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    Default Three's Company: A History of No. 3 (Fighter) Squadron RAF by J Long for May 16, 1934

    All has anyone got this book please?

    I am trying to identifty a 'Sgt A. D. W. Willis' who was involved in a Bristol Bulldog collision on May 16, 1934 over Alderstead Heath, Surrey

    The Bulldogs involved were either K1650 OR K1650 (Probably K1651) and K2486 and the other pilot was Flt/Lt Donald Scott Brookes both piolts baled out OK

    Any info such as service number would be great and if the correct Bulldogs could be identified even better!

    Many thanks

    Paul

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    Hello Paul

    I have it at home, but I'm in the office right now...

    I can have a look when I'm back, unless someone beats me to it.

    The book is not that detailed but I'll check anyway.

    Joss

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    Paul,

    Here is your man:

    561404 (44972) Sgt Pilot James Donald Wakefield WILLIS RAF (later AFC & Queen's Commendation for Valuable Service in the Air).

    Col.
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    Col

    Thanks - BTW how did you work that out!!


    Joss

    Can you have a look and see if anything mentioned on this incdient - I would like to confirm Bulldog serials and who was on what if possible

    Thanks

    Paul

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    Paul,

    You've got to hold your head the right way!

    Col.

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    Hello,

    Jack's book, as I wrote earlier, is not detailed in that way.

    There's no mention of the incident, so no serial numbers, no pilots ID.

    Sorry !

    Joss

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    Joss

    Thanks for checking anyway!

    Paul

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