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    Default Post War Air Force List Lookup Please Peter Alfred HOLMES (119788)

    Trying to find F/O Peter Alfred Holmes 232 Sqn Sept 1943


    He was F/O Peter Alfred Holmes #119788 F/O 1 Oct 1942- General Duties Branch

    He then transferred to Admin Branch May 1945

    He was originally an NCO and was comissioned 13th Feb. 1942.

    1338904 Peter Alfred HOLMES (119788).

    This Service Number was issued in following batch

    1330001 to 1340000 Nov 1940 Uxbridge and Weston-super-Mare

    Which means he was

    Born Brentford Q2 1923 Mother Maidenname = Stevens

    Brother John E Steven Born Q3 1920

    Sister Betty R Steven Q4 1926

    He Married Pamela R McGrotty Brentford Q4 1945

    Son Graham P Holmes Born Q2 1947 Brentford
    Son Nigel J Holmes Q3 1951 Ealing
    Son Stewart Holmes Q2 1954 Middlesex

    However cannot find any death record for him or find him or his children - the name is just to common

    But saying that can anyone who has any Post War Air Force list track him past May 1945 ? on a retired list prehaps - Can't find any reference in ondon Gazette and I suspect he left service after may 1945 and went back to Brentford

    Many Thanks

    Paul

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    Hi Paul,

    Checked Air Force List October 1945. Still listed as F/L 13.2.1944 Admin

    Mark

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    Paul,

    Apears in Oct 1946 AFL but in Jan 1947 edition appears as 'released'.

    Errol

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    I've looked at the Air Force List for Autumn 1966 and the Retired List for 1982 and he appears in neither.

    He would probably have been released at the end of the war in the normal course of events or becuase he declined an offer to remain. He would not appear in the Retired List but he did not hold a permanent commission but one of the various types of wartime commissions.

    As to his whereabouts subsequently, there are numerous options. First, he might have gone overseas to live. Less likely was he changed his name by deed poll.

    Given the ages of his children, I would have thought the registers of marriage from say 1969 might have revealed something and deaths of his wife or himself might possibly be expected by now. The Electoral Roll for Brentford from the 1940s and then those for Ealing might help. I'll have a quick flip through a website called 192.com and see if it throws up anything useful - watch this space!!

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    Thanks for looking at least I now know when he left RAF and obviously returned to Civilian Life. I was hoping to find if his log book survives to confirm a particular Spitfire Sqn Letter Code

    Thanks

    Paul

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    Paul,

    You might want to try: Nigel J Holmes 132 London Road Twickenham

    He comes up on 192.com

    That's the best I can do.

    Colin Cummings

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    Colin

    Thanks for looking at this for me!

    Paul

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    Colin bingo it is his son! However we have found out today that the pilot Peter Alfred Holmes is still around and has been contacted great news

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    Yippee, it works !!!!!

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