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    Default F/Sgt Frank Philip BRATLEY 1459569

    Can anyone help me find anything else about this chap please?. He appears in AIR78/20/5, but the only other thing I know about him (and I'm assuming it's the same chap) is that he was unfortunate enough to have two mishaps, in different Hurricanes, while serving with No.1690 B(D)TF, in one week - on 15th and 22nd January 1945! The Forces War Records website suggests that he enlisted at Cardington, some time after April 1941, but I have no evidence to substantiate this.

    All help /advice welcomed. Thanks as always

    Andrew

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    Default Re: F/Sgt Frank Philip BRATLEY 1459569

    So it appears that this gentleman was born, and was probably married (postwar), in the Hull area. Does this additional information help to unlock his history.......?

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    Default Re: F/Sgt Frank Philip BRATLEY 1459569

    Andrew

    From ancestry.co.uk:

    Frank Philip Bratley, born June 22nd 1922, Hull. Died 2004, also registered Hull.

    On the 1939 Register he was living at 1 Lindrum Villas, Paisley St., Hull, with Clara Bratley, presumably his mother, b. Oct. 15 1895. He was working as an apprenctice turner and sheet metal worker.

    II presume you've seen the two entries for him on this page:

    http://www.bcar.org.uk/new1945-incident-logs

    Regards

    Simon
    Researching R.A.F. personnel from the North East of England

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    Default Re: F/Sgt Frank Philip BRATLEY 1459569

    Thanks Simon
    Hi Simon, and thank you. I actually enlisted the help of my sister on this, who found his dob, etc. on Ancestry and, thank you, I have seen the stuff on the BCAR website (he isn't mentioned in the Unit's ORB). However, with a bit more poking about last night I was actually able to find and speak to his son, who thinks he may have his log book somewhere....... Hope this is a result!

    Thanks again, Andrew

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