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Forum: Amble and Hauxley 27-10-2018, 06:52 PM
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Posted By Coquet
Can only see his medal index card, ties with the...

Can only see his medal index card, ties with the absent voters list nicely. Served initially with the Army Service Corps, transferred to the Machine Gun Corps at some point. If the information from...
Forum: Amble and Hauxley 27-10-2018, 08:51 AM
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Posted By Coquet
Yes - is that our James Rowell from Queen Street...

Yes - is that our James Rowell from Queen Street on the AVL? - if so the service papers are a different man.
-probable other serving siblings or relatives are John Foster Rowell and George William...
Forum: Amble and Hauxley 24-10-2018, 09:57 AM
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Posted By Coquet
In Mr Rowell's list of existing honours it says...

In Mr Rowell's list of existing honours it says 'General Service Medal' - do we know what campaign that was for?
Forum: Amble and Hauxley 22-10-2018, 11:43 AM
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Posted By Coquet
This is a transcription, I'm not certain...

This is a transcription, I'm not certain regarding the handwritten words:

CASE 2127

James ROWELL — 51 years

Special Constable

4, Dilston Terrace, Amble
Forum: Amble and Hauxley 12-08-2018, 07:19 PM
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Posted By Coquet
Lucky man anyway.

Lucky man anyway.
Forum: Amble and Hauxley 12-08-2018, 07:19 PM
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Posted By Coquet
I was just looking at a photo of his aircraft...

I was just looking at a photo of his aircraft type wondering if he was in the tail or the upper gun behind the wings. Now answered!
Forum: Amble and Hauxley 12-08-2018, 06:43 PM
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Posted By Coquet
I've just remembered that someone was after...

I've just remembered that someone was after Hollydog's photo of the Robson children a while back for some publication. Oops. forgot to reply. :o
Forum: Amble and Hauxley 12-08-2018, 06:20 PM
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Posted By Coquet
I think the remark by the survivor regarding...

I think the remark by the survivor regarding slipstream is his last thought before being rendered unconscious - that is he momentarily though the collision with the farmhouse was hitting slipstream,...
Forum: Amble and Hauxley 12-08-2018, 04:28 AM
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Posted By Coquet
I see visibility was 2,500 feet at the time and...

I see visibility was 2,500 feet at the time and probably 13 bombers in the group?- 3 in the 'circuit' at the time of the crash. I assume 'circuit' means those getting ready to land.
Forum: Amble and Hauxley 11-08-2018, 10:14 PM
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Posted By Coquet
point '13' in the original document suggests that...

point '13' in the original document suggests that there may have been - possibly - a gallantry award recommendation in the civilian field - - anyone aware of this award?
Forum: Amble and Hauxley 11-08-2018, 10:03 PM
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Posted By Coquet
I've actually exchanged a few emails with th son...

I've actually exchanged a few emails with th son of the surviving air crew member. Nothing recent so I assume he's also a facebook drone now. :)
Forum: Amble and Hauxley 11-08-2018, 09:50 PM
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Posted By Coquet
Without having to trawl back though other records...

Without having to trawl back though other records does anyone recall the bombers' mission and why they ended up at a fighter base in the north east?

My now worthless memory says the mission was...
Forum: Amble and Hauxley 11-08-2018, 09:43 PM
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Posted By Coquet
I see the surviving aircrew member felt like the...

I see the surviving aircrew member felt like the aircraft 'Jarred violently', possibly they had hit the slipstream of another aircraft - then ...he recalls nothing.
Forum: Amble and Hauxley 11-08-2018, 09:40 PM
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Posted By Coquet
here's a couple of photos of original documents...

here's a couple of photos of original documents you might find of interest:
Forum: Amble and Hauxley 11-08-2018, 09:08 PM
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Posted By Coquet
Our page was here: ...

Our page was here:

https://www.fusilier.co.uk/boats_planes/robson_stirling_cliff_house_farm_togston.htm

I do have copies of the Acklington record book for WW2 but the accident report for that...
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