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    Hello,
    Found on the back of an old photograph. Nine names, but seventeen airmen in the picture.
    My uncle, Colin McVicar Smart is one, not named.
    Other names are as far as I can make out are -
    E. Renny;
    E. Starling,
    R. E. Warner,
    ? Merriman,
    ? Guest, could be be Queux,
    S. A. Parl, could be Paul.
    Flynn,
    A. Heseltine,
    Doug W. Sanderson.

    Oh yes and on airman is coloured.
    None have any rank shown .

    I do not think they could these airmen have been with 144 Sqn but were they at some OTU or training unit before 1941.

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    Alex

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    Alex,
    Haven't worked through them yet, but the Merriman might (rpt, might) be A/C E W Merriman(?). I looked at/for him because a Merriman (poss 1164046 W/O Edward William MERRIMAN, D.F.M.(137289) Cmd 15 Dec 1942) was in Cyrenaica (poss Staish El Adem as a Wg Cdr?) when I was going my Nat Svc (mid-50's).
    HTH
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    Alex

    Could E. Renny be B. Rennie?

    http://aircrewremembered.com/rennie-basil.html

    And a possible for Queux:

    https://aviation-safety.net/wikibase/wiki.php?id=22588

    Simon

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    Peter first letter does look like an "E" but no middle initial.

    Looks like Marquiss and Bottomley in the sgts group picture as are the four airmen in the middle row in my photo, front row in the linked one .
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    Quote Originally Posted by Resmoroh View Post
    Alex,
    Haven't worked through them yet, but the Merriman might (rpt, might) be A/C E W Merriman(?). I looked at/for him because a Merriman (poss 1164046 W/O Edward William MERRIMAN, D.F.M.(137289) Cmd 15 Dec 1942) was in Cyrenaica (poss Staish El Adem as a Wg Cdr?) when I was going my Nat Svc (mid-50's).
    HTH
    Peter Davies
    Hello,

    Re: your A/C E W Merriman:

    See: https://rafweb.org/Biographies/Merriman_EW.htm

    and ...

    Those Other Eagles
    Shores,Christopher
    London:Grub Street,2004
    p.411.

    No doubt, there will be more on Merriman when David J.Bailey's second volume of his No.610 Squadron history is released (incidentally, on a par with Steve Brew's superb two-volume (at present), history of No.41 Squadron RAF).

    Col.
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    Doug W. Sanderson.
    Douglas Whitham Sanderson 942817 AIR 78/139/9 Image 133
    b. 1922 (CWGC). (Can't find him on FREEBMD so might have been Scotland, or o/seas? But NoK in Sheffield)
    Late Oct-1939 Enlisted RAFVR 942817 Block 935000-964999 Cardington 1 Sep 39 – 31 Mar 40. (prob on 18th b/day?)
    d. 13 Jan 1943 He was killed (as Sgt) whilst flying in Hudson I, T9322 of No 1 (C) OTU, which crashed on take-off from Silloth. He is buried in Sheffield (Abbey Lane) Cemetery. (CWGC/RAFWEB).
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    Peter

    He's on the Births Register as 'Whitham-Sanderson, Douglas' registered at Eccleshall Bierlow, Apr-May-Jun 1921, not 1922, m.m.s. Woods.

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    S. A. Parl, could be Paul.
    No S A Parl (that I could find!) in AIR 78
    There is, however:-
    Sydney Alexander Paul 2319403 in AIR 78/124/2 Image 132 R2C2 (but that s/n is too late).
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    R. E. Warner,
    Robert Eric Warner 1800340 AIR 78/165/4 Image 124 R1C1
    Ronald Ernest Warner 2405398 AIR 78/165/4 Image 127 R2C1 (s/n too late)
    Roy Edward Warner 945767 AIR 78/165/4 Image 129 R1C1 (looks the best bet?)
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