David Valentine PAUL

David Valentine PAUL   DFC

AKA  BOYDEE
Late of Vaucluse

NSW Penrith Police Academy Class #  “possibly” Class 2 of 1946

David was of Aboriginal decent and one of the earliest to have joined the NSWPF

New South Wales Police Force

Uniform # 1241

[alert_yellow]Regd. #  4931[/alert_yellow]

Rank:  Probationary Constable – appointed 7 January 1946

Sergeant 2nd Class – appointed 20 February 1967

Does NOT appear in the 1979 Stud Book

Final Rank = Detective Sergeant 1st Class

Stations?, Clarence St Police Stn ( 1948 ), NSW Police Air Wing – Pilot of aircraft NEMESIS ( 1949 ),  Bondi Detectives ( 10 Division 1960’s – Det Sgt 2/C ), Central Detectives ( 1 Division about 1973 – Det Sgt 1/C ),

ServiceFrom  ? ? pre Jan 1946?  to  ? ? ?? years Service

 

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World War II

Australian Imperial Force

Regiment:                        454 Squadron RAAF

Enlisted:                           4 January 1941

Service #                           0210106   403215 ?

Rank:                                 Flight Lieutenant

Training:                          Empire Air Training Scheme ( EATS ) Trained in Rhodesia

Embarkation:                 ?

Next of kin:                     ?

Religion:                          ?

Single / Married:          ?

Returned to Australia:  ?

Military Awards:                  Distinguished Flying Cross ( Imperial )  DFC – granted 28 March 1944

Formal portrait of RAN and RAAF officers at the RAN/​RAAF Australian Joint Anti-Submarine School (AJASS) at HMAS Albatross at Nowra NSW. The only identified officer is O210106 Flight Lieutenant David Valentine Paul DFC RAAF at front row far left. Flt Lt Paul enlisted on 4 January 1941 and trained as a pilot with the Empire Air Training Scheme (EATS) in Rhodesia. He was posted to 454 Squadron RAAF. Flying a Baltimore aircraft from a base in North Africa he was shot down on 4 December 1943 during a sortie over the Mediterranean. Rescued from the sea he became a prisoner of war (POW) of the Germans, finally being released in 1945 at Stalag IVb POW camp in 1945 at Muhlberg, Germany. He joined the NSW Police Force after the war and remained in the RAAF Reserve rising to the rank of Squadron Leader.

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Awards:   No NSWPF Awards found

Born:   Thursday  10 June 1920

Died on:   ? ? pre 14 May 1973?

Age:  52

Cause:   Heart attack

Event location:  Richmond Air Base, Richmond, NSW

Event date:   ? ? pre 14 May 1973

Funeral date:   ? ? ?

Funeral location:   ?

Wake location:  ?

Funeral Parlour:  ?

Buried at:   ? – usual searches fail to locate a grave or mention of death

 Memorial located at:   ?

 Description Studio portrait of 403215 (O210106) Flight Lieutenant (Flt Lt) David Valentine Paul DFC RAAF. Flt Lt Paul enlisted on 4 January 1941 and trained as a pilot with the Empire Air Training Scheme (EATS) in Rhodesia. He was posted to 454 Squadron RAAF. Flying a Baltimore aircraft from a base in North Africa he was shot down on 4 December 1943 during a sortie over the Mediterranean. Rescued from the sea he became a prisoner of war (POW) of the Germans, finally being released in 1945 at Stalag IVb POW camp in 1945 at Muhlberg, Germany. He joined the NSW Police Force after the war and remained in the RAAF Reserve rising to the rank of Squadron Leader.
Studio portrait of 403215 (O210106) Flight Lieutenant (Flt Lt) David Valentine Paul DFC RAAF.   Flt Lt Paul enlisted on 4 January 1941 and trained as a pilot with the Empire Air Training Scheme (EATS) in Rhodesia. He was posted to 454 Squadron RAAF.   Flying a Baltimore aircraft from a base in North Africa he was shot down on 4 December 1943 during a sortie over the Mediterranean.   Rescued from the sea he became a prisoner of war (POW) of the Germans, finally being released in 1945 at Stalag IVb POW camp in 1945 at Muhlberg, Germany. He joined the NSW Police Force after the war and remained in the RAAF Reserve rising to the rank of Squadron Leader.

