Page 9 of 9 FirstFirst ... 56789
Results 81 to 88 of 88

Thread: RAF Casualty Packs 1939-45 Public Access

  1. #81
    Join Date
    Nov 2007
    Posts
    4,564
    Thanks
    1
    Thanked 52 Times in 50 Posts

    Default

    Just an update

    852 Files Released in this Trance (#7 - 21/03/2019) of which 850 are Unique References

    No Closed Records - In Fact I noticed that the Last Closed Record was in Trance 4 Release: 30/06/2017 I think that maybe they are not so vigorous on closing files now - May be worth trying to get some opened early to see

    So I did some analysis

    For record

    Closure Code Closure Text Note How Many
    42 Closed For 42 Years From Last Date End Of File 1
    45 Closed For 42 Years From Last Date End Of File 1
    75 Closed For 75 Years From Last Date End Of File 2
    77 Closed For 77 Years From Last Date End Of File 1
    80 Closed For 80 Years From Last Date End Of File 1
    82 Closed For 82 Years From Last Date End Of File 337
    85 Closed For 85 Years From Last Date End Of File 1
    87 Closed For 87 Years From Last Date End Of File 1

    Note: Closed for 82 years is from the Last Date on File: So those that closed in 1939 = Jan 1st 2022
    - This is (I assume that all people are at least 18 in 1939) so 82 + 18 = 100 = 100 Years Release -

    Warning: However the 45 years file only closed 2002 so will not be released in 2048!

    I think a concerted effort may get these 345 Files Opened - As I said - None Closed Since Trance 4

    So far 37 Files previously Closed have been opened

    2016 1
    2017 19
    2018 11
    2019 6 (so far)

    I will send Jagan an updated Spreadsheet on all Files with Hyperlink

  2. #82
    Join Date
    Nov 2007
    Posts
    4,564
    Thanks
    1
    Thanked 52 Times in 50 Posts

    Default

    Also All Files in Trance 7 Release for 1941


    Trance 1 Open Date: 10-01-2014 AIR 81/1 to AIR 81/316 Inclusive 316 Files 316 Unique References
    Trance 2 Open Date: 23/07/2014 AIR 81/317 to AIR 81/1488 Inclusive 1176 Files 1172 Unique References
    Trance 3 Open Date: 01/03/2017 AIR 81/1489 to AIR 81/1741 Inclusive 257 Files 253 Unique References
    Trance 4 Open Date: 30/06/2017 AIR 81/1742 to AIR 81/3329 Inclusive 1604 Files 1588 Unique References
    Trance 5 Open Date: 25/04/2018 AIR 81/3330 to AIR 81/5746 Inclusive 2417 Files 2417 Unique References
    Trance 6 Open Date: 01/08/2018 AIR 81/5747 to AIR 81/8295 Inclusive 2563 Files 2549 Unique References
    Trance 7 Open Date: 21/03/2019 AIR 81/8296 to AIR 81/9145 Inclusive 852 Files 850 Unique References

  3. #83
    Join Date
    Nov 2007
    Posts
    4,564
    Thanks
    1
    Thanked 52 Times in 50 Posts

    Default

    Just noticed form the above: Looks like we are getting 2 trances a year now, one around March/April the next 3 to 4 months later - heres hoping!

  4. The Following User Says Thank You to paulmcmillan For This Useful Post:

    Luc Vervoort (22nd March 2019)

  5. #84
    Join Date
    Nov 2007
    Posts
    4,564
    Thanks
    1
    Thanked 52 Times in 50 Posts

    Default

    I have just asked for the AIR 81/1605/1 to be opened (this was originally planned for 01 January 2048)

  6. #85
    Join Date
    Apr 2019
    Posts
    8
    Thanks
    1
    Thanked 0 Times in 0 Posts

    Default

    Hello. I am very new to this forum so please excuse my ignorance and this is not a thread hijack. I did a search on the surname Eadie and it took me to this thread amongst two others. The first involved a Catalina flying boat and the second from 18th November 2014 has the following listing

    EADIE, John - Sgt - 3020157 - RAFVR - Alamein Memorial, Egypt.


    My father was spent some time at the Abu Suier base as a flight engineer/co-pilot in RAF104 Squadron and was friends with Eadie and one of his crew surname Booth. I have a photo of both of them sat outside a cafe in Tel Aviv and the note that my dad made against the photo is as follows, Scots Booth and Eadie in Tel Aviv. Jock Eadie and his crew failed to return from a night flight over the Med. from Abu Suier.

    I have another photo of my dad in Cairo stood with Booth.

    I have been trying to find out just exactly what happened and the research so far has brought me here. By the way I have quite a few photos of my dad and his fellow crew with some interesting shots from inside the cockpit of the B24

  7. #86
    Join Date
    Oct 2008
    Posts
    6,315
    Thanks
    0
    Thanked 19 Times in 19 Posts

    Default

    John,

    I shouldn't really be encouraging you to use this method, you should start your own thread.

    Eadie was probably lost in 1675 Heavy Conversion Unit Liberator B.VI EV854, which failed to return from a navigation exercise out of Abu Suier, on 19 January, 1945.

    See: http://www.rafcommands.com/forum/sho...men-19-01-1945

    Col.
    Last edited by COL BRUGGY; 12th April 2019 at 20:43.

  8. #87
    Join Date
    Apr 2019
    Posts
    8
    Thanks
    1
    Thanked 0 Times in 0 Posts

    Default

    Thank you and my apologies for putting the request into the wrong place. Not sure if this is the one because my fathers friend was called Booth and his name isnt on the crew list

  9. #88
    Join Date
    Nov 2007
    Posts
    4,564
    Thanks
    1
    Thanked 52 Times in 50 Posts

    Default

    "I have just asked for the AIR 81/1605/1 to be opened (this was originally planned for 01 January 2048)"


    Success and they sent me a copy of the file for free: Bonus!


    "AIR 81/1605/1 - Closed extracts: 9 pages from AIR 81/1605 - Corporal B F Evans, Corporal C M Thorpe: killed; Oxford N4592, 13 Flying Training School; aircraft accident, 26 October 1939

    I am pleased to tell you that in consultation with the Ministry of Defence it has been decided that the majority of the material in this extract can now be reunited with the open parent record AIR 81/1605. (I have attached copies of the re-united pages to this e-mail for your convenience).

    The updated record, AIR 81/1605, will be made available for public viewing at The National Archives, Kew in the next week or so. "

    The only redacted data was the name and address of someone who made an Inquiry in January 2002 to the AHB enquiring to the details of the loss of Corp Evans - No details redacted on the actual incident in 1939 - This was why it was long tail to Jan 2048

    I think I will now try for some of the long tail closures as I think on retrospect they can all be released if they are actually reviewed again (and redacted if required)

    Paul

  10. The Following User Says Thank You to paulmcmillan For This Useful Post:

    Luc Vervoort (21st April 2019)

Posting Permissions

  • You may not post new threads
  • You may not post replies
  • You may not post attachments
  • You may not edit your posts
  •