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George A Renvoize

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Originally from London, England, G.A Renvoize joined the No 5 British Flying Training School Course 13 and used his artistic skills by publishing line-drawings and caricatures in the Fly Paper weekly publication. He was also recognized by J P Riddle as an outstanding cadet.

Following the end of the War, Renvoize worked as an artist, painting British country scenes and towns in watercolour and ink.

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People

  • David Blackhall

    Military | Pilot
    David Richard Croft Blackhall was from Diseworth, Derbyshire, UK and arrived at No 5 British Flying Training School at Clewiston with the RAF students in 1942 to join Course 13. He shared a room with William Cushner at Riddle Field, Clewiston, while...

  • Murray Cash

    Military | Captain | Flight Surgeon
    Captain Murray M Cash was one of two flight surgeons at Riddle Field who provided routine medical care in the area and emergency care on the base to both RAF and USAAF personnel. He was a British subject who came from Toronto and he worked well with...

  • William Cushner

    Military | Lieutenant Colonel | Pilot
    Born and raised in Kingston he received an associate degree from Bucknell Junior College. Serving 28 years with the active Air Reserve he had trained as a civilian pilot and, while training with the USAAF, Maxwell Field, Alabama, he was one of 15...

  • Eric Denham

    Military | Flight Lieutenant | Pilot
    Eric was born in Pontefract, Yorkshire, in 1922. His father, Major Stanley Denham, was an army officer with the York and Lancaster Regiment. In 1918 he went missing as he tried to join up in Halifax but was too young and had to return home. As soon as...

  • Charles Hopkins

    Military | Link Trainer Instructor
    Charles Jackson Hopkins was born in Chrisney, Indiana, on 21st September 1921. He later moved to Huntingburg, Indiana and graduated from Grade School to High School. On leaving school he was employed as a bookkeeper and then manager of a loan company....

  • Samuel Huston

    Military | Colonel | Pilot
    Born in Ohio, USA, Samuel Huston signed the 5 BFTS Anniversary book for No 5 British Flying Training School at Riddle Field, Clewiston in 1943. In a letter to William Cushner in 1992 he records the following memories: ...

  • John Jordan

    Military | Second Lieutenant | Pilot / Instructor
    John Jordan attended 5 BFTS (Course 13) from January-July 1943. ...

  • George Morse

    Military | Second Lieutenant | Pilot
    George W Morse from Massachusetts was one of the USAAF cadets who joined the RAF trainees at Riddle Field, Clewiston No 5 British Flying Training School. As he had worked for the Associated Press he was recruited as Assistant Editor for Course 13's...

  • Thomas Persinger

    Military | Wing Commander | Pilot
    Captain Thomas E Persinger was First Lieutenant, Operations and Engineering officer August 1941- August 1942 . He went on to Lakeland Florida and then moved to No 5 British Flying Training School at Clewiston from the beginning of the school in...

  • Bob Richardson

    Military | Captain | Pilot /Instructor
    Bob Richardson was born in Glasgow, Scotland. He joined the RAF at the beginning of the Second World War and was sent to Clewiston, Florida to train at No 5 British Flying Training School. He was on “Course 3”, the University Flight as all fifty cadets...

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Units served with

  • 5 British Flying Training School

    5 British Flying Training School


    The 'Arnold Scheme' (1941-43) and the British Flying Training Schools (1941-45), with the co-operation of Squadron Leader Mills DFC and President Roosevelt, enabled the setting up of flight training in the USA for RAF pilots to train alongside American...

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Date Contributor Update
19 May 2017 14:33:40 Emily Changes to firstname, service number, highest rank and biography
Sources

Name, rank & serial number taken from a painting of Urchfont in Wiltshire by Renvoize owned by my family.

Rank & serial number confirmed in London Gazette 28 August 1945.

A google search for Renvoize brings up a lot of examples of his works sold at auction e.g. Link , Link

Date Contributor Update
17 January 2017 13:36:15 Anne Hughes Changes to media associations
Sources

The Fly-Paper

Date Contributor Update
17 January 2017 13:15:49 Anne Hughes Changes to biography
Sources

Embry-Riddle Fly Paper 1943

Date Contributor Update
17 January 2017 13:10:55 Anne Hughes Created entry with surname, middlename, firstname, nationality, role, person associations, unit associations, place associations and media associations
Sources

5 BFTS Archive
Embry-Riddle Fly Paper 1943

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