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I didn't know Vladimir Putin served with the Royal Irish....

 

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I’m glad it wasn’t just me, or in this case SWMBO who mentioned it🤣

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Clue= Not only was he the first, but soon after he was the first to achieve again.

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Hopefully this won’t muddy the waters, he has been on WIT before, for the first of his firsts, but not the second instance of his next first endeavour against another “first timer”

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Giles Blennerhasset?

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55 minutes ago, neverforget said:

Giles Blennerhasset?

I don’t think so, unit is not quite right, as Gile was commissioned in to the Royal Irish Fusiliers not the Royal Irish Regiment.  But boy what an interesting Chap Giles is.  If you haven’t already, check out his photo albums and flying log;

www.Europeana.eu/en/item/2020601/https_1914_1918_europeana_eu_contributions_3348 

 

Jim

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I can't seem to get that link to work Jim. 🤔

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1 minute ago, neverforget said:

I can't seem to get that link to work Jim. 🤔

Yes, I couldn’t get it to create the hyperlink.  Please try copy n paste to the browser address bar.

 

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2 minutes ago, 16thBNCanScotJim said:

Yes, I couldn’t get it to create the hyperlink.  Please try copy n paste to the browser address bar.

 

Enjoy

I tried that, it's just not having it for some reason Jim 

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1 minute ago, 16thBNCanScotJim said:

Please try copy n paste to the browser address bar.

Sorry,have tried still no go for me either😁

 

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Can we rule out "Irish Ace" then John?

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Bingo, it works for me BUT as you said earlier it’s not him😁

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Yes indeed what a fine collection. Up for sale by the looks of it. Thanks for digging that one out Jim. 👍

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To keep this one going, clue= he changed his profession before 1914

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On 29/09/2021 at 19:35, neverforget said:

Can we rule out "Irish Ace" then John?

 

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On 29/09/2021 at 19:35, neverforget said:

Can we rule out "Irish Ace" then John?

Sorry missed that question earlier.

No not an Irish Ace,he unfortunately never managed that accolade although his new profession has probably been identified

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2 Lt. R. Skene?

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20 minutes ago, neverforget said:

2 Lt. R. Skene?

No not Skene, this chaps family is Irish, but he was born in Devon, as I said he has featured on here for one of his “firsts”, it’s the other two firsts I’m looking for, they wouldn’t have been mentioned in Burke’s Peerage (clue)😁

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39 minutes ago, Knotty said:

No not Skene, this chaps family is Irish, but he was born in Devon, as I said he has featured on here for one of his “firsts”, it’s the other two firsts I’m looking for, they wouldn’t have been mentioned in Burke’s Peerage (clue)😁

Gotya! 😁

Hubert Dunsterville Harvey-Kelly

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Well done Steve👍

That’s him, first RFC pilot in France in front of his commander Major C. Burke , the first pilot to engage and bring down an enemy plane, notably a German Taube, which in 1911 was the first plane to be documented dropping aerial bombs, and in 1912, it was Germany’s first mass produced military aircraft.

A pretty impressive set firsts to add to a single name.

https://en.m.wikipedia.org/wiki/H._D._Harvey-Kelly

https://en.m.wikipedia.org/wiki/Etrich_Taube

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Forgot the links😁
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Good post John..👍

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Thanks for the compliment

Next WIT….bit of a split personality 

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2 hours ago, Knotty said:

Thanks for the compliment

Next WIT….bit of a split personality 

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So was he a spy?

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No not a spy Jon, a common soldier to start with.

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