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    Help identifying full names and service numbers of pilots a navigators Fighter Interception Unit RAF
    information comes from FIU ORB: http://sussexhistoryforum.co.uk.
    F/O BARROW - navigator
    F/O LUSH - navigator
    F/O WESTON - navigator
    F/O SMITH - navigator
    Lt. SHEPHERD - navigator
    F/LT JONES - pilot
    F/O BAILEY - pilot
    Lt. H.R SPEDDING - pilot (probably Lt. Cdr Horace Robinson SPEDDING M.B.E.)?
    F/Lt DANIEL - pilot (probably 61310 Edward Gough DANIEL DFC)?

    Any assistance on the above would be appreciated, thank you.
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    Hello Pavel,

    I confirm Horace Robinson SPEDDING, R.N.V.R., Lt (A) no service number for officers in the Royal Navy. Shot down and captured near Boulogne-sur-Mer on 22 October 1943.

    Joss

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    Hello Joss
    Thank you very much for your help.
    My investigation. Navigator :
    Lt/Cdr (A) George Staveley RNVR 746 FAA Mosquito DZ680
    FTR Cassel Oct 43 - Chauny - sheltered in France until liberated Sept 44.
    information comes from:
    http://www.conscript-heroes.com/escapelines
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    P/O Arthur Andrew BARROW (149130)
    18th August 1943. http://sussexhistoryforum.co.uk.
    F/O Smart (Lt. Potter) in a Beaufighter flew to decide which gun site had opened fire at him the previous night. News was received today of the commissioning of F/Sgt Barrow and F/Sgt Bamford, P/O Bamford being away on leave and P/O Barrow had arrived back from leave at mid-day. Now all the aircrew members of F.I.U. are commissioned officers.
    AT NIGHT. F/O Phillips (F/O Smith) in Beaufighter V.8563 and S/Ldr Hartley (F/O Spurgeon) in Mosquito HK.166 were on night readiness. Both crews did completely uneventful patrols under Beachy Head G.C.I. and both were without playmates.

    Publication Date https://www.thegazette.co.uk/
    3 September 1943
    The London Gazette, Issue 36161, Page 3975
    1038869 Norman Llewellyn BAMFORD (149134).ist July 1943-3rd July 1943.923688 Arthur Andrew BARROW (149130).

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