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    Default 1 sqn AASF battle of France pilot ??

    Hello, Im looking for some help regarding a 1 sqn pilot whose parachute bag iv3 come into the possession of its marked up 1 squadron, AASF , it has his service number 351280 with his initials A G P , Im hoping someone may be able to put a name to those initials, it seems very likely he was a battle of France pilot and possibly Battle of Britain pilot too ?? Any help much appreciated, regards Nicholas.

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    Arthur George PARSLOW 351280 RAF
    Born 1901
    Attested 1922

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    Thankyou very much Chris , do you know if he flew in the battle of France at all ? Id love to put his operational history to this piece, Nicholas

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    19 Apr 1902 Addlestane, Chertsey, Surrey, England
    Death: Mar 1980 Oxfordshire, England

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    Default Re: 1 sqn AASF battle of France pilot ??

    Some of his records are available of Fold3.com. He joined the R.A.F. in February 1922, and was with 1 Sqn from September 1939 to June 1940 if I'm reading it correctly (reading 1940s handwriting isn't my fort!).

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    I don't see anything on his record that shows he was a pilot. He was certainly a nursing orderly up to 1928 with the rank of LAC. He was eventually promoted to T/Sgt wef 01/02/1942. It's a bit difficult to read but no hint of pilot training.

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    Thankyou all for the information it seems he must of just got hold of a parachute bag to use for his kit ! It seems likely he would of gone out to France though with him writing AASF on it .

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