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Oops!

Hi everyone,

I am a first timer to the Forum but a longtime follower.

I have a leather cased torch which has a inscription carved into the case "A.T. COURT ROYAL FLYING CORPS. 42(?) Squadron R.F.C. Can anyone tell me about this person or point me in the direction of further research?

I will try to attach some pics when I figure out how to do it.

regards,

Jim

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IPT

I can find papers for 59879 Albert Thomas Court, 41702 Arthur Thomas Court and 27332 Albert Thomas Joseph Court, but no mention of 42nd Sqn that I can see.

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JIMBODIXON

Thanks Lieut-General.

Do the papers on the two men mention squadrons? The detail on the case is unclear and 42 squadron is only my guess. Also, what other info ,if any, are in the papers?

Hope the attached pic is clearer as to inscription. Jim

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nieuport11

There is a casualty card for ATJ Court - he was gassed 11.9.17, but no squadron shown

The TNA files referred to above are:

Albert Thomas Court AIR 79/543/59879
Arthur Thomas Court AIR 79/393/41702
Albert Thomas Joseph Court AIR 79/278/27332
The squadrons should be mentioned in the files, but a fee is payable

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JIMBODIXON

Thanks Guys.

Just one more thing from an ignorant Colonial - what does TNA stand for?

Jim

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Bardess

It's The National Archives. nationalarchives.gov.uk

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HarryBrook

Looks a bit posh for an erk. Could it be "A. J. COURT"? An A. J. Court gazetted 2nd Lt. in this London Gazette, R.F.C. General List 9.9.1916.

https://www.thegazette.co.uk/London/issue/29768/supplement/9463

Edit to add: Full name Adrian James Court. service record on findmypast, but cannot see 42 Squadron

http://search.findmypast.co.uk/record?id=gbm%2fair76%2f107%2f0%2f0581&parentid=gbm%2fair76%2f18916&highlights=%22%22

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BFBSM

Jim,

I have just looked at A J Court, his full name Adrian James Court, is an Australian, records here: http://recordsearch.naa.gov.au/SearchNRetrieve/Interface/ViewImage.aspx?B=3431441, was commissioned as a Temporary 2nd Lt into the RFC on 15 April, 1914. His RAF records available on FindMyPast (http://search.findmypast.co.uk/record?id=gbm%2fair76%2f107%2f0%2f0581&parentid=gbm%2fair76%2f18916). The latter papers show him posted to 207 Squadron having trained to fly Handley Page bombers.

He was originally a member of 7th Battalion A.I.F. with number 92.

Mark

Edit: To add Squadron information.

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BFBSM

Jim,

This document may be of interest to you: Particulars of officers and record of service. You can order a copy of it from The National Archives, or ask if a member here can make a copy for you when they visit the archives next (there may be a cost involved).

Mark

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JIMBODIXON

Hi All,
A huge thank you to everyone who has taken the time to delve into this for me. On closer scrutiny under the right light it does indeed appear that the "T" might be "J". The tail of the J is very light but is there. I did wonder why a lowly erk would have a bit of officers kit, but thought no more of it.
I purchased the torch at the Feb 2015 Berwick swap meet here in Victoria so the Australian connection fits in nicely with your findings.

Jim

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JIMBODIXON

Thanks Tim,

I have now gathered a lot of info on this man. It would appear he was a first day lander at Gallipoli but I must do further research on this. He was very lucky to come out of it, being wounded at Gallipoli and surviving his term with the RFC.

regards

Jim

PS once again thanks to everyone who has assisted with this

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RDUDS

Hi Jim,

I found your name at the British & Commonwealth Military Badge Forum as having three broken groups of medals including one for 1122 Pte N Stephenson 13 Bn. This is my relation Noble Stephenson whose original photographic portrait I have. I was wondering would you consider selling this medal at any stage as I would be very keen to acquire it.

Regards,

Ryan

 

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JIMBODIXON

The medal has been returned to the family at the price that i paid for it.  I was happy to do so.

James

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Beaupre-sur-la-Lys
On 16/04/2016 at 01:29, JIMBODIXON said:

Oops!

Hi everyone,

I am a first timer to the Forum but a longtime follower.

I have a leather cased torch which has a inscription carved into the case "A.T. COURT ROYAL FLYING CORPS. 42(?) Squadron R.F.C. Can anyone tell me about this person or point me in the direction of further research?

I will try to attach some pics when I figure out how to do it.

regards,

Jim

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2nd Lieutenant Adrian James Court was at La Gorgue aerodrome (Beaupré Peninsula) with No. 42 Squadron, RFC.

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John H. Flymann

The 42nd squadron served as a reconnaissance squadron during the first world war.

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John H. Flymann

The 42nd squadron served as a reconnaissance squadron during the first world war. They used the British BE2 two-seated scout planes and later the British RE8 two-seaters. The first image is a BE2 while the secend is a RE8, both being made by the British Royal Factory.                                                                                             1111.jpg.699a5a49471d18957afdc4dd608ad919.jpg11111.jpg.9791e86281899163a1a7b897419d9476.jpg

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