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Old 3rd Mar 2019, 13:02
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RAF Suvla barracks

Excuse my indulgence but can anybody to help identify the location of this photo. Pictured is my 97yr old grandfather who is about to die of heart failure. This picture has been discovered with no notes or description. All I know is that he joined at least a year before the war, was a fitter on Spitfire, Mosquito and Liberator and left as a corporal on 1947.

Any gen gratefully received. His other ranks service number is 641 684.

Thank you.


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Old 3rd Mar 2019, 13:21
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A quick root around on-line and there may have been a Sulva Block at Uxbridge. Maybe a starter for you.....
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Old 3rd Mar 2019, 14:51
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Suvla Block, RAF Uxbridge

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The Times (Hillingdon & Uxbridge version, that is) reported on a ceremony held on 31 March 2010, to mark the closure of RAF Uxbridge. https://www.hillingdontimes.co.uk/ne...-raf-uxbridge/

Within the text is mentioned "... an IRA bomb attack on the Suvla accommodation block in January 1981. Fortunately, no-one was killed in the blast."

A substantial article on this historic station that was established in 1915, is on Wiki - https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/RAF_Uxbridge

My Dad spent a while in the hospital in 1927.
Probably named for Suvla Bay - Gallipoli ....
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Old 3rd Mar 2019, 15:22
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You could apply for a copy of his service records.... they cost 30 though. https://www.gov.uk/get-copy-military-service-records
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Old 3rd Mar 2019, 15:46
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Same block called as Uxbridge as well.

http://aircrewremembered.com/editori...wood--w760.jpg

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Old 3rd Mar 2019, 15:58
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Sure looks like it in this where all the barracks are here.
Row 4, 6 across.

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Old 3rd Mar 2019, 16:20
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Here's to your Grandad, WWW. *sips whisky*
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