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  • FarlamAirframes
    Scrap Metal Man
    • Nov 2007
    • 1480

    WRP ALLEN RAF 1920's

    Just popped down to the local Antiques Fair at Naworth Castle and came back with this. A Watertight trunk from 1920's

    According to Flight Global there was a stores officer Flight Lieutenant WRP Allen assigned to Iraq in 1923 and Egypt in 1926.

    http://www.flightglobal.com/pdfarchi...0-%200245.html

    http://www.flightglobal.com/pdfarchi...0-%200069.html

    The trunk was sold/made by Jones Bros of Wolverhampton and they appeared to have disappeared by early 30's.

    Can anyone add anymore detail for the officer or the trunk?
    Last edited by FarlamAirframes; 27th October 2012, 12:04.
    Kind Regards,

    Brian
  • Ross_McNeill
    Timewaster Magnet...
    • Jan 2000
    • 857

    #2
    First appears in the Air Force List in April 1918 as Equipment Branch Flying Officer so if you search the Online London Gazette for RFC/Army service prior to this you should find him.

    William Richard Percy Allen, Service Number 10063
    (he is the only W R P Allen in the RAF at this time)

    Air Force list and to a lesser extent Flight Archives will give you all his postings for before and after he attains the rank of Squadron Leader 1st July 1928.

    Regards
    Ross
    Restorer of Canberra PR.9 XH175 and anon (but looking more like 8249) Anson Mk.II

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    • FarlamAirframes
      Scrap Metal Man
      • Nov 2007
      • 1480

      #3
      Thanks Ross - he is in service in 1917 with the RFC as a second Lt.
      - retired in 1932 and then returns as Squadron Leader in 1940

      http://www.london-gazette.co.uk/issu.../1383/page.pdf

      http://www.flightglobal.com/pdfarchi...0-%201069.html

      http://www.flightglobal.com/pdfarchi...0-%202120.html
      Kind Regards,

      Brian

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      • FarlamAirframes
        Scrap Metal Man
        • Nov 2007
        • 1480

        #4
        Appears to have been born in Northampton in 1890. Worked as a clerk in 1911 and ended up in the RFC then the RAF - working his way up to Squadron Leader.

        Died in Abingdon in 1947. Widow Florence.
        Kind Regards,

        Brian

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