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    Greetings!
    In my search for the forenames of those who served with 53 Squadron during their time in the USA and Trinidad (1942), I would be most grateful if someone can confirm that Pilot Officer Sherwell is the N. (maybe Noel) B. Sherwll that I have found in my own searches.
    Thanks in advance,
    Jonathan

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    Hello,

    Possibly:

    109933 F/O George Rhys Denholm SHERWELL DFC RAFVR - DFC LG: 7/2/1943 - 53 Sqn.

    Your other man is: 83017 A/S/L Noel Benjamin SHERWELL OBE(M) RAFVR. LG: 1/1/46 NYHL.

    Col.
    Last edited by COL BRUGGY; 9th February 2018 at 06:27.

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    Thanks, Col ... George Rhys Denholm SHERWELL I know served with the squadron later (he was awarded the DFC in Dec 1943). The majority of members from 53 squadron were reassigned on the return from the USA (in Jan 1943), and yet there is a Plt Of Sherwell shown in the final squadron portrait taken at Dorval in Canada just before the return to the UK. This chap looks about 35-40 compared to the majority of young faces in the photo! And BOTH the Sherwells fit into that age frame... so I am still none the wiser!
    Jonathan

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    Hello,

    Additionally,

    109933 F/L George Rhys Denholm SHERWELL DFC and MiD 1/1/46 - NYHL

    and...

    83017 A/F/L Noel Benjamin SHERWELL OBE(M) and twice mentioned in despatches:

    1st. A/F/L 24/9/41
    2nd. A/S/L 1/1/45

    Col.
    Last edited by COL BRUGGY; 9th February 2018 at 07:34.

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