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Casbolt, Charles Edward "Cas"

Date of birth:
1914 (Southend)
Service number:
British (1801-present, Kingdom)


Charles Edward Casbolt achieved a total of 13 air victories during the Second World War, among which were 5 in biplanes.

1938: Sergeant;
?: Temporary Warrant Officer;
December 21st, 1941: Pilot Officer on probation (emergency);
October 1st, 1942: Flying Officer on probation (war subs.);
December 21st, 1943: Flight Lieutenant (war subs.; seniority January 1st, 1943);
July 19th, 1948: Flight Lieutenant (seniority June 21st, 1946).

?: Shop Assistant;
1931: Fitter, Royal Air Force;
1938: No. 80 Squadron;
September 1941: Instructor No. 71 Operational Training Unit;
April 3rd, 1942: No. 250 Squadron;
May 5th, 1952: Aircraft Control Branch;
September 21st, 1970: Retirement.

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Second World War (1939-1945)
No. 80 Squadron, Royal Air Force
Awarded on:
August 22nd, 1941
LG 35254/4864 (22 August 1941).
Distinguished Flying Medal (DFM)


  • Photo 1: Imperial War Museum CM-3144
  • Photo: Imperial War Museum CM-3144
  • - The London Gazette of 22nd August 1941, Issue35254
    - The London Gazette of 17th Februari 1942, Issue 35460
    - Second Supplement to The London Gazette of 18th May 1943, Issue 36022, dated 21st May 1943
    - Third Supplement to The London Gazette of 21st December 1943, Issue 36299, dated 24th December 1943
    - Second Supplement to The London Gazette of 30th January 1948, Issue 38194, dated 3rd February 1948
    - Second Supplement to The London Gazette of 16th July 1948, Issue 38356, dated 20th July 1948
    - Second Supplement to The London Gazette of 11th January 1952, Issue 39440, dated 15th January 1952
    - Supplement to The London Gazette of 2nd October 1970, Issue 45205, dated 6th October 1970