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    Hi All

    More loose ends I'm trying to tie up

    Sgt LENOX ATLAS THOMAS HAWKER, 45 Sqn
    AC2 JOHN KINLOCH, 106 Sqn, registered East Retford
    Plt Off ALEC MAXTONE WRIGHT SCOTT, 605 Sqn registered Witney
    Plt Off ROCHEFORD CLIVE STOKES, registered Bridgend
    Sgt ROBERT HENRY COLLARD, registered Cardiff
    Sgt ROBERT ERNEST RULE, registered Fylde

    Malcolm

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    Malcolm,

    Are you sure about 45 Sqn for Hawker?

    There is no mention of him in the nominal roll in Jefford's 'The Flying Camels - the history of No 45 Sqn, RAF'.

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    Errol

    45 Sqn was quoted on CWGC but I am dubious as he is buried in Harare so I suspect he had previously served in 45 and this is what was advised to CWGC.

    Malcolm

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    Malcolm,

    When I check the CWGC online I cannot see any reference to his unit at all. Jefford does not have him on either his Roll of Honour or on his Nominal Roll, so I think we can be fairly confident that he was never with 45 Sqn.

    Errol

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    Hi Malcolm,

    Plt Off ALEC MAXTONE WRIGHT SCOTT

    2-1-1941
    No.605 Squadron
    Hurricane II Z2383

    Iced up and crashed near Brize Norton.

    76023 P/O.A.M.W.SCOTT Killed.

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    Hi Errol

    I've rechecked and have no idea were I got 45 Sqn from, probably just a mis-type on my part.

    Col


    Thanks for info on Scott

    Malcolm

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    hello,

    It could be 45 Squadron, but not R.A.F. ! We've had a similar case a couple of months ago, the number was right, but it was a S.A.A.F. unit if I remember well. I've also seen a few occurence where the number was right, but it was not a Squadron, a flight or an O.T.U., F.T.U., etc...

    As he's buried in Harare, it's likely to be a training unit which was then based in Southern Rhodesia.

    my two cents worth...

    Joss

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    Joss

    Many thanks, I also suspect he was with one of the schools in Southern Rhodesia.

    Malcolm

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    Default re: Lenox Atlas Thomas Hawker

    Apologies if you have now found the information you were looking for but I came across this forum whilst "googling" for Lenox Hawker.

    Clearing out some of my deceased relative's belongings I found an envelope which contained a card entitled:

    In Loving Memory
    of
    Sgt-Pilot LENOX A. T. (PETER) HAWKER
    ROYAL AIR FORCE
    Who was killed on 2nd January, 1941
    whilst flying in Southern Rhodesia, Africa.

    AGED 20 YEARS

    His parents lived in Chard Road, Heavitree, Exeter.

    Also on the Commonwealth War Grave Commision Site there is an entry (containing his Service number):

    http://www.cwgc.org/search/casualty_details.aspx?casualty=2617363

    which says he is buried in Harare (PIONEER) Cemetery. It also states that he was part of the RAF Volunteer Reserve.

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    Hi Rockman

    Many thanks for confirming he was definitely in Southern Rhodesia, all we need now is the aircraft

    Happy New Year

    Malcolm

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