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RCAF Service Record - Gunnstein Vincent Eastman
« on: Wednesday 13 June 18 16:41 BST (UK) »
Hi, Iím looking for RCAF service records for Gunnstein Vincent Eastman (born 1923 in Manitoba, died 2013 Toronto) from 1941 to 1947 when he served in the RCAF in Britain. He seems to have stayed on in Britain after the war and served as a flight instructor at the Little Rissington air base. There he met my wifeís grandmother, Evelyn Clayton Davidson (probably in 1946) who gave birth to his child (my wifeís mother) in early 1947. Unfortunately, he was sent home to Canada in 1946 and never came back. He probably didnít even know of the child.
I found some service lists which show him with the rank F/O (service number 23448). Judging from newspaper articles, he seems to have come home after the war in 1945. But he must have returned to Britain for another 1-2 years, to serve as flight instructor.
I am basically looking for information which would proof that he was at Little Rissington air base during 1946. I donít want to bark at the wrong tree. Cheers

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Re: RCAF Service Record - Gunnstein Vincent Eastman
« Reply #1 on: Wednesday 13 June 18 16:50 BST (UK) »
Double  Essex/Suffolk
Randle/Millington Warwicks
Sokser/Klingler Austria/Croatia

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Re: RCAF Service Record - Gunnstein Vincent Eastman
« Reply #2 on: Wednesday 13 June 18 17:32 BST (UK) »
Second World War service files, access restrictions apply. The personal information contained in the service files is protected by the provisions of privacy legislation. (Access restrictions apply for military service files from 1919 to the present, including the Second World War. The only exception is the files for those who died during the war)

This link includes instructions, information about access and links to online and printable versions of the application form: Requests for Military Service Files...........

https://www.bac-lac.gc.ca/eng/transparency/atippr/Pages/Access-information-military-files.aspx

https://www.bac-lac.gc.ca/eng/transparency/atippr/Pages/Access-information-military-files.aspx#tab2

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Re: RCAF Service Record - Gunnstein Vincent Eastman
« Reply #3 on: Thursday 14 June 18 09:36 BST (UK) »
Many thanks for the advice. I will then try to go through the official channels. Hopefully, Iíll get somewhere.