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    Default 29169 Gp Capt William Herbert HUSBANDS OBE

    Just seeking a few details on this chap that I hope forumites might be able to assist me with:

    • Born Southampton, Hants, Jun Qtr 1911 - I am seeking an exact date of birth

    41 Sqn, 26 Sep 31-30 Sep 33
    • Posting sought, Sep 33-Aug 34 [now resolved below]

    Spec engineering ‘E’ Crse, HAD, Henlow, 8 Aug 34
    • Posting sought, 1935-36 [now resolved below]
    • HQ 206 (Maint) Grp, 17 Jun 41 - What was the location of this unit? [now resolved below]
    • HQ 216 (Air Trnspt & Ferry) Grp, 15 Dec 42 - What was the location of this unit? [now resolved below]
    • Stn Cdr, RAF Henlow, 1947 - What were the exact dates of his tenure?
    • Posting(s) sought, 1948-52
    • STSO, HQ 2 Grp, Germany, 5 May 52 - What was the location of this unit?

    Any assistance with the above details would be appreciated, thanks.

    Steve
    Last edited by Steve Brew; 8th April 2018 at 11:43.
    41 (F) Squadron RAF at War and Peace, April 1916-March 1946
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    Steve,
    206 (Maint) Grp formed 17 Jun 1941 Cairo (Sturtivant).
    216 (Air Transport & Ferry) Grp loc Heliopolis 15 Dec 42 (RAFWEB).
    HTH
    Peter Davies
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    Thanks Peter, that's a good help.

    Steve
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    Hi Steve

    The Jan 1934 AFL shows him still with 41 Sqn so probably remained until going to Henlow.

    Between 8 Aug 1934 and 7 Jul 1936 he was on the Officers' Engineering course (2 years duration)

    Malcolm

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    Thanks Malcolm; that's great. I can't actually tell you where I got his original 30 Sep 33 departure date as, looking back at the 41 Sqn ORB for the period his departure is not recorded (in 1933 or 1934, actually). This is unusual in the ORB at the time as the content almost completely consists of arrivals and departures. The other issue is that in December of most years, a nominal roll is provided. Not for 1933, however, so I was missing a few of the usual things I rely on.

    Cheers
    Steve
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