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    Morning All,

    W/C MacDougall commanded 151 Sqn between October 1941 and February 1942 and so far I was unable to find any trace of him.

    Even not listed as such in 'Men of the BoB', it might be Ralph IG MacDougall (29041), as there is a gap in his bio where he could have taken over the 151.

    In any case, does anyone know his full identity?

    Thank you

    Phil

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    Phil,

    Not a lot, but some snippets in what seems to have been a very unusual career!

    14 Mar 1931 ROYAL AIR FORCE. GENERAL DUTIES BRANCH. The undermentioned Pilot Officers on probation are confirmed in rank: —
    Ralph Ian George MACDOUGALL.
    14 Sep 1935 Prom Flt Lt
    10 Jun 1941 Prom T/Wg Cdr
    9 Mar 1942 SECRETARIAL BRANCH. Wing Commanders (temp.). R. I. G. MACDOUGAL (29041).
    4 Sep 1947 Sqn Ldr Ralph Ian George MACDOUGALL (29041). (seniority ist Oct. 1938) (and transferred to the Secretarial Branch on appointment).
    Air Ministry, -2nd March, 1948
    1 Nov 1947 SECRETARIAL BRANCH The undermentioned relinquishes the temporary rank of Wing Commander — Squadron Leader (substantive) — RIG MACDOUGALL (29041)
    SECRETARIAL BRANCH. Appointment to commission. As Squadron Leader (permanent) (A.M.O. /4.628/51).— Ralph Ian George MACDOUGALL (29041). 28th Jan. 1952
    Reverts to the rank of Flight Lieutenant. 28th Jan. 1952 (seniority 14th Sept. 1935).
    9 Aug 1966 Retirement Flight Lieutenant R. I. G. MACDOUGALL (29041), retaining the rank of Wing Commander.

    I would like to know more.

    HTH

    Peter Davies
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    Hi Phil,


    Don't wish to add a red herring, but 151squadron.org.uk and several other references spell his name as McDougall.

    There was a Wing Commander Jeffrey McDougall DFC 25059, died 11.12.42 age 31 (CWGC) who again seems a mystery.

    He was discussed in a thread 5.6.2008 and apparently not really identified. He is also mentioned on the website of Argentine British Community Council as an Argentine Volunteer.
    regards Peter

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    Hi Peter,

    Thanks for this, however maybe not my man as the ORBs gives MacDougall with the 'a'. But it could be also a mistake made by the diarist.

    Phil

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    R I G MacDougall and J MacDougall (As detailed in previous posts) are the only two officers of W/Cmdr rank during the 1938 - 1941 period listed in the 1942 AF List.

    Ian

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