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Old 27th May 2020, 16:25
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171012 Fg Off B Travers

Can anyone please tell me the christian name of this 25 Sqn pilot?
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Re: 171012 Fg Off B Travers

Hello,

F/O Barney TRAVERS RAFVR. Commonly known as "Barney" in most references.

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Old 27th May 2020, 17:11
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Re: 171012 Fg Off B Travers

Bernard.

http://www.yorkshire-aircraft.co.uk/...k43/dz258.html

"Bernard Travers was posted to 25 Squadron in 1941. He would receive a commission on 4th January 1944 to the rank of P/O on probation (171012) who was promoted to F/O (war subs) on 4th July 1944."
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Re: 171012 Fg Off B Travers

Thanks guys. Can confirm it was Bernard by putting in his NCO number; his officer number just gave an initial
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Re: 171012 Fg Off B Travers

Does anyone have the full name, and serial numbers for his observer, P/O A H C W Patterson? He was apparently a F/Sgt on July 31, 1942 with 25 Sqn.

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Re: 171012 Fg Off B Travers

Here is a start, the A and W are for Alexander Winter:

http://www.aviation-safety.net/wikib....php?id=198373

His NCO serial number was 1559968.
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Re: 171012 Fg Off B Travers

Thanks for that RSwank.

It appears (London Gazette) that his officer's service number was 173298. Also, Alexander Winter Patterson received an MBE in the New Years Honours List of 1979.

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Re: 171012 Fg Off B Travers

In this instance as you found, googling Travers gazette 171012

Only brings up the pages for promotions after his initial commishion.

If you change the last digit to 1 however, assuming most men on page had similar batch of numbers, his commishioning shows up and it reveals that an OCR error placed a dash in the middle of his serial number, probably some dirt on the page.

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171011 travers gazette

Search for the three terms in google
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Thanks for solving that Dennis!
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