Harold Norman Twose

Harold Norman TWOSEAge: 80 years19212001

Name
Harold Norman TWOSE
Given names
Harold Norman
Surname
TWOSE
Birth 26 July 1921 39 30
Portrait
Taken Around 1925
1925 (Age 3 years)

Portrait
Jim, Gladys and Harold C 1930
1930 (Age 8 years)

Note: Bridlington Railway Station
Occupation
Solicitors Clerk
29 September 1939 (Age 18 years)

Note: Occupation noted at 1939 Register.
Residence 29 September 1939 (Age 18 years)
Note: Address noted at 1939 Register.
Occupation
Solicitors Clerk
22 February 1941 (Age 19 years)

Note: Occupation noted on RAF Service Record.
Residence 22 February 1941 (Age 19 years)
Note: Home address at RAF enlistment.
Military
Royal Air Force
22 February 1941 (Age 19 years)

Note: Joined the Royal Air Force on 22 February 1941 for the "Duration Of The Present Emergency" and was initally posted to No 3 Recruits Centre RAF Padgate were he was assigned the rank of Aircraftman 2nd Class/Radio Telephony Operator. On 23 February 1941 he was posted to Reserve, meaning he was held on the strength of 3 RC Padgate but sent home until called forward for training.
Military
No 3 Recruits Centre Padgate
15 May 1941 (Age 19 years)

Note: Called forward from the reserve to begin training.
Military
No 60 Operational Training Unit, RAF East Fortune, East Lothian
26 June 1941 (Age 19 years)

Note:
Harold was posted to No. 60 OTU as an Aircraftman 2nd Class/Radio Telephony Operator. The Radio Telephony Operator personnel were concerned with maintaining direct voice (speech) communication between ground stations and aircraft or anybody authorised to operate Radio Telephony equipment, whether in marine craft, MT vehicles or other fixed or mobile ground stations. Throughout the Second World War, the Royal Airforce Station, East Fortune served as No 60 OTU operational training base. Today East Fortune houses the Scottish National Museum Of Flight.
Military
3 Wing No 1 Signals School, Cranwell North
22 August 1941 (Age 20 years)

Note: Harold was posted to 3 Wing No 1 Signals School, RAF Cranwell North as an Aircraftman 2nd Class/Radio Telephony Operator. At his examination on 2 October 1941, to remuster as a Radio Telephony Operator, he obtained 50%.
Military
No 58 Operational Training Unit
11 October 1941 (Age 20 years)

Note:
Harold was posted to No 58 Operational Training Unit at RAF Grangemouth as an Aircraftman 2nd Class/Radio Telephony Operator RAF Grangemouth was a RAF station 3 mi (4.8 km) north east of Falkirk, Stirlingshire, Scotland. In December 1940 it was used by No. 58 Operational Training Unit (later renamed No. 2 Tactical Exercise Unit). Hundreds of Polish pilots developed their skills at the airfield as members of No. 58 Operational Training Unit during World War II.
Military
Middle East Pool RAF Kasfareet and No 239 Wing
2 April 1942 (Age 20 years)

Note:
Harold was posted to Middle East Command, Cairo as an Aircraftman 2nd Class/Radio Telephony Operator and hence to RAF Kasfareet, on the banks of the Suez Canal. This was the RAF Middle East Pool for new arrivals. He was then assigned to No 239 Wing. No 239 Wing was formed on 1 March 1942 at Gambut, Libya the Wings movements were then: 17 June 1942 to Sidi Azeiz, Egypt 18 June 1942 to Landing Ground 75, South of Sidi Barrani, Egypt 23 June 1942 to Sidi Haneish, Egypt 26 June 1942 to El Daba, Egypt 29 June 1942 to Amriya, Egypt During this posting, on 1 July 1942, he was promoted to Aircraftman 1st Class after a reclassification examination where he scored 66.6%.
Harold Twose 1942
Harold Twose 1942

Note: In Mohamed Ali Square, Alexandria 12 July 1942

Military
212 Group, Benghazi, Libya
15 October 1942 (Age 21 years)

Note:
Harold was posted to the Western Desert Air Force with 212 Group, as an Aircraftman 2nd Class/Radio Telephony Operator. On 25 November 1942 the Group transferred from the Western Desert Air Force to Air HQ, Egypt. The group reformed on 1 December 1942 as No 212 (Fighter) Group under AHQ Egypt at Gazala and on 12 December 1942 went to Benina, Libya.
Portrait
Harold Tries To Emulate Lawrence of Arabia C1943
1943 (Age 21 years)

Military
No 15 Sector Operations Room, Bu Amud, Egypt
2 February 1943 (Age 21 years)