 

 

[alert_yellow] DAVID is NOT mentioned on the Police Wall of Remembrance[/alert_yellow]  *NEED MORE INFO

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 Grave location TBA

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FURTHER INFORMATION IS NEEDED ABOUT THIS PERSON, THEIR LIFE, THEIR CAREER AND THEIR DEATH.

PLEASE SEND PHOTOS AND INFORMATION TO Cal

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May they forever Rest In Peace

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David Valentine PAUL

David was an RAAF Pilot during WWI and, afterwards, joined the NSW Police.
He was also a member of 22 Squadron, Richmond, NSW and apparently died of a heart attack at the Squadron at Richmond in 1973.

The Sun   Friday  2 Sep 1949  page 1
"LEGACY" SMILE. Traffic Constable David Paul was " arrested " today by Mrs. Eric Bennett, president of the women's auxiliary of Associated Newspapers ( The Sun ) RSL sub-branch, but was " discharged " when he bought a button for Legacy War Oprphans' Day.Constable Paul is one of the pilots of the NSW Police aircraft Nemesis.A former RAAF Squadron-Leader bomber pilot and DFC winner, he was shot down over Greece and was a POW in Germany for several years.
“LEGACY” SMILE. Traffic Constable David Paul was ” arrested ” today by Mrs. Eric Bennett, president of the women’s auxiliary of Associated Newspapers ( The Sun ) RSL sub-branch, but was ” discharged ” when he bought a button for Legacy War Oprphans’ Day. Constable Paul is one of the pilots of the NSW Police aircraft Nemesis. A former RAAF Squadron-Leader bomber pilot and DFC winner, he was shot down over Greece and was a POW in Germany for several years.

c1942 Description Informal group portrait of four graduates of an Empire Air Training Scheme (EATS) course in Rhodesia. Probably taken at the port of Mombassa, Kenya, several of these recent graduates were about to depart for service with 454 Squadron RAAF in the Eastern Mediterranean. Left to right: 406684 Sergeant (Sgt) Ralph Mervyn Simpson RAAF, killed in action on 4 December 1943, Charlie Mumford, 403215 (O210106) Sergeant David Valentine Paul and 400954 Sergeant George Townson Agg. Sgt Paul, later promoted to Flight Lieutenant (Flt Lt) enlisted on 4 January 1941 and trained as a pilot with the Empire Air Training Scheme (EATS) in Rhodesia. He was posted to 454 Squadron RAAF. Flying a Baltimore aircraft from a base in North Africa he was shot down on 4 December 1943 during a sortie over the Mediterranean, Sgt Simpson being killed after parachuting from the crashing aircraft. Rescued from the sea with surviving crew members Agg, now a Warrant Officer (WO) and WO 645357 Jim Rennie RAF, Paul became a prisoner of war (POW) of the Germans, finally being released in 1945 at Stalag IVb POW camp in 1945 at Muhlberg, Germany. He joined the NSW Police Force after the war and remained in the RAAF Reserve rising to the rank of Squadron Leader.
c1942 Description   Informal group portrait of four graduates of an Empire Air Training Scheme (EATS) course in Rhodesia. Probably taken at the port of Mombassa, Kenya, several of these recent graduates were about to depart for service with 454 Squadron RAAF in the Eastern Mediterranean. Left to right: 406684 Sergeant (Sgt) Ralph Mervyn Simpson RAAF, killed in action on 4 December 1943, Charlie Mumford, 403215 (O210106) Sergeant David Valentine Paul and 400954 Sergeant George Townson Agg.    Sgt Paul, later promoted to Flight Lieutenant (Flt Lt) enlisted on 4 January 1941 and trained as a pilot with the Empire Air Training Scheme (EATS) in Rhodesia. He was posted to 454 Squadron RAAF. Flying a Baltimore aircraft from a base in North Africa he was shot down on 4 December 1943 during a sortie over the Mediterranean, Sgt Simpson being killed after parachuting from the crashing aircraft. Rescued from the sea with surviving crew members Agg, now a Warrant Officer (WO) and WO 645357 Jim Rennie RAF, Paul became a prisoner of war (POW) of the Germans, finally being released in 1945 at Stalag IVb POW camp in 1945 at Muhlberg, Germany. He joined the NSW Police Force after the war and remained in the RAAF Reserve rising to the rank of Squadron Leader.

