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    Default Sergeant R.O. HUNTER, RCAF, R / 102359, 161st Sqn

    Hi everybody

    I'm looking for information about this person Sergeant R.O. HUNTER, RCAF, R / 102359, 161st Sqn who was in the crash of the Halifax DK119 in particular: his names, dates and place of birth, his parents, his job and what he became after November 1943. I know, against, his escape route from France and how he returned to England on 16/11/1943 by Lysander (Operation Water Pistol). He is quoted in the book "RAF Evaders" by Oliver Clutton-Brock. After that date, I do not know anything about his life!
    This person seems to have a namesake F/O Raymond Orville HUNTER, C / 85347, 424 e Esc, who was mentioned in http://www.rafcommands.com/forum/sho...1-RCAF-Evaders and who was killed on 9 / 10/44

    Thank you for your help.

    NB: excuse my bad English, I'm French !

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    Hello,

    C85347 F/O Raymond Orville Hunter and R102359 Sgt Raymond Orville Hunter were the same man.

    Married Nora Ward Shields in Co. Durham 4 December 1943. A son, same name, was born there in April 1945.

    Parents were Harvey Llewellyn and Sue Muriel Hunter of Hazenmore, Saskatchewan. At the time of enlistment on 20 May 1941, he was a student.

    Commissioned Pilot Officer 10 February 1944.

    Dave

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    R102359 Sgt Raymond Orville HUNTER (C85347)

    https://www.collectionscanada.gc.ca/...nbr=349488&f=g

    Regards

    Mojmir

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    Thanks Dave and Mojmir

    This change of number was disturbing to me; for that reason, it was not the same man!
    Hunter changed his number when he became an officer, did not he?
    cordially

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    Michel,

    Hugh Halliday's post explains the change in number as well as why Hunter received a "C" number, rather than a "J".

    http://www.rafcommands.com/archive/01782.php

    Regards,

    Dave

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    Quote Originally Posted by alieneyes View Post
    Michel,

    Hugh Halliday's post explains the change in number as well as why Hunter received a "C" number, rather than a "J".

    http://www.rafcommands.com/archive/01782.php

    Regards,

    Dave
    Hi Dave
    What I remembered was that Canadian WW2 soldiers could change registration numbers! What is complicated; you needed correspondence tables to follow an individual? And to say that we French, we are the champions of complexity! Thank you, British friends.

    Michel03

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