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    Dear all

    I am seeking information, particularly forenames and numbers where missing, of the following NCO pilots who served on 41 Squadron between the Wars. Any additional information on any of these men would be appreciated.

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    ATTAWAY, Alfred Bertie, 330470, b Faversham, 1902; Sgt Plt, 41 Sqn, 1927

    BETTY, Stanley Gordon, 362786; b Callington, Cornwall, 24 Apr 07; Sgt Plt, 41 Sqn, 1932; DFM (Waziristan), 21 Dec 37; com Prob Plt Off (45040), 12 Dec 40 (sen 4 Dec 40); AFC, 31 Mar 42; grntd perm com in RAF as Flt Lt & trans to Sec Branch, 1 Jan 47 (sen 1 Sep 45); Sqn Ldr (subs), 1 Nov 47 (sen 1 Aug 47)

    BINT, Cyril Charles, 332538, b Aston, Warks, 20 May 01; Sgt Plt, 41 Sqn 1924-25

    BOUCHER, A. W., 363873, Sgt Plt, 41 Sqn 1930-35; WO, 15 Mar 41

    CONNOLLY, G. E., 330989, Sgt Plt, 41 Sqn, 1928-30

    COOK[E], G. F., 345667, Sgt Plt, 41 Sqn, 1928-30

    DANES, R. E., 326526, Sgt Plt, 41 Sqn, 1928

    DURO, Hector, 364587, Sgt Plt, 41 Sqn, 1929-30

    EDWARDS, H. W., Sgt Plt, 41 Sqn, 23 Jun 31; Flg Instr Crse, CFS Upavon, 4 Jan-20 Mar 37; grad CFS as QFI Class B, 20 Mar 37

    ELLIOT, ?, Sgt Plt; 41 Sqn, Jan 37; 1 AACU, Biggin Hill, Apr 37

    HEARN, Morris Edward, 336698, b Maldon, Esx, Mar Qtr, 1902; enl in RAF, 1919; Sgt Plt, 41 Sqn, 1927

    HUTTON, Philip Alexander, 157736, enl in RFC, 1917; Sgt Plt, 41 Sqn in 1923

    KEAN, ?, Sgt Plt; 41 Sqn, Mar 35-5 Mar 36 (poss 365865 Thomas William)

    KEMSLEY, Albert, Leading Telegraphist (No. 225979), RN, 1916; DSM (Gallipoli), E Med Sqn, RN, 15 May 16; WO, 1 Apr 36; WO, 41 Sqn, 8 Jun 36; RAF Turnhouse, 20 Oct 36

    LARNER, Bertram Dudley, 366132, b 12 Apr 10; 4 FTS, Abu Sueir, Egypt, ca Nov. 33-May 34; Sgt Plt, 41 Sqn, 9 May 34-24 Jul 36; WO, 1 Feb 42; MiD, 14 Jun 45

    MARSDEN, Bertram Joseph, 364696, b 13 Aug 08; Sgt Plt, 41 Sqn, 1930-34; rmstd from pilot to basic trade, 30 Apr 34; Flg Instr Crse, CFS Wtrg, Jul-Oct 34; grad as QFI Class A2, 20 Oct 34

    MARSDEN, H., 248900, Sgt Plt, 41 Sqn 1926-27

    MARSH, Harry Alan, 297743; Sgt Plt, 41 Sqn, 1923

    MARTIN, Ronald Victor G., 345057, b Holsworthy, Cornwall, 31 Jul 01; Sgt Plt, 41 Sqn, 1927

    MIDWINTER, ?, Sgt Plt; 41 Sqn in 1935

    PAYNE, Charles, 247247; b 18 Apr 01; Sgt Plt, 41 Sqn, 1928; com Prob Fg Off (43657) in Tech Branch, 21 May 40 (sen 14 Mar 40);

    PEARCE, G. H., number?; Sgt Plt, 41 Sqn, 1932-37; Flg Instr Crse, CFS Upavon, 4 Jan-20 Mar 37; grad CFS as QFI Class B, 20 Mar 37 [Possibly 590550 Flt Sgt George Harold Pearce, com Prob Plt Off (45228), 28 Jan 41]

