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223246 Cpl C E Langbridge RAF


Ravrick

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Hi, I have a medal named to 223246 Cpl C E Langbridge RAF, how do I find out if this man was aircrew on ground crew? Cheers, Rick

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Have you downloaded his RN service register, looked at the RAF muster list and his RAF service record?

Name Langbridge, Claude Ewart Leate

Official Number: F23246

Place of Birth: Great Torrington

Date of Birth: 24 June 1882

http://www.nationalarchives.gov.uk/documen...p;resultcount=1

AIR 10/233 Addenda to Vol I of RAF 1918 Muster Roll

AIR 10/234 Addenda to Vol 2 of RAF 1918 Muster Roll

AIR 10/236 RAF Muster Roll, 1st April 1918, Vol 3, also Addenda and Supplementary Addenda

AIR 10/237 RAF Muster Roll, 1st April 1918, Vols 1 and 2

AIR 1/819/204/4/1316 Three books: R.A.F. airmen muster roll

AIR 79/2010 (service numbers 223150 - 223309)

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Have you downloaded his RN service register, looked at the RAF muster list and his RAF service record?

Name Langbridge, Claude Ewart Leate

Official Number: F23246

Place of Birth: Great Torrington

Date of Birth: 24 June 1882

http://www.nationalarchives.gov.uk/documen...p;resultcount=1

AIR 10/233 Addenda to Vol I of RAF 1918 Muster Roll

AIR 10/234 Addenda to Vol 2 of RAF 1918 Muster Roll

AIR 10/236 RAF Muster Roll, 1st April 1918, Vol 3, also Addenda and Supplementary Addenda

AIR 10/237 RAF Muster Roll, 1st April 1918, Vols 1 and 2

AIR 1/819/204/4/1316 Three books: R.A.F. airmen muster roll

AIR 79/2010 (service numbers 223150 - 223309)

Hi, many thanks for the guidance and info, Rick

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Btw the distinction between air and ground crew was not fixed in WWI, an OR could be used as either depending on circumstances. Also there was far less scope for air crew because of the size of the buses.

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For example would you regard a pilot as air crew or ground crew? What about a dispatch rider or a fitter (aero)?

Sgt William McCudden went to France in August 1914 in command of the squadron transport, even though he was a qualified pilot and there is doubt whether he flew operationally.

James McCudden went to France in August 1914 as a dispatch rider & fitter, became an oberver later, and then a pilot, VC etc etc

Another fitter I've researched split his time between the ground and increasingly (particularly post war) as an air gunner. With him the DFM was a bit of a give away, but there were few other clues.

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