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    Default J Hamilton-Martin, 2SFTS, 1940/41

    Guys,

    Continuing my quest to find out what happened to the members of 56 Course, 2 SFTS, between November 1940 and April 1941, l cannot find anything on the following service history of a pilot called J Hamilton-Martin.

    Does anyone have this guy pop-up in their area of research?

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    Nick

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    Would this man fit the bill I wonder:

    ROYAL AIR FORCE VOLUNTEER RESERVE.
    GENERAL DUTIES BRANCH.
    Appointment to commission.
    As Pit. Offs. on prob. (emergency):
    Flt. Sgt.
    1st Mar. 1944.
    1167389 John Stanhope Jervoise HAMILTON MARTIN (175402).

    Search for the serial number 175042 as for example the above entry is scanned with no gap between Hamilton and Martin. Try all combinations on the London Gazette and Flight archives. I found him from a Google search for "Hamilton Martin RAF"



    Air Ministry, 5th February, 1952.
    ROYAL AIR FORCE.
    GENERAL DUTIES BRANCH.
    Appointment to commission.
    As Flight Lieutenants (permanent):
    1st Oct. 1951.
    John Stanhope Jervoise HAMILTON-MARTIN
    (175402).

    Not sure if this link will work:
    http://www.gazettes-online.co.uk/issues/exact=175402/start=11
    Dennis Burke
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    Foreign Aircrew and Aircraft Ireland 1939-1945
    www.ww2irishaviation.com

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    Dennis,

    It is a good probability and certainly worth looking at.

    Thanks for this, l will keep you informed.

    Regards,

    Nick

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    Guys,

    I can find Hamilton Martin in the Royal Air Force List showing he received promotion to FO on 1st September 1944 but the is a '(w)' next to it.

    Any idea what that means?

    Looked through the book but could not find any explanation.

    Regards,

    Nick
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    I think it means war substantive rank

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    Paul,

    Thanks for that, it confirms my thoughts.

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    Nick
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    J S J HAMILTON-MARTION AFC born 8 Jun 20, commissioned 1 Mar 44, Sqn Ldr 1 Jul 55 and retired on 8 Jun 63. Don't get too hung up on the various commissioned dates!

    In the RAF Retired List for 1982 but gone by 2007. A quick search of one of the family records websites will probably reveal when.

    Colin Cummings

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    Thanks Colin,

    I have found reference to him having died around this time and having been a Squadron Commander with 3 Squadron of 1a Wing at Halton but cannot find anything about what he did before that or during the war. I think he was transferred to General Duties but cannot find this.

    He was part of 56 course at 2 SFTS, Brize Norton from November 1940 until April 1941 and l do not think he got a commission at that time but some time afterwards.

    Regards,

    Nick
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    Hi Nick

    If he had qualified as a pilot and then been commissioned it would have been in the GD branch (see post #2 from Dennis) from the outset, hence why you cannot find a date for his transfer, he never did.

    Malcolm

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    Thanks Malcolm,

    That does make sense.

    Regards,

    Nick
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