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    Default Flt Vincent Parker - Spitfire R6985 234 SQN

    I am researching Vincent "Bushy" Parker - he is my great uncle. Vincent "Bush" Parker was born Vincent Wheatley on 11th February, 1918 at 20, Co-operative Street, Chester-le-Street, to Lydia and Vincent Wheatley. Who emigrated to Australia and was adopted in Australia. Was the adopted brother to my Grandma.


    I am chasing what ever info / pics etc I can of him and his military career.


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    smlennox, Hi & welcome,

    From the London Gazette and BMD


    The undermentioned Acting Pilot Officers on probation are graded as Pilot Officers on probation on the dates stated:— Vincent PARKER (42356).

    The undermentioned Pilot Officers on probation are confirmed in their appointments
    on the dates stated: — 30th May 1940. Vincent PARKER (42356).

    The undermentioned Flying Officers are promoted to the war substantive rank of
    Flight Lieutenant: — 10th Apr. 1941. Vincent PARKER (42356)

    Transfer to.reserve.
    The undermtd. (and called up for Air Force service}: — Flt. Lts. —
    30th May 1945. V. PARKER (42356).

    Deaths Mar 1946 (>99%)
    Parker Vincent 26 Nthmbld.N.lst. 10b 621

    Air Ministry, 15th June, 1946.
    The KING has been graciously pleased to give orders for the publication of the names of the following personnel who have been mentioned in despatches: —
    Flight Lieutenants. V. PARKER (42356), R.A.F.O. (deceased).

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    smlennox,

    Have you set eye's on the following publication?

    'BUSH' PARKER:An Australian Battle of Britain Pilot in Colditz.
    Burgess,Colin
    Loftus:Australian Military History Publications,2007

    Col.

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    Hello smlennox, my father was Vincent's cousin and I have letters, photos and other documents of his. Was your grandmother Mona?

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    You will find his casualty report for 29/1-1946 here: http://naa12.naa.gov.au/scripts/Imagine.asp?B=1076976

    John Engelsted

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    The book 'Air Crash Northumberland' has a full account of the crash in which Vincent Parker was sadly killed. It also has a photo of him.

    Jim
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