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    Hi,

    I have tried and given up on the LG site to find the service number and Christian name for the above officer. All I know is that he was promoted to A/F/Lt on October 6th 1944.

    Any help or pointers most welcome.

    TIA

    Steve
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    Hi Steve,

    Could this be your man?

    626312 Norman VICKERS (52168)

    https://www.thegazette.co.uk/London/...upplement/3278

    Col.

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    Steve, Hi,
    Looks like yr chap. Col beat me to it!!
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    Steve,

    Was Vickers a Flight Engineer?

    Col.

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    Hi Both,

    I need a drink, I am obviously doing something very wrong !!!

    Col, Yes he was the engineering leader on 623 Squadron replacing F/O Robert Jobling who just vanishes from the ORB!

    Thank gents, for making me feel bad :-)

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    Last edited by Steve Smith; 15th October 2014 at 12:30. Reason: Finger trouble !
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    Steve,

    You'll survive!

    l thought so:

    28-29 Aug 1942
    No.7 Sqn
    Stirling I R9158:MG-E
    Op: Nurnberg

    T/o 2038 Oakington. Crash-landed 0351 at Manston colliding with parked Spitfires and finishing up against the station armoury. The accident was attributed to engine failure, due to lack of fuel. This was Sgt Middleton's sixteenth sortie and shortly after this incident he returned to continue his tour with 149 Squadron.

    AUS402745 Sgt (Pilot) Rawdon Hume MIDDLETON RAAF (later VC - + 29/11/1942 149 Sqn.)
    626312 Sgt (Flt. Eng.) Norman VICKERS RAF
    900833 F/S (Nav.) Huia Francis George RUSSELL RAFVR (later DFC 218 Sqn.)
    Sgt (W.Op.) David H JONES
    994362 Sgt (W.Op./Air Gnr.) John William MACKIE RAFVR (+ 29/11/1942 149 Sqn.)
    1130087 F/S (Air Gnr.) Harold Wray GOUGH RAFVR (later DFM)
    Sgt (Air Gnr.) Douglas CAMERON

    BCL3/195

    But I'm sure, you already know that!

    Col.
    Last edited by COL BRUGGY; 15th October 2014 at 15:39.

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    Col,

    Sure I did........not :-/ !!

    Thanks mate.
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    And came in 'off the streets' to Enlist after March 1938 - so was RAF, as opposed to RAFVR! Be interesting to know his background?
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