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    Default Acting P/O F B Stiven and R A R Lee

    Hello all, I'm having a little trouble identifying these two officers.
    Acting P/O F B Stiven was involved in a minor accident on 7th September 1938
    Acting P/O R A R Lee on the 23rd May 1939.
    Can't find either on LG, flight, CWGC, POW list.

    Any suggestions from the AFL's (or other) anyone?

    Cheers,

    Tom

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    Tom,

    I found Ronald Alfred Rutherford Lee in the Jun 1939 AFL:

    He was appointed APO dated 14 Dec 38 but he's gone by the Oct 40 AFL.

    APO Frank Brian Stiven was 'killed' on 18 Apr 39, according to the May 39 AFL
    (also killed same date was Fg Off Dennis Thomas Collins - there may be a connection?)

    Errol

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    Hi Tom

    3 Sqn ORB: 18/04/39: A Flt Lt DT Collins (B Flt Commander) and PO FB Stiven collided night flying while joining up formation. Both were unfortunately killed.

    Flight, April 27: THE Air Ministry regrets to announce the following accidents: F / O . (A.Flt. Lt.) Dennis Thomas Collins and A.P/O. Frank Brian Stiven (both flying solo) lost their lives in a collision in the air which occurred at Caterham-on-the-Hill on April iS between two aircraft of No. 3 Squadron.

    My precis of F1180: 18/4/39, 3 Sqn, K8023, K7962 collided in air, 1.5m SW Kenley. 7962 collided with 8023 (leader) while endeavouring to take station on him. Collins DT, Stivens FB both killed.

    HTH

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    Thanks gents, that's an enormous help (don't know why Stiven didn't come up in Flight when I searched?)!

    Cheers,

    Tom

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