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  • Chipmunk Carol
    Surly bond slipper
    • Aug 2003
    • 2674

    Upavon Great War records

    Does anyone have a good contact for getting hold of Great War flying records specifically at Upavon please?

    I'm doing some serious research on Charles Herbert Austin.

    Thank you
    Chipmunk Carol
    aka Janie.
    de Havilland forever!
  • Sabrejet
    Rank 5 Registered User
    • Mar 2010
    • 1645

    #2
    Janie.

    WW1 records are few and far between (I see he was there June to October 1918): there's what looks like a War Diary held by the National Archives (AIR 29/604) but from past experience this will contain only a potted history of pre-ww2 events.

    My suggestion would be to contact the RAF Museum, which might hold his flying log book; ditto Leeds University Liddle Collection. You might also find records of some of the other units he was with (5 School of Aeronautics; Armament School, Uxbridge; No.3 Fighting School) but again from past experience it's usually the case that those records don't survive.

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    • Chipmunk Carol
      Surly bond slipper
      • Aug 2003
      • 2674

      #3
      Sabrejet
      Im very grateful indeed for your response and particularly your time. Ill follow up those leads.
      de Havilland forever!

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      • Ex Brat
        Rank 5 Registered User
        • Mar 2013
        • 212

        #4
        Looks like there is plenty at TNA to warrant a day of photographing records.

        If you use search term Upavon (only) there are quite a few more hits from the National Aerospace Library search engine too.
        Last edited by Ex Brat; 12th January 2019, 15:51.

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        • Resmoroh
          Rank 5 Registered User
          • Apr 2007
          • 975

          #5
          Try getting a copy of Wings Over Wiltshire: An Aeronautical History of Wiltshire by Rod Priddle

          Or contact Rod Priddle. He's the expert!

          HTH
          Resmoroh
          Meteorology is a science: good meteorology is an art.

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          • Chipmunk Carol
            Surly bond slipper
            • Aug 2003
            • 2674

            #6
            Thank you Sabrejet, Ex Brat & Resmoroh. That gives me a good starting point. Much appreciated.
            de Havilland forever!

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            • Sabrejet
              Rank 5 Registered User
              • Mar 2010
              • 1645

              #7
              Incidentally I have the Wings Over Wiltshire book so can copy the Upavon sections for you if required.

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