Air Force Lists and Records find Paddy Finucane the Spitfire Ace

Paddy Finucane was an Irishman born in Dublin in October 1920, though he moved to England with his parents in 1936. His mother was English, originally from Leicester, but his father was Irish having fought the British in the 1916 Easter Rising. Paddy was a nickname given to the young pilot by his colleagues. As he grew up he wanted to fly, so he applied to join the RAF and in August 1938 he was accepted for flight training as a pilot. Continue reading...

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Air Force Lists and Records find Paddy Finucane the Spitfire Ace

Paddy Finucane was an Irishman born in Dublin in October 1920, though he moved to England with his parents in 1936. His mother was English, originally from Leicester, but his father was Irish having fought the British in the 1916 Easter Rising. Paddy was a nickname given to the young pilot by his colleagues. As he grew up he wanted to fly, so he applied to join the RAF and in August 1938 he was accepted for flight training as a pilot. Continue reading...

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"The Gold subscription is excellent value for money"
Nick - Value for money
"TheGenealogist has a strong census search tool to help you locate ancestors more easily"
Claire - Ease of use
"The street search tool for census records is superb."
Nick - Navigation
"Trees are quick and easy to build on the site, and the results are particularly visually attractive."
Jenny - Family Tree Builder
"In TreeView, the ability to expand or reduce the image is excellent."
Alan - Family Tree Builder
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WDYTYA Magazine“TheGenealogist has an excellent search option that lets you search for a family using just first names.”
Sarah Williams, Editor - Who Do You Think You Are Magazine

Your Family Tree Magazine“The Genealogist is a great place to search for your ancestors and the details of their lives, using a combination of simple and advanced search facilities and a huge variety of the most vital records and resources for family history.”
Adam Rees, Editor - Your Family Tree Magazine

Family Tree Magazine“Top marks to TheGenealogist for their All-in-One search. For relevant, easy-to-view, detailed search results this is the search site to use. Combine it with the new phonetic search tool to make even better family history discoveries.”
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