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Old 9th September 2020, 10:33
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Group Captain Coleman, no 8 Flying training School

trying to establish this person

Was Officer in charge of No 8 Flying Training School based at Montrose in July 1941

Group Captain Coleman

Could be F.A. Coleman, J.A. Coleman, F.H. Coleman even J.P Coleman

Anybody any ideas?
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Old 9th September 2020, 13:20
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Re: Group Captain Coleman, no 8 Flying training School

Unlikely J P as he seems to have been in the ME
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Re: Group Captain Coleman, no 8 Flying training School

Found a Group captain J.P. Coleman in Belfast 1939

Sat 29th July 1939, Belfast-Newsletter

https://www.britishnewspaperarchive....90729/232/0008

That said, have a Group Captain F.H. Coleman

https://www.britishnewspaperarchive....00331/138/0008
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Old 10th September 2020, 09:34
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Re: Group Captain Coleman, no 8 Flying training School

Can't Find F.A. Coleman, J.A. Coleman as GC

There was a F/O FA Coleman

Frederick Alan COLEMAN ( 73131) was 73131 FO (T) (a)\RO8. 9.39

maybe Canada, RAAF or RNZAF - what is your reference for them being a GC?


F.H. Coleman and J.P Coleman are


General Duties Branch
Francis Henry Coleman 06042 GC 1. 1.38
John Patrick Coleman AFC GC 1.11.38

Possibly if rapid promotion

Eric Harold Coleman (SL) RAFO (t)

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Technical Branch
Edward Coleman DFM 05158 Wg. Cr. 1. 9.40
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Old 10th September 2020, 09:59
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Re: Group Captain Coleman, no 8 Flying training School

Not saying it is him but with fullname further avenues of research are possible


http://www.theaerodrome.com/forum/sh...ad.php?t=71631

Some more about Capt Francis Henry Coleman--born on 17 August 1895, Guernsey,
Channel Islands, the son of Francis Arthur & Amelia Ann (Robin) Coleman. he was
commissioned a Temporary 2nd Lt with the 3rd Battalion, Middlesex Regiment, on
26 August 1915. Qualifying for Royal Aero Club Certificate No. 2710 on 14 January
1916, he was a Flying Officer on 14 March 1916, embarked to E.F. & to 32 Sqn (C Flight) on 28 May 1916, to Home Establishment on 20 December 1916, reembarked & to 32 Sqn 3 August 1917 as Flight Commander (FCdr as of 1 January 1917) wounded 5 August 1917. He was a career officer with the postwar RAF, serving as a Sqn Ldr (72 Sqn) in Iraq, in 1919, and awarded D.S.O. in 1928 for service in Iraq during 1927. Promoted to Sqn Ldr (1 July 1925), Wind Cdr (1 January 1933), Group Capt (1 January 1938), and Air Commodore (no date). Coleman died in 1975, at Chichester, Sussex. A good photo of him, in Great War pilot's attire, is available at rafweb.org/biographies.

http://greatwarci.net/honour/guernse...coleman-fh.htm


http://www.rafweb.org/Biographies/Coleman_F.htm

9 May 1938: Officer Commanding, RAF Mildenhall
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Re: Group Captain Coleman, no 8 Flying training School

https://www.rafweb.org/Biographies/Coleman_J.htm

John Patrick Coleman AFC GC 1.11.38


1 Nov 1939: Officer Commanding, Coastal Command Landplane Pilots' Pool/RAF Silloth

16 Apr 1942: AOA, AHQ Iraq & Persia.
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Re: Group Captain Coleman, no 8 Flying training School

Thanks Chaps, I will have a dig through and recheck
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Re: Group Captain Coleman, no 8 Flying training School

I seem to remember there is someone in East Fortune at the
National Museum of Flight who has done a bit of research on 8FTS Montrose. Sadly I have not been in contact for a while, so cannot locate my source
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Re: Group Captain Coleman, no 8 Flying training School

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I guess Francis Henry Coleman 06042 GC based on local newspaper reports


.. at 7 p.m. COMMANDER H. PURSEY, will speak on THE NAVAL WAR illustrated by Lantern Slides. Chairman: Croup Captain F. H. Coleman, D.S.O. Admiration Fr At the middle of December the bovs' section of the loeal Youth Club—St. Mary's Youth Club, as they ...
Published: Friday 24 January 1941
Newspaper: Montrose Standard
County: Angus, Scotland


Among those who took part in the discussion was Group Captain F. H. Coleman. D.S.O. DESTROYED SY FIRE.—The Reid Hall. Forfar, gifted to the eounty town by the late Provost Peter Reid, who acquired fame ...
Published: Friday 07 February 1941
Newspaper: Montrose Standard
County: Angus, Scotland


A vote thanks to Group Captain Coleman and squadron Leader West, for all they had .lone, was moved by Mr D. Hill Batchelor. Mr G. A. P. Balfour moved a vote of thanks ...
Published: Friday 14 February 1941
Newspaper: Montrose Standard
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Re: Group Captain Coleman, no 8 Flying training School

Definitely

HILLSIDE MEMORIAL
... HILLSIDE MEMORIAL Group Captain F. H. Coleman. in command of 'Montrose R.A.F. Station during the war and now living in retirement et Hillside, unveiled a plaque on the Hillside War Memorial on Sunday. It bore the names of nine villagers who lost their ...

Published: Wednesday 26 November 1947
Newspaper: Montrose Standard
County: Angus, Scotland
Type: Article | Words: 167 | Page: 1 | Tags: none
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