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Robert Gilmour, Lancaster Bomber Navigator
« on: Sunday 19 November 17 12:05 GMT (UK) »
Seeking information about Robert E Gilmour, (Born in Midlothian, Scotland. 1921-1991) who was a navigator in WWII on a Lancaster Bomber. All I know about Bob is that he and his crew were shot down over the English channel and were rescued after 3 days of being stranded at sea. I've looked on ForceWarRecords.co.uk however I can't seem to find him. Unfortunately, I don't have any more info regarding his military career.

If anybody could help or give some pointers, that'd be great!  :)

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Re: Robert Gilmour, Lancaster Bomber Navigator
« Reply #1 on: Sunday 19 November 17 12:13 GMT (UK) »
Was his mother's maiden name Gurney ?
Scotlandspeople has a likely birth and death for a Robert Edwin Gilmour.



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Re: Robert Gilmour, Lancaster Bomber Navigator
« Reply #2 on: Sunday 19 November 17 12:22 GMT (UK) »
Depending on how much detail you are looking for, and it will cost you 30, but you could apply for his service records:
https://www.gov.uk/get-copy-military-service-records/apply-for-someone-elses-records

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Re: Robert Gilmour, Lancaster Bomber Navigator
« Reply #3 on: Sunday 19 November 17 12:51 GMT (UK) »
Was his mother's maiden name Gurney ?
Scotlandspeople has a likely birth and death for a Robert Edwin Gilmour.



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Yes, I have these already, but they have no info about his military career. Thank you, anyway  :)

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Re: Robert Gilmour, Lancaster Bomber Navigator
« Reply #4 on: Sunday 19 November 17 12:52 GMT (UK) »
Depending on how much detail you are looking for, and it will cost you 30, but you could apply for his service records:
https://www.gov.uk/get-copy-military-service-records/apply-for-someone-elses-records

Thanks  :)

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Re: Robert Gilmour, Lancaster Bomber Navigator
« Reply #5 on: Sunday 19 November 17 12:56 GMT (UK) »
Just to reinforce what Ruskie has said.  His service record, as with all WW2 records, despite what some sites say, is not on line anywhere.  Once you have it, it will tell you his squadron(s) and from there you can find the squadron operations book .

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