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From: Lynda Burke <>
Subject: Re: [CHS] Royal Flying Corps- Records?
Date: Tue, 12 Oct 2010 07:30:33 +1100
My grandfather's youngest brother, Joseph Chetwood, was also in the RFC
(after being an electrical engineer with Drake & Gorman of Hale).
I managed to contact an appropriate RAF museum which sent a great deal of
information, inc. a photo of the type of plane in which he met his death and
a report of the flying accident which caused the same. The strange thing is
that it didn't mention whether he, or his trainee, was piloting it at the
The inconvenient thing is that I am in Aus. for three months and that all
this info. is home in England.
Make a note to e-mailme after Christmas and I can tell all then!
Lynda Burke, nee Chetwood
On Mon, Oct 11, 2010 at 10:40 PM, GRAEME HORTON <
> I have the signing-on record for my grandfather, Herbert Harold Horton,
> b:29 Feb 1888 who was 27 years 340 days.
> It is a Short Service Record (For the duration of the War, with the Colours
> and in the Army Reserve)
> The Army form B2512, containing various references:
> 1265/Stockport,No:22.172 and Card No 415/33
> His transfer to the RFC was dated 9.2.16 in Manchester.
> Google searches for the RFC don't give much more information but in the two
> years left of WW1 and the creation of the RAF, I've looked at the earliest
> squadrons of the RAF to no effect.
> Any thoughts to enable progress my knowledge of his RFC career?
> 56 1.8 N
> 3 22.3 W
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