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Remembered Today:

58 WING RAF in 1919


Jonathan Saunders

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The above named died 30/4/1919 and was buried in Sheerness cemetery. I thought she would give me an opprtunity to research a female in the services during the WW1 period.

Unfortunatley her service record did not tell me much. Her no. 25645, aged

19 when she enrolled in the WRAF 2/1/1919 and living with her parents at 17

Charles St., Blue Town, Sheerness. She enrolled for "immobile" service,

meaning she would work in her town or district and the enrolment was for 12

mths duration only. On her statement of service frustratingly no entries

have been made although she did die just 4 mths later - I am presuming from Spanish Flu although of course this may be the wrong answer.

The only really useful info from her service paper was that on enrolment she was posted to 58 Wing, RAF. Can anyone shed any light on 58 Wing in or around 1919? Was it based at Sheerness or elsewhere? Had it previously been RNAS (with the then still in use Sheerness dockyard and Nore defence)?

Any info or suggestions grateful received.

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Guest Pete Wood

I thought the aerodrome on the Isle of Sheppey was at Eastchurch (and was the former RNAS base).

204 Training Depot Station was certainly there in March 1919, if that is of help.

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