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left it to late
« on: Monday 04 September 17 17:02 BST (UK) »
hello, im from northern ireland and just ha
d my 60th birthday, now i start looking for info on my father, im interested to find his war record, all i know is that he served in the raf, ground , transport crew, he was at some stage in Singapore, he was stationed in st Angelo airfield in co Fermanagh, NI, thats where he met my mother. his name was Thomas,Elwyn , Chivers, i know not a lot to go on, he was born in Risca, Crosskeys, Wales, my father passed away when i was 6 years old, the only other thing i know he had a sister called Peg, regards to all, any pointers will help  :)

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Re: left it to late
« Reply #1 on: Monday 04 September 17 17:28 BST (UK) »
Welcome to Rootschat.  :)

Your father's service record will be with the MOD but you can order a copy, details here:

http://www.rootschat.com/forum/index.php?topic=652166.0

It can take a few months but should give you lots of useful information.
Howard , Viney , Kingsman, Pain/e, Rainer/ Rayner, Barham, George, Wakeling (Catherine), Vicary (Frederick)   all LDN area/suburbs  Ottley/ MDX,
Henman/ KNT   Gandy/LDN before 1830  Burgess/LDN
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Re: left it to late
« Reply #2 on: Monday 04 September 17 17:40 BST (UK) »
To get you started , look for index AIR 78 in the National Archive; it is online and free to access.

That will give you  "Chivers, Thomas Elwyn"  and his RAF service number 1162323.

Good luck with the search........ "It's never too late...."  :)
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BROWN - Hamilton, Lanarkshire
CAIRNS - Hamilton, Lanarkshire
FINDLAY - Kirriemuir area, Forfarshire/Angus
PORTER - Tobermore, Derry, Ireland

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Re: left it to late
« Reply #3 on: Monday 04 September 17 20:07 BST (UK) »
thank you so much, i am still going in circles on air 78, however will keep at it, you have given me hope, regards elwyn

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Re: left it to late
« Reply #4 on: Friday 08 September 17 03:07 BST (UK) »
Thomas Elwyn Chivers b 1920 ? Sister Margaret Doreen Chivers b 1924.  Mothers maiden name Smith.

Parents Harold Chivers and Ethel May ?
MCHUGH {mayo/manchester}   MCHALE{mayo/manchester /chicago}  KENNY{Manchester}   TIMPERLEY{wilmslow-bollin fee,Manchester} SMITH{manchester}  LEE{Colne,manchester,Cheshire} VENABLES {Styal.Cheshire} PAYTON {Staffs/Manchester}McCARTHY{TIPPERARY/MANCHESTER}  EAMES/AMS/HEAMES/HAMES/AYMES {Wilmslow/Manchester} Eames/Aymes  {Ireland/Manchester/Cheshire
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Re: left it to late
« Reply #5 on: Friday 08 September 17 07:38 BST (UK) »
hello, thanks for email. i am going to have to consult with my sister Joan, but i will come back to you asap, i have a feeling your on right track, regards Elwyn

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« Reply #6 on: Friday 08 September 17 07:51 BST (UK) »
I have sent you a private message.
MCHUGH {mayo/manchester}   MCHALE{mayo/manchester /chicago}  KENNY{Manchester}   TIMPERLEY{wilmslow-bollin fee,Manchester} SMITH{manchester}  LEE{Colne,manchester,Cheshire} VENABLES {Styal.Cheshire} PAYTON {Staffs/Manchester}McCARTHY{TIPPERARY/MANCHESTER}  EAMES/AMS/HEAMES/HAMES/AYMES {Wilmslow/Manchester} Eames/Aymes  {Ireland/Manchester/Cheshire
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