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    Default Flt Lt Dr Thomas Adrian 'Haley' HALE-MONRO

    This GD pilot (1923-29) left the RAF to become a doctor, but rejoined the RAF(VR) in 1941 and served throughout the rest of WWII, before returning to private practice.

    He died in Hastings in May 1993. Can anyone with access to a suitable database provide me an exact location and date of death, please?

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    Steve,

    Whilst you're awaiting a reply, could you tell me what service number you have recorded for Hale-Munro (1941-46)?

    Col.

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    Well spotted, Col!

    RESERVE OF AIR FORCE OFFICERS. GENERAL DUTIES BRANCH. Flt. Lt. T. A. HALE-MONRO (18099) to relinquish his commn. on appt. to a commn. in the R.A.F..V.R. 29th Aug. 1941.

    MEDICAL BRANCH. Fig. Offs. (war -subs.) to be Fit. Lts. (war subs.): — 29th- Aug. 1942. T. A. HALE-MONRO, M.R.C.S., L.R.C.P. (107170)

    HTH

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    Hi Col

    As Peter says, 18099 -and- 107170: the first issued as a 19-year-old GD u/t pilot in Nov 1923, and the second when he relinquished his commission in the RAF on appointment as a Fg Off (WS, emergency) and Doctor in the Medical Branch, RAFVR, in Aug 1941.

    He was transferred to the Class A Reserve in Nov 1928 (following 5 years on a SSC) and studied medicine at Guy’s Hospital, London, 1929-36, graduating MRCS LRCP.

    - Transferred from Class A Res to Class C Reserve, Nov 29 (unable to find time for training as medical student)
    - Granted extension of 4 years in Class C Reserve, Nov 32
    - Granted extension of 4 years in Class C Reserve, Nov 36

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    Steve,
    Whilst fossicking about in The Times for an Obit for your man (no luck!!) I came across a long list of those who attended a 41 Sqn Reunion Dinner at the Café Royal, London, on Sat 27 Feb 1937 (published in The Times the following Monday (1 Mar)). You may already have seen it?
    I access The Times Archive through my local library (and http://find.galegroup.com/ttda/start...upName=read_tr) but it won't let me copy/paste. I might(?) be able to email it to you (or somebody who really knows what they're doing can!).
    HTH
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    Steve,

    I think you have have missed the point of my query. Understandable, under the circumstances.

    A/S/L T. A. HALE-MUNRO received a Mention on 1/1/1945 in the New Year's Honours List. https://www.thegazette.co.uk/London/.../supplement/66 (see also p.60). His service number is quoted as 108099, in 1945! 108099 had been allocated to one Ronald Edward BURCHAM in 1941: https://www.thegazette.co.uk/London/...5343/page/6511. I was fully aware of the gazetted information, hence the reason for my query.

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    Apologies Col, looks like I misread your question, I'm sorry. Just checked the July 1945 AFL, and he is still listed as 107170, so the Gazette entry must be a typo.

    I was not aware of the MiD, nor of the fact he was an ASL, but I guess the latter weren't usually published. That said, I note the spelling above and in the Gazette entry is mUnro, whereas his name was mOnro, so that's apparently two typos in one entry! :-) Nonetheless, many thanks for the heads-up; I now have an MiD to add to his bio.

    Hi Peter, that link doesn't work for me, I'm afraid. It needs a password or barcode to get into the database. It was open for a while and I had access, but they've clamped it again. Are you a 'member' or is there some other secret you can pm me about? ;-) That said, I do have the Times entries for the reunions of 1930, 1933, 1934, 1935, 1937 & 1938. An original of the menu for the 1934 reunion, at The Savoy, which is signed by a number of pilots, is held in 41 Sqn's own archives.

    Cheers
    Steve
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    Steve,

    Thanks.

    Not the first time the surname HALE-MUNRO was used eg:

    https://www.thegazette.co.uk/London/...2984/page/7594

    Col.

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    Steve,
    You've already got the 1937 Reunion list. That's the one I found. Can transcribe, or email, if necessary.
    I access The Times Archive via my Library. They have membership, and my library card serial number gives me password/login from my PC.
    I was involved with a similar problem some years ago for an rafcommands colleague who lived in N France. He couldn't access the Archive from there. But he was doing a degree at Caen Uni, and got access via the Uni library there!! What I'm driving at is that you may be able to get access via Brisbane (or similar) Central Library, or some local academic institution? Worth a try. The worst they can do is tell you to go forth and multiply!!
    My main worry this end is that with all the public service staff/finance cuts being instituted in UK at the moment, some bright spark may discover that my local council library service is still paying for membership of the Archive - and give it the chop (sh-h-h-h, don't say a word!!).
    HTH
    Peter Davies
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    Thanks Col

    Thanks Peter, I'll give it a try, and see if I can gain access that way.
    41 (F) Squadron RAF at War and Peace, April 1916-March 1946
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