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    Sgt Colin Cloudesley Betts pilot , trying to obtain any information concerning this pilot He joined 53 OTU 28/8/41.It would seem he survived the WAR

    BIT OF A LONG SHOT but has to be worth a try

    THANKING ANYONE Who can help
    phill jones

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    Have you seen his digitised file at NAA?

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    Hi Phill,

    As Martyn suggested Betts’ NAA file is your best reference for material. He had several postings to fighter squadrons including 123 and 258 Sqns RAF and a possible attachment to 261 Sqn RAF. There is also an undigitsed NAA file indicating he was involved in an aircraft accident on 11 Oct 44 while flying Thunderbolt HD198. Betts (A.402786) was awarded a DFC on 8 May 45 for his service with 258 Sqn RAF, however, there is no citation and I am unsure whether it was for a specific action.

    Also….. a google search shows up this family history website http://www.fairhall.id.au/families/myline/p431.htm#i10771
    He had five brothers including Wallace Hope Betts who was also in the RAAF and served with 104 Sqn RAF. It would appear Colin Betts died in 1994, age 82 at Gulgong.

    Regards, Drew H

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    Martyn and Drew, many thanks for your help , the little info i had suggested that he was RAFVR , I should have checked the ANA , but thank you both for the heads up i now have what i needed
    Phill

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    Colin Cloudesley Betts was my uncle. my father was Wallace hope betts.

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