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    Morning Guys,

    Another trainee pilot from 56 Course. Any ideas on what happened to him? I have details of an A C Innes, RAAF, who was killed 7th March 1945 but no other details. Can anyone add anything from Chorley, etc.

    Thanks for your continued help.

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    Nick

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    The Australian Innes did not enlist until the end of 1942

    However there is one A C S Innes

    Name: INNES, ARTHUR CHARLES SYDNEY
    Initials: A C S
    Nationality: United Kingdom
    Rank: Flight Lieutenant
    Regiment/Service: Royal Air Force Volunteer Reserve
    Unit Text: 29 Sqdn.
    Age: 21
    Date of Death: 22/07/1943
    Service No: 63110
    Additional information: Son of Arthur Charles Wolseley Innes and Etta Maud Innes, of Exmouth, Devon.
    Casualty Type: Commonwealth War Dead
    Grave/Memorial Reference: Joint Grave I, B, 11.
    Cemetery: ROME WAR CEMETERY


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    Nick,

    Looking back at the names you have asked for already:

    931848 Peter Alfred Parrish GAY (129226).
    1252822 Campbell Herbert SECORD (63112).
    1167389 John Stanhope Jervoise HAMILTON MARTIN (175402).
    1254031 Arthur Charles Sydney INNES (63110).
    1166733 William Alan Strathern EVILL (102082).

    Secord, Innes, Croucher are in the same batch of commishions:

    From that issue of the London Gazette.

    3rd Apr. 1941.
    929745 John Rhodes CROUCHER (63106).
    1168611 Michael Francis DEAR (63107).
    1166015 Raymond Harry HAWKEN {63108).
    929755 Douglas Henry HODGKISON (63109).
    1254031 Arthur Charles Sydney INNES (63110).
    1159998 Stephen Philip Lowthian JOHNSON (63111).
    1252822 Campbell Herbert SECORD (63112).

    Perhaps put together a basic matrix like this.
    http://www.skynet.ie/~dan/war/1bfts/1bftsbyname.pdf
    Last edited by dennis_burke; 4th April 2009 at 17:42. Reason: Added Evill for reference.
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    Amrit,

    That looks like my man. Thanks for that.

    Dennis,

    You have just listed out 4 on my list that l have not posted yet and confirmed the others. 3rd April will fit in nicely. What happened to Dear, Hawken, Hodgkison and Johnson?

    Any ideas?

    Regards,

    Nick

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    Name: DEAR, MICHAEL FRANCIS
    Initials: M F
    Nationality: United Kingdom
    Rank: Flying Officer (Pilot)
    Regiment/Service: Royal Air Force Volunteer Reserve
    Unit Text: 120 Sqdn.
    Age: 20
    Date of Death: 21/08/1942
    Service No: 63107
    Additional information: Son of Reginald Edward Beckly Dear and Lilian Mabel Dear, of Weybridge, Surrey.
    Casualty Type: Commonwealth War Dead
    Grave/Memorial Reference: Panel 1.
    Cemetery: LIVERPOOL (ANFIELD) CREMATORIUM

    #########################
    Hawken survived the war and was still in the RAF in 1958 at least

    ROYAL AIR FORCE VOLUNTEER RESERVE
    Flight Lieutenants, retaining their rank :
    R. H. HAWKEN (63108). 26th July 1958.

    He was awarded

    Air Ministry, qth December, 1945.
    The KING has been graciously pleased to approve the following awards: —
    Distinguished Flying Cross
    Raymond Harry HAWKEN (63108), R.A.F.V.R., 692 Sqn.

    there is no citation however.

    Born 1913, died 1989, fairly certain of this, the name is not very common.
    He flew as a passenger to New York three times in 1956 with BOAC!

    That said, a 30 year old Raymond Hawken and his wife sailed into britain in 1952, making him born around 1922 and that man was searving RAF man per the shipping manifest.

    Birth records show there were a Raymond H Hawkens born in both 1913 and 1922.

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    Name: HODGKISON, DOUGLAS HENRY
    Initials: D H
    Nationality: United Kingdom
    Rank: Pilot Officer
    Regiment/Service: Royal Air Force Volunteer Reserve
    Age: 26
    Date of Death: 30/09/1941
    Service No: 63109
    Additional information: Son of Frederick Harold and Ethel Maude Hodgkison, of Enfield, Middlesex, England.
    Casualty Type: Commonwealth War Dead
    Grave/Memorial Reference: Plan M. Block 18. Grave 1.
    Cemetery: NORTH BATTLEFORD CEMETERY

    #########################

    Nothing found on CWGC for Johnson so I take it he survived.

    His name S P L Johnson is on the old phone books in Edinburgh up to 1982. And he may have been a Vet as far back as 1952. He may have passed away in 1997 but family must still live at the same address per the new phone book.
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    Dennis,

    Thanks for that. Sorry, been away a couple of weeks. Now back on the case and will follow up tomorrow.

    Regards,

    Nick

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    Guys,

    Does anyone have Chorley's details for Innes, Dear and Hodgkison's last raids and which Squadron Hodgkison was in at the time?

    Regard,

    Nick

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    Guys,

    Can anyone let me have the details on Innes last sortie on 22nd July 1943.

    Regards,

    Nick

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