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    Folks,

    somebody loves us!

    Just checking the flight archives now and they have changed the search screen to include a from and too year!

    Should be a great help for common names etc.

    Good men those men.

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    Thanks for the heads up Dennis; I've just tried it and it's very much improved. The next thing is to get them to respond to emails!

    Brian

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    Brian, don't annoy them, they might decide to, gulp, charge or such like.

    Should be handy, I just have to figure out what searches I'd given up on over the last few months!

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    They do charge - and that's my problem. I want to use one of their photos which, from my point of view is absolutely unique. It shows the Met Observatory at Upavon in 1914 - and the Met Office doesn't know there ever was a met office there - perceived wisdom is that the first airfield met office was at South Farnborough, but I've discovered Upavon predates it by 12 months. The fee is astronomical - but I must have the photo.

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    They changed it in such a way that I've problems to find an airman's/airwoman's cause of death. In my previous thread I left out those names listed as having died on active service; from now on have to mention all names for a concerned date.
    (checked in the past by means of servicenumber and found the correct pdf-page).
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    Have you some examples Henk?

    the printing of serial numbers ceases sometime in 1941 I think, might that be the problem?

    having just looked I think from the June 19, 1941 issue, the use of service numbers ceases in the Roll of Honour printings.

    I don't believe the search facility has changed.

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    Many thanks for letting us know Dennis, its a great improvement.

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    Dennis,
    An example: Looking for AC1 Geoffrey A. GOODWIN who died/was killed 19-4-1941. When I write his svcnr 1214045 and from-to 1941 I'll get his name (with many others), but NOT the indication "Died on active service"- "Killed on active service" - "Killed in action", etc.
    For me "Killed on active service" is important because his death most times was related to a flying accident.
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    I'm not sure I understand your concern Henk, but do you mean the preview text that the search engine throws up:

    l F. Fauiding, 12SRS09; A/C.l 1. Fiddes, 1062637; Sgt. P. C. T.Forster, D F.M., 700529; L.A/C. M. E. Frankish, 1259896; L.A/C. J. H. Giles. 1257946; Sgt. J. E.Goldsmith, 901859; A/C.2 G. A. Goodwin, 1214045; Sgt. V. D. Hart, 745683; Sgt. J. W.Hartop 617886; A/C.2 F. Heaton, 1024463;. L.A/C. H. C. Hermon, 614311; L.A/C. A. D.Heron 647038; Act. F/O. F. Holmes, 78276; Sgt. F. E. Hubank, 961341; L.A/

    That surely is because there are so many casualties for that date and the preview just does not include the heading of that particular batch?? IT goes back to Fauiding, but there are numourous names before his befor one gets to the paragraph heading.

    He was when you go into the pdf file:
    KILLED ON ACTIVE SERVICE (WHILE ENGAGED ON NON OPERATIONAL FLYING DUTIES OR ON THE GROUND THROUGH ENEMY ACTION).

    I still don't think there is a problem. The preview is only that, a preview, its not able to go back to a paragraph heading or anything that complex.

    ??

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    Dennis,
    Followed your 'wise words' and got it. It's my humble opinion the old system was easier at least for me.
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