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    Hello,
    Can anyone identify the airmen in the photo below or know the names that are written on the reverse of the photo ??

    https://www.rafcommands.com/wp-conte...t-Photos-1.jpg


    https://www.rafcommands.com/wp-conte...t-Photos-2.jpg



    Many thanks
    Alex

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    Hi,
    I may be wrong but the signature - Doug W, SANDERSON .
    Could he be Sgt.Douglas Whitham SANDERSON, 942817 RAFVR, who was one of the crew of Hudson T9322 of 1(C) OTU, lost on the 13th January 1943.
    He rests at Sheffield (Abbey Lane) Cemetery, Yorkshire.

    Also I found a -
    F/O. Satthianadhan PAUL, 139653 - RAFVR, DFC(51Sqdn).
    Signature could be his ?

    Anyone know where they began their RAF service , it may lead to discovering the others on the list, perhaps 16 OTU ?
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    Hi Alex,

    In terms of interpreting the other names, I see:

    E Renny
    E Starling
    R E Warner
    E Merriman
    J ? Guest
    J Flint
    A(?) Heseltine

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    Last edited by robstitt; 6th April 2023 at 02:14. Reason: Typo

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    Hello Robert,
    Yes those look to be the other names.
    Thanks for the response ��

    I did wonder if it was Flinn and not Flint ?
    Alex
    Last edited by Alex Smart; 7th April 2023 at 01:54.

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    Hi Alex,

    Agree Flinn looks a stronger possibility with no apparent attempt to cross a t.

    Robert

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    Thanks to the reinstalled AIR 78 files, I found the following Heseltine's.
    A - 246969
    Albert - 634088 (F)
    Albert - 2337929 (Militia)
    Alfred James - 4171101
    Arthur - 2395182 ( Militia)
    Arthur - 2411022 ( Militia).
    So any ideas as to which one could be in the list on the back of the photo ?
    Alex

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    MERRIMAN, E.
    AIR 78/109/1
    Only four -
    E - 105114.
    Edward William - 1164046 (F)
    Eric Hugh Peter - 1876009.
    Ernest Leslie - 1299166.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Alex Smart View Post
    F/O. Satthianadhan PAUL, 139653 - RAFVR, DFC(51Sqdn).
    Signature could be his ?
    Satthianadhan is an Indian Origin name..a corruption of Sathyanathan ... Likely an immigrant..

    Person on bottom right does have the dark complexion

    Also:

    Satthianadhan Paul


    Principal
    England and Wales Death Registration Index 1837-2007
    Death 1967
    London, England, United Kingdom

    Birth 1911




    "England and Wales Death Registration Index 1837-2007", database, FamilySearch (https://www.familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:QVCL-RMHH : 1 November 2021), Satthianadhan Paul, 1967.

    Marriage Registration
    Registration Year 1940
    Registration Quarter Oct-Nov-Dec
    Spouse Name (available after 1911) Gray
    Possible Spouse Nancy M Gray

    "England and Wales Marriage Registration Index, 1837-2005," database, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:QV8L-P3R2 : 8 October 2014), Satthianadhan Paul and null, 1940;
    from "England & Wales Marriages, 1837-2005," database, findmypast (http://www.findmypast.com : 2012); citing 1940, quarter 4, vol. 5B, p. 233, Exeter, Devon, England, General Register Office, Southport, England.
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    Thanks Jagan,
    I did wonder if that was him, it seemed most likely.

    As an aside to this thread -
    Much is made of those who came to Britons aid from the Caribbean and other countries of the then commonwealth.
    BUT very little is made of those men and women of colour who were actually British citizens.

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    I agree . I am struck by how little exists of this chap.

    Ancestry does have some information created by someone..
    Satthianadhan (Suthie) Paul



    • Spouse Nancy Mary Gray
      Father xxxxxx xxxxxx xxxxxxx
      Mother xxxx xxxx xxxxxxx
      Birth xx xxx xxxx xxxxxxxxxx Karnataka, India
      Death xxx xxxx xxxxxxx London, England
      Residence xxxx xxxxxxx London, England

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