consistent bravery from the 25th of April to the 6th of May, 1917, during which period Capt. Ball took part in twenty-six combats in the air and destroyed eleven hostile aeroplanes, drove down two out of control, and forced several others to land. In these combats Capt. Ball, flying alone, on one occasion fought six hostile machines, twice he fought five and once four. When leading two other British aeroplanes he attacked an enemy formation of eight. On each of these occasions he brought down at least one enemy. Several times his aeroplane was badly damaged, once so seriously that but for the most delicate handling his machine would have collapsed, as nearly all the control wires had been shot away. On returning with a damaged machine he had always to be restrained from immediately going out on another. In all, Captain Ball has destroyed forty-three German aeroplanes and one balloon, and has always displayed most exceptional courage, determination and skill.'

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