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    I have an officer called Arthur Owen Moore who was commissioned as a Acting P/0 under SSC Scheme in 1926. He previously was in RAF in WW1 but was made Unemployed following the end of hostilities see AIR 76/354/18

    He was trained at 4 FTS in Egypt and became a P/O and the a F/O 14th Jan 1928 - Then he disappears - His last known 'RAF Role' was returning to the UK by Ship on 1 Jan 1931 - where he listed as RAF Officer - but I wonder if there may have been another reason for his return to UK - See below

    He was a bit hard to track down as he was born 14 November 1899 as Arthur Owen Moores in Christchurch, Hampshire- I believe by 1939 he was a Airframe Fitter in Southampton 'Arthur Moore' his dob on 1939 register and living location matches - Maybe Supermarine or Cunliffe-Owen..

    He died "circa 1976 in Cheshire" (according to a very confusing and inaccurate Family Tree on Ancestry) - which I can't find now.. but this is wrong - he died in Hastings as plain ARTHUR MOORE

    Deaths 1985 (>99%)

    MOORE ARTHUR 14NO1899 HASTINGS/R 18 1070 Scan available - click to view


    My issue is I can't find a leaving date for him in LG and I suspect he was actually 'let go' for some reason maybe GCM or resigned nor was he transferred to reserve in 1931 as I would expect - so again I suspect GCM or resigned - I was wondering if anyone has a 1930/1931/1932/1933 Air Force List to see if he mentioned at all - It is possible he re-enlisted during WW2 as a Arthur Owen Moore was an airman in 1942 #1892991

    Many Thanks Paul

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    Default Re: Start to Mid 1930's Air Force List? Arthur Owen Moore

    Hi Paul

    Feb 1930 list has him as F/O at No.14 Sqn from 20 Sept 27

    No mention in the July 1931 list which includes RAFO and Retired.

    So his dirty deed seems to have happened between Jan 1930 and June 1931

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    Default Re: Start to Mid 1930's Air Force List? Arthur Owen Moore

    Ross thanks for that - I only assume GCM but at least I can confirm he not in RAF by July 1931

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    Various press notices show him posted to the RAF Depot Uxbridge wef 18 Jan 1931 and then resigning his SSC wef 1 April 1931. I don't think anything nefarious has gone on here.
    Last edited by jonny; 26th October 2021 at 16:45.

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    Thanks for that Jonny - have you a ref or
    Links to press reports Paul

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    Jonny Found it on LG with your date help
    THE LONDON GAZETTE, 31 MARCH, 1931.

    Flying Officer Arthur Owen MOORE resigns
    his short service commission. 1st Apr. 1931 OCR as "MOOEE"

    Thanks Paul

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    Sorry Paul, I was a tad slow there. Glad you found what you were looking for.

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    Jonny can you please let
    Me k is what publication you used to find his resignation date thanks Paul

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    Quote Originally Posted by paulmcmillan View Post
    Jonny can you please let
    Me k is what publication you used to find his resignation date thanks Paul
    I found this under the headline 'RAF Announcements' in the The Scotsman of Wednesday 01 April 1931 (page 17).

    Rgds

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