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photo of airmen, WW1 we think
« on: Monday 28 December 20 22:26 GMT (UK) »
My friend has inherited a few unidentified old photos from her dad's aunt Fanny Crossland who died at Greenmoor (parish of Penistone, West Riding) in 1965 aged 80. Aunt Fanny lived a sheltered life, hardly left the village and never married.  I thought the date was WW2 but we found a near-identical photo on eBay of a man wearing an identical flying suit standing outside an identical hut. The caption reads "WW1 Air Crew"
We'd love it if anyone can shed any light on this photo. 
Pearson (Bradwell Dby & Stocksbridge)
Donkersley
Crawshaw (Bradfield)
Evans (Bradwell Dby and Stocksbridge)
Crossley (Penistone)
Rogers (Nottinghamshire & Stocksbridge)
Bramall (Bradfield/Wadsley)
Walton (Hunshelf)

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Re: photo of airmen, WW1 we think
« Reply #1 on: Monday 28 December 20 23:15 GMT (UK) »
I havenít looked through them, but surely something here to help

https://www.rafmuseum.org.uk/research/default/photographs.aspx
currently concentrating on a number of Staffordshire families.

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Re: photo of airmen, WW1 we think
« Reply #2 on: Tuesday 29 December 20 06:45 GMT (UK) »
Aucock/Aukett~Kent/Sussex, Bing~Kent, Broadway~Oxfordshire, Danks~Warwickshire, Fenn~Kent/Norfolk, Goatham~Kent, Hunt~Kent, Parker~Middlesex, Sellers~Kent/Yorkshire, Sladden~Kent, Wright~Kent/Essex


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Re: photo of airmen, WW1 we think
« Reply #3 on: Tuesday 29 December 20 08:51 GMT (UK) »
Correction to my last post.

The airmen are wearing 1930s Sidcot flying suits:

https://www.iwm.org.uk/collections/item/object/30016161


Tony

Aucock/Aukett~Kent/Sussex, Bing~Kent, Broadway~Oxfordshire, Danks~Warwickshire, Fenn~Kent/Norfolk, Goatham~Kent, Hunt~Kent, Parker~Middlesex, Sellers~Kent/Yorkshire, Sladden~Kent, Wright~Kent/Essex

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Re: photo of airmen, WW1 we think
« Reply #4 on: Tuesday 29 December 20 16:12 GMT (UK) »
Thanks Tony.
Pearson (Bradwell Dby & Stocksbridge)
Donkersley
Crawshaw (Bradfield)
Evans (Bradwell Dby and Stocksbridge)
Crossley (Penistone)
Rogers (Nottinghamshire & Stocksbridge)
Bramall (Bradfield/Wadsley)
Walton (Hunshelf)

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Re: photo of airmen, WW1 we think
« Reply #5 on: Wednesday 30 December 20 06:38 GMT (UK) »
Are the two men stood on the left in the photo brothers?
They look similar.

Tony
Aucock/Aukett~Kent/Sussex, Bing~Kent, Broadway~Oxfordshire, Danks~Warwickshire, Fenn~Kent/Norfolk, Goatham~Kent, Hunt~Kent, Parker~Middlesex, Sellers~Kent/Yorkshire, Sladden~Kent, Wright~Kent/Essex