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    G'day Chaps

    I am hoping that someone on here can provide some gen on 1897891 Herbert Alfred Benjamin Brewington. He was a Flight Engineer with No. 429 Squadron and later posted to No. 405 Squadron on the 15th of April, 1945. He was then posted to No. 35 Squadron on the 16th of May, 1945. Brewington was Gazetted to Flying Officer but can not tell you when. Later in his career he was an Assistant to the RAF Provost Marshall. Sadly he passed away in 1990.

    Any information would be greatly welcomed. We are in possession of his dog tags and would ultimately love to return them to a living relative.

    Cheers...Chris

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    Default Re: 1897891 Herbert Alfred Benjamin Brewington

    Hello Dakota,

    195708 P/O Herbert Alfred Benjamin BREWINGTON RAFVR to F/O (W.S.) 17/9/1945
    https://www.thegazette.co.uk/London/...upplement/5022

    Col.
    Last edited by COL BRUGGY; 28th February 2021 at 06:05.

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    Default Re: 1897891 Herbert Alfred Benjamin Brewington

    In addition to Col's post:
    ROYAL AIR FORCE VOLUNTEER RESERVE.GENERAL DUTIES BRANCH.
    Appointment to commission.As Plt. Offs. on prob. (emergency): —
    Sgts.
    17th Mar. 1945.
    1897891 Herbert Alfred Benjamin BREWINGTON(195708).
    https://www.thegazette.co.uk/London/...upplement/2292

    ROYAL AIR FORCE VOLUNTEER RESERVE.
    GENERAL DUTIES BRANCH.
    Confirmation and promotion.
    Plt. Offs. (prob.) confmd. in appts. and to be Flg.Offs. (war subs.):—
    17th Sept. 1945.
    H. A. B. BREWINGTON (195708).
    https://www.thegazette.co.uk/London/...upplement/5022

    Air Ministry, 30th April, 1946.
    The undermtd to be appointed Assistants to the Provost Marshal. 11th Apr. 1946.
    Flg. Offs.: —H. A. P. BREWINGTON (195708)
    https://www.thegazette.co.uk/London/...upplement/2084

    Air Ministry, 27th May, 1947.
    The undermentioned relinquish their appointments as Assistants to the Provost Marshal: —
    1st Aug. 1946
    Flying Officers: —H. A. B. BREWINGTON (195708
    https://www.thegazette.co.uk/London/...upplement/2397

    Air Ministry, 25th January, 1955.
    EMERGENCY LIST.
    ROYAL AIRFORCE VOLUNTEER RESERVE
    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 rank, as stated, with effect from the dates stated:-
    Flying Officers, retaining the rank of Flight Lieutenant:—
    H. A. B. BREWINGTON (195708). 11th Dec. 1954.
    https://www.thegazette.co.uk/London/...supplement/508
    Regards, Terry

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    Default Re: 1897891 Herbert Alfred Benjamin Brewington

    Thank you very much Col and Terry for you hasty and most informative posts. I really appreciate it. Cheers...Chris

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    Default Re: 1897891 Herbert Alfred Benjamin Brewington

    Hi Guys,

    Many thanks for all of the posts on this forum they have been very interesting to read. The dog tags you refer to belonged to my Grandfathers and I am in the process of trying to piece together what he did during and after the war.

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    Default Re: 1897891 Herbert Alfred Benjamin Brewington

    Hello Christina. Welcome to the Forum.

    Here are the "Identity Discs" discussed earlier on:

    https://35squadron.wordpress.com/201...carousel-49562

    Col.

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    Default Re: 1897891 Herbert Alfred Benjamin Brewington

    For information purposes, Christina is now in touch with the original post author

    Regards

    PeteT
    Main areas of research:

    - CA Butler and the loss of Lancaster ME334 (http://rafww2butler.wordpress.com/ )
    - Aircrew Training (Basic / Trade / Operational / Continuation / Conversion)
    - The History of No. 35 Squadron (1916 - 1982) (https://35squadron.wordpress.com/)

    [Always looking for copies of original documents / photographs etc relating to these subjects]

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    Default Re: 1897891 Herbert Alfred Benjamin Brewington

    Hi PeteT,

    I am a little confused, who is Dakota - Chris as it is not the individual who took the photography of the dogs tags are they friends?

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    Default Re: 1897891 Herbert Alfred Benjamin Brewington

    Apologies Christina ... I had assumed that the original poster on here and the contact on the FB page were the same person.

    Regards

    PeteT
    Main areas of research:

    - CA Butler and the loss of Lancaster ME334 (http://rafww2butler.wordpress.com/ )
    - Aircrew Training (Basic / Trade / Operational / Continuation / Conversion)
    - The History of No. 35 Squadron (1916 - 1982) (https://35squadron.wordpress.com/)

    [Always looking for copies of original documents / photographs etc relating to these subjects]

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    Default Re: 1897891 Herbert Alfred Benjamin Brewington

    Just a small additional piece of info re your grandfather's RAF service, Christina: his original Other Ranks service number is one of a block (from 1890001 to 1899799) which began to be issued at Euston from January 1943; he was renumbered on being commissioned.

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