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    The Sgt I work for has recently purchased the medals of this young man. He would like to find out more about him. He thinks that he may have at some point been on 83 Sqn. Does anyone have any information or copies of the 83 Sqn F540s that we can find out more about him?
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    Robinson is not in the CWGC records nor as a POW in Footprints in the Sands of Time. He does not appear in Maton, so no gallantry medals and I could not find him from a quick look in the 83 Sqn History.

    You need the Record of Service!!!!!!!!!!

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    Oggie/(Colin)

    2209976 in Block 2200000-2212749 “UK Enlistments – Padgate” from Oct 1942
    Assume he was 18 in Oct 42. Therefore (3 x dots!) Birth around Oct 1924.
    You can have:-

    Allen Robinson
    b. Q1 1925 Reg Oldham 8d 1200 (MMS Greaves)
    b. Q4 1921 Reg N. Bierly 9b 105 (MMS Lodge)
    b. Q2 1921 Reg Barnsley 9c 650 (MMS Hudson)
    There may be more if we push the Birth year back earlier than 1921, but I would bet some of your money on the Q1 1925 Oldham Allen Robinson!
    Need to check Forename(s) against 2209976 Robinson, Allen, in AIR 78 (there is an Allen Leonard Robinson also b. Q1 1925. This one d. Nov 1994 Watford 5361B B36D 109). And, indeed, check Allen/Allan, etc!

    Perhaps need to knock quite loudly on some other ‘woodwork’ to see what falls out (siblings, rellies, progeny)?

    HTH

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    Default Re: 2209976 Sgt Allen Robinson Air Gunner

    Quote Originally Posted by Oggie2620 View Post
    The Sgt I work for has recently purchased the medals of this young man. He would like to find out more about him. He thinks that he may have at some point been on 83 Sqn. Does anyone have any information or copies of the 83 Sqn F540s that we can find out more about him?
    Many thanks
    Dee
    Allen Robinson was a mate of my dad's during their time with 83 Squadron.
    He was also my mum and dad's best man when they got married in Horncastle, August 1946.
    It was only looking on 61 Squadron and 83 Squadron ORB's and the National Archives that I found out they'd both transferred in from 61 Squadron on the 1st June 1945 and they'd been on the same Ops from February '45 onwards.
    I've no idea if they knew one another at Skellingthorpe or just became mates at Coningsby.
    My dad once told the last time he got drunk was when they'd celebrated the end of the war which i presumed to be VJ but could have been VE day.
    'Robbie' was from Oldham btw and i'm sure my dad said he had fair hair
    I hope this has been a bit of help
    Last edited by SonofBill; 2nd May 2020 at 07:08. Reason: Added material

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    Default Re: 2209976 Sgt Allen Robinson Air Gunner

    SonofBill, Hi & Welcome (et al)

    If 'Robbie' was from Oldham then it seems likely that this Allen Robinson might well fit the bill?

    Q1 1918 Thomas Allen Robinson m Martha Ann Greaves Reg Oldham 8d 908
    Allen Robinson
    b. 15 Mar 1925 (MMS Greaves) Reg Oldham 8d 1200
    1939 Reg @ 280 Roundthorn Road, Oldham C.B., Lancashire, England (GE 53.534731 -2.087858) as an Errand Boy. Age 14.
    Oct 1942 Enlisted 2209976 in Block 2200000-2212749 RAFVR Padgate 01-Oct-42 to 31-Oct-42. Aged 17. TNA AIR 78/135/7 I 157 R1C1.
    2209976 no hits in LG. “Allen Robinson” no hits in LG.
    m. not known.
    d. not known.

    HTH
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    Default Re: 2209976 Sgt Allen Robinson Air Gunner

    Quote Originally Posted by Resmoroh View Post
    SonofBill, Hi & Welcome (et al)

    If 'Robbie' was from Oldham then it seems likely that this Allen Robinson might well fit the bill?

    Q1 1918 Thomas Allen Robinson m Martha Ann Greaves Reg Oldham 8d 908
    Allen Robinson
    b. 15 Mar 1925 (MMS Greaves) Reg Oldham 8d 1200
    1939 Reg @ 280 Roundthorn Road, Oldham C.B., Lancashire, England (GE 53.534731 -2.087858) as an Errand Boy. Age 14.
    Oct 1942 Enlisted 2209976 in Block 2200000-2212749 RAFVR Padgate 01-Oct-42 to 31-Oct-42. Aged 17. TNA AIR 78/135/7 I 157 R1C1.
    2209976 no hits in LG. “Allen Robinson” no hits in LG.
    m. not known.
    d. not known.

    HTH
    Peter Davies
    Hi Peter, yes I'm 99.9% sure its him.
    i think his and my dads service numbers are on the wedding certificate, my dad's definitely is and my mum was still in the waaf at the time.
    I've searched his name before but had put 'Alan' in the search engine and until Friday there was no record of my dad's service then BINGO!!!
    Thanks

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    Default Re: 2209976 Sgt Allen Robinson Air Gunner

    http://www.no-50-and-no-61-squadrons...onard-c-green/

    Found a photo of Allen Robinson on this site.
    I've looked at this airman in the album before but never noticed Allen Robinson's photo.
    As I mentioned, my dad said he had fair hair and I've no doubt this is 'Robbie'

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