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The Airmen's Stories - P/O C A Bell


Charles Algernon Bell was commissioned in the RAFVR in December 1939, as a direct-entry Air Gunner. With his gunnery training completed, he had joined 29 Squadron at Digby before 4th April 1940.

On 6th September he was involved in a car accident along with P/O AS Steele and JRD Braham.

His subsequent service is currently undocumented until his commission was terminated on 9th December 1940 the reason 'cessation of duty'.

Its unclear what this means, Bell may have been involved in developing the radar equipment and had been granted a temporary commission.

Someone of this name died on 4th December 1968 in London.

September 2022 - A CA Bell was born in Glasgow on 6th May 1896 and listed as a 'Wireless Engineer' when he arrived from Kenya aboard ss Madura on 20th September 1939, his employer 'Cable and Wireless' but there is no way of knowing if it is the same person.

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