I am seeking information on the career of John my wifes cousin.
I have his service record but am not familiar with the terms. I have the lst of abbreviations but it does not identify the places he served in 250 squadron.
he enlisted in Salisbury Southern Rhodesian the 2/10/41
he went to 26 EFTS on 26/2/42 then to 22 SFTS on the 3/8/42
he became a pilot on 15/1/43 and went to ME??on the 22/1/43
Then gap until21 PTC 21/3/43 ? Travelling to ME?? Middle East ? Where
Then to 22 PTC 22/5/43 then 53 RS?U?4
then to 38 PTC 22/6/43
Then to 40 PTC 23/6/43
then to 250 Squadron 3/9/43
Died of injuries flying his Kittyhawk and landing at San angelo. Awarded immediate CGM

One morning in May, 1944, this airman took part in an attack on mechanical transport on the Alatri-Frosinone Road. Despite intense opposing fire, Flight Sergeant Casson pressed home his attacks with great determination. Whilst making a second, run over the target his aircraft was hit by a shell. Flight Sergeant Casson was badly wounded in the thigh. Although faint through the loss of blood and shock, this valiant pilot flew his damaged aircraft to base. He was unable to operate one rudder-bar owing to his exhausted condition. Nevertheless, he effected a safe landing. As he was lifted from the controls, Flight Sergeant Casson collapsed. This airman displayed courage, fortitude and devotion to duty of the highest order. [URL="https://www.thegazette.co.uk/London/issue/36578/data.pdf"]London Gazette No. 36578, Dated 1944-06-23

The squadron was based at the following according to History of War
September-October 1943: Bari/ Palese
October 1943: Foggia Main
October-December 1943: Foggia/ Mileni
December 1943-May 1944: Cutella
May-June 1944: San Angelo

Any help and advice gratefully received
John B Ashton