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Offline Colin Cruddace

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RFC Air Mechanic 2nd Class
« on: Sunday 23 June 13 00:17 BST (UK) »
Hello All,

On my extended family tree I have Allen Cruddace (born 1894) with records at TNA showing him as RFC No. 4677, Air Mech 2nd Class. He is also gazetted as awarded MSM on 1.1.1919 as Chief Mechanic.

He must have been one of the earlier fliers and I would appreciate RC's help in ..... anything  ;D

Colin

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Re: RFC Air Mechanic 2nd Class
« Reply #1 on: Sunday 23 June 13 19:18 BST (UK) »
Did you get his medal card while you were looking at TNA?
Just listed as A Cruddace RFC 2.A.M 4677

He first went to France 6/9/1915

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Re: RFC Air Mechanic 2nd Class
« Reply #2 on: Sunday 23 June 13 20:49 BST (UK) »
His British War and Victory medals will be on his RAF record this is gor his 15 Star.

Not on aero club records so possibly just ground crew.

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Re: RFC Air Mechanic 2nd Class
« Reply #3 on: Sunday 23 June 13 21:43 BST (UK) »
Hi Milly and Ady, and many thanks for your interest.

Yes, I obtained a copy of the Medal Index Card quite a long time ago, just in case. At the time I couldn't even confirm if it was one of my family members.

I haven't researched RAF records before, so I'll have another rummage through the TNA.

Thanks again for your suggestions.

Colin

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Re: RFC Air Mechanic 2nd Class
« Reply #4 on: Sunday 23 June 13 21:55 BST (UK) »
http://discovery.nationalarchives.gov.uk/SearchUI/Details?uri=C10527044

Colin dont know cost of them sending it you.....he is also listed for MSM in the Jan 9th 1919 Global magazine.

Ady
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Researching all Great War soldiers from the Spen Valley of West Yorkshire Especially lads from the Cleckheaton Company of 1/4th West Riding Regiment.

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Re: RFC Air Mechanic 2nd Class
« Reply #5 on: Sunday 23 June 13 22:44 BST (UK) »
Thanks again Ady,

I managed to find that page and had just closed it. I don't think my heart would stand the shock of finding out the cost  ;D

It would be nice to have his details, but I couldn't justify the expense for a distant relative.

Regards,
Colin