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    Hi,


    In august 1940, the French-Belgian Flying Training School was in Odiham. Pupils had Belgian, English or French Instructors.

    Does anybody the correct spelling plus forenames/service numbers/and if KIFA,MIA,KIA later for these Belgians pilots :

    Capot or Cajot
    Prevot
    Gonay
    Dien or Dieu
    Van Cromphont
    Goethals
    Rocroix


    Who was this LAFONTAINE with a name who sound French or Belgian …. but seems to be English ?

    Thanks in advance.

    Bertrand

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    Hello Bertrand,

    from: http://www.aeropedia.be/web/content.php?article.1001335 - De gevallenen (Belgian air force personnel died in action):

    Dieu
    Gonay, H. "Moustique"
    Prevot, L

    No dates or units given

    Regards,

    Bart
    Last edited by Bart FM Droog; 11th April 2008 at 13:14.

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    Same source, other page: 'Ereperk Evere, de graven (Field of Honour Evere (Brussels), the graves)

    H. Gonay, Maj, 14/06/1944

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    Hello Bertrand,

    Found the following :

    Cajot R. 87686
    Prevot L 35059
    Prevot M 1889900 +
    Gonay Henry DFC Sqn Ldr KIA 14/06/1944 263 Sqn
    Dieu G. DFC 81633
    Van Cromhout G. 60755

    Nothing regarding Rocroix

    Hope it is of some help

    Best regards

    René

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    Hello Bertrand,
    Rocroix and Lafontaine weren't Belgians.
    CAJOT Robert / matricule 87686 instructor from November 2 1940 discharged from RAF on January 12 1946
    DIEU Giovanni /matricule 81633 instrutor from October 14 1940 to May 31 1941 discharged from RAF on October 01 1946
    GOETHALS Carlos / matricule 60507 instructor from October 05 1940
    GONAY Henri / DFC / matricule 81635 instructor from October 23 1940 to June 23 1941 MIA presumed KIA on June 14 1944
    PREVOT Léon / DFC/ matricule 84285 instructor from December 23 1940 to June 23 1941
    MIA on July 30 1942 - RTU on October 15 1942
    VAN CROMPHOUT Georges /mat 60755 instructor from January 23 1941 to May 31 1941 discharged from RAF on January 12 1946

    If you want more informations about each one of them, I can send you the file I've compiled at your personnal adress (publisher or jpg)

    André BAR - Belgians in RAF and SAAF 1940-1945

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    DIEU Giovanni foreign and honours awards
    OBE (officer of the British Empire) October 11 1945
    AFC (Air Force Cross) November 13 1945

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    Thanks Bart, René and André for your collegiates replies. You were precise as I wished !

    Rocroix and Lafontaine must to be English.

    Thanks again,

    Bertrand

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    DIEU Gaston / matricule 32053 / DFC : major SAAF

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