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    Default 19190 Wg Cdr Geoffrey John Comyn MAHONY

    Born in November 1901, this Irish pilot completed a Short Service Commission between 1925 and 1930, and relinquished his commission on completion of service in March 1934. However, he was appointed to a commission as a Fg Off in Class A in February 1936, and was promoted to Flt Lt in April 1937.

    It appears he was active during WWII, but the only information I can find on the period are a promotion to Sqn Ldr in Jan 1941, a promotion to Wg Cdr in Jun 42, and a retirement as Wg Cdr in Feb 1954.

    I am struggling to find anything else on him, so would appreciate any assistance in identifying his WWII and post-WWII postings, and perhaps a date/place of death, which I have also been unable to identify.

    Can anyone help, please?

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    Steve
    41 (F) Squadron RAF at War and Peace, April 1916-March 1946
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    Hi Steve,

    A newspaper ref that I cannot access and the origins of the name Comyn suggest he was a Scot.

    Newspaper ref relates to The Scotsman Midlothian, Scotland - 19 Jan 1927.


    Robert
    Last edited by robstitt; 15th May 2018 at 23:15. Reason: Newspaper info added

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    Thanks Rob, but not sure where to go with that as records show he was born in Cork, Eire, on 21 November 1901. Maybe his parents were Scottish...?

    Cheers
    Steve
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    Hi Steve, your source sounds more definitive than my musings.

    Robert

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