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    In about October 1943 the flight commander of the Martinet Flight of 1481 Gunnery Flight, Binbrook, was posted to RAF Eastchurch. Does anyone have any information about him? Long shot, I know!

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    David, Hi,

    I used (a) Gordon Jones, and (b) Gordon-Jones, as an exercise with the various search engines/methods that Ross has been developing. Needle in haystack!! LOL!

    But - the only Gordon-Jones I could find (I was using 1943/44 as my time period - for other reasons) was a WAAF Officer. And, assuming (many a good idea has foundered on that!!!) that Gordon was his only forename, I found:-

    AFL Oct 1944, Col 633, 1942 Flt Lt, Jones, G. (w) 28 Apr.

    Not clever enough to extract him from the LG - but it might be a starter? I would be interested to see how you get on, because if it works then we might (rpt, might!) have a method of sieving the "John Smiths", etc, that tend to overwhelm the normal searches!!

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    Peter

    AFL Oct 1944, Col 633, 1942 Flt Lt, Jones, G. (w) 28 Apr.

    Is I think Gwyn Jones #78854


    can only find Betty GORDON JONES (1585) as you did

    Paul
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    Paul, Hi,
    If it's Gwyn Jones (78854) then he probably Enlisted in the RAFVR (Pilots) as 742158 in 1937 aged 18? That puts his Birth as around 1919:-

    Births Dec 1919
    Jones Gwyn Joseph Bridgend 11a 1868

    Sgt Pilot RAFVR when WW2 starts. Gets Commissioned, gets to Flt Lt - then I lose him! Fairly standard progression - lots like him! Don't know how you chase someone into the Retired List(s).

    Too many Gwyn Jones in the Marriage Regs between 1937-1950 to be able to have a stab at Spouse, and any subsequent progeny! At this point, presumably, the time/effort becomes nugatory to chase through the BMDs for his descendant NoK? His Service Record will show Where/When - but not Why! Which was what David was originally after!! But it might be a start! We've discovered more, from less, in the past!!

    HTH

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    Thanks, Gentlemen.

    I know WHY he was posted to Eastchurch. He had, I am told, been claiming hours flown which he had not flown, towing a drogue in a Martinet.

    David

    Has anyone access to the station ORB at Eastchurch?

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    David - I have the 1481 TTGF / BGF ORB for the period August 1941 to May 1945. You may already have consulted it yourself, but if not, give me a shout and I'll see what I can find in it for you.

    All the best,

    Greg
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    Greg,

    I do not have the ORB, so if you could find material relating to Gordon-Jones, including name and perhaps service number that would be great. Incidentally, my informant, whose biography I am completing, says Jones haled from Bournemouth.

    Thanks,

    David

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    Morning David,

    No problem, I'll have a dig around for you in the next couple of days and see what I can find for you.

    Bournemouth is a long way from Cardiff - on the other side of the "Great Divide", more commonly known as the River Severn and notated on maps with "here be dragons"!! :-)

    All the best,

    Greg
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    Morning David,

    The 1481 ORB has the following entry for the 29th of September 1943: -

    "Flt/Lt A.J.G. Jones (Pilot) posted to RAF Station Eastchurch for disposal".

    A stark entry, which reflects your earlier post and the reason for his departure I guess. No service number I'm afraid. Do you want me to work back and see if I can see any other mentions of him?

    All the best,

    Greg
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    Hello,

    903301/(60791) Alan James Gorden JONES RAFVR

    https://www.thegazette.co.uk/London/...5097/page/1373

    Col.
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