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uniform of G.A.B. COOPER

Posted: 6 Nov 2012 9:40AM GMT
Classification: Query
Edited: 6 Nov 2012 1:31PM GMT
Surnames: Cooper
George A B Cooper is/was my Uncle. Born Q3 1912, parents John William & Laura Emily (nee Rodwell), baptised 3rd November 1912.

There ends the information I have on him apart from a photograph of a very handsome man in uniform. I was wondering if any-one was able to identify either his cap badge, uniform or both.

Uncle George is the biggest brick wall I have in my tree. I would really like to find out what happened to him. Hours of searching on my part have proved fruitless.

Any hints, tips, advice or evidence would be very much appreciated
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Re: uniform of G.A.B. COOPER

Posted: 6 Nov 2012 5:50PM GMT
Classification: Query
I think the cap badge is for the Royal Army Service Corps.

Re: uniform of G.A.B. COOPER

Posted: 6 Nov 2012 7:11PM GMT
Classification: Query
Thank you, most helpful.

Re: uniform of G.A.B. COOPER

Posted: 15 Aug 2013 3:50PM GMT
Classification: Military
Edited: 15 Aug 2013 3:57PM GMT
It is very possible he was in the Azore Islands in 1944. Note information from my website on him:

" The third squadron was a composite unit. Coinciding with a command change, number 269 squadron ( HK ) ( R.A.F. ) celebrated its eighth organizational anniversary on December 7, 1944. Wing Commander G.A.B. Cooper was welcomed by at least 35 officers, 39 N.C.O’s and 102 other ranks. A mixture of maritime patrol, the squadron conducted air sea rescue, meteorological and target towing missions. On rare occasion, the squadron was called upon to use its previous renowned experience in U-boat hunting and vessel escort. "

I hope this might help.

Re: uniform of G.A.B. COOPER

Posted: 15 Aug 2013 5:19PM GMT
Classification: Query
Thank you for the post, Mark - very interesting. Could you possibly send me a pm containing the address of your website?

Re: uniform of G.A.B. COOPER

Posted: 15 Aug 2013 6:20PM GMT
Classification: Query
Try a Google ? or search engine for:

convoycu49-1944

I'm not sure if this forum allows a link. Also, by chance, does that photograph have a date. With your permission, I'll post his picture with my commanders section being developed. Thank-you !

Re: uniform of G.A.B. COOPER

Posted: 23 Aug 2013 3:45PM GMT
Classification: Query
Surnames: G.A.B. Cooper
I have discovered a file with his signature. Would like to forward, however, this forum might not allow it. Might aid in confirming your search. Add @yahoo.com to my name if you don't get the attachment and visit with me direct...
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Re: uniform of G.A.B. COOPER

Posted: 10 Sep 2013 1:44PM GMT
Classification: Query
At some point over the past two years, I consulted your office on a question, sought advice on a point of reference or used material from your website. You were kind enough to assist me with my work that is now completed. Your efforts are appreciated and I Thank-you ! This information has been placed into use and is now being shared. Grateful acknowledgment is directed to you ! Best regards and thoughts !

http://convoycu49-1944.com/

Mark C. Keever
4131 W. Nicolet Av.
Phoenix, Arizona U.S.A. 85051-8141
623-937-6893



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