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    Default Seeking full name of F/O R.M. Batten 91 Sqn.

    I am looking for the full name of F/O R. M. Batten (116035) who served with 91 Sqn. before being shot down and take prisoner on 9 Feb. 1943. Peter Hall's history of 91 Sqn. refers to him as "Ron" so presumably his first name was "Ronald." Curiously a search on the London Gazette does not yield his commissioning notice which would give his full name. His subsequent promotions are however listed (F/L wef 29 Oct. 43). Another oddity is that he is listed in The Air Force List as "D. M. Batten."

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    Tom

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    Hello,

    I think you will find that your man has been listed (on commissioning), in the LG, as:

    1000774 P/O Donald Mortimer BATTEN (110756)

    https://www.thegazette.co.uk/London/...5373/page/6995

    Donald Mortimer BATTEN - P/O on prob. - 29-10-1941
    116035 R. M. BATTEN -----F/O on prob. - 01-10-1942
    116035 R. M. BATTEN -----F/Lt on prob. - 29-10-1943

    Oddly, can't find a suitable amendment.

    Only solution I came come up with!

    Col.
    Last edited by COL BRUGGY; 21st November 2016 at 07:25.

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