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    Sadly, it doesn't look as if we are going to get these files in the near future

    http://www.britainatwar.com/view_article.asp?id=10508

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    Wow, would the missus let me pack in the job, move to Portsmouth and leave her with the kids for a year??
    Dennis Burke
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    Dennis:
    James Joyce wrote, in Ulysses:

    "There’s a saying of Goethe’s which Mr Magee likes to quote. Beware of what you wish for in youth, because you will get it in middle life."

    There are a LOT of these casualty packs and someone might take you up on your offer ...

    ;)
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    Dear All
    Does anyone know how the release of the Casualty Packs are going?
    Fingers crossed
    James

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    I managed to get access to a couple through a Freedom of Information Act request, they were both for casualties in 1939 so I was surprised that they weren't in the released batch for the period.

    A couple of names were censored out but through my own research I was able to identify these people anyway.

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    If my memory serves me correctly, the volunteers that they were seeking to help with the transfer project were not due to start work until September this year, so my guess is that (sadly) there will have been very little progress on the matter.

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    Jim what casualty packs numbers did you get thanks Paul

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    Hi Paul,

    AIR 81/1575 - Sergeant T Mycroft: killed; Hart K6482, 152 Squadron; aircraft accident, 10 October 1939

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    AIR 81/1609 - Flying Officer A O Glover: killed; Gladiator K7997, 607 Squadron; aircraft accident, 29 October 1939

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    Jim thanks


    Just noticed more released to National Archives

    3329 files available

    Hope to get index up next week p

    Paul

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    Thank you for the update.
    James

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