 

c1942DescriptionFormal group portrait of recent graduates of an Empire Air training Scheme (EATS) pilot training course in held in Rhodesia. The only identified man is 403215 (O210106) Sergeant, later Flight Lieutenant (Flt Lt) David Valentine Paul DFC who like all the new pilots standing in the rear and middle rows is wearing his newly presented wings. Flt Lt Paul enlisted on 4 January 1941 and trained with the Empire Air Training Scheme (EATS) in Rhodesia. Posted to 454 Squadron RAAF he was flying a Baltimore aircraft from a base in North Africa when he was shot down on 4 December 1943 during a sortie over the Mediterranean. Rescued from the sea he became a prisoner of war (POW) of the Germans, finally being released in 1945 at Stalag IVb POW camp in 1945 at Muhlberg, Germany. He joined the NSW police Force after the war and remained in the RAAF Reserve rising to the rank of Squadron Leader. The four men sitting are probably the course flying instructors.
c1942  Description   Formal group portrait of recent graduates of an Empire Air training Scheme (EATS) pilot training course in held in Rhodesia. The only identified man is 403215 (O210106) Sergeant, later Flight Lieutenant (Flt Lt) David Valentine Paul DFC who like all the new pilots standing in the rear and middle rows is wearing his newly presented wings.

 

 c1965DescriptionFormal portrait of RAN and RAAF officers at the RAN/RAAF Australian Joint Anti-Submarine School (AJASS) at HMAS Albatross at Nowra NSW. The only identified officer is O210106 Flight Lieutenant David Valentine Paul DFC RAAF at front row far left. Flt Lt Paul enlisted on 4 January 1941 and trained as a pilot with the Empire Air Training Scheme (EATS) in Rhodesia. He was posted to 454 Squadron RAAF. Flying a Baltimore aircraft from a base in North Africa he was shot down on 4 December 1943 during a sortie over the Mediterranean. Rescued from the sea he became a prisoner of war (POW) of the Germans, finally being released in 1945 at Stalag IVb POW camp in 1945 at Muhlberg, Germany. He joined the NSW Police Force after the war and remained in the RAAF Reserve rising to the rank of Squadron Leader.
c1965    Description    Formal portrait of RAN and RAAF officers at the RAN/RAAF Australian Joint Anti-Submarine School (AJASS) at HMAS Albatross at Nowra NSW. The only identified officer is O210106 Flight Lieutenant David Valentine Paul DFC RAAF at front row far left.

Commonwealth of Australia Gazette (National : 1901 – 1973), Thursday 9 September 1943 (No.200), page 2054

 

ROYAL AUSTRALIAN AIR FORCE.

 

HIS Excellency the Governor-General in Council has approved of the following changes being made:—

CITIZEN AIR FORCE.

General Duties Branch.

The following non-commissioned officers (Pilots) are appointed to commissions on probation with the rank of ( Sergeants ) with effect from the dates indicated: –

No. 403215 David Valentine Paul (17th April, 1943)


Army News (Darwin, NT : 1941 – 1946), Friday 7 April 1944, page 1

 

More RAAF Decorations CANBERRA,

Thursday. –

The Air Minister, Mr. Drakeford, has announced that six officers of the RAAF serving overseas have been awarded the DFC.

They are:

Flight-Lieutenant Murray Charlton, of Killara, NSW;

Flight-Lieutenant David William Lewis, of Gundi, NSW;

Flying-Officer Ronald Albert Hoskings, of Dromana Victoria;

Flying-Officer Thomas Alexander Bunn, of Blackburn, Victoria;

Pilot-Officer David Valentine Paul, of Willoughby, NSW and

Warrant-Officer Keith George Campbell, of Willoughby, NSW.


