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    Default Aircraftsman AJ Rice 14 Sqn Palestine

    Hi, I am trying to find out some information on this serviceman, I have his AG log book which covers the period of 1938 in Palestine. He served with 14 Sqn as an Air Gunner on Wellsley bombers. Does anybody have a copy of the ORB for this period, as I am trying to find out his service number and if he went on to serve in WW2?

    Cheers, Rick
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    Rick,

    There is a history of 14 Squadron, called 'Winged Promises', but a check of its index does not reveal your man's name.

    On a pedantic note, he was an Aircraftman, not an Aircraftsman.

    Errol

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    Hi, many thanks, from his log book he flew with the following pilots - Jan 38 - P/O Bell, Sgt Wimsett,F/O Lunn and Sgt Bools. March 38 same pilots + Sgt Morrison, April 38 - S/Ldr Traill, May 38 F/O Cooke, Aug 38 - S/Ldr Selway and P/O Godfrey. Apart from camera work he duties included VLG - Vickers lewis Gunner?

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    Rick,

    From the March 1938 RAF Air Force List (of officers only), under 14 Squadron:

    Sqn Ldr Thomas Cathcart Traill, DFC (Sqn CO), posted in 1 Aug 35
    Fg Off (acting Flt Lt) Cosme Lockwood Gomm, 30 Mar 37
    Fg Off Royd Martin Fenwick-Wilson, 24 Aug 35
    Fg Off John Charles McGregor Lunn, 20 Feb 36
    Fg Off Michael Henry Tillard Cooke, 8 May 36
    Plt Off Desmond Edward Bell, 8 Dec 36
    Plt Off Henry Duncan Card, 10 Apr 37
    Plt Off Cecil Gordon Scott Robinson, 10 Apr 37
    Plt Off Deryck Cameron Stapleton, 10 Apr 37
    Wt Off Alec Leslie Whittaker, 13 MAr 37

    Errol

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