Note: Harold was posted to No 15 Sector Operations Room, Bu Amud, Egypt, as an Aircraftman 2nd Class/Radio Telephony Operator. During this posting, on 1 July 1943, he passed a reclassification examination scoring 80% and was promoted to Leading Aircraftman (LAC).
Military
No 24 Sector Operations Room, Haifa, Palestine
5 May 1944 (Age 22 years)

Note: Harold was posted to No 24 Sector Operations Room, Haifa, Palestine, as a Leading Aircraftman (LAC)/Radio Telephony Operator. On 13 May 1944 he received his !st Class Good Conduct Badge for service of exemplary conduct. This badge is awarded after 3, 8 and 13 years service.
Military
Station Nicosia
4 August 1944 (Age 23 years)

Note:
Harold was posted to RAF Nicosia as a Leading Aircraftman/Radio Telephony Operator. During this posting he was hospitalised between 23 August 1944 and 28 August 1944 in the 57th General Hospital, Dekelia, Cyprus. Royal Air Force Station Nicosia or RAF Nicosia was a Royal Air Force (RAF) station on the island of Cyprus, built in the 1930s. The station served as Headquarters, Royal Air Force, Cyprus from 8 June to 29 July 1941. RAF units operating from the base were: 74 Sqn flying Spitfire V, later Mk IX from September 1943. 80 Sqn flying Hurricane MkI from June 1941.
Military
RAF Station Qastina, Palestine
19 September 1944 (Age 23 years)

Note:
Harold was posted to RAF Station Qastina, Palestine with the rank of Leading Aircraftman/Radio Telephony Operator. RAF Qastina, after the nearby Palestinian village of the same name, was an RAF station in Palestine between 1942 and 1948. It is now Hatzor Israeli Air Force Base.
Pilgrimage 2 February 1945 (Age 23 years)
Military
Home Embarkation
23 December 1945 (Age 24 years)

Note:
Harold was earmarked for Home Embarkation and posted with rank of Leading Aircraftman (LAC)/Radio Telephony Operator to 1382 (Training) Conversion Unit, RAF Wymeswold. Royal Air Force Operational Conversion Units (OCU) are training units that prepare aircrew for operations on a particular type or types of aircraft or roles. From 1944, with the return of the Allied Forces to Europe, the need for bomber crews decreased, but a greater need for transport aircraft evolved, to serve overseas stations.
Military
No 102 Personnel Dispatch Centre, RAF Cardington, Bedfordshire
11 July 1946 (Age 24 years)

Note:
Harold was posted to No 102 Personnel Dispatch Centre. Originally this was to RAF Hednesford at Stafford which was cancelled. This posting was replaced with RAF Cardington, Bedfordshire. He had the rank of Leading Aircraftman (LAC)/Radio Telephony Operator. This was where he was demobilized. RAF Cardington is mainly known as the base for manufacture of the R100 and the fated R101 Air Ships but the two airship hangars ceased to be part of the RAF site in the late 1940s and were put to other uses«i». «/i»At the end of May 1945 a Personnel Dispatch Centre was set up at RAF Cardington to process personnel being demobilized.
Military
Released From RAF Service
21 October 1946 (Age 25 years)

Note: Released Class A.
Portrait
Hilda, Betty and Harold C1950
1950 (Age 28 years)

Military
Air Training Corps
1952 (Age 30 years)

Note: Joined Number 252 (Bridlington) Squadron ATC
Military
Air Training Corps
24 April 1956 (Age 34 years)

Note: Commissioned into the Royal Air Force Volunteer Reserve (Training) branch as a Pilot Officer
Military
Air Training Corps
24 April 1958 (Age 36 years)

Note: Promoted to Flying Officer with the Royal Air Force Volunteer Reserve (Training) branch
Newspaper Report
London Gazette 26 April 1960
24 April 1960 (Age 38 years)

Note: Flying Officer H N Twose (1145120) service extended for four years.
Military
Air Training Corps
9 January 1963 (Age 41 years)

Note:
Promoted to Acting Flight Lieutenant with the Royal Air Force Volunteer Reserve (Training) branch
Newspaper Report
London Gazette 28 April 1964
24 April 1964 (Age 42 years)

Note: Flying Officer H N Twose (1145120) service extended for four years.
Military
Air Training Corps
1964 (Age 42 years)

Note: Became Squadron Commander of 252 Squadron.
Military
Air Training Corps
1 October 1967 (Age 46 years)

Note:
Promoted to Acting Squadron Leader with the Royal Air Force Volunteer Reserve (Training) branch
Newspaper Report
London Gazette 23 April 1968
23 April 1968 (Age 46 years)

Note: Flying Officer H N Twose (1145120) service extended for four years.
Military
Air Training Corps
1968 (Age 46 years)

