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    Default Air Commodore Charles Modin, escape from Singapore February 1942

    Hi guys

    The above, who was AVM Pulford's right-hand man, did not escape from Singapore with his boss and was apparently captured at Muntok on Banka Island.

    Can anyone clarify, please?

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    Hi guys

    It seems like Air Commodore Modin escaped Singapore in one of the other Fairmile launches.

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    This is not a vessel I have as yet researched but i can tell you that Modin escaped Singapore on Air Sea Rescue launch #105 - with Group Captain E. B. Rice; F/O A. N. Finlay; LAC S.C. Berkley ( his story is in the oral archives at the IWM) . This is from the Palembang POW camp register. Also I have found on the internet a page stating that Squadron Leaders Wilf Clouston and Frank Howell were on that launch.

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    Hi Michael

    Many thanks indeed.

    Most appreciated.

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    Here's the info from "Unsung Heroes of the Royal Air Force, The Far East Prisoners of War" by ex-POW Les Stubbs and his wife Pam:

    MODIN Charles Oscar Frithiof - 6103 - Unit not known - Held Bangka, Sumatra (Palembang), Singapore, Taiwan (Heito, Karenko, Shirakawa), Japan, Manchuria (Mukden)

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