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Northamptonshire / Re: Finedon Cemetery
« on: Friday 20 May 22 14:56 BST (UK)  »
Hello Sandy,

Good to see you out and about again...

Wonder if you have Collier, Cooper, Garley, Layrum (and variants), Lever, and Smeathers on your database?

As always, many thanks for any help you can offer.
Paul

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Armed Forces / Re: Fleet Air Arm
« on: Tuesday 10 May 22 11:51 BST (UK)  »
Agree that the Ark Royal did not take part in the battle but the cruisers were all equipped to launch seapalnes or floatplanes such as the Supermarine Walrus or Fairey Seafox.
From https://www.hmsajax.org/aircraft HMS Ajax was the only one of the South Atlantic group to have Seafox (two) and the only one at the Battle of the River Plate to fly an aircraft, but just the one. The Seafox was flown by Lt Edgar Duncan Goodenough Lewin DSC and the observer was Lt Richard Edward Neville Kearney.
Obviously not the right names but maybe Harold Oldfield was a mechanic serving onboard.
HTH
Paul

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Technical Help / Re: Problem with Family Tree Maker
« on: Monday 21 March 22 09:13 GMT (UK)  »
Sorry Retriever but I cannot remember how it worked in the older versions but it must surely be in something called Tools or Options or something similar.
Good luck,
Paul

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Technical Help / Re: Problem with Family Tree Maker
« on: Sunday 20 March 22 19:51 GMT (UK)  »
In FTM go to Tools>Options>Names/Dates/Places then top right Double dates and see what is set, should normally be 1752, but may be you would prefer something else.
HTH
Paul

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The Common Room / Re: Image on Ancestry
« on: Saturday 12 March 22 16:13 GMT (UK)  »
I think that this is the new image that they are using when there is no associated media to see unless you can give an example of this occurring where you know there was associated media before.
HTH
Paul

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World War Two / Re: RAF Service Record - Jargon
« on: Wednesday 29 December 21 08:58 GMT (UK)  »
From https://www.rafweb.org/Members%20Pages/Unt%20Histories/Ground%20Training%20Units/ITWs.htm

No 1 Recruit Centre was formed on 4 January 1940 at Uxbridge as part of the reformed No 1 RAF Depot and moved to the Wessex Hotel in Gloucester on 3 December 1940.
Hopefully this fits with your man's timeline.

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World War Two / Re: RAF Service Record - Jargon
« on: Tuesday 28 December 21 14:45 GMT (UK)  »
1RC does sound like No.1 Recruiting Centre.

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World War Two / Re: RAF Service Record - Jargon
« on: Tuesday 28 December 21 13:20 GMT (UK)  »
I may be wrong but I believe that 21 EFTS was at Stapleford Tawney prewar so it really depends on the date that your man was there.

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World War Two / Re: RAF Service Record - Jargon
« on: Tuesday 28 December 21 12:52 GMT (UK)  »
Just spotted the 21EFTS at the top right of the page. This would be 21 Elementry Flying Training School at RAF Booker, now Wycombe Air Park, and in May 1942 training was started here for the Glider Pilot Regiment. 1GTS formed in April 1941 at RAF Thame.

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