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Old 25th December 2007, 00:28
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Battle lost 9/9/40

Hi guys

On 9 September 1940, a Battle of 103 Squadron was lost. One of the crew was from the FAA, Sub Lt L.A de Sandoval Sievier. What nationality was he? His name doesn't appear in the CWGC register,

PS: I have a note that 56 or 58 FAA pilots were seconded to the RAF in June 1940. Most of these went to Fighter Command, others to Coastal Command (and Bomber Command?) Also FAA observers were loaned to CC and BC. Has anyone precise figures?

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Old 25th December 2007, 11:15
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Hi ,

In BCL 1939-1940 i found this :

L5010
Sgt Drinkwater F
P/O Cooper WA
S/L(A) De Sanoual-Servier
Missing, the names of two airman are commemorated on the Runnymede Memorial.

To me De Sanoual-Servier looks a french name and then the rank would be Sous-Lieutenant.

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Old 25th December 2007, 16:29
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Re: Battle lost 9/9/40

Hi Alain

Yes, I agree it could be a French name but the (A) signifies Sub Lt(A = Air).

Anyway, thanks for the crew list etc.

Happy Christmas to one and all

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Old 25th December 2007, 17:35
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Re: Battle lost 9/9/40

Whatever the origins of the surname he appears to be British

Name: DE SANDOVAL-SIEVIER, ROBERT ADRIAN
Initials: R A
Nationality: United Kingdom
Rank: Sub-Lieutenant
Regiment/Service: Royal Navy
Unit Text: H.M.S. Daedalus
Secondary Regiment: Royal Air Force
Secondary Unit Text: serving with 103 Sqdn.
Age: 22
Date of Death: 09/09/1940
Additional information: Son of Adrian and Muriel de Sandoval-Sievier, of Chiswick, Middlesex
Casualty Type: Commonwealth War Dead
Grave/Memorial Reference: Bay 1, Panel 3
Memorial: LEE-ON-SOLENT MEMORIAL
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Old 25th December 2007, 17:50
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Re: Battle lost 9/9/40

Just an additional note. An announcement in the Times (Thursday, Apr 20, 1939; pg. 26; Issue 48284; col F) states:

The following appointments were made by the Admirality yesterday:

Entries:
R A SANDOVAL-SIEVIER

There were "In Memoriam" notices in The Times on the date of his death in 1942 and 1943; in both he is also referred to as "Bob" - a family pet or nickname?

A

EDIT: BTW Sievier is one of the variations of SEVIOUR, a Huguenot name:
http://www.phancocks.pwp.blueyonder....viour/sev2.htm

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he is also referred to as "Bob" - a family pet or nickname?
With the initial R and a nickname of Bob, he was probably baptised Robert.
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Re: Battle lost 9/9/40

Hi,
AirBritain Battle File has
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Missing from raid on Calais 9-9-40. Sgt F. Drinkwater, PO W.A. Cooper and S/Lt De Sandoual-Sevier killed.
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Re: Battle lost 9/9/40

Thanks to all who have helped clarify this loss for me.

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Re: Battle lost 9/9/40

hi

Some years ago, came from the web a very faded picture of a battle shot down near Cap Gris nez.
3 "canadians " airmen have been buried by germans along the road Audinghen to Cap Gris nez in september 1940. Graves have been removed as report kept in Audinghen town records.
Even the picture of the wreck is very faded, it's a Battle wreck and it's possible, for me, to read L5010.
I have sent pictures and documents to AHB in UK without any answer.

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