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    Hi Guys,

    what were the full name of Sgt McWilliam of 250 Squadron?

    On 5 december 1941 250 Squadron lost four aircraft when Pilot Officer Cole was shot down and wounded as was Sergeant McWilliam, both returning the next day. Sergeant James Ross Gilmour (RAF no. 1365007) and 19-year old Sergeant Edmondson Peter Greenhow (RAF no. 1059800) were both shot down and killed.

    Thanks a lot, Daniele.

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    Daniele, Hi,

    This looks like a good bet?

    ROYAL AIR FORCE VOLUNTEER RESERVE.
    GENERAL DUTIES BRANCH.
    To be Plt. Offs. on prob. (emergency):
    1112559 Sgt George McWiLLiAM (142494). 14th Feb. 1943

    HTH

    Peter Davies
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    I do not believe ...
    Sgt George WMcWilliam was a second pilot of Halifax. :-)

    http://www.roll-of-honour.com/Bedfor...wLost1943.html

    Thanks again!

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    Hello,

    The airmen you're after, is:

    AUS404183 Charles Farquhar McWILLIAM RAAF (ex-112 Sqn. later F/L. MiD)

    Go to: http://naa12.naa.gov.au/SearchNRetri...sicSearch.aspx

    Enter: Charles Farquhar McWiiliam, in Keywords box. Hit search.

    Disregard mention of Beaufighter T3246 in title of McWilliam's A705. No connection at all, other than mention of casualties aboard this a/c. in his file.

    The P/O COLE you mention, was, in fact; 66483 P/O Robert Bruce COLE RAFVR (later DFC*, AFC. OC. 3 Sqn RAF (+16-1-1956, CFE, Canberra PR.7 WT529)

    Col.
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    Thanks a lot Bruggy!

    You're GREAT!

    Daniele.

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    My late father,Ralph Hopper. joined the RAF Reserve Force in 1937 and after call-up served with the 250 Squadron from when it was reformed in 1941 through to 1944.
    He was just a Corporal driving lorries throughout the Nth. Africa Campaign, Malta, Sicily and Italy.
    What might be of interest is that as pre-war he had learned to type, (he was training to be a Chartered Accountant!) he became the Squadron Clerk.

    Dad lived with us for the last 7 years of his life. On his death in 2008 I found records of the Squadron's movements and also their Christmas Day lunch menus that he had typed. They are fragile and on wafer thin paper but make interesting reading.

    I discovered that he had never claimed his War Medals and was proud to receive them in a ceremony at RAF Innsworth in 2009. They and his account of the Squadrons movements will be treasured and passed on to his Grandsons.

    If anyone is interested I can email his war story and try to photo the records.
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    Hello Sheila,

    Thank you for your interesting addition to this post. I would be interested to read your father's notes/records as the African war theatre is a subject of interest to me from my work on 94 squadron and W/Cmdr Clive Mayers - perhaps he warrants mention in the notes ?

    Regards, Ian ian.simpson94@ntlworld.com

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