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    Default P/O Pascalis, 5SFTS , Ternhill, summer 1941

    Hi,

    When you study the training of some Free French in Ternhill, 5SFTS we find the name of P/O Pascalis.

    Does anybody know this pilot ?

    TIA

    Bertrand

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    The only one in LG is

    Name: PASCALIS, MICHAEL GEORGE
    Initials: M G
    Nationality: United Kingdom
    Rank: Flight Lieutenant (Pilot lnstr.)
    Regiment/Service: Royal Air Force (Auxiliary Air Force)
    Age: 29
    Date of Death: 09/01/1942
    Service No: 91067
    Additional information: Son of Alexander Pascalis, and of Lucy Arabella Pallant of Marylebone, London. B.A. (Cantab.).
    Casualty Type: Commonwealth War Dead
    Grave/Memorial Reference: Panel 3.
    Cemetery: GOLDERS GREEN CREMATORIUM

    But he was made Flying Officer on 6th June 1941.

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    Thanks Amrit, I thought he was a non-britain with a such particular name.

    Bertrand

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    Hi Betrand!

    Here is some info on Pascalis. As you can see he had connections to the South of France


    Hurricane P3055 – 5 FTS. Collided with Hurricane P3668 near Newport at Chetwynd Aston, killing a unit instructor, 9th January 1942:
    ORB:
    “Two aircraft, Hurricanes P3055 and P3668 collided in air near Newport, Salop and the pilots, A/F/Lt M G Pascalis (91067) and A/Flying Officer D F Newsham (89811), both instructors, were killed”.
    Accident card:
    “P3055 collided in mid air with P3668 at 2000 feet carrying out a mock attack from astern, both a/c crashed out of control.
    AOC Unauthorised flying and air fighting practice contra to regulations for both pilots. 11.20 hrs.”
    Pilot was:
    - F/Lt Michael George Pascalis (91067), RAF (Auxiliary Air Force), aged 29. Commemorated at Golders Green Crematorium. Granted a commission as an acting P/O 22nd August 1939 with 610 Squadron. Confirmed to P/O 27th July 1940. F/O 6th June 1941. Son of Alexander Pascalis, and of Lucy Arabella Pallant of Marylebone, London. B.A. (Cantab.). ‘The Times’ records Beloved only son of Mrs L A Pallant and grandson of Dr George Charles Bright of Cannes and London.

    Cheers, Tom

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