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    Default Wing Commander Edward John Protheroe

    I am wondering if any one can help me. I am trying to put together the life story of the person mentioned above. Sadly I do not know his military number I do know he was at Larkhill in 1924 with Number Two Ballooon Section but to date I have no further information. He lived in Wool Dorset and was married to Evelyn Agnes Constance Protheroe. Any help would be gratefully received. Best regards Nick

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    His personal number was 13228

    Pre war Promotions

    F/O 01/04/18
    F/L 01/07/26
    S/L 01/01/39

    Before the formation of the RAF he was an RNAS officer. His RNAS and Admiralty service records can be downloaded from the TNA for a small fee

    http://discovery.nationalarchives.go...s?uri=C9752070

    http://discovery.nationalarchives.go...s?uri=D6799822

    (Looks like also previous service in Army as RE Sapper before 1914)

    RAF Pre War postings (a few gaps where I do not have cover of Air Force Lists but an online search on Flight Archive will fill these)

    16/03/20 Posted to RAF Airship Base, Howden
    01/09/22 Posted to Aircraft Depot, Egypt
    14/01/26 Posted to School of Balloon Training, Larkhill
    03/06/26 Posted to Air Defence of Great Britain, Uxbridge, Admin duties
    22/09/29 Posted to RAF Depot, non effective (sick) - still listed ne July 31
    06/05/33 Posted to School of Technical Training (Men), Manston
    08/12/36 Posted to No.2 Balloon Training Unit, Salisbury
    Feb 39 Attached to Balloon Development Establishment, Cardington for Kite Balloon Duties
    Still attached to Cardington on the last Confidential Air Force List I have access to (May 1939)

    Should keep you occupied for a bit.

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    Ross
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    Ross thank you so much, I never knew my Grandfather and yes he did serve in all three services that much I did know, but I believe the RAF was his love. Thank you again really appreciate your time. Best regards Nick

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