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    Default Group Captain D E T Vintress

    Can anyone please share with me any information on the above, details on career, his role within No.3 Group, awards etc.

    Thanks in advance

    Smudger
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    According to 38 Group website http://host.raf38group.org/218squadron/wcoldbury1 he flew as 2nd pilot to W/C Oldbury on a 218 Sqdn mining operation on 4th November 1943, so not afraid of getting his hands dirty!

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    Default Vintress on the LG

    This morning, in a moment of sheer frustration at being unable to find what I wanted in the UK National Archives, I put Vintress into the LG with dates from 1920 - 1950. Absolutely nix reply! What gives? Dublin Dennis is the expert in these matters! Why does Vintress not come up? Kevin has clearly found his name! What's his number?
    It is situations like this (and there are many others!!) which causes me to have a soft, padded, top to my computer desk. Makes banging my head on it in frustration a lot less painful!!!!!!!!!!!!
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    Steve

    may I ask where you got the name from?

    Are we sure we aren't talking about Roland Eugene de Trevieres Vintras, with his initials mangled (de Trevieres = DET)?

    Edit - sorry meant to say that if that's him then:

    http://www.rafweb.org/Biographies/Vintras.htm

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    Quote Originally Posted by Amrit View Post
    Steve

    may I ask where you got the name from?

    Are we sure we aren't talking about Roland Eugene de Trevieres Vintras, with his initials mangled (de Trevieres = DET)?

    Edit - sorry meant to say that if that's him then:

    http://www.rafweb.org/Biographies/Vintras.htm

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    Gents,

    Thanks for all your help, Amrit, the spelling is taken via No.218 (Gold Coast) Squadrons ORB, and Downham Markets Station Records Book. I did google and chanced upon Roland Eugene de Trevieres Vintras, could be who I am after, not sure.

    Thanks again for all your help.

    Smudger
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    Quote Originally Posted by Steve Smith View Post
    Gents,

    Thanks for all your help, Amrit, the spelling is taken via No.218 (Gold Coast) Squadrons ORB, and Downham Markets Station Records Book. I did google and chanced upon Roland Eugene de Trevieres Vintras, could be who I am after, not sure.

    Thanks again for all your help.

    Smudger
    Smudger,

    From 1975 RAF Retired List:
    VINTRAS, R E de T., CBE. Born 18/5/08. Commd 27/7/29. Gp Capt 1/4/45. Retd GD 1/8/49 rtg A Cdre.

    Errol

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    Default Dublin Dennis

    been called a lot of things in my time, this is a nice new one, but I prefer Sligo Dennis, I'm from the west of Ireland but live up here in the big smoke!

    Anyway, I guess the thigns been answered above?

    In London Gazette I see there are lots of hits for him, first in 1929. Serial number 26127.

    Also, 15 hits on Fllight Global Archives.
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