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    Default Sgt. F Stovell 626 Squadron ORB - Jan - May 1945

    I was wondering if someone had some information on a F/E Sgt. F Stovell 1392803 RAF from 626 Squadron?

    He was originally with 100 squadron (from 11 Base) from early November until 18 December 1944, when he was sent to Aircrew Refresher School. He returned briefly to 100 squadron before being transferred to 626 squadron.

    From my understanding, Stovell finished the war with William Andrew Telfer WHITE - Pilot (J26819) RCAF from January - April 1945.
    His crew consisted of:
    F/L WHITE WAT - Pilot (J26819) RCAF
    SGT STOVELL, F - F/E (1392803) RAFVR
    F/O CORSBIE JH - NAV RCAF
    P/O JONES, RH - M/U RCAF
    F/O BOYLE, MH - A/B (J37880) RCAF
    F/O WRIGHT C - WOP (J40070) RCAF
    P/O BROWN, JL - R/G (J93748) RCAF

    If someone has the 626 Squadron ORB's from January - April 1945 and wouldn't mind forwarding them to me - I would greatly appreciate it!

    Kind Regards

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    Update:

    I received a reply from Anne Law, Curator, of RAF Wickenby Museum. She is forwarding me the Form 541's from the 626 Squadron.

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    Do you need details of his time with 100? Let me know if you do, I have the squadron records.

    L/O

    Greg
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    Hello Greg,

    Thank you for the offer but I already have the ORBs for the short period of time he was with 100 squadron. I suppose my real interest in this man is why he was sent to Aircrew Refresher School after only 7 ops. He was the original F/E on my great-uncles Lanc. Interestingly, his first Op with his new crew (626 Sqdn) was the night my great-uncle's Lanc was shot down.

    Where would one look for disciplinary records aside from a service file?

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    To be honest, the only place I can think of would be some reference or another on his service file - certainly it wouldn't be in the squadron ORB. Perhaps one of the other, more enlightened forum members can shed some light on that :)

    All the best,

    Greg
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    The ORBs certainly do not contain any reference to disciplinary action. However, they have been useful for indicating where this particular airman was transferred to and when.

    If a senior member could help point me in the right direction that would be great.

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    A reference to disciplinary action might be found in the Appendices of the ORB. These are less costly than the monthly parts of the ORB on the National Archives, where you usually have to pay twice 3.5 pounds for each month (for Form 540 and 541) while you only pay once 3.5 pounds for the appendices for at least one year, if not the entire war, depending of squadrons.

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    Thanks for the information Laurent.
    Greg, would you happen to have the appendices for 100 squadron which would include December 1944?

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    I do, and I'll recheck them for you.

    L/O

    Greg
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    Greg,

    Thanks for taking a look into this for me.

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