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Hello '354 Griggs'
The service information was extracted from various R.F.C. Routine Orders and Field Returns held at the National Archives, Kew, and a Cross and Cockade article about the Headquarters Wireless Telegraphy Unit and No.9 (Wireless) Squadron.

I have copies of the documents mentioned and will post their NA references when I have had time to look at them

Thanks for posting a picture of Griggs medals.
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Post Options Post Options   Thanks (0) Thanks(0)   Quote 354 Griggs Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: 24 Jun 2016 at 20:37
Thanks very much Mr Pugh, any information you may have will be very welcome. As mentioned on another thread I don't really have any expert knowledge to bring to the forum, I only have my GG Uncle's photos and service record from the RAF coupled with the desire to know more of what he did.
If the forum thinks it useful I'll put up all the photos I have including crashed aircraft, group photos etc.
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Post Options Post Options   Thanks (0) Thanks(0)   Quote whiskymac Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: 28 Jun 2016 at 09:42
I for one would certainly be interested in seeing your photos.

With reference to your other post with the group photo, your GG Uncle did seem to have a somewhat 'severe countenance' - or perhaps he simply didn't like being photographed!
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Post Options Post Options   Thanks (0) Thanks(0)   Quote 354 Griggs Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: 28 Jun 2016 at 17:24
Thanks whiskymac. I do have quite a few!
I think you are right on both counts with respect to his character, as you will see.
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AIR1/749/204/3/65 - No.4 Squadron, R.F.C. Field Returns.

Images of original page and part transcription of Field Return.




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No.354 S.C. Griggs

AIR1/808/204/4/1194 – Headquarter Routine Orders, November 1912 – June 1913.

As a Sapper (No.19349), 59 Company, Royal Engineers, transferred to the Royal Flying Corps on probation, and posted to No.2 Squadron as a 2nd Class Air Mechanic, 28 August 1912.

Final transfer approved in Headquarters Daily Routine Orders dated 30 November 1912.

Posted to No.4 Squadron, Royal Flying Corps, 16 December 1912.

Appointed 1st Class Air Mechanic, 31 December 1912.

Selected to attend the Aero Show at Olympia. Paraded under Sergeant Major Squires at 9.30 a.m. in "walking out dress" with greatcoats. Proceeded to Vauxhall by the 10.18 a.m. train from Farnborough and marched to the Olympia. Met at the Addison Road entrance at 12 noon by a representative of the Royal Aero Club, 15 February 1913.

Proceeded to Larkhill by W.D. motor lorry on temporary duty, and returned on completion, 20 February 1913.

Proceeded to Reading by Government motor car on temporary duty, and returned on completion, 3 April 1913.

Proceeded to the Central Flying School for a course of instruction, 15 May 1913.

More information to follow (when I can find time to look through my records)SmileGeek
All the best,
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Wow! Thank you very much Rob
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AIR1/749/204/3/65 - No.4 Squadron Field Returns

Transcribed Field Return and cropped image of original page.
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Thank you so much Rob!
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AIR1/806/204/4/1189 – HQ’s RFC (Home) Routine Orders. Aug.-Oct. 1914.

Routine Order dated 19 August 1914.

The Flight of No.4 Squadron R.F.C. (Overseas Expeditionary Force) consisting of the undermentioned Officers, N.C.O.'s and men at present at Dover on detached duty are posted to Reserve Aeroplane Squadron from 1.8.14.
354 1st A.M. Griggs S.


Routine Order dated 9 September 1914.
The following proceeded overseas this day and are posted from Reserve Aeroplane Squadron to No.4 Squadron Expeditionary Force.
354 1st A.M. Griggs.


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