R.A.F. Squadron Leader (Middle East 1942) but who was he?

Discussion in 'Searching for Someone & Military Genealogy' started by High Wood, Jun 22, 2018.

  1. High Wood

    High Wood Well-Known Member

    I cannot work out the man's surname from his signature. Brooley, Brosley, Brodley, Prooley.

    If anyone can please let me know.

    Thank you.


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  2. Blutto

    Blutto Plane Mad

    Just spent a while looking at this and cannot get much further than you have. First initial could be a W and I concur with Broo or Broa, but not sure after that.
    It looks like an L follows, rather than a D or even a K. Is it right to assume the flourish at the end is the tail of a Y or is just a flourish?
    Checked the photographic search engines and nothing came up there.
  3. Seroster

    Seroster Canadian researcher

    I wonder if he'd be mentioned in the Desert Air Force book I have at home. I'm not sure how to remind myself.
  4. Blutto

    Blutto Plane Mad

    I always found that tying a knot in my hanky worked :)
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  5. Blutto

    Blutto Plane Mad

    Pleased that you took it as it was intended. One has to be so careful these days.
  6. Seroster

    Seroster Canadian researcher

    I can be very touchy about some things but that was a good one.

    I'll make myself a "to do after I get home" list.
  7. 4jonboy

    4jonboy Daughter of a 56 Recce

    I think it could be Broadey
  8. Charley Fortnum

    Charley Fortnum Dreaming of Red Eagles

    W. E. Broadley, to my eyes.

    Could be wrong.

    Edit: some Googling has turned up hits for various Broadleys residing in Kent.
  9. High Wood

    High Wood Well-Known Member

    Many thanks for your efforts

    My thoughts were: Brooley, Proley, Prooley. Prosley and Grooley, none of which appear to be proper names; and, Brodley, Brosley, Rooley and Grosley which are proper names. Of these last surnames .only Maurice Rooley (161497) served in the RAF during WW2 but was not commissioned until 1944.
  10. High Wood

    High Wood Well-Known Member

    No hits for a Broadey serving with the RAF in the London Gazette. Many thanks though.
  11. Tony56

    Tony56 Member Patron

    Can you tell us the details on the bottom right of his photo, is there a location?
  12. High Wood

    High Wood Well-Known Member

    Sorry, I should have mentioned it at the beginning. Paramount Studios, Alexandria. Egypt.
  13. Seroster

    Seroster Canadian researcher

    Coming back to this, finally - any idea which squadron?

    This book has some useful tables... BUT NO INDEX. It's a crying shame, honestly.

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