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Sqn unconfirmed - but probably 31 Sqn. A page from my grandfather's (A/Sgt Ernest Macro - 22 Bty MMGS) photo album of his time in India during the Great War and 3rd Afghan War. At Gondal in 1919. I think probably linked to a MGC Concentration and Demonstration Camp. Photos on the opposite page are captioned as such.

 

Regards, Paul

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Kimberley John Lindsay

Dear Paul,

Super! Thanks for the 1919 BE2c album photos: possibly of 31 Sqn, taken by Sgt Ernest Macro.

I attach for your interest part of the saga of one of the Pilots (G. D. Longfellow, who died in India after leaving the RAF), whose medals and portrait some lucky collector holds - and details as well as the medals of a 31 Sqn Observer (2/Lieut David Thomson, RAF), in my collection. 

Perhaps you could beam me individuell 773194858_2-LIEUT.F-OFFR.D.THOMSONRAF.jpg.3327eb416f04efb55c99f19ad5c1f616.jpg2113319320_31SqnRAFRollforIGSmedal.jpg.2f6fcc5bdc0036d8857fc45adcdacda6.jpg1833423428_Be2c31SqnandLongfellowsBWMVictoryandIGSAfghNWF1919.jpg.9e4c917b70cdd850c738f709b3894019.jpg1448831058_AIR-76forObsD.ThomsonattdRAF31Sqn.jpg.18abb3a922c34244c39e99675669d16f.jpg749938052_IGSRollRAFF-OD.Thomson.JPG.192bbcab0204d7468a91d9bfb226bf04.JPG1867163140_RFCRollforLieutD.Thomson.jpg.aae5cb864b3371f14864a94e19188a90.jpgIMG_20181211_0001.thumb.jpg.159e0ca3ad79bc7c309772a1e8b4e70d.jpg1966513834_Impressednamingonthe2LtF-OffrD.Thomsonmedals.jpg.53e062ccd5db8dbc0ab8a4a77cc8392d.jpg825548469_MICLtD.Thomson.jpg.29f8f49c75db5eaba370edf3cf04a590.jpgscans of those four photos, please? thelindsayhouse@web.de

I would be more than grateful!

Kindest regards,

Kim.

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quemerford

Aircraft shown are BE.2e: note unequal-span wings of this later version.

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15 minutes ago, quemerford said:

Aircraft shown are BE.2e: note unequal-span wings of this later version.

 

Thanks for the clarification quemerford.I suspect the photos were taken autumn 1919 - but that's just my best guess.  

 

Regards, Paul

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12 hours ago, Kimberley John Lindsay said:

part of the saga of one of the Pilots (G. D. Longfellow, who died in India after leaving the RAF), whose medals and portrait some lucky collector holds - and details as well as the medals of a 31 Sqn Observer (2/Lieut David Thomson, RAF), in my collection. 

Thanks for sharing Kim. These photos are too secure to extract and scan individually - I can probably do photos of them - give some time to have a go.

Best, Paul

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Kimberley John Lindsay

Dear Paul,

Yes, I quite understand that the album is fragile, and flattening it on a scanner perhaps not quite the best way to treat it. 

Photos? Super. By all means let me pay for any expenses involved.

Son Philip (39) took a picture of the medal DSC_0506.JPG.49016e205cd5caa3361f2eab9a9323e2.JPGnaming today: 2/Lieut. D. THOMSON, R.A.F. (BWM and Victory); F-OFFR. D. THOMSON, R.A.F. (IGS).

Kindest regards,

Kim.

 

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