Commonwealth of Australia Gazette (National : 1901 – 1973), Thursday 13 April 1944 (No.71), page 803

 

THE GOVERNOR-GENERAL HAS RECEIVED ADVICE THAT HIS MAJESTY THE KING HAS APPROVED OF THE FOLLOWING AWARDS- 28th March, 1944:—

ROYAL AUSTRALIAN AIR FORCE.

For skill, courage and devotion to duty in flying operations against the enemy:

Distinguished Flying Cross.

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(with effect from 4th June, 1943).

Pilot Officer David Valentine Paul, No. 403215.


 

Daily Telegraph (Sydney, NSW : 1931 – 1954), Thursday 6 June 1946, page 1

TOWN TALK

 

Did you see see pleasant looking copper at Pitt and Market Streets yesterday sporting the D.F.C.?

He was Constable David Paul ;

flew Baltimores in 454 Squadron ; was taken prisoner east of Athens, and spent 17 months in the bag.

Joined police force this year. Likes it

https://trove.nla.gov.au/newspaper/article/248500543

 


* the only link is the name.  Not confirmed as the same person.

Sun (Sydney, NSW : 1910 – 1954), Sunday 11 May 1947, page 8

 

This Week’s Case-book

THE DOOR WAS MADE READY FOR A RAID HUSBAND,

suspicious of his wife, loosened screws in a bolt on the front door of his flat to gain easy entry for a raid he planned to catch her with the co-respondent.

The husband, pastry cook Reginald John Ginns, of Kirribilli, was 21 when he married Doreen Frances Ginns, formerly Angove, in February, 1940, she being 22.

Ginns said he became suspicious of his wife and engaged an inquiry agent.

On the night of December 1, 1946, a man was seen to enter the flat at 7.30. The lights went off at 8.30 and were put on again at 9.25 when tea was made, according to sounds from the flat.

On December 7, the raiders forced the door. Ginns said he switched on the light and found his wife and a man on the floor of the lounge room.

A lumber jacket belonging to the man yielded the name of David Valentine Paul, of Crow’s Nest, he added.

Ginns was given a decree nisi on the ground of his wife’s adultery with Paul; he also obtained custody of the only child of the marriage, a boy of six.


 

National Advocate (Bathurst, NSW : 1889 – 1954), Thursday 21 October 1948, page 5

STUNT PRECEDED CRASH

TENTERFIELD PLANT FATALITY TENTERFIELD,

Wednesday.

The Tenterfield Coroner found today that Richard Colin Perram and Eileen Emily Wratten had died from burns accidentally suffered when the aeroplane in which they were flying, crashed last Sunday.

Frank Lawrence Cornford said that he was at Tenterfield aerodrome and heard Mrs. Wratten say to Perram prior to taking off ” I want you to do some loops and turns.”

When the plane took the air the pilot started to loop the loop and do steep turns and rolls. The plane then started to Shoot up the ‘drome, he said. ”

The plane was flying excessively low and when about 150 feet up the plane made a stall turn. It then went into a spin and crashed to the ground.

Within a matter of seconds it burst into flames.”

Cornford said that with others he rushed to the plane, but by the time he got there it was impossible because of the heat and flames to get near enough to be of any assistance.

Constable David Paul, of Clarence Street Police Station, Sydney, said he saw the plane in the air over the aerodrome. It was stunting at a height of about 500 feet and stall turning. In a final dive the plane passed over the head of a person on the aerodrome at about 25 feet, pulled up to a height of about 150 feet and attempted another stall turn. At the top of the turn the aircraft stalled completely and crashed.

https://trove.nla.gov.au/newspaper/article/161684116

 

 

 

 


 

 

Commonwealth of Australia Gazette (National : 1901 – 1973), Thursday 16 December 1948 (No.165), page 4223

 

ROYAL AUSTRALIAN AIR FORCE.

HIS Excellency the Governor-General in Council has approved of the following changes being made:—

…….

RESERVE.

General Duties Branch.

The following former officers are appointed to commissions with the ranks indicated:—
( Temporary Flight Lieutenant )
David Valentine Paul, D.F.C. (403215), 21et July, 1948,…..

 


 

 

 

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