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    Default Two cadets recorded with the same service number, 785075, in Singapore 1940-1941

    I am trying to compile a list of cadets from the Government Flying Training School, Kallang, Singapore in 1940-1941. Two cadets were recorded in the same issue of the London Gazette:

    785075 Sgt John Godsalve WARD (117660). Commissioned as Pilot Officer on19 December 1941.
    785075 Sgt Henry Pryor KELWAY (117472). Commissioned as Pilot Officer on 19 December 1941.


    Source: The London Gazette, 24 March 1942, issue 35498, p. 1334.

    Any idea if one of them had a different number? I have no one recorded for 785068, 785070 and 785081.

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    Default Re: Two cadets recorded with the same service number, 785075, in Singapore 1940-1941

    Same issue with 785086:
    785086 Ewart Winstone Lester BRICE (133748). Commissioned as Pilot Officer on 5 December 1942.[1]
    785086 Sgt Patrick John LEGGE (145323). Commissioned as Pilot Officer on9 January 1943.[2]



    [1] The London Gazette, 16 April 1943, 35983, p. 1802
    [2] The London Gazette, 18 June 1943, 36063, p. 2822
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    Default Re: Two cadets recorded with the same service number, 785075, in Singapore 1940-1941

    Mikkel

    Air 78/90 has:

    KELWAY Henry Pryor 785070

    Air 78/164 has:

    WARD John Godsalve 785075

    A simple typo, by the look of it?

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    Default Re: Two cadets recorded with the same service number, 785075, in Singapore 1940-1941

    And for Brice/Legge:

    Air 78/21 - BRICE Ewart Winstone Lester 785068

    Air 78/96 - LEGGE Patrick John 785086

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    Default Re: Two cadets recorded with the same service number, 785075, in Singapore 1940-1941

    Thank you, Simon! Excellent.

    I should have thought of that before posting.

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