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    Many thanks indeed Tony, an e-mail's on its way.

    Just a note of caution - I'd removed or alter your e-mail address (for example tonysnewemail AT btinternet.com), or it will get picked up by spammers...

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    A quick update:

    SHAW Ronald Alvis, Sgt (Obs) 1059978 - he was the observer in Beaufighter 1c T4715, which crashed 2 miles north of Ramsey, Isle of Man, at 17.30 hours on August 4th 1942. The Beaufighter was on a consumption test from Lyneham, and suffered a starboard engine failure at 9,000 feet, which resulted in a spin from which the pilot was unable to recover.

    The pilot, P/O Wilbur Bernard Sherry, R.C.A.F. J.73465 was also killed. Details from Sherry's R.C.A.F. records via ancestry.com.

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    While reading this thread i noticed my Grandfather name WO A.L. Brigden killed in action 7/8 1943, and i would like as much information about him. all i have of his is a log book No1 the secound book was lost, a telegram from the king and a letter from casualty branch dated 30 sept 1943.

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    Hello Alan

    Welcome to the Forum, and thanks for posting your query.

    I found the following in the "Croydon and the Second World War" Memorial Book Roll of Honour, available to view on ancestry.co.uk, which may be of interest:

    BRIGDEN, ALAN LONGLAND, W/O, R.A.F.
    b. Kilburn, 28 Aug., '14. Res. 100 Green Lane. Educ. John Ruskin Sch. Ser., joined R.A.F., '31, served in Egypt. Won wings, '37. On convoy patrols as torpedo bomber pilot, then a year of instructing, followed by operations on anti-submarine patrols, 172 Sqn. K., attacking submarine in Bay of Biscay, 8 Sept., '43.


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    Hello Simon
    thank you very much, i think my father has some photos of my grandfather in Egypt, i want to find all i can about him, but i don't know how to get started, and if he earned any medals / honors

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    Hi Simon Robert Lawrence, WHITE 152293,was the navigator of Beaufighter TFX NE 222(W) piloted by Brinley Edward STOURTON of No 489 Torpedo Bomber Squadron, that took off at 0920 on a recee of the Dutch coast, and did not return. He is buried in a joint grave at Texel with his pilot.

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    Default Re: Some Coastal Command losses - looking for details

    Quote Originally Posted by Alan Brigden View Post
    Hello Simon
    thank you very much, i think my father has some photos of my grandfather in Egypt, i want to find all i can about him, but i don't know how to get started, and if he earned any medals / honors
    alan

    i am part of a research group British Military History who are researching RaF Chivenor and would be happy to speak

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    Default Re: Some Coastal Command losses - looking for details

    Quote Originally Posted by Graham Moore View Post
    alan

    i am part of a research group British Military History who are researching RaF Chivenor and would be happy to speak
    Hello,

    Alan hasn't visited the forum since March of 2019.

    I sent him an email via the address we had for him.

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    Dave

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