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    Hi, I have been trying to trace the names of this 630 Squadron Mid Upper Gunner. He was known as Ron and in places F541's show him as R H and F540's as R.

    I have tried AIR 78 and found his card but was surprised that it has initials only. Can anybody suggest why that might be and what his names might be please - the obvious guess is Ronald but the logical is not always right.

    thanks PeteS

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    Default Re: 752583 R H Mott

    Robert? This interview with Ray Charlton, of 630 and 57 Sqn:

    https://ibccdigitalarchive.lincoln.a.../document/3372

    has the following:

    "The crew was with us until we lost the mid upper gunner and then we swapped to Bob, Bob Mott, and he fitted in absolutely marvellous."

    The interview mentions that Bob Mott was married to Jean 'Giliatt' until Mott suddenly died and that Ray Charlton later married her. The BMD register has Robert H. Mott marrying Jean M. Guilliatt, Scunthorpe, 1945. Possibly Robert Henry Mott, d. 1963?

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

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    Default Re: 752583 R H Mott

    Raymond Charlton married Jean M Mott 3rd Qtr 1994 in Southampton

    I think the 1963 Mott is to early

    and going on the transcription about marrying 10 years after first husband death and living in Southampton make it


    Name
    Robert Howard Mott
    Birth
    26/03/1917 (26 Mar 1917)
    Death
    01/1985 (Jan 1985) Southampton Hampshire England
    Last edited by paulmcmillan; 3rd November 2020 at 19:25.

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    Default Re: 752583 R H Mott

    Thank you both Gents !
    Do you think there is any significance to his 75 series service number and lack of first names on the AIR 78 ?
    cheers PeteS
    Last edited by PeteS; 4th November 2020 at 07:35.

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    Default Re: 752583 R H Mott

    I believe the 75 series number makes him a pre-war RAFVR member, did their AIR 78 cards only have initials ?

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    Default Re: 752583 R H Mott

    Thanks for the correction Paul.

    He's on a family tree on ancestry.co.uk which confirms those dates and that he was married to Jean M. Guilliatt, and seems to have been know as 'Jim' just to confuse matters!

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