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    Default F/O Roy Payne, 609 Sqn

    Hi all,
    Can anyone provide the service number of F/O Roy Payne?
    (No.609 Squadron 07/42 – 07/43)

    http://www.609wrsquadron.co.uk/Archives/Biographies/PDF_Files/Roy%20Payne.pdf

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    Hello,

    656682/48355 Robert Hugh PAYNE RAF.

    Needs confirmation - any takers?

    Col.
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    The LG Site gives several hits to a R H PAYNE with these Serial No's.

    phill jones

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    Hello,

    1/. http://www.london-gazette.co.uk/issues/35541/pages/1860
    2/. http://www.london-gazette.co.uk/issues/39182/supplements/1621
    3/. http://www.london-gazette.co.uk/issues/44039/supplements/7466

    That's why l mentioned the service numbers. We need confirmation from elsewhere!

    Col.
    Last edited by COL BRUGGY; 13th October 2012 at 10:26.

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    Hi,
    Thank you very much to both of you. I had 656682/48355 Robert Hugh PAYNE from AIR 78 and LG, but after reading the article I was rather “derailed“. The name Robert didn’t fit with Roy and the time of his retirement from RAF in LG - 02/07/1968 - didn’t fit with the year 1969 in the article.

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    Hello,

    From the Squadron ORB : June 30th [1942]. [....] Arrival today of yet 3 more English pilots – P/O’s Gilbert, Raw and Payne – from OTU, and all previously in the Army.

    Perusing at the form 540, he's first shown as a Flying Officer on 8th January 1943, so it took a while for the information of his promotion to reach the Squadron, as the LG published this in November 1942.

    Definitively him. The list of pilots clearly indicates he was P/O - F/O R.H. PAYNE. There were actually two PAYNEs in 609 in 1942, the other being a New Zealand Sergeant pilot. There was also a ground crew of that name, in the early years.

    I can't tell why he was called Roy. Alec Atkinson was nicknamed "Joe", and the nickname still applies now ! But at least for Sir Alec / Joe, we know why. The nickname was given by "Skeets" Ogilvie when Alec was posted to the Squadron, because he reminded him another "Joe" he knew, back in Canada.

    Joss

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    Cheval told me Joe was Joe because he looked like a gas man.


    I haven't got Roy's number I'm afraid Joss.

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    Hi everyone

    Roy Payne was my Dad. His serial number is definately 48355. Full name was Robert Hugh Roy Tusting Payne... and was known either as Roy to his friends, or 'Whacker' to his RAF mates.

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    Hello Marcosdriver ,

    Have you ever seen the footage with your father crash-landing a Typhoon ?

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