F/O G.N. Flanders

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  1. Jba45ww2

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    I came across this small box which was given to F/O G.N. Flanders as a token of appreciation for his service. When I opened it also included his Service Medal, 1939-1945 Star Medal and The France and Germany Star. I checked to try to find Mr. Flanders using my reference books and then searching on the site but did not have any success. Many Thanks
    box 1.JPG box 2.JPG
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  2. Tricky Dicky

    Tricky Dicky Don'tre member

    A possible

    George Newton Flanders
    BIRTH 18 JUN 1924 • Stamford, Lincolnshire, England
    DEATH JUN 1988 • Stamford, Huntingdonshire, Northamptonshire, Rutland, England

    Interestingly in one part it says:

    Marriage 12/1945 USA

    This may be why and I am guesing here that you have picked up the box on your side of the pond, maybe you can check out the US marriage side?

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  3. Jba45ww2

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    Many Thanks for the information. I will pursue the marriage lead.
  4. Tricky Dicky

    Tricky Dicky Don'tre member

    Checking around again this morning, the only 'fly in the ointment' is that he seems also to have a marriage in the UK at the same time :omg::wacko:

    England & Wales, Civil Registration Marriage Index, 1916-2005
    Name: George N Flanders
    Registration Date: Oct 1945
    [Nov 1945]
    [Dec 1945]
    Registration Quarter: Oct-Nov-Dec
    Registration district: East Elloe
    Inferred County: Lincolnshire
    Spouse: Eunice J Tingle
    Volume Number: 7a
    Page Number: 1189

    So perhaps the family tree have it wrong, perhaps he married in the UK and then went to the USA during his service with the RAF on an exchange for a period and left the box behind when he/they moved back to UK.
    I will ask the originator of the tree if they have any more details

    Is it your intent to try and return these items to the family?


    His son was born in UK in 1948 so I assume he was back there by then
    England & Wales, Civil Registration Birth Index, 1916-2007
    Name: Clive N Flanders
    Registration Date: Oct 1948
    [Nov 1948]
    [Dec 1948]
    Registration Quarter: Oct-Nov-Dec
    Registration district: Stamford
    Inferred County: Lincolnshire
    Mother's Maiden Name: Tingle
    Volume Number: 3b
    Page Number: 190
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  5. Tricky Dicky

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    Looks like Clive married

    England & Wales, Civil Registration Marriage Index, 1916-2005
    Name: Clive N Flanders
    Registration Date: Jul 1973
    [Aug 1973]
    [Sep 1973]
    Registration Quarter: Jul-Aug-Sep
    Registration district: Peterborough
    Inferred County: Huntingdonshire
    Spouse: Jennifer Poole
    Volume Number: 4b
    Page Number: 1803

    But I cant find any children from that marriage as yet

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  6. travers1940

    travers1940 Well-Known Member

    There is a George Newton Flanders commissioned into the RAF recorded in The London Gazette in 1945

    Supplement to The London Gazette 5th June 1945 page 2843

    Royal Air Force Volunteer Reserve General Duties Branch
    Appointed to Comm as Plt.Offs on prob (emergency)
    ACM 2CL
    1st April 1945
    1818312 George Newton Flanders (180532)
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  7. nedrutland

    nedrutland Junior Member

    His address at death was still in Stamford (28, Scotgate); his date of death was 7th June 1988.
    (Info from probate, using Find a will | GOV.UK)
  8. gmyles

    gmyles Senior Member

    From Air Force Lists 1945



    Hope this helps

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  11. nedrutland

    nedrutland Junior Member

    I have now spoken - over a hedge (responsibly) - with a neighbour who was at school with the sister.

    He was known as 'Newton Fanders' and, with his brother, was at Stamford School. The family had a tiny florist's shop on Scotgate, Stamford; next door was the garage of the father of the author Coln Dexter (Morse). Scotgate, until the 1960s, was part of the Great North Road (now A1), the main road from London to Edinburgh.

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