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    Default Sgt (later Sqn Ldr 191132) A.C. Neve

    Can anyone provide details of the career of Antony Charles Neve who was a Special Operator (German speaker) with 101 Sqn in 1944/5 and continued to serve post war. He is still living in Malmesbury, Wilts.

    Charles

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    Charles, Hi
    From the LG (but can't find his Scraper Ring gazzetting)
    HTH
    Peter Davies

    ROYAL AIR FORCE VOLUNTEER RESERVE.
    GENERAL DUTIES BRANCH.
    Appointment to commission.
    As Pit. Offs. on prob. (emergency):
    1586745 Sgt Anthony Charles NEVE (191132).
    1 Jan. 1945.

    GENERAL DUTIES BRANCH.
    Confirmation and promotion.
    Plt. Offs. (prob.) confmd. in appts. and to be Flg.
    Offs. (war subs.):
    1st July 1945.
    A. C. NEVE (191132)

    . The undermentioned are granted the substantive
    rank of 'Flying Officer 1st Nov. 1947, with the
    seniorities stated:
    A. C. NEVE (191132). 1st Jan. 1946

    As Flying Officers, short service (five years on
    the active list)
    Anthony Charles NEVE (191132) ??th Feb.
    1948 (seniority 1st Jan 1947) (and transferred to
    the Secretarial Branch on appointment)

    SECRETARIAL BRANCH.
    Appointment to commission.
    As Flight Lieutenants (permanent):
    1st Apr. 1952.
    Anthony Charles NEVE (191132).
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    Hi Charles

    According to the 2006 Retired List he is listed as

    Neve, A C P, MBE, MCMI.

    born 12 Nov 1923, commissioned 1 Jan 1945, Sqn Ldr 1 Jul 1961 and retired Sec. Branch 12 Nov 1983.

    Malcolm

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    Default Tony Neve

    Thanks, guys.

    I thought his wartime role looked interesting. Apparently the idea was to identify German fighter control frequencies and jam them. How common was this and were specially equipped aircraft used?

    Charles

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    hello,

    We recently had a thread on this subject, but I don't know the title or who started it.

    SDO (Special Duty Operators) were German speaking aircrews, some of them of Jewish faith (this was clear from the thread and a link to a website).

    No. 101 Squadron at Ludford Magna specialised in this role, its Lancasters being modified for the purpose, with antennaes on the top fuselage, behind the mid-upper turret. There's not many pictures of them, photographying them was forbidden. The code name of the radio apparatus was ABC 'AirBorne Cigar'.

    You should find additional details from a Google search, either within the board or outside.

    Joss

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    I was with 600 RAAF aircrew arriving at Brighton in January 1944. The Metropole and Grand hotels were our homes for some weeks before being sent all over the UK for further training.

    I remember from the start of our stay there were constant requests for German speakers.

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