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Offline NormanE

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Bernard Hinchcliffe RAF
« on: Saturday 27 April 19 07:50 BST (UK) »
Searching for any information on  Bernard Hinchcliffe. He is thought to have been a sergeant in the RAF during WW2 and to have died on operations 1943/44.
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Re: Bernard Hinchcliffe RAF
« Reply #1 on: Saturday 27 April 19 08:20 BST (UK) »
Service records for all military personnel serving after 1920 are still with the MOD ;D
See: www.gov.uk/get-copy-military-service-records

There is a fee of £30; as he died in service, you will not need to provide a copy of a death certificate.
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Re: Bernard Hinchcliffe RAF
« Reply #2 on: Saturday 27 April 19 08:33 BST (UK) »
I can't see him on the Commonwealth War Graves Commission website? www.cwgc.org

Nearest hits are:
Sergeant Harold Hinchcliffe; RAF Volunteer Reserve; died 17 April 1943
WO Raymond Leonard Hinchcliffe; RAF Volunteer Reserve; died 22 August 1944
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Re: Bernard Hinchcliffe RAF
« Reply #3 on: Saturday 27 April 19 08:38 BST (UK) »
To add to KGarrad’s findings, there is no death of a Bernard Hinchcliffe in the British Forces overseas death Register.
CHOULES All ,  COKER Harwich Essex & Rochester Kent 
COLE Gt. Oakley, & Lt. Oakley, Essex.
DUNCAN Kent
EVERITT Colchester,  Dovercourt & Harwich Essex
GULLIVER/GULLOFER Fifehead Magdalen Dorset
HORSCROFT Kent.
KING Sturminster Newton, Dorset. MONK Odiham Ham.
SCOTT Wrabness, Essex
WILKINS Stour Provost, Dorset.
WICKHAM All in North Essex.
WICKHAM Medway Towns, Kent from 1880
WICKHAM, Ipswich, Suffolk.

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Re: Bernard Hinchcliffe RAF
« Reply #4 on: Saturday 27 April 19 10:07 BST (UK) »
Hinchcliffe is mentioned 14 times on Aircrew Remembered but no Bernard.
Active links are now (after 13/04/2018) indicated by bold red italics. Just click on them.
The only stupid question is the one not asked

WILSON; Lancs, Lanrks.
BERRY; Lancs.
BORASTON; Salop, Worcs,
TYLER; Salop, Herefords.

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Re: Bernard Hinchcliffe RAF
« Reply #5 on: Saturday 27 April 19 15:40 BST (UK) »
Thank you all for for your support
Would your searches have included  aircrew who might have come from Ireland or the Empire ( Commonwealth now) 0r perhaps the US?
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Re: Bernard Hinchcliffe RAF
« Reply #6 on: Saturday 27 April 19 15:52 BST (UK) »
Thank you all for for your support
Would your searches have included  aircrew who might have come from Ireland or the Empire ( Commonwealth now) 0r perhaps the US?
Norman

Aircrew Remembered include all personnel who were involved in flying with RAF, including those from Commonwealth and other Countries. Some of the Hinchcliffe's mentioned were Royal Canadian Airforce (RCAF) personnel.
Active links are now (after 13/04/2018) indicated by bold red italics. Just click on them.
The only stupid question is the one not asked

WILSON; Lancs, Lanrks.
BERRY; Lancs.
BORASTON; Salop, Worcs,
TYLER; Salop, Herefords.