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    Default F/O Alfred De Saville 8693 RAAF

    Hi all,


    The National Archives of Australia has the following on the above.

    DeSAVILLE, Alfred John - (Flight Sergeant); Service Number - 8693; File type - Casualty - Repatriation; Aircraft - Stirling III EF 177; Place - Bristol, United Kingdom; Date - 30 October 1944

    However I have him flying operations in January 1945 with 218 Squadron.

    Can anyone clarify?

    TIA

    Steve
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    Steve,

    AUS8693 F/S (Pilot) Alfred John De SAVILLE RAAF, was injured on 30-10-1944 when he baled out of No.1661 HCU Stirling III EF177. He was treated for minor injuries in Filton's SSQ. See BCL8/143 (Bill Chorley incorrectly refers to De Saville, as: F/S P. G. De Saville RAAF). De Saville later flew Lincolns on No.1 Sqn RAAF, during the Malayan Emergency.

    For more, see: AUS419628 F/S Alan Leitch Barr's A705 (undigitised), at the NAA.

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    Hi Col,

    Thanks for the prompt reply. I had the details via Chorley, it was more the fact the Repatriation part. I read is as he was injured and returned home. ? Obviously not the case.

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    Steve,
    A common misconception. The "Repatriation" bit, actually refers to the repatriation of information ie, when a service person was killed, wounded, suffered an accident/injury or sickness - a casualty - not a physical return to Australia.

    Col.
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    Col,

    Thank you that clears up a lot.

    Cheers mate.

    Steve
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