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    Default Thomas Henry BOSWELL 947793 / 163153

    So, another challenge - and I have got the correct name this time! From his AIR78 entry, I believe he enlisted at Cardington in April 1939, LG has him commissioned on 27/05/1944. I believe he was promoted to F/L on 27/11/1944, was probably posted to No.1690 B(D)TF during February 1945, and was posted from that Unit to RAF Blyton on 18/10/1945 - possibly for demobilisation.

    I've done the usual internet searches and identified three potential places of birth (Hollywell, West Derby and Woolwich) but can find no more.

    Can any of you experts provide any suggestions as to how I might find more about him please? Thanks, as always, Andrew

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    Default Re: Thomas Henry BOSWELL 947793 / 163153

    Just 'bumping' this up - as I simply cannot find out anything more about this chap. I believe he was a pilot, but I'm not sure of anything else about him. Can anyone help me please?

    Thanks, Andrew

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    Default Re: Thomas Henry BOSWELL 947793 / 163153

    Andrew, You man was commissioned into the GD Branch of the RAFVR, so aircrew. Promotion in Nov 44 was to Flying Officer. Regards, Terry

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    Default Re: Thomas Henry BOSWELL 947793 / 163153

    Hi Terry, thanks for this - but can you tell me where you got this information from please? The only people of that surname in No.44 Squadron's ORB that I can find around this time (probably the same person with the other being a typo?) have the initials D.C. and P.G. (or possibly R.G.) but they are (he is?) recorded as already being an F/O in October 1944. I appreciate your help, but you've got me baffled......! Cheers, Andrew

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    Default Re: Thomas Henry BOSWELL 947793 / 163153

    Andrew, From the London Gazette. Regards, Terry

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    Default Re: Thomas Henry BOSWELL 947793 / 163153

    Andrew, Further to my last:
    Air Ministry, 22nd August, 1944
    ROYAL AIR FORCE VOLUNTEER RESERVE.
    GENERAL DUTIES BRANCH.
    Appointment to commission.
    As Plt. Offs. on prob. (emergency): —
    Ldg. Acm.
    947793 Thomas Henry BOSWELL (163153). 27thMay 1944
    https://www.thegazette.co.uk/London/...upplement/3875

    Air Ministry, 27th December, 1944
    ROYAL AIR FORCE VOLUNTEER RESERVE.
    GENERAL DUTIES BRANCH.
    Confirmation and promotion.
    Plt. Offs. (prob.) confmd. in appts. and to be Flg. Offs. (war subs.): —
    27th Nov. 1944
    T. H. BOSWELL (163153)
    https://www.thegazette.co.uk/London/...upplement/5946
    Regards, Terry

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    Default Re: Thomas Henry BOSWELL 947793 / 163153

    Sorry Terry and thank you. I somehow managed to misread 'Promotion in Nov 44 was to Flying Officer" as mentioning No.44 Squadron. I think I need more sleep........ Cheers, Andrew

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    Default Re: Thomas Henry BOSWELL 947793 / 163153

    Well it now looks as though he was probably born in Woolwich and, if so, probably had two sons, called Ken and Derek. Does this help to prompt anyone?

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