Note: Promoted to Squadron Leader and joined the staff of the Central and East Yorkshire Wing.
Newspaper Report
London Gazette 25 April 1972
24 April 1972 (Age 50 years)

Note: Flying Officer H N Twose (1145120) service extended for four years.
Award
Cadet Forces Medal
1972 (Age 50 years)

Note: Awarded for his services to the Air Training Corps.
Newspaper Report
London Gazette 27 April 1976
27 April 1976 (Age 54 years)

Note:
Flying Officer H N Twose (1145120) service extended until 23 April 1977.
Military
Release From Service
2 May 1978 (Age 56 years)


Award
Bar to Cadet Forces Medal
1980 (Age 58 years)

Note: Received on his retirement from the ATC.
Military
146 Squadron ATC Pass Out Parade
1 February 1987 (Age 65 years)

Note: As Squadron Leader RAFVR(T) was the Reviewing Officer at 146 Squadron Air Training Corps No 2 Intake Pass Out Parade.
Golden Wedding
Harold and Betty's Celebration
18 October 1997 (Age 76 years)

Harold and Betty Twose's Golden Wedding
Harold and Betty Twose's Golden Wedding

Note: Seated L to R: Betty Twose, Christine Gautier, Zoe Twose, Annie Twose. Standing L to R: Andrew, Paul, Jim, Liz and Harold Twose, Brian Gautier.


Harold and Betty Twose's Golden Wedding
Harold and Betty Twose's Golden Wedding

Note: Seated L to R: Betty Twose, Christine Gautier, Zoe Twose, Annie Twose. Standing L to R: Andrew, Jim, Paul, Jocelyn and Harold Twose, Brian Gautier.

Occupation
Legal Executive (Retired)
25 December 2001 (on the date of death)

