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    Default Researches : Squadron Leader Charles Alfred COOKE RAF (43634)

    Bonjour,
    I am searching any information about this RAF officer Squadron Leader Charles Alfred COOKE : 66 Squadron, 264 Squadron, 151 Squadron : informations, archives, log book, photos, contacts with comrades in arms, relatives, historians, researchers etc … Any sources wil be explored and mentioned.
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    Philippe,

    Enlisted 580219 – Direct Entry Airmen Pilots, Observers, and Cadets – after Aug 1935.

    Sgt 580219 Charles Alfred COOKE Commissioned Plt Off(p) GD Branch (43634) 1 Apr 40. (https://www.thegazette.co.uk/London/...4876/page/3703).

    Promoted Fg Off 5 Jan 1941 (https://www.thegazette.co.uk/London/...5097/page/1371).

    Promoted Flt Lt C. A. COOKE (43634). 5th Jan. 1942. (https://www.thegazette.co.uk/London/...5483/page/1117).

    Awarded DFC (as A/Sqn Ldr) 13 Oct 1942 (https://www.thegazette.co.uk/London/...upplement/4437 + Citation).

    SECRETARIAL BRANCH Appointment to commission As Squadron Leader (permanent}'— Charles .Alfred COOKE, D F C (43634). 15th Apr 1948 (https://www.thegazette.co.uk/London/...upplement/3900).

    Retirement. Squadron Leader C. A. COOKE, D.F.C. (43634). 11th July 1958.
    (https://www.thegazette.co.uk/London/...upplement/4426).

    Possibly(?) d. 1985 (Reg Douglas, Isle of Man, p10220, 134)???

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    Peter,

    Wonderfull ! Really !
    Your knowledge is inexhaustible ! Thank you very much indeed for all these so precious information !! Enough to write – thanks to you ! – an article !
    Thank you very much indeed for your so fast and serious assistance . I ‘ll never forget !
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    Philippe Canonne

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    Hello Philippe/Col,

    I had the right Cooke family from the BMD sites – but I had nothing to positively connect that Cooke family with the RAF Cooke. Thanks, Col, for the Obit.
    C A Cooke’s birth was Reg in St Neots (Vol 3b, page 494). The St Neots Registration District (then) covered parts of 3 Counties:- Huntingdonshire, Cambridgeshire and Bedfordshire – so it is difficult to work out where he was actually born (other than by obtaining a copy of the Birth Certificate).
    He had 2 brothers and a sister, all of whom are probably deceased by now.

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    Hello,

    A couple of items need to be added after the award of the DFC to Cooke:

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    ROYAL AIR FORCE - GENERAL DUTIES BRANCH.
    As Flight Lieutenants, extended service (four years on active list)* :-

    1st Jan, 1947 (seniority 1st Sept, 1945).
    Charles Alfred COOKE, D.F.C. (43634) (and transferred to the Secretarial Branch on appointment).
    * Retaining their existing ranks under wartime conditions).

    https://www.thegazette.co.uk/London/...upplement/2119

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    SECRETARIAL BRANCH.

    Flight Lieutenants to Squadron Leader (subs.):-
    1st Nov, 1947 (seniority 1st Aug, 1947).

    C. A COOKE (43634)

    https://www.thegazette.co.uk/London/...upplement/5305

    Col.

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