JA Gray ID 7516670 RAF

Discussion in 'The War In The Air' started by Gail Everitt, Nov 22, 2021.

  1. AB64

    AB64 Senior Member

    I'd say "Rysland" - you wouldn't put the individuals unit into their home address - like 4jonboy I just looked at street view in case it had a name on the house, but nothing, but then a house name can be a temporary thing given by those that live there at the time and ditched once they moved on
     
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  2. 4jonboy

    4jonboy Daughter of a 56 Recce Patron

    The house name doesn't really matter does it? We were talking about the initials on the pin badge ERCT and what that means.
     
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  3. P-Squared

    P-Squared Member

    House names change with time. However, that is definitely an address in Berwick-on-Tweed. ‘Royal air’ makes no sense in any context.
     
  4. JohnH

    JohnH Active Member

    I have looked for the 1939 Register entries for 20 North Road, Berwick-upon-Tweed. I can find no records at this address so far, I have the found sheet with details of houses no. 6 to 16 North Road.
     
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  5. Gail Everitt

    Gail Everitt Member

    Thanks guys for getting involved and helping me with this.

    I think I will write to 20 North Road and see if I can find out anything from there.
     
  6. Gail Everitt

    Gail Everitt Member

    Ah. Is it actually ‘North’ Road? I’ve taken a clearer picture of the address. Maybe zoom in and see what you think.

    Blimmin fancy writing…lol
     

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    JohnH Active Member

  8. Gail Everitt

    Gail Everitt Member

    Yep, looking to find out what that means too.
     
  9. Richard Lewis

    Richard Lewis Member

    Agreed, but a brainteaser nonetheless.

    About 15 miles west of Berwick-upon-Tweed is a place called Ryslaw. It looks, at least to me, to be the name of the house on the address. The ‘y’ in ‘Gray’ from the line above is on the end of the house name which confuses things.

    Richard

    From a 1940s map:

    Ryslaw.JPG
     
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  10. P-Squared

    P-Squared Member

    My thoughts as well (as in the ‘y’ of ‘Gray’ confusing the next line.). If anything, I’d suggest the house - 20 North Road - is named after that village, for some reason.
     
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  11. Gail Everitt

    Gail Everitt Member

    Oh wow!!!! Great work!
     
  12. 4jonboy

    4jonboy Daughter of a 56 Recce Patron

    I concur, it's Ryslaw. Well done Richard:).
     
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