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    Gents,

    A bit off topic but I am researching a chap who served aboard the Carriers Furious & Glorious during the 1930's.

    He served in the FAA before joining No.1 Group in 1938, can anyone advice on the best place to start looking for a chap ?

    Steve
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    Hello Steve

    In ADM 53 for Ships' Logs searching from 1930 to 1938, there are 108 results for each ship.

    For Glorious if searching "ADM" alone, you can increase the results to 114.

    The Navy seem to index all their historical files into Digests (Indexes) and these are in ADM 12, but many original files have been re-arranged, some with replaced references.

    Aviation was Code 90, so for example, if you are looking for say 1938, you may need to order and consult the Digest covering 90 in ADM 12, order this up and Code 90 is further sub-divided 90-1; 90-2; 90-3 etc., etc. This would be ADM 12/1735 Digest 74 - 104 [should cover code 90] dated 1937 to 1938.

    You can find some of these code numbers by searching the subject in ADM 1 without a date and the code number will usually appear in the brackets of the file title.

    I am uncertain as to what the 1930 to 1938 Ships' Logs contain.

    There is a Naval Museum (who according to a Newspaper report can check withheld stuff at TNT Archives Swadlincote) and other RN Museums in the Portsmouth area and the Fleet Air Arm Museum at Yeovilton.

    Mark
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    Steve,

    Was he aircrew? If so what was his name?

    Errol

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    Dear Mark & Errol,

    Sorry for the delay in replying.

    Thank you both for your help on this, the chap was L B Duggan 03226 finished up commanding No.218(B) Squadron 1938-1940 retired I believe a group captain.

    Kind regards to you both

    Steve
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    Steve,

    His full name is Lewin Bowring Duggan.

    The Feb 1919 RAF Air Force Lists records his appointment to a commission in that service as a land and seaplane pilot dated 30 Jul 18. He was previously 2nd Lt., Herefordshire Regt.,
    T.F.

    He also gets a couple of mentions in Sturtivant and Cronin's 'Fleet Air Arm Aircraft, Units and Ships 1920 to 1939':

    As a Flt Lt, was CO of 421 Flight from 9 Jul 28 until the Flight was disbanded on 26 Apr 29.

    Still as Flt Lt, was the CO of 427 Flight from 26 Apr 29 until 19 Feb 31, when Flt Lt J B Heath, RN took over.

    The index to personnel also lists a Telegraphist H. Duggan, who was a TAG on No. 28 Course (24 Aug 34 to 17 Jan 35) - a relative, perhaps?

    Errol
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