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    Default Acting P/O's commissioned Feb 10th 1936

    Acting P/O 10 Feb 1936 and posted to 11 FTS Wittering on 22nd February 1936

    Arthur John BANHAM #37565
    James BEAVIS #37565
    William Hedley CLIFF #37565
    Paul Michael John EVANS. #37565
    Neville George Clevely HEATH #37569 (estimated See Below)
    Charles Percy Vernon HERVEY #37570
    Jack Grenville KERBY #37571
    Samuel Hugh KERNAGHAN #37572
    Edwin John LITTLE #37573
    Thomas Noel PARTRIDGE #37574
    Jack William Charles POWELL #37575.
    James Alan RICHARDSON #37576
    George Rex SHEPLEY #37577 -- Typo Fixed
    Ronald George TAYLOR #37578 -- Typo Fixed
    James Anderson THOMSON #37579 -- Typo Fixed
    Anthony William Tarleton TRAILL #37580 -- Typo Fixed
    David Evelyn Alfred WILLIAMS #37581 -- Typo Fixed


    Pilot Officer Neville George Clevely HEATH
    is dismissed the service by sentence of
    General Court Martial. 2oth Sept. 1937.

    Because of issue of Mess Funds while with 19 Sqn at Duxford

    He is of course this executed murderer

    https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Neville_Heath

    The point is he re-served in RAF (via SAAF) as "James Robert Cadogan Armstrong"

    He was pilot of a 180 Sqn B-25 lost on 29 October 1944 attacking Venlo Bridge in Holland. Can any one ID this aircraft. The crew bailed out of it

    Thanks

    Paul
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    Paul

    2nd Tactical Air Force, Volume 2, Shores and Thomas, page 333:

    c.16.10, 180 Sqn, Mitchell II FV967, hit by flak, b/o nr. Eindhoven. Crew:

    Lt. J. R. C. Armstrong
    F/L F. W. Silvester
    F/O W. H. Deane
    S/L W. S. Fielding-Johnson

    see also:

    http://www.rafcommands.com/forum/sho...ilty-of-murder

    Regards

    Simon

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    Simon

    Thanks I knew this had come up before somewhere but could not find it!

    Apparently 0n 15 March 1937, Pilot Officer Heath was transferred to Mildenhall to join 73 Squadron. And he absconded from here March 22

    Paul
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    No problem Paul.

    He wasn't the only member of the crew with an interesting story:

    https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Willia...elding-Johnson

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    Anthony William Tarleton TRAILL #37580 - Confirmed (I had a typo in my number)

    Wing Commander
    TRAILL, ANTHONY WILLIAM TARLETON
    Service Number 37580

    Died 14/08/1943

    Aged 31

    Royal Air Force

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    Hello,

    37580 W/C A W T TRAILL DFC

    14-8-1943
    No.1662 Heavy Conversion Unit
    Lancaster III ED378

    Detailed for cross-country non-operational training flight. The proposed route was Blyton-Alston-Mull of Galloway-St Davids Head to position 53.40N:3.35W to Bury St Edmunds to Blyton.

    The aircraft last reported in at about 4.15pm in a position off the Mull of Galloway, but nothing was heard from the aircraft after that and it did not return to base.

    37580 W/C (1st Pilot) Anthony William Tarleton TRAILL DFC RAF+
    1670757 Sgt (F/E) Ernest MIDDLETON RAFVR +
    R110876 Sgt (Nav.) Peter TOMCHYSHYN RCAF +
    1435614 Sgt (A/B) Dennis SMITH RAFVR +
    656822 Sgt (W.Op./Air Gnr.) William Kenneth WITHAM RAF +
    2207084 Sgt (MUG) Kenneth KENDALL RAFVR +
    1296693 Sgt (R-G) David Emmanuel GRIFFITHS RAFVR +
    AUS411383 P/O (A/B Instructor) Stanley John RICKETTS DFC RAAF +

    All commemorated on the Runnymede Memorial

    Col.
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