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    Hi,

    N1 squadron had a pilot named P/O Crusoe with flights from 19/9/1939 to 29/04/1940 according to the F541.

    Does anybody know his full christians name and a short following of his next carreer ?

    TIA

    Bertrand

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    P/O CGH "Leak" Crusoe
    No 1 Squadron RAF 24 Apr 1937 -
    Pilot Officer Seniority 8 Jun 1937.
    (Air Force List March 1939)
    See also Fighter Pilot by Paul Richey - any edn.

    ROYAL AIR FORCE
    Granted short service commission as Acting Pilot Officer on probation 4 Aug 1936
    Charles Gordon Huthwaite CRUSOE
    London Gazette 34321 8 Sep 1936

    The undermentioned Pilot Officers on probation are confirmed in their appts. on the dates stated: —
    8th June 1937.
    Charles Gordon Huthwaite CRUSOE.
    London Gazette 34405 8 Jun 1937

    The undermentioned Pilot Officers are promoted to the rank of Flying Officer on the dates stated:—
    8th Jan. 1939.
    Charles Gordon Huthwaite CRUSOE
    London Gazette
    34405 28 Mar 1939

    The undermentioned Flying Officers are promoted to the rank of Flight Lieutenant: —
    3rd Sept. 1940.
    Charles Gordon Huthwaite CRUSOE (37963)
    London Gazette 34954 27 Sep 1940

    Flt. Lts. to be Sqn. Ldrs. (temp.).
    C. G. H. CRUSOE. (37963)
    London Gazette 35383 16 Dec 1941

    Transfer to reserve.
    The undermtd. (and called up for air force service) : —Fit. Lts. (temp. Sqn. Ldrs.)1:—
    8th June 1942.C. G. H. CRUSOE (37963)
    London Gazette 36952 30 Jun 1944


    RESERVE OF AIR FORCE OFFICERS
    The undermtd. are granted the rank of Sqn. Ldr.(war subs.): —
    Wg. Cdrs. (temp.): —
    C. G. H. CRUSOE (37963).
    London Gazette 36952 31 Oct 1944

    RESERVE OF AIR FORCE OFFICERS
    Promotions
    Sqn. Ldr. to Wg. Cdr. (temp.):
    1st July 1944
    C. G. H. CRUSOE (37963)
    London Gazette 36618 18 July 1944

    ROYAL AIR FORCE RESERVE OF OFFICERS.
    GENERAL DUTIES BRANCH.
    Extension of service, etc.
    The period of service of Flight Lieutenant C. G. H. CRUSOE (37963) is extended to three years with effect from 8th Oct. 1951 in the rank of Flight Lieutenant with seniority of 3rd Sept.1940.
    He relinquishes the war substantive rank of Squadron Leader with effect from 1st Jan. 1948 and the temporary rank of Wing Commander with effect from 1st Nov. 1947.
    London Gazette 39393 27 Nov 1951

    Air Ministry, 7th January, 1958.
    EMERGENCY LIST.
    The undermentioned relinquish their commissions under the provisions of the Navy, Army and Air Force Reserves Act, 1954, and have been granted permission to retain their rank, as stated, with effect from the dates stated:—
    ...
    ROYAL AIR FORCE RESERVE OF OFFICERS.
    Squadron Leader C. G. H. CRUSOE (37963), retaining the rank of Wing Commander. 10th Oct.1957
    London Gazette 41277 7 Jan 1958


    That's the lot, bare LG career listing.
    Last edited by Don Clark; 16th November 2020 at 08:30.
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    Default Re: P/O Crusoe with n 1 squadron

    Many thanks Don for the quick reply ; and when CGH "Leak" Crusoe left the n1 sqdn ?

    Bertrand

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    Default Re: P/O Crusoe with n 1 squadron

    You're welcome Bertrand.

    I no longer have any copies of Fighter Pilot, which might say.
    I take it his posting out is not mentioned in the Forms 540 Summary of Events?
    Someone else may be able to assist.
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    Hi Bertrand

    He's pictured here
    http://www.bbm.org.uk/airmen/Salmon.htm
    scroll down to the pictures with the nurses.

    He's not listed as having taken part in the Battle of Britain.

    Worth checking "Those Other Eagles" maybe, and the usual Battle of France books, with the Squadron ORB lost in France in May 1940. I haven't found him either in the AIR81 series.

    Joss

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    Thanks Joss for the link and his photo ; any Crusoe in the book The other eagles.

    The ORB wrote for 7/5/40 : departed for a course of Air fighting tactics

    Bertrand

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    Default Re: P/O Crusoe with n 1 squadron

    He returned to 1 Sqadron on May 13th. He was posted to 4 Ferry Pilots Pool on June 26th 1940.

    John Engelsted

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    Default Re: P/O Crusoe with n 1 squadron

    [QUOTE=JohnE;155997]He returned to 1 Sqadron on May 13th. He was posted to 4 Ferry Pilots Pool on June 26th 1940.

    New info ; thanks for this

    Bertrand

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