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    Default Raymond Finucane

    I've just found out that 'Paddy' Finucane's younger brother 122410 Flt. Lt. Raymond Patrick Robert Finucane died in Liss in February this year. He served very briefly with 41 Squadron in March 1945, following time with 610 Squadron and previous service with Bomber Command.

    He was released under Class A in November 1946, but relinquished his commission in the RAFVR, retaining Flt Lt, on appointment to a commission as a Fg Off (5 years on AL) in the reconstituted RAFVR ACB on 16 Feb 1952. He was promoted to Flt Lt on 4 Nov 1954, and extended his service by 5 years, WEF 16 Dec 1957. I believe he relinquished this commission around 16 Dec 1962.

    Can anyone tell me, please, (maybe from an AFL Retired List?) what his date and place of birth were? I believe, like Paddy, he was born in Ireland.

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    Steve
    41 (F) Squadron RAF at War and Peace, April 1916-March 1946
    http://brew.clients.ch/41sqnraf.htm

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    Hi Steve

    As he didn't hold a permanent commisssion, he isn't listed in the Retired Lists

    Malcolm

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    Default Ray Finucane

    Hello Steve,

    There is brief mention of Ray Finucane in Doug Stoke's biog of his brother Paddy, it states Ray was born at Rathmines, Dublin. Sorry no date.

    Regards, Ian

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    Thank you gents, I appreciate your feedback; looks like this one's going to be tougher than I originally thought.

    Steve
    41 (F) Squadron RAF at War and Peace, April 1916-March 1946
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    Hi there my name is Tom Finucane. My fathers, father (my grandfather) was Raymond Finucane. his birthdate was 17/3/1922 he was born in rathmines in dublin ireland. You cant get any more irish than that! My father has used his serial number you gave to find out if it was true that he relinquished his medals after the war. This seems to be a revelation that has just come to light after his passing in 2009. Steve I was just wondering what your affiliation with him was? I now live in australia in NSW after emigrating here from the uk last year and it would be perhaps nice to meet up sometime? anyway I look forward to hearing from you. My email address is tomisclass@hotmail.com kind regards Tom

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    Default F/O David Joseph Howe. RCAF (Canada)

    Hello there,
    I wonder if anyone can give this Officers service number please.
    As a Sgt he was R74045 on 457, 185, 605, 112 sqns as F/Sgt and W/O2.
    Commissioned to F/O and briefly served with 83 GSU in 1945. When did he return to Canada please.
    Any help would be appreciated.
    Thankyou.
    Roy

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    Sorry I pushed the wrong button
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    Hi Tom

    Thanks for your message, I have sent you an e-mail

    Regards
    Steve
    41 (F) Squadron RAF at War and Peace, April 1916-March 1946
    http://brew.clients.ch/41sqnraf.htm

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