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    Default Wing Commander FForde

    Information sought on the above, who was Chief Flying Instructor at No 28 OTU Wymeswold, in 1942.

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    David,
    You're not going to believe this, but I idly Googled your "Wing Commander Fforde" (as one does!), and the following appeared:-

    http://tekeli.li/i-cops/icops_journal.html

    The team finally visits the chief of security on the station, a Wing Commander Fforde, who appears to be interested primarily in minimising the amount of paperwork he has to do - if they can take care of things quietly, themselves, this will be much more convenient all round. Hendricks asks whether there's an artist on the station; Fford doesn't know of one, and points out that his officers tend to be more interested in small etchings

    You couldn't invent that rank with that name off the top of your head? Very, very, strange!!!
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    Thanks, I'll check that URL. I am particularly interested to learn if he ever flew operationally.

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    Weird!

    But perhaps more likeable than the real Fforde sounds to have been.

    David

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    Is the name correct?

    A search on fforde in the 1942 RAF list doesnt bring up anything relevant (There is only one Fforde in the index -a civilian (see pgs 66 and 758)
    http://archive.org/stream/airforceli...ge/n5/mode/2up

    Ditto with the searches in a 1941 or a 1943 list. 1941 list has a two to three fforde names but of Plt Offr and Flyign Officer ranks

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    Could perhaps be Fford, but my informant, who was instructing under him is sure it was a double f name.

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    The above list has an index on Slider marker page 758. No fford either.. There is a Wing Commander ffoulke-jones .. Maybe someone can access the ORB of 28 OTU to resolve this..

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    As is well known, I lecture on Conspiracy Theory to MA/PhD students at the University of Cynicism. Might it not just be possible that our Wg Cdr was Commissioned as a bog-standard "Ford", and decided - at some later stage - to change his name (for whatever silly reason) to "Fforde"? Stranger things have happened! I am not just releasing wild geese to be chased up gum trees, but one has - I postulate - to think well outside the box on this one!
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    Could be indeed. Can anyone find a Wg Cdr Ford who fits?

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    David,

    A possibility - no more than that:

    http://airforce.ca/awards.php?keywor...17&type=rafww2

    Scroll down to FOORD-KELSEY [sic]

    and...

    http://www.rafweb.org/Biographies/Foord-Kelcey.htm

    Foord-Kelcey, was OC No. 8 and 55 Sqns in the Middle East.

    Hugh might be able to add more.

    Col.
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