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    Default Assistance internee pilot 1940?

    Lads,

    Time to call in the big guns, I have an Air Efficiency Award, G.VI.R., 1st issue. Awarded to W/O. A. E. Cook 740221 Royal Air Force Volunteer Reserve.

    He was a pre-war Pilot and awarded his AEA after the war. I have had some papers back today that state that he was interned? Yet I can't find any evidence of this, it appears he was with 214 squadron a Wellington Bomber Command Squadron from November 1940 and then missing on the 09/12/1940. He was not missing in November 1942 and didn't return back to operations

    I wonder if any members could shed any light. The Chorley Books don't seem to state anything and the ORBs for 214 squadron make no mention.

    His papers state Algeria?

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    Albert Edward Cook 740221

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    Default Re: Assistance internee pilot 1940?

    This one has been answered on the British Medals Forum. For future reference:-


    "BC Losses in the Middle East and Med" (Gunby and Temple).Wellington R1250 on a Delivery Flight from Stradishall to Luqa - engine trouble, force-landed at Bougie, Algeria. Crew interned.

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    Default Re: Assistance internee pilot 1940?

    Hello,

    Re: Cook's Air Efficiency Award.

    Surname: COOK.
    Initials: A E.
    Rank: FO.
    Status: -
    Date (Qualifying): 21/09/1944.
    Source: (AMO) N961 1944.
    Service No.: 169571.
    Force: RAFVR.
    Notes: -

    See:
    The Air Efficiency Awards 1942-2005 - A History and Nominal Rolls of British and Commonwealth Recipients.
    Brooks,Christopher.
    Southam:The Order and Medals Research Society,2005.
    pp.108-9.

    Col.

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