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    A few years back this forum had an extensive exchange around the story of Thomas Dobney who
    joined the RAF at 15 and was sent to Canada to train as a pilot.

    I've done more research on Dobney but can't find a photograph of him, either as a youth or
    from before his death in April 2001 (aged 74). I want to include his story in my forthcoming book
    on underage casualties in both the first and the second world war. Can anyone help? Also,
    if anyone has photos of others,
    please let me know.

    Floyd (Williston)
    Winnipeg, Canada
    footless@mts.net

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    Hello Floyd,

    Have you tried the genealogy route? I created online, public family trees for the people I am researching and have managed to contact family members through them. On several occasions, I was able to get photos from surviving family members.
    David

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    Floyd,

    Despite going to the same school as Thomas Dobney, I can not assist in your quest to obtain a pic. The School (or college as it is now), may however, be able to assist:

    http://www.kinged6nun.ac.uk/?_id=47

    Meanwhile you may wish to try the British Medals Forum for further pics/info on underage Commonwealth military personnel.

    Rgds

    Jonny
    In fond memory of Corporal James Oakland AGC (RMP), killed in action in Afghanistan on 22 October 2009. Exemplo Ducemus.

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    Default Thomas Dobney

    Thanks for the suggestions.
    Floyd

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    Thanks for the suggestions. (Floyd)

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