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    Default No. 6 E&RFTS, Sywell, October 1937-January 1938

    Iím seeking some information on No. 6 Elementary and Reserve Flying Training School at Sywell Aerodrome for the period of October 1937-January 1938.

    Does anyone have the ORB for this period or can someone tell me who the main staff were, please?

    I know the Commandant was Gp Capt (Ret.) John C. Halahan CBE AFC, but can anyone tell me more about his staff, e.g. the names of the Chief Flying Instructor, Flying Instructors, RAF Examining Officer, Chief Ground Engineer, etc., etc.?

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    Steve
    41 (F) Squadron RAF at War and Peace, April 1916-March 1946
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    Hi Steve
    I know these dates are a bit later but possibly the instructors were there before October
    Sywell instructors from Logbook of Charles Greville-Heygate DFC (1st flights in DH82)

    1938
    29 Oct - F/O Hayward
    6 Nov - F/O Dalrymple
    Possibly this chap??
    4th January, 1935. GENERAL DUTIES BRANCH .The undermentioned Flying Officers are transferred to the Reserve. 27th Dec. 1934: — Class A. Leslie Edward DALRYMPLE. I have been looking into a family connection between this chap and Andrew Dalrymple the co-builder of the Chilton aircraft. No luck as yet
    Nov10 - F/O Turner

    1939
    April 1 - Mr Morris
    April 23 - F/O Brunton
    May 28 - Mr Marsdon
    May 29 - F/O Kinnear

    I would love to have more info on any of these pilots especially Hayward as he was mentioned in letters by Charles and being very fierce!
    Cheers SA
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    Hi Motherbird

    Thanks for your reply. THose names don't mean anything to me yet, but I will keep them on file for future reference, in case I can get a copy of the ORB.

    I do wonder, though, if Fg Off Brunton is the following former 41 Sqn pilot:

    BRUNTON, MAURICE, 19179
    b Preston, Lancs, 6 Sep 06
    grntd SSC as Prob Plt Off & to 111 (F) Sqn, 31 Mar 25
    41 (F) Sqn, 28 Sep 25-17 Sep 27
    Plt Off, 1 Oct 25
    Fg Off, 31 Oct 26
    25 (F) Sqn, 17 Sep 27
    10 (B) Sqn, 30 Sep 28
    24 (C) Sqn, 17 Jan-17 Sep 29
    25 (F) Sqn, 17 Sep 29-30 Mar 30
    trans to Class A Res, 31 Mar 30
    rel com on CoS, 31 Mar 34 (cxld)
    grntd 4-yr ext in Class A, 31 Mar 34
    posting unknown, Apr 30-Mar 34
    rel com in RAFO on CoS, 31 Mar 38, rtng Fg Off
    rel com, 6 Dec 38
    d London, 1971

    Regards
    Steve
    41 (F) Squadron RAF at War and Peace, April 1916-March 1946
    http://brew.clients.ch/41sqnraf.htm

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