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    Default P/O Donald Arthur Stanley, VR-83271.

    Hello again,
    This P/O flew with 64 and 611 sqn in BoB. He was MIA on 25-2-41 still with 611 sqn.
    He came from Muswell Hill, Middlesex. I cannot find his DOB but is listed as age 19 when he died.
    I would like to know when he enlisted please and where did he train.
    Many thanks.
    Roy

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    Roy, Hi,
    This might be yr man?
    Civil registration event: Birth
    Name: STANLEY, Donald A
    Registration district: Islington County: London
    Year of registration: 1921 Quarter of registration: Apr-May-Jun
    Mother's maiden name: Goodliffe
    Volume no: 1B Page no: 277

    Cmd 10 Aug 40 from 754842 (in the block for RAFVR Pilots starting Jan 1937.
    HTH
    Peter Davies
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    Hello Peter,
    That's a great help, thank you. So assuming he enlisted at the age of 18, it must have been 1939.
    Many thanks,
    Roy

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    Hi Roy,
    I have the following info on him:-
    STANLEY, Donald Arthur
    Royal Air Force Volunteer Reserve Pilot
    Sergeant 754842
    5 Service Flying Training School RAF ---------- - 9. 8.40 under training
    Discharged on appointment to commission 9. 8.40
    Commissioned for the duration of hostilities 10. 8.40

    Royal Air Force Volunteer Reserve 83271
    General Duties Branch
    Pilot Officer on probation 10. 8.40
    ? 7 Operational Training Unit RAF 10. 8.40 - ?? under training

    64 (F) Squadron RAF 30. 9.40 - ---------- 1st sortie 2.10.40
    British - Enlisted for five years in the Pilot Section of the RAFVR as 754842 Airman Pilot under training, circa July 1939; called up for permanent service, 1 September 1939

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    Hello Ged,
    Many thanks for your most detailed reply on P/O DA Stanley.
    I also have he crash landed while on 64 sqn on 24-11-40 in Spitfire Ia, K9865 (or K9895 yet to be confirmed) returning form a patrol, the a/c was Cat 3 and he sustained slight injuries, He later moved to 611 sqn.
    Thanks,
    Roy

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