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    Default Re: 967518 Sgt JA Cumming - I cant find his names

    "67518 is in the Block 965000-1149977, RAFVR, issued at Padgate 01-Sep-39 to 31-Mar-41.
    Mathematically his number would have been issued very early (practically in the queue waiting for the doors to open!!) "

    On the Money 12th Sept 1939

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    He is down as in 1921 Canada Census I think Alen in Alan looking at it

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    John Alen Cumming
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    Ernest E. Sendall
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    01/06/1921 (1 Jun 1921) Langley Municipality New Westminster British Columbia Canada

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    Remarkable team detective work Gents, thank you all. It has had me stumped for a long time and I've revisited that one every year to try to crack it but you have done it, thank you.
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    Default Re: 967518 Sgt JA Cumming - I cant find his names

    Hello Pete. He is in the last post of the Canadian Legion website but with a different service number. https://legionmagazine.com/en/last-p...ntry&id=192347
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    Default Re: 967518 Sgt JA Cumming - I cant find his names

    Pete,

    Full name was John Alexander "Jack" Cumming, born Vancouver 9 December 1919; son of Donald and Elizabeth Cumming of Scotland.

    Obituary has him joining the RAF 12 September 1939. "After serving in India and Burma he returned to England and became a rear gunner, serving a tour of duty in Lancaster bombers"

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    Dave

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    Default Re: 967518 Sgt JA Cumming - I cant find his names

    So got him 100% now only question mark is correct service number

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    Default Re: 967518 Sgt JA Cumming - I cant find his names

    Quote Originally Posted by PeteS View Post
    Thank you Simon, yes I saw him, it's SO very close isn't it, but as the service number can be found twice in F540's many months apart I reckon it is likely to be correct and must assume that AIR78 is missing his card. Many thanks for your help.

    Peter, I believe that you must be right, I just wish I could prove it. Your help is appreciated as always.

    cheers PeteS
    The AIR 78 card does appear to be there however it is one of the illegible overexposed cards in image 262 at position 8

    https://discovery.nationalarchives.g...ls/r/C15623943

    You can view original mircrofilm reels at TNA (when it re-opens) which from my experience are fully legible and sharply in focus.

    Chris

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    Default Re: 967518 Sgt JA Cumming - I cant find his names

    Thank you Chris, my eyes have not been at their best since I passed 60.

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