    ROBINSON, ?, flg trng, 3 FTS Grantham; Sgt Plt, 41 Sqn, 7 Apr 31; 99 (B) Sqn, 13 May 31
    SERJEANT, George Verdun, number?; 6 FTS, L/Rissington, 27 Jan-20 Aug 38; Sgt Plt, 41 Sqn, Oct 38-17 Mar 39; KIFA 17 Mar 39

    SIZER, John de Courcy, 328544; Sgt Plt, 41 Sqn, 1924-25; com Prob APO (64424), Trng Branch, 1 Feb 41; rel com as Plt Off, 27 Feb 46

    SMITH, K. S., number?; Sgt Plt, 41 Sqn 1932-37; Flg Instr Crse, CFS Upavon, 4 Jan-20 Mar 37; grad CFS as QFI Class B, 20 Mar 37

    STEERE, Jack, 561914; b Wallasey, Chesh, 16 Jan 11; 23 Sqn, 1935; Sgt Plt, 41 Sqn, 1935-4 Jul 36; 72 Sqn, Mar 37-late Nov 40; Flg Instr Crse, CFS Upavon, Nov 40; Flg Instr, CFS, 1941-1945?; WO, 1 Apr 41; com Plt Off (47746), 5 Jan 42; AFC, 13 Jun 46; Sqn Ldr, 1 Jul 54; ret 16 Jul 61

    TAYLOR, ?, Sgt Plt, 41 Sqn, Jan 37; 1 AACU, Biggin Hill, Apr 37

    THOMPSON, William, 239402; b 2 Dec 99; Sgt Plt, 41 Sqn, 1924-25; com from WO in Tech Branch as Prob Fg Off (43994), 24 Jun 40 (sen 14 Mar 40); Flt Lt, 24 Jun 41; MiD, 1 Jan 43; Temp Sqn Ldr, 1 Jul 43 (sen 1 Jul 42); Sqn Ldr (WS), 26 Apr 44; ret 31 Oct 45, rtng Wg Cdr; MiD, 1 Jan 46

    UPSHALL, Frederick Walter, 363741; b 4 May 07; flg trng, 5 FTS; Sgt Plt, 41 Sqn, 1930-34; remustered from plt to basic trade, 3 Apr 34; com Prob Plt Off, 15 Oct 41; trans to Tech Branch, 1 Dec 42; Temp Flt Lt (WS), 25 May 44; Temp Flt Lt, 1 Jul 45; Sqn Ldr, 1 Jan 49; ret 4 May 1956
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    Danes

    326526 Roland Ernest William DANES(46206) 17th July 1941

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    MARSDEN, H., 248900
    248900 Herbert MARSDEN, A.F.M. (62656). P/O 22nd Mar. 1941.
    (Seniority 12th Mar. 1941.)

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    SERJEANT, George Verdun #565774

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    Boucher A W - Albert William 363873, Sgt Plt, 41 Sqn 1930-35; WO, 15 Mar 41

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    COOK[E], G. F., 345667, Sgt Plt, 41 Sqn, 1928-30

    I suspect he is actually

    345661 George Frederick Charles Cook

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    Steve,
    I've sent you a PM with a few bits and pieces
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    Steve,
    First name(s) Philip Alexander
    Last name Hutton
    Birth year 1901
    Birth date 16 Jul 1901
    Occupation Clerk
    Attestation year 1917
    Attestation date 04 Dec 1917
    Attestation age 18
    Service number 157736
    Archive reference AIR 79/1417
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    And:

    First name(s) Albert Ernest
    Last name Kemsley
    Service number J79405 [RN number?]
    Birth year 1899
    Birth date 11 Oct 1899
    Birth place Canning Town
    Birth county Essex
    Birth country England
    Archive reference ADM 188/805/79405
    Record set Royal Navy Seamen 1899-1919
    Category Military, armed forces & conflict
    Record collection Service Records
    Collections from Great Britain
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    Thanks very much, Paul and Peter, for so many good additional details.

    They're a great help to get me further, and are very much appreciated.

    Kind regards
    Steve
    41 (F) Squadron RAF at War and Peace, April 1916-March 1946
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