(Last updated: 04.02.11 - Alfred Pople)
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Alfred Pople (LAC) by Sue Winch (2010)
Rank: Leading Aircraftman
Joined 206: 26/06/1944
Flew with Ken: 0 times
In October 2010 I was contacted by Sue Winch as she had spotted her father on the 206 Squadron photograph from 1945 when they were based in Leuchars, Scotland. Alfred was born in West Ham, Essex in 1921 and was a tall chap at 6 foot 2 inches, he had 3 daughters. He died in Bromley in 2002 at the age of 80.
Sue believed that her father LAC Alfred Pople was a mechanic as part of the ground crew with 206 Squadron. This has now been confirmed after Sue received Alfred's RAF Service Record, within the 'Trade' section it states F.M.E which stands for Flight Mechanic Engines.
Alfred's Service Record lists the following key dates:
10.07.1941 - Enlisted
24.10.1941 - 9 S of TT (School of Technical Training) based in Morecambe
11.03.1942 - 11 RC (Reception Centre) based in Skegness
08.04.1942 - 5 COTU (Coastal Operation Training Unit)
26.06.1944 - 206 Squadron based at St Eval then Leuchars
11.10.1945 - 4206 SE (Servicing Echelon) based at RAF Oakington