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    Gents,

    Any details, christian names etc on the following officers of No.218 Squadron 1936-1938

    Squadron Leader F.H.E Reeve
    Pilot Officers F.D.Beales and K.G.Sharp
    acting Pilot Officers G.Beavis, A.H.Smythe
    Pilot Officer A.V.Rogers
    Flying Officer T.B Morton
    Pilot Officer H.C.Daish
    Pilot Officer W.H.A Wright.
    Pilot Officer E Culverwell
    Acting Pilot Officer Couttes-Woods
    Pilot Officer’s Warner,
    Pilot Officer Newton-Howes
    Pilot Officers T.C.Brock, J.E Mahoney, D.Devoil

    Kind regards


    Steve
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    Hi Steve

    This is what I have on Reeve

    Francis Henry Ernest b: 26 Aug 1896 r: 27 Dec 1945 d: xx xxx xxxx
    CBE – 24 Sep 1941, MiD – 24 Sep 1941,
    (Army): - 2 Lt: *5 Aug 1915, (T) Lt: 22 Dec 1915 – 29 May 1916, Lt: 1 Jul 1917, Capt: 10 Dec 1917.
    (RAF): - (T) Capt [Lt]: 1 Apr 1918, Flt Lt: 1 Aug 1919, Fg Off: 4 Jul 1921, Flt Lt: 30 Jun 1923, Sqn Ldr: 1 Feb 1932, Wg Cdr: 1 Apr 1937, (T) Gp Capt: 1 Jun 1940, Act A/Cdre: 3 Sep 1943, Gp Capt (WS): 3 Mar 1944, Gp Capt: 1 Dec 1944, A/Cdre: xx xxx xxxx.
    xx xxx xxxx: Private, Inns of Court OTC.
    *5 Aug 1915: Officer, 4th Battalion, Northumberland Fusiliers.
    29 May 1916: Relinquished the temporary rank of Lieutenant on alteration of posting (seconded to RFC).
    xx xxx xxxx: Flying Officer, RFC
    10 Dec 1917: Flight Commander, No ? Sqn RFC.
    22 Sep 1919: Transferred to the Unemployed List
    *9 Apr 1921: Restored to the Active List for temporary duty in the rank of Flight Lieutnant.
    *4 Jun 1921: Re-transferred to the Unemployed List.
    *4 Jul 1921: Appointed to a Short Service Commission in the rank of Flying Officer (from Flight Lieutenant)
    30 Sep 1921: Relinquished his Commission in the Northumberland Fusiliers.
    17 Feb 1922: Pilot, No 216 Sqn.
    16 Jun 1924: Supernumerary, Camp Commandant (HQ RAF Middle East)
    19 Apr 1927: Officer Commanding, Detached Flight *Electrical and Wireless School
    *6 Dec 1927: Attended Electrical and Wireless School.
    xx xxx xxxx:
    14 Dec 1929: Signals Officer, No 4 Sqn.
    xx xxx xxxx: Attended RAF Staff College.
    xx xxx xxxx: Supernumerary?
    22 Mar 1931: Signals Officer, RAF Amman.
    *4 Feb 1932: Signals Officer, HQ Transjordan and Palestine.
    28 Apr 1935: Supernumerary, RAF Depot.
    *1 Jul 1935: Officer Commanding, No 57 Sqn.
    12 Nov 1936: Supernumerary, RAF Depot.
    19 Jan 1938: Group Signals Officer, No 11 (Fighter) Group.
    *1 Mar 1940: SOA, HQ No 60 (Signals) Group
    24 Apr 1940: Transferred to the Technical Branch.
    xx xxx xxxx: ?
    *9 Oct 1942: SASO, HQ No 60 (Signals) Group.
    He was awarded the CBE for distinguished service between 1 October 1940 and 31 March 1941

    As you will see I haven't come across him in AFL as being with 218 Sqn, so what have you got?

    Malcolm

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    Steve,

    Reeve F H E. D 1975 Swindon

    Of the rest you can have (PROB 40 as we say in the Met world):
    Kenneth Gordon Sharp D 1971 Bury, Lancs
    Kenneth George Sharp D 1976 Waltham, Essex

    3 possible A H Smythe's

    Harold C Daish D 1943, IoW

    William H A Wright, D 1941 Greenwich

    Edward Culverwell (22 Sqn!!) D 1941

    Robert W Newton-Howes D 1960 Newton Abbott

    Donald James Devoil D 1998 Portsmouth

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    Steve have you run these through the London gazette? Can't all be that common are they?
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    try

    F. D. Beales name appears transferring to the FAA in 1938 or so, and he was killed in 1941 flying off Illustrious
    http://www.cwgc.org/search/casualty_details.aspx?casualty=2973817

    Kenneth Goulding SHARP (37485)

    try them in the Londong Gazette and the flight archives, as they will appear as initals only in the Flight magaznes and you can search then for the full names in the London Gazette, search for a number fo the odder surnames on teh page of the Flight magazine.
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    Flight Magazine, JANUARY 26, 1939
    F/0 . Geoffrey Beavis lost his life and A.V.-M. Henry Meyrick Cave-Browne-Cave, C.B., D.S.O., D.F.C. (pilot) was seriously injured in an accident which occurred at Butley, Suffolk, on January 17, to an aircraft from the Royal Air Force Station, Eastchurch, Kent.
    http://www.flightglobal.com/pdfarchive/view/1939/1939%20-%200213.html?search=beavis
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    Alfred Howard SMYTHE (37563).
    Not many instances of this name, the spelling of the Smythe is peculiar.

    By 1947 he was

    A H SMYTHE, D S O , D F C , AFC (37563)
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    All low officer serial numbers

    Squadron Leader to Wing Commander —
    A V ROGERS (37424) ist July 1948 (seniority ist Oct 1946)

    28th June 1940.
    Alan Vernon ROGERS (37424).

    I know that name from an old thread on here, nearly certain of it.
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    I'd suggest

    Terence Berkeley MORTON (32250)

    http://www.cwgc.org/search/casualty_details.aspx?casualty=2430973
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    Harry Christian Daish(39004)

    Check all these against the CWGC also
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