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    Default Squadron Leader C Q W Eve Airfield Control Officer

    Hi,

    I have two questions I have yet to answer, the first is the identity of S/Ldr Eve, tried and failed with this. The second is what was the role and responsibility of a Airfield Control Officer? The period in question in 1944.

    Any help or advice welcome.

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    Steve
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    Hi Steve, hope all well with you. Can't answer first question, but the Flying Control organisation included Station Controllers (Senior Flying Control Officer) and Airfield Controllers. The SFCO was responsible for the movement of all aircraft taxying, taking off from, landing or approaching the airfield. He assisted aircraft in distress (Darky, Sandra, Pundit etc). He cleared non-op flights per rules in SD158. He maintained and operated as required all flying control lighting, comms, signals, pyro etc and kept Group FCO informed on all Station matters pertaining to a/c safety. The Airfield Controller operated out on the airfield (runway in use) under the SFCO's supervision to assist a/c taking off and landing. AP3024 is the bible.

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    Steve,

    Possibly: 87234 A/S/L Cecil George William EVE RAFVR A&SD.

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    Gents,

    As usual my sincere thanks.

    Best wishes

    Steve
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