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    Default 600 (City of London) Squadron RAF

    Hi can anyone help with the service numbers, first names
    of any of these 600 (City of London) Squadron RAF aircrew:
    I am looking for the full name and service number for airmens who was the observers of 600 Squadron in 1941.
    F/Lt SAWYER
    Sgt LAWSON
    Sgt McDONALD
    Sgt MILLIGAN

    Thanks in advance.
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    Default Re: 600 (City of London) Squadron RAF

    Hi Pavel,

    I think Sgt Lawson is

    551537 Peter Turner Lawson (47162) comm 7th Nov 1941

    In 600 Squadron Sgt Lawson flew with W/C G.H. Stainforth. When W/C Stainforth became a CO of 89 squadron (Oct 1941), he flew (later) with P/O P. T. Lawson. I believe W/C Stainforth took „his“ navigator along him to 89 Sqn.

    Both were killed 27 Sep 1942 Beaufighter IF X7700.

    https://aviation-safety.net/wikibase/232678
    https://historypoints.org/index.php?...orial-wwi-wwii

    W/Cdr (17150) George Hedley STAINFORTH AFC

    Wing Commander George Hedley Stainforth, AFC (22 March 1899 – 27 September 1942) was a Royal Air Force pilot and the first man to exceed 400 miles per hour. Schneider Trophy 1931.

    https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/George_Stainforth

    Regards

    Mojmir
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    Default Re: 600 (City of London) Squadron RAF

    Hi Mojmír
    Thank you very much, I'm sure you're right.
    ORB 89 Sqdn RAF dated 9.10.41:
    "Wing Commander G.H. Stainforth AFC - ex 600 Squadron
    Sgt Lawson (observer) - ex 600 Squadron "
    Sgt LAWSON is certainly 551537 Peter Turner LAWSON (47162)
    According to the London Gazette:
    F/Lt SAWYER will probably Arnold William SAWYER (73389)
    Cheers Pavel

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    Default Re: 600 (City of London) Squadron RAF

    Hi Pavel,

    I'd like to help. Where did you find Sgts McDonald and Milligan?

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    Default Re: 600 (City of London) Squadron RAF

    Hi Mojmír.
    All in the ORB 600 Squadron RAF
    Then briefly in 68 Squadron. (in POR 68 Sqdn)
    Many thanks for trying to help me.
    Regards Pavel

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