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Penman



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PostPosted: Sun Apr 01, 2018 11:08 pm    Post subject: RAF at 100 Reply with quote

Hi
https://www.bbc.co.uk/iplayer/episode/b09yn4rc/raf-100-huw-edwards-meets-the-air-chief-marshal

Therer are a few B/W clips included in this interview programme including an identifiable Douglas Bader getting aboard and taking off in his Spitfire DB.
I think this might be the first time I've actually seen him in real wartime footage.
This must be post March 18 '41 when he took over the Tangmere Wing because that was where he acquired the call sign DogsBody.
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PostPosted: Wed Apr 04, 2018 2:41 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

I have been watching quite a few programmes about the RAF 100. Its made me start thinking about a photograph I have of my Fathers uncle, a portrait shot of him in his RAF uniform. He died a couple years after the war at a young age and the family never talked about him.

I would love to find out more about him and what he actually did?

Although, with only his name and DOB / DOD I don't think I will get that far.
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PostPosted: Wed Apr 04, 2018 3:00 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

It might be worth a try via the Forces War Records site. You have to pay a modest monthly subscription (you can sign up for just one month, that's what I did), but - especially if he had a fairly distinctive name - you might bring something up.

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Penman



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PostPosted: Wed Apr 04, 2018 7:40 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Hi
Tried to pm you and got a DEBUG error message.
So:-

Hi
I have access to Find My Past and Ancestry dot com
Let me have a name and DoB or approx age and I will see if there is anything I can find to give you a start.
An idea about where he came from could help as well.

pm the reply if don't want to post details in public.
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PostPosted: Thu Apr 05, 2018 10:02 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Hi Penman,
I have sent you a pm.
Of note, I registered on rootschat the other day, there are a lot of keen sleuths on there willing to help search for things. Another friendly forum.
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PostPosted: Thu Apr 05, 2018 5:10 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Hi
I've replied on the Roots Chat thread..
You might also like to post on the Somerset board.
Another place where you might get assistance is
https://www.british-genealogy.com/forums/303-WW2-1939-1945



Rick
I received Rootes pm OK but trying to reply I got this message:


Failed sending email :: PHP ::

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Line : 234
File : emailer.php
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PostPosted: Thu Apr 05, 2018 8:38 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Hi
PMs still playing up when sending.

I can't ID PSH either.

Suggest you go to pm system on Rootschat, you have enough posts now.
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