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    Default Fg Offr William (Bill) F Stock RCAF R74385/j7812

    Hello there,
    The above Spitfire pilot came from Ottawa, Canada.
    He served with 609 sqn, 124 sqn, 411 sqn, and 242 sqn.
    His second name began with F, do we know what his full name was.
    Can anyone please tell me what EFTS, SFTS he trained on in Canada, and what OTU did he train on in the UK and dates after arrival here.
    Any help would be fantastic, I have worked through all the RCAF SFTS sites with out success,
    Many thanks,
    Roy
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    Roy

    There's a W. F. Stock mentioned here:

    http://rcafsummerside.blogspot.com/2...g-post_11.html

    Course 29: May 26 - August 8, 1941

    Wing Commander Elmer Fullerton presented wings to 43 graduates

    (J/6707) Walter James Hill; +(J/6708) Davis Hamilton Perry - 427 Sqn., London, Ont.; +(J/6709) Louis Vernon Longley, No. 3 C & FF St. Hubert, Paradise, N.S.; (J/6710) Wilfred Davis - AFC; +(J/6711 - R/74790) Donald Patrick McDonald - KIFA 142 Sqn.; +(J/6712) John Alan Burkitt - 6 SF/58 Sqn., Brandon; (J/6713) Kenneth Alexander Mackenzie; (J/6714) Allen Perkins Spaulding; +(J/6715) Richard Archibald Dunbar - 260 Sqn. DAF, Edmunston, N.B.; (J/6716) Harlow Ralston Hollis; (J/6717) Harvey Kavaner; (J/6718) William Irvin Gordon - 403/416 Sqns.; +(J/6719) William Zoochkan - 403 Sqn., Rainy River; (J/6720) Clifford Borden Hess - DFC 432 Sqn., Iroquois, Ont.

    W.F. Stock[/U; F. Costello, +(R/74317) Patrick Redmond Roach, 17 Sqn., Kirkland Lake; Hazen Smith Anderson - PoW; +(R/78316) Harold Joseph Fox - 66/249 Sqn. Malta; (J/14086) William Haworth Hall - DFC 15 Sqn., Winnipeg; (J/23020 - R/75805) Ross Armer - AFC, Hamilton; +(R/75615 - J/18125) Stuart Pennington - DFM 426 Sqn., Dundas, Ont.; A.E. Roberts, Calgary; +(R/77267 - J/15737) James Emmett McNamara 416 Sqn.- 1435 Flt. Malta - KIFA 421 Sqn.

    However, that service number and Stock brings up:

    http://rcafcampborden.blogspot.com/2...2011-born.html

    Course 34 - July 27 - October 7, 1941

    Other graduates included: (J/7812) John Andrews Stock.

    See also:

    https://www.legacy.com/obituaries/th...7696&fhid=7360


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    Simon

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    William F. Stock (R/74385) was with 17 EFTS from March 18th 1941 and 9 SFTS from May 31st 1941. Then he went to 59 OTU on October 28th and 610 Squadron in December. Later in December he was posted to 609 Squadron before he went to 124 Squadron in March 1942.

    Not the same as J.A Stock (J/7812).

    John Engelsted

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    Thanks to you Simon and John E. That is so helpful for me.
    Keep up the good work.
    Roy

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    Hi,

    R74385 William Francis Stock (J19827) 16 Jan/44

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    Mojmir

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    Hello Mojmir.
    Many thanks for finding 'Bill' Stock's full name and service number which I had mixed up with JA Stock.
    You guys are all fantastic with all your knowledge. I does help us with our research, many thanks.
    Roy

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    Hello

    He arrived in No. 609 (WR) Squadron on Christmas day 1941. He flew in "B" flight, was promoted to Flight Sergeant on 11th March 1942 (that's the date given in the form 540) and is posted to 124 on 22 March. No initial given anywhere in the form 540, just mentioned that he was Canadian.

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    Many thanks Joss, every little helps.
    Best wishes, Roy

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