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by Mary
Fri Jan 02, 2015 1:39 pm
Forum: General Section
Topic: RAFVR WW2 and beyond
Replies: 2
Views: 534

RAFVR WW2 and beyond

I'm researching Bertram Thomas Elwell born 1896 He likely served in army in WW1 service number M2/264400 but appears in London Gazette post WW2 as Pilot Officer until 1960 service number 206245. I find no private pilot licence. Could this be the same man? The name seems to be unique though there is ...
by Mary
Fri Jan 24, 2014 1:02 pm
Forum: Headquarters
Topic: RAF Service Numbers
Replies: 10
Views: 2791

Re: RAF Service Numbers

Although 4 KOSB died the crew all survived the crash and we've contacted the navigator. Pilot Atkinson emigrated to Canada. The other clues:- Long was a policeman from Lewes Ashton was the eldest, possibly from Wigan Wright frequented the Green Man Edgware Road Flynn was a teetotal Scot We've also c...
by Mary
Tue Jan 21, 2014 9:10 am
Forum: Headquarters
Topic: RAF Service Numbers
Replies: 10
Views: 2791

Re: RAF Service Numbers

William Wright's service number 1899283 appears in papers of court of inquiry
by Mary
Sun Jan 19, 2014 1:30 pm
Forum: Headquarters
Topic: RAF Service Numbers
Replies: 10
Views: 2791

Re: RAF Service Numbers

I find H.Ashton 172733 in London Gazette re 23 April 1956 retaining rank [Flying Officer].
Does this imply anything about his likely DOB??
by Mary
Sat Jan 11, 2014 10:14 am
Forum: Headquarters
Topic: RAF Service Numbers
Replies: 10
Views: 2791

Re: RAF Service Numbers

Thanks for all this help.
I'm hopeful we'll find him
by Mary
Fri Jan 10, 2014 6:32 am
Forum: Headquarters
Topic: RAF Service Numbers
Replies: 10
Views: 2791

RAF Service Numbers

Help please!
Is it possible to find service numbers for the crew of Stirling LJ899 10th May 1945?
Eric Atkinson
William "Stan" Long
Harold Ashton
William Wright
William Flynn

They don't appear on the ORB pages for that date.
by Mary
Tue Apr 24, 2012 7:56 am
Forum: Headquarters
Topic: Noggin' 'n' Natter
Replies: 4
Views: 23799

Noggin' 'n' Natter

We're meeting at the George and Dragon 120 Main Street in Alrewas DE13 7AE for lunch at 12.45 on Sunday 29th April 2012.
After lunch we will visit the National Memorial Arboretum.
Please let me know [by Thursday if possible] if you are able to join us.
by Mary
Sat Mar 31, 2012 6:07 pm
Forum: General Section
Topic: 196 Squadron W/Os Ferry & Harvey
Replies: 1
Views: 375

196 Squadron W/Os Ferry & Harvey

The crew of LK147 KIA when it crashed in May 1945 usually flew together.
However on two ocassions the W/O David Welch did not fly.
4th May 1945 W/O was F/L D.F?. FERRY
4th November 1944 W/O was F/S J. HARVEY who also flew with pilot F.A. BROWN
Any further information on FERRY or HARVEY please?
by Mary
Mon Feb 13, 2012 6:18 pm
Forum: Research documentation
Topic: ORB's
Replies: 10
Views: 3889

Re: ORB's

Can anyone help with ORBs for 196 Squadron Operation Doomsday please?
There's a lot of interest in LK147 crew in particular and any to put it in context would be useful.
by Mary
Wed Jan 25, 2012 12:30 pm
Forum: General Section
Topic: Guestbook Entries 2 ....Can You Help?
Replies: 10
Views: 4049

Re: Guestbook Entries 2 ....Can You Help?

I'm trying to find out more about this - rather belatedly.
The Gardens website implies public access to the outside area only and open about once a month.
Are the photographs in a private house on the site?
Is special permission required to see them?