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    Default Pilot Help - 218 Squadron,

    Gents,

    I am having trouble in identifying five pilots on 218 Squadron, there is almost nothing to go on in the ORB and the names are despite my best efforts eluding me on the LG.

    ANY help very much appreciated.

    Sergeant Adam ( 1940 )
    Pilot Officer Mansfield (1940)
    Sergeant Marchand (1940)
    Pilot Officer Mitchell (1940)
    Sergeant Morley (1940)

    TIA

    Steve
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    Hi Steve,

    565464 Sgt. Adam, 741725 Sgt. Morley posted to 218 Sqn

    http://www.156squadron.com/101sqn/di...1940&monthz=07

    1376646 Derrick Victor Marchand KIA 4.2.1943 279 Sqn (maybe)

    565265 Ross Jack MANSFIELD (81040) (maybe)

    https://www.thegazette.co.uk/all-not...-page-size=100

    Lethbridge, Alta., Jan. 17.1941 - Three men were injured when their twin-motored Avro-Anson bombing plane crashed at Pincher Creek. The plane was on an authorized training instructional flight, hut that cause of the accident is not known at present. The injured were; Flying Officer R. J. Mansfield, of the Royal Air Force, the instructor, seriously injured….

    https://newspaperarchive.com/brandon...n-17-1941-p-1/

    http://www.airmuseum.ca/BCATPsearch/..._NeepawaMB.pdf

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    Mojmir

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    565464 William Scott ADAM (565464)

    https://www.thegazette.co.uk/London/.../6421/data.pdf

    741725 Geoffrey Alexander MORLEY (145118)

    https://www.thegazette.co.uk/London/.../2732/data.pdf

    Mojmir

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    Mojmir,

    Thank you very much for your help, it is very much appreciated.

    If it is not too much trouble, I have two last 218 pilots that unfortunately have very common surnames. Both operated with the squadron in 1940.

    'A' Flight Pilot Officer Smith.
    'A' Flights Sergeant Read.

    That is all I have, an impossible task I think!

    Thanks again.

    Steve
    No.218 (Gold Coast) Squadron Association Historian
    No.623 squadron Research

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    Hi Steve,

    What about SMITH, Donald William MacKay (41483)?

    …confirmed as Pilot Officer, 6 October 1939; promoted to Flying Officer, 3 September 1940…

    …In No.218 Squadron, March 1940 to 20 May 1941. …

    http://archive.li/qhL1E#selection-2763.33-2763.78

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    Ahoj Mojmire,

    well done! You have my admiration how you are able to get all those results. I have tried also but there must be "something wrong between the keyboard and the chair" on my side:-)


    Pavel
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    Mojmir,

    I can only agree with Pavel !!

    Thank you for your tanacity and help, very much appreciated.

    Kind regards

    Steve
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    Thank both of you gentleman… You are very kind…

    What is known about Sgt Read?

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    Mojmir

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