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Re: Air Force Lookups - if you need help
« Reply #441 on: Sunday 05 May 19 18:41 BST (UK) »
Squadrons were only one of the flying units of the RAF

In this case he was with No.3 (Pilots) Advanced Flying Unit as I said.

This type of unit took trained pilots from units abroad and gave them experience in flying in european theatre conditions before they went on to Operational Training Units.

Court of Inquiry - not Enquiry - proceedings have not usually survived to public record but summary can be found on some related documents eg the finding recorded on the Form 1180 Accident Card.

His service record will confirm date of posting in to No.3 (P)AFU

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Sea Losses of RAF Aircraft 1918 to date.

RAF Coastal Command 1939-45.

Between the Wars RAF Officers and Warrant Officers.

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Re: Air Force Lookups - if you need help
« Reply #442 on: Sunday 05 May 19 18:43 BST (UK) »
If you have access to newspapers Nottingham Journal 18 July 1942 has a small article referring to the death of Rupert V (Dickie) de Podesta.

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Re: Air Force Lookups - if you need help
« Reply #443 on: Sunday 05 May 19 19:00 BST (UK) »
Yes I found the articles in the Nottingham Journal and the Nottingham Evening Post which donít give much info.

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Re: Air Force Lookups - if you need help
« Reply #444 on: Monday 06 May 19 06:34 BST (UK) »
Thanks for your help. Where did you find the court of inquiry information?

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Sea Losses of RAF Aircraft 1918 to date.

RAF Coastal Command 1939-45.

Between the Wars RAF Officers and Warrant Officers.

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Re: Air Force Lookups - if you need help
« Reply #446 on: Wednesday 08 May 19 21:00 BST (UK) »
i have been handed down some war medals from my wife's dad, they are from his wife's aunty and uncle, i would love to find any info on where they come from and any history i can find out about them.
Ashton, Brown, Fox, Chamberlain, Peet, Banks

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« Reply #447 on: Wednesday 08 May 19 21:01 BST (UK) »
here are some pics--
Ashton, Brown, Fox, Chamberlain, Peet, Banks