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    Does anyone know please, where I can find pre-war lists of Cranwell College Swords-of-Honour winners during the 1920's and 1930's? The National Archives have those from 1947 onwards but nothing before that apparently. The particular years I need are 1927 to 1930 in case the names do not come in the form of lists. My father's service record (Benjamin Heywood Jones) describes him as an "ex-Cranwell Prize Cadet". My mother believed he had the S-of-H, but family legends are untrustworthy. I would be really grateful for any help as I have spent ages searching unsuccessfully.

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    Hello and welcome to the forum. Have you tried the online Flight Archive?

    https://www.flightglobal.com/pdfarchive/

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    Bruce
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    Hi

    I have a full list of Cranwell graduates provided by the College.

    Your father is shown as being at Cranwell in 1928-29 in 'B' Squadron. He achieved the rank of Flight Cadet Corporal and represented the College at Boxing but he didn't win any of the 'Prizes'. He maybe won a Boxing competition?

    Malcolm

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    Thanks very much all both. Very helpful. I wish I had asked you first before I put in so much effort!


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    I have a full list of Cranwell graduates provided by the College.

    Your father is shown as being at Cranwell in 1928-29 in 'B' Squadron. He achieved the rank of Flight Cadet Corporal and represented the College at Boxing but he didn't win any of the 'Prizes'. He maybe won a Boxing competition?

    Malcolm

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    Hello Malcolm, Does your list show the name of K.A. Perkin at Cranwell? His christian names were Kenneth Athol. Joined RAF around 1938/39

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    Paul

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    Hi Paul

    I'm afraid not the nearest name is Michael Perkins in 1973.

    Of course the list only gives those who graduated not those who began training.

    Malcolm

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    Hello Malcolm,

    Im trying to find out what happened Patrick Stapleton (born Maryborough, Queens County, Ireland 1901) who was given schooling and sent to Cranwell when his Sergeant Quarter Master father died in 1917. Im not sure what year he went there, or when in died (apparently in an air crash in India). Any help would be very much appreciated, Mark, Dublin

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    Hi Mark

    Here is what I have: -

    Patrick Joseph STAPLETON (16208) He entered the RAF College in 1924 and was a member of B Sqn . He was commissioned on 16-Dec-1925 in the rank of Pilot Officer which was gazetted on 12-Jan-1926. He retired on 1-Apr-1932 in the rank of Fg Off.

    Malcolm

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