Note: Occupation recorded at death.
Residence 25 December 2001 (on the date of death)
Note: Address recorded at death.
Death 25 December 2001 (Age 80 years)
Unique identifier
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Marriage: 26 July 1915Leeds Register Office, Leeds, West Yorkshire, England
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Portrait
Bridlington Railway Station
Occupation
Occupation noted at 1939 Register.
Residence
Address noted at 1939 Register.
Occupation
Occupation noted on RAF Service Record.
Residence
Home address at RAF enlistment.
Military
Joined the Royal Air Force on 22 February 1941 for the "Duration Of The Present Emergency" and was initally posted to No 3 Recruits Centre RAF Padgate were he was assigned the rank of Aircraftman 2nd Class/Radio Telephony Operator. On 23 February 1941 he was posted to Reserve, meaning he was held on the strength of 3 RC Padgate but sent home until called forward for training.
Military
Called forward from the reserve to begin training.
Military
Harold was posted to No. 60 OTU as an Aircraftman 2nd Class/Radio Telephony Operator. The Radio Telephony Operator personnel were concerned with maintaining direct voice (speech) communication between ground stations and aircraft or anybody authorised to operate Radio Telephony equipment, whether in marine craft, MT vehicles or other fixed or mobile ground stations. Throughout the Second World War, the Royal Airforce Station, East Fortune served as No 60 OTU operational training base. Today East Fortune houses the Scottish National Museum Of Flight.
Military
Harold was posted to 3 Wing No 1 Signals School, RAF Cranwell North as an Aircraftman 2nd Class/Radio Telephony Operator. At his examination on 2 October 1941, to remuster as a Radio Telephony Operator, he obtained 50%.
Military
Harold was posted to No 58 Operational Training Unit at RAF Grangemouth as an Aircraftman 2nd Class/Radio Telephony Operator RAF Grangemouth was a RAF station 3 mi (4.8 km) north east of Falkirk, Stirlingshire, Scotland. In December 1940 it was used by No. 58 Operational Training Unit (later renamed No. 2 Tactical Exercise Unit). Hundreds of Polish pilots developed their skills at the airfield as members of No. 58 Operational Training Unit during World War II.
Military
Harold was posted to Middle East Command, Cairo as an Aircraftman 2nd Class/Radio Telephony Operator and hence to RAF Kasfareet, on the banks of the Suez Canal. This was the RAF Middle East Pool for new arrivals. He was then assigned to No 239 Wing. No 239 Wing was formed on 1 March 1942 at Gambut, Libya the Wings movements were then: 17 June 1942 to Sidi Azeiz, Egypt 18 June 1942 to Landing Ground 75, South of Sidi Barrani, Egypt 23 June 1942 to Sidi Haneish, Egypt 26 June 1942 to El Daba, Egypt 29 June 1942 to Amriya, Egypt During this posting, on 1 July 1942, he was promoted to Aircraftman 1st Class after a reclassification examination where he scored 66.6%.
Military
Harold was posted to the Western Desert Air Force with 212 Group, as an Aircraftman 2nd Class/Radio Telephony Operator. On 25 November 1942 the Group transferred from the Western Desert Air Force to Air HQ, Egypt. The group reformed on 1 December 1942 as No 212 (Fighter) Group under AHQ Egypt at Gazala and on 12 December 1942 went to Benina, Libya.
Military
Harold was posted to No 15 Sector Operations Room, Bu Amud, Egypt, as an Aircraftman 2nd Class/Radio Telephony Operator. During this posting, on 1 July 1943, he passed a reclassification examination scoring 80% and was promoted to Leading Aircraftman (LAC).
Military
Harold was posted to No 24 Sector Operations Room, Haifa, Palestine, as a Leading Aircraftman (LAC)/Radio Telephony Operator. On 13 May 1944 he received his !st Class Good Conduct Badge for service of exemplary conduct. This badge is awarded after 3, 8 and 13 years service.
Military
Harold was posted to RAF Nicosia as a Leading Aircraftman/Radio Telephony Operator. During this posting he was hospitalised between 23 August 1944 and 28 August 1944 in the 57th General Hospital, Dekelia, Cyprus. Royal Air Force Station Nicosia or RAF Nicosia was a Royal Air Force (RAF) station on the island of Cyprus, built in the 1930s. The station served as Headquarters, Royal Air Force, Cyprus from 8 June to 29 July 1941. RAF units operating from the base were: 74 Sqn flying Spitfire V, later Mk IX from September 1943. 80 Sqn flying Hurricane MkI from June 1941.
Military
Harold was posted to RAF Station Qastina, Palestine with the rank of Leading Aircraftman/Radio Telephony Operator. RAF Qastina, after the nearby Palestinian village of the same name, was an RAF station in Palestine between 1942 and 1948. It is now Hatzor Israeli Air Force Base.
Military
Harold was earmarked for Home Embarkation and posted with rank of Leading Aircraftman (LAC)/Radio Telephony Operator to 1382 (Training) Conversion Unit, RAF Wymeswold. Royal Air Force Operational Conversion Units (OCU) are training units that prepare aircrew for operations on a particular type or types of aircraft or roles. From 1944, with the return of the Allied Forces to Europe, the need for bomber crews decreased, but a greater need for transport aircraft evolved, to serve overseas stations.
Military
Harold was posted to No 102 Personnel Dispatch Centre. Originally this was to RAF Hednesford at Stafford which was cancelled. This posting was replaced with RAF Cardington, Bedfordshire. He had the rank of Leading Aircraftman (LAC)/Radio Telephony Operator. This was where he was demobilized. RAF Cardington is mainly known as the base for manufacture of the R100 and the fated R101 Air Ships but the two airship hangars ceased to be part of the RAF site in the late 1940s and were put to other uses«i». «/i»At the end of May 1945 a Personnel Dispatch Centre was set up at RAF Cardington to process personnel being demobilized.
Military
Released Class A.
Military
Joined Number 252 (Bridlington) Squadron ATC
Military
Commissioned into the Royal Air Force Volunteer Reserve (Training) branch as a Pilot Officer
Military
Promoted to Flying Officer with the Royal Air Force Volunteer Reserve (Training) branch
Newspaper Report
Flying Officer H N Twose (1145120) service extended for four years.
Military
Promoted to Acting Flight Lieutenant with the Royal Air Force Volunteer Reserve (Training) branch
Newspaper Report
Flying Officer H N Twose (1145120) service extended for four years.
Military
Became Squadron Commander of 252 Squadron.
Military
Promoted to Acting Squadron Leader with the Royal Air Force Volunteer Reserve (Training) branch
Newspaper Report
Flying Officer H N Twose (1145120) service extended for four years.
Military
Promoted to Squadron Leader and joined the staff of the Central and East Yorkshire Wing.
Newspaper Report
Flying Officer H N Twose (1145120) service extended for four years.
Award
Awarded for his services to the Air Training Corps.
Newspaper Report
Flying Officer H N Twose (1145120) service extended until 23 April 1977.
Award
Received on his retirement from the ATC.
Military
As Squadron Leader RAFVR(T) was the Reviewing Officer at 146 Squadron Air Training Corps No 2 Intake Pass Out Parade.
Occupation
Occupation recorded at death.
Residence
Address recorded at death.
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Note: In Mohamed Ali Square, Alexandria 12 July 1942
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Note: Seated L to R: Betty Twose, Christine Gautier, Zoe Twose, Annie Twose. Standing L to R: Andrew, Paul, Jim, Liz and Harold Twose, Brian Gautier.
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Note: Seated L to R: Betty Twose, Christine Gautier, Zoe Twose, Annie Twose. Standing L to R: Andrew, Jim, Paul, Jocelyn and Harold Twose, Brian Gautier.
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