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    Hello , Iím hoping someone could help me with some information on the wartime career of flight engineer F W Puttock 183643
    i know he was in the Atc around 1942, at one time was certainly a flight officer though I believe he may of come up through the ranks and post war was possibly on a lincoln squadron , any help filling in the gaps would be greatly appreciated Thankyou Nick.

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    Nick

    Have you seen this page?

    http://www.yorkshire-aircraft.co.uk/...k44/dt737.html

    His full name is Frederick William Puttock, previous s/no. 1451383. I'm sure others can fill in some of the gaps.

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    22crafkit/Simon,
    Frederick William Puttock
    b. 20 Jul 1921 (MMS Starkey) Reg Greenwich 1d 1822.
    1939 Reg living at 90a Granby Road, Woolwich. Single. Trade Ė Wire Winder
    Jul 1941 Enlisted 1451383 Block 1425001-1474999 RAFVR Cardington 01-Apr-41 to 30-Sep-41.
    16 Aug 1944 1451383 T/Sgt F W Puttock Cmd Plt Off(p) RAFVR GD (183643).
    16 Feb 1945 Prom Fg Off.
    16 Feb 1948 Prom Flt Lt.
    8 Sep 1950 Cmd Fg Off RAFVR(Recons) (183643)
    8 Sep 1955 Service Extended for 5 yrs as Flt Lt.
    8 Sep 1960 Cmd Relinquished retaining rank Flt Lt.
    10 Feb 1967 Cmd Fg Off RAFVR(T) for 5 years (183643)
    11 Nov 1969 Cmd Resigned Fg Off.
    d. ?
    Still the odd gap - the M and D bits of BMD!!
    HTH
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    Last edited by Resmoroh; 13th October 2019 at 11:19. Reason: QSD
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    Thankyou so much Simon and Peter, is there any way off finding out what Sqn he would of gone on to after 1666 conversion unit??
    it seems probable he would of flown operationally before wars end
    thanks again Nick

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    Nick,
    It's a relatively unusual Surname, so you might be lucky if somebody spots (or has spotted) that name in some other ORB, etc. Malcolm (on RAFWEB) was ex-RAFVR(T). He might know which ATC Sqn(s) Puttock worked with, and they in turn might know of his WW2 history (S'not what y'know, it's who y'know!!). And if all else fails you might have to go for his Service Record from Cranwell. Others on the Forum might have some bright ideas!!!!!!!!!!!
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    Peter

    With regards to the 'M' bit, the Sussex Agricultural Express (!) of October 17h 1941 reported the following, which looks like it could be him:

    Mr. F. W. Puttock and Miss E. E. Simmonds
    The wedding took place at St. John's Church, Lewes, on Saturday, of Mr. Frederick William Puttock, youngest son of the late Mr. M. Puttock and of Mrs. Puttock, of 32, Leicester-road, Lewes, and Miss Ethel Elizabeth Simmonds, younger daughter of the late Mr. and Mrs. S. Simmonds, of 77, New-road, Lewes.


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    Simon

    Edit: with regards to the Lincoln:

    https://www.historicflyingclothing.c...0#.XaMA1iV7nnQ
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    It's small world! I did some of my earliest Familiarisation Flights in the Lincolns at Wittering! I might have met him!!!
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