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Old 12th June 2008, 14:52
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825 Sqn Swordfish shot down 29/5/40

Hi guys

I am aware that five Swordfish from 825 Squadron were shot down by Bf109s near Calais on 29 May 1940. The following aircrew were taken prisoner. Can anyone provide Christian names:

Lt A. Neeley, Lt R. Wood, Sub Lt(A) J. Nicholson, N/Air V. Moore, N/Air F. Rumsey.

Has anyone seen a report by 825 Squadron survivors?

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Old 12th June 2008, 16:01
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Re: 825 Sqn Swordfish shot down 29/5/40

Lt Alexander Desmond Neely - took part in the great escape

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Old 12th June 2008, 19:15
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Re: 825 Sqn Swordfish shot down 29/5/40

Thanks for that Amrit.

Will be in touch.

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Old 12th June 2008, 20:30
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Re: 825 Sqn Swordfish shot down 29/5/40

Brian,

Sorry to be off post, just to let you know your pm box is full & wont accept mail !!

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Old 13th June 2008, 12:27
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Re: 825 Sqn Swordfish shot down 29/5/40

Hi Mervyn

Contactable now - thanks for the reminder!

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Old 15th June 2008, 05:42
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Re: 825 Sqn Swordfish shot down 29/5/40

Brian;

Names for the officers, and at least the serial numbers for the enlisted TAGs.

Lt. Alec Desmond Neely, RN (P)
Lt. Robert Geoffrey Wood RN (O)
A/S-Lt.(A) John Trevor Nicholson, RN (P)
NA F. G. Rumsey, RN, Fx.79423 (TAG)
NA1 V. D. A. Moore, RN Fx.77518 (TAG)

Sorry, don't have more on them.

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Old 13th March 2018, 15:34
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Re: 825 Sqn Swordfish shot down 29/5/40

Hi.

I've just come across this rather old post while researching Moore.

His full name was Victor Sydney Moore, and there seems to be some confusion over the date of him being shot down.

There is a rather full post on the RAFCommands forum, but it appears that he was shot down with Neely on the 28th May, with Neely being captured. Moore seems to have made it back to the UK and was shot down and taken POW on the 29th May.

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