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    Morning,

    I'm looking for the full identity of a pilot who served with 603 in 1945, W/O Godfrey. He was still a warrant officer when he left the 603 when it disbanded, posted to 164 Sqn in August. However in 164 Sqn ORB, he's reported to be a F/O. It seems that it is not a typo from 164 Sqn's diarist. In both cases, no initials are written to help.

    Any idea of his identity?

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    Phil

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    Phil, Hi

    This looks as if it might be your man?

    ROYAL AIR FORCE VOLUNTEER RESERVE. GENERAL DUTIES BRANCH.
    Appointment to commission. As Plt. Offs. on prob. (emergency): —
    Wt. Offs.
    22nd June 1945.
    1335049 (Various Centres Jun 40/Feb 41) Alan Venn GODFREY (199255).

    He might well have kept his "Coat of Arms" while still with 603 Sqn, and put up his "thin ring" on joining 164 Sqn. He was promoted Fg Off on 22 Dec 45 (but may have been Acting before then?)

    Alan Venn Godfrey
    Born 17 Jan 1923. Birth Reg Hastings 2b 47
    Died Q3 2001 Reg Lewes 4591 74d 073


    HTH

    Peter Davies
    Last edited by Resmoroh; 4th February 2016 at 12:45. Reason: Additional Info
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    Thanks Peter, sounds good. I knew that his commission was a late one, so around 199000-200000, but a couple of guys were possible. Normally a the new commissioned officer must have to wait to get his notification before leaving his NCO rank, and that can take a couple of weeks (especially at the end of war). As he joined the 164 on 16 August, the timescale seems good.

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