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    Default Air Force List 1939/1940 ID two Officers from typos

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    Someone on War in the Air is transcribing the 151 Orbs from 1936 to 1940

    There are a couple of officers that he cannot ID from the writing/typing in the orb 1939

    Has anyone got an Air Force list to suggest who

    F/Lt Lintaker
    W/Cdr Collarpie

    could be?

    Many Thanks Paul

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    Can you provide names of men that might have been posted in along with them whose names are confirmed and they might show up in the Flight magazine archvies under thta mag's postings sections.

    or the indexes to the London Gazete for that period and preceeding, they look fairly unique names.
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    Hi Paul

    I suggest it is

    Flt Lt J T Linklater

    but can't find anything like Collarpie

    Malcolm

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    For date range see

    http://www.ww2talk.com/forum/war-air/43048-151-squadron-orb-air-27-1018-a.html

    22/9/39 for F/l "Lintaker"

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    Malcolm

    It appears F /Lt James Thomas LINKLATER, M.R.C.S., L.R.C.P. (72058). was a medical officer - maybe Sqn or Station MO and was going up for experience though it appears he also flew solo in Magister so maybe had a licence as well

    Paul

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    Flight magazine: DECEMBER 23, 1937
    Royal Air Force Volunteer Reserve
    Medical Branch
    R. Cruikshank, M.D., Ch.B., D.P.H., is granted a commission as Squadron Leader with effect from and with seniority of December 14.
    The following are granted commissions as Flight Lieutenants with effect from and with seniority of December 14:óG. A. Jamieson, M.B., B.S., D.O.M.S., D.L.O.; J. T. Linklater, M.R.C.S., L.R.C.P.

    SEPTEMBER 24, 1936,
    MIDLAND (FLYING CLUB)
    Mrs. M. E. Ginder and Messrs. A. E. Anger and D. G. Vaughan have become members and Dr. J. T. Linklater has passed his
    " A " licence tests, while Messrs. S'. Edge, N. R. Gill and W. H. Lord have gone solo. Last week's flying times were 22 hr. dual and 15 hr. 45 min. solo and passenger.

    This man was born 1897 in South Africa.
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    Bingo!

    MIDLAND Flying Club


    Sept 10 1935
    Dr. Linklater has gone solo

    Sept 25 1935

    Dr. J.T. Linklater has passed his "A" licence tests

    Must be Station Medical Officer and getting "flying some time in"

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    OK Thanks all 1 down 1 to go

    I suggest if Linklater was RAF North Weald Station MO in 1939/1940 , who was the RAF North Weald Station Senior Officer?, could it be W/Cmd "Collarpie"

    Does anyone know

    Thaaks

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    What is the context of the mention of 'Colarpie', did he visit the Sqdn or crash into it, go on the beer with them?
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    Context

    North Weald 26 Sep 1939


    Magister P2496 P/O Hamar & W/Cdr Collarpie Transport 0945 1005 Transport to Debden 26/9/39
    Magister P2496 P/O Hamar Transport 1015 1035 Transport Debden to North Weald 26/9/39

    He may just have 'Thumbed' a lift

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