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    Default Squadron Leader Basil Malins Cary

    Hi,

    Hoping someone can point me in the right direction about the above officer. Looking for DoB, S/N, movements, date of death.

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    Steve.
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    Have you gotten all you can from LG and FreeBMD?

    Born 14th May 1905. Baptism, which mentioned DoB was June 8th.

    Married 7 Oct 1929 Bombay, Bombay, India


    Search the flight global archive for the term B. M. Cary and you will get lot of interwar postings that ought to feed into the free ORB viewer online
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    Did you have any luck with him Steve, I'm working on the "tween the wars" history of No. 57 Squadron and obviously have him with "C" flight splitting off to form No. 218 but for some reason I cant find him in London Gazettes when I'm usually pretty good with the LG. Did you find his service number at all ?
    thanks Pete

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    Hello

    He gets a couple of mentions on the papers in the 20s and 30s for minor motoring offences, which also record where he was at the time:

    Thanet Advertiser of February 27th 1927: summoned at Ramsgate for causing an obstruction with a motor car and fined 10s with 10s costs. It states he was stationed at Manston.

    Derby Daily Telegraph of August 23rd 1935: fined 10s for exceeding the 30 m.p.h. speed limit. It records him as Basil Malins Cary (30), of Upper Heyford, Oxon.

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    Hello All,
    Basil Mains/Malins/Malms Cary/Gary (depending on which OCR you went to school with!!!)
    b. Q4 1905 Cary Basil Malins Reg Derby 7b 620 (FREEBMD)
    Prom to T/Wg Cdr (16239) The London Gazette, 10 Dec 1940 Issue: 35010 Page: 6983.
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    Thanks Simon and Peter
    I have something to work with now, its appreciated !
    Pete

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    Wow I see what you mean about the OCR its not good for his name is it. GARY works much better.

    7 Jan 1927 Flight Cadet graduated Cranwell appointed Permanent commission as P/O (seny 11.12.26)
    11 Sep 1928 he was P/O promoted Flying Officer
    1 April 1934 he was F/O promoted Flight Lieut
    1 Aug 1938 he was F/Lt promoted Actg. Sqdn Leader
    1 Nov 1947 he relinquished rank of Actg. Wing Commander and became Squadron Leader.
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