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    Default F/l r. Cruwys

    Hello Gents,

    Does anyone know something about this fighter pilot, F/L by end 1942?

    His name appears briefly in 131 ORB probably posted as supernumerary Flight Lieutenant. Was he British or was he a foreigner like a Pole?

    Thanks in anticipation

    Phil

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    HI Phil, to me his surname sounds English, so I suppose he was British or from Commonwealth countries or American.

    Pavel
    Czechoslovak Airmen in the RAF 1940-1945
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    Pavel is correct about it probably being English (Wikipedia suggests that it is also American or Canadian). To me, it sounded Welsh but a check in my local NE Wales telephone directory showed none.

    Dave

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    The family is from Cornwall. The old Cornish language was very similar to the Welsh of S Wales, which itself was a dialect of Brythonic - the language spoken by the British before the arrival of the Romans!!!!
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    F/L Geoffrey Edward Cruwys #33510

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    Take a look here for Cruwys

    http://cruwys.blogspot.gr/search/label/Gerald%20Herbert%20Cruwys

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    And his Birth was Reg in the Tiverton Dist (which includes Cruwys Morchard - the ancestral home!) Look at Cruwys Morchard either on GE or on http://wtp2.appspot.com/wheresthepath.htm?l. Apparently the biggest Parish (in area) in UK. Big House, their own Church, acres of land - not a bad place to belong to and/or be part of?!!!!!
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    I was beaten to it, but was going to say that it is a South Walian surname. It was taken to Cornwall by the Taffs who went there for work in the tin mines when the Welsh mining industry suffered a downturn in the 19th century.
    "You can take the boy out of Wales,
    But you can't take Wales out of the boy!!"

    Greg Harrison
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    Hi Phil,
    Squadron Leader D R Cruwys, No. 1 Missing Research & Enquiry Unit, based at le Mans in the French Department of Sarthe, December 1945

    http://www.rafinfo.org.uk/BCWW2Losses/1945.htm
    http://www.rafcommands.com/dcforum/DCForumID6/Data/5711.txt

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    Mojmir

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