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    Default Any one got: Second to None: the History of No. II (Army Co-operation) Squadron RAF

    Has anyone got

    Second to None: the History of No. II (Army Co-operation) Squadron RAF, 1912-2002 by Hans Onderwater?

    If so could you please look up to see if
    a) John Geoffrey Younghusband #29182 is mentioned (he joined 2 Sqn around 1931/1932)
    b) Any accidents/incidents are mentioned for around March 1932 possibly at Old Sarum, Wiltshire

    Many thanks

    Paul

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    Paul,

    I've checked the book but there is no mention of Younghusband, either in the index or in the pages around the period you mention, and no mention of any accident during 1932.

    Cheers,
    Errol

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    Hi Paul & Errol,

    Younghusband, is in fact mentioned in "Second to None". Not in the narrative, but in a photo caption on p.33. The photo, taken at Manston, dates from 1933.

    Col.

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    Errol/Col

    Thanks for looking

    Managed to get his postings from Flight


    J. G. Younghusband to No. 29 Sqdn., North Weald, 21.10.30
    J. G. Younghusband to No. 2 Sqdn., Manston, 26.9.31

    couldn't find after 1933 but as he in photo from 1933 was probbaly there until at least Sept 1933

    He is one of my mystery bale outs and the date quoted as March 11, 1932 and at Old Sarum. I asume a 2 Sqn Atlas, which would be a single seater... So unlikely to be an accident fall out unless some sort of Sqn Training aircraft.. Of course Old Sarum could indicate Army Operation exercise. If (I say IF) date right

    Paul

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    Hi Paul

    The Atlas was a two-seater not a single seater

    Malcolm

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    Thanks Malcolm so could be a fall out... There were a number in the late 1929s early 1930s

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    Paul,

    The January 1934 AFL still has Younghusband with 2 Sqn.

    The April 1935 edition shows him notw with 65 Sqn (from 28 Oct 34).

    He may of course have been posted elsewhere betweentime.

    Errol

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    Errol

    Thanks

    The reference I have for him clearly states rank as P/O, date as 11 March 1932 and location Old Sarum.. I have known the date to be out a few days and the year as well. But not Rank or Name

    So incident must be between 10th October 1930 and 10th June 1932.

    As

    Pilot Officers on probation with effect from and with seny. of Oct. 10 1930 J. G. Younghusband.

    The undermentioned Pilot Officers are promoted to the rank of Flying Officer:
    10th June 1932. John Geoffrey YOUNGHUSBAND.


    I also downloaded 2 ORB for period which is most detailed for Postings in and out, but misses Younghusband arrival completely unless that page is missing though it does indicate he was with "C" flight

    Anyway the most of Sqn was at Armanent Practice Camp North Coates from 19.3.32 to 28.4.32 though NOT Younghusband but this is after March 10th 1932

    The latest I can see them being anywhere near Wiltshire when Youghusband was on Sqn was trips to Larkhill (B Flight from 10.5.32 to 1 June 1932) and C Flight from 18 July 1932 to 3rd August 1932

    Of course it could have happened when he was with 29 Sqn on Siskins at North Weald - though as he was in 2 Sqn (an Army Co-Operation Sqn) and because it happened near Salisbury Plain I wm guessing 2 Sqn

    Still will have to remain am mystery...

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