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    Default Gerald Victor Hollis, RAF 1474796

    I've been asked if I can help find any information on a RAF servicemen from WW2. So if there are any detectives out there seeking a challenge and think they can hlep then please get in touch and reply on on here. All I have to go on is his name and number:
    Gerald Victor Hollis, service no. 1474796. I've no idea what department or trade he may have been in.

    If anyone has some ideas or can shed light on his service history please let me know.

    Many thanks.

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    STAN53, Hi,
    Not a lot of help, I'm afraid!

    [Q4 1903 Frederick Thomas Hollis m Mary Ann Castle Reg Poplar 1c 906?]
    Gerald Victor Hollis
    b. Q2 1924 (MMS Castle) Reg Lambeth 1d 728.
    End Sep 1941 Enlisted 1474796 in Block 1425001-1474999 RAFVR Issued Cardington 01-Apr-41 to 30-Sep-41. Aged 17? TNA AIR 78/78/7 I 127 Not found.
    1474796 not found in London Gazette so probably no Awards, and not Commissioned.
    m. Q1 1977 Jean Smillie Reg Alton 20 0039? [b. Q2 1952 Hollis, John S (MMS SMILLIE) Reg Worksop 3c 668?].

    Dates don't fit very well so be careful. His Enlistment data should be fairly accurate, but I can't find him in AIR 78 - which is a bit strange! Somebody else might have better luck!
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    Default Re: RAF serviceman WW2 - searching for details.

    Thanks for that Peter. I'll pass this onto the lady enquiring and we'll see where we go from there.

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    Default Re: RAF serviceman WW2 - searching for details.

    Having passed on the information to the lady enquiring she has now informed me that she has made an error. The serviceman's name is Gerald Victor Hollis WATSON.
    she apologises for the mistake. Peter, if you're reading this thread could you possibly have another look to see what you can find, many thanks.

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    Default Re: RAF serviceman WW2 - searching for details.

    STAN53, Hi,

    ???? Wilfred Watson m Marie E ?
    Gerald Victor Hollis WATSON
    b. 12 May 1924 loc/Reg not known
    1939 Reg loc 1 Myrtle Villas First Avenue, Harwich, Essex, England (GE 51.933642 1.277387)
    End-Sep 1941 Enlisted 1474796 in Block 1425001-1474999 RAFVR Cardington Issued 01-Apr-41 to 30-Sep-41. Aged 17. TNA AIR 78/166/1 I 126 R4C1.
    1474796 No entries in London Gazette
    m. ????
    d. Q3 1983 Reg Basingstoke 20 0191.

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    Default Re: Gerald Victor Hollis, RAF 1474796

    Thanks for that information Peter, this most probably is the right person.

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