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Old 28th September 2010, 14:57
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WWII 102 (Ceylon) Sqn - George William Parrett, Wireless Operator

I was hoping that someone may be able to help me find more information about my late Uncle. He served from Pocklington as a Wireless Operator (having originally qualified as an Air Gunner) on Halifax bombers and completed a full tour.

His full name is George William Parrett. He got his AG Brevet in 1942 and was commissioned in 1944 (according to Issue 36633 of the London Gazette). I attended Sqn reunions with him when he was alive, but he never managed to locate any of his old crew. He demobbed after the war as a Flt Lt.

I am interested in any information I can find in order to write up a fitting obituary. Of course, while he was alive I never wrote anything down... :-(

Thank you in advance if you are able to help.

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Old 29th September 2010, 01:03
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Re: WWII 102 (Ceylon) Sqn - George William Parrett, Wireless Operator

I presume you have Its Suicide But It's Fun - The Story of 102 (Ceylon) Sqn 1917-56 by forum member Chris Goss?

Crecy Books, 1995 - ISBN 0 947554 59 9

The book provides many personal accounts, aircraft losses and awards given to crew members, which might be a good starting point
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Old 29th September 2010, 09:23
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Re: WWII 102 (Ceylon) Sqn - George William Parrett, Wireless Operator

We are in touch but I am afraid there is little or nothing I can add
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