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Terry Cooper Ex RAF

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Sharon

Sharon Report 12 Feb 2013 15:29

Hi I am looking for my father, he served in the Raf. I was born in Singapore Changi, my father served in Singapore 1968/1971 then posted to RAF St Athens (Wales) then to RAF Kinloss, Morayshire N Scotland from 1971 -1980's
My father was born in Rotherham July 1946. To Mark Cooper & Gwendoline Beckitt
I have not seen my father since 1980
Can any one hep me find him, have searched many web-sites but lays a dead end.
His Ex RAF service No: X4284382

I have recently found he re-married in April 1986 to Susan Morris in Rotherham.

Thank you

Sharon

Shirley~I,m getting the hang of it

Shirley~I,m getting the hang of it Report 12 Feb 2013 15:43

Presume there was a divorce . Are you aware if he remarried ??

Shirley~I,m getting the hang of it

Shirley~I,m getting the hang of it Report 12 Feb 2013 15:49

maybe looking at the marriage will help

Name: Mark Cooper
Spouse Surname: Beckitt
Date of Registration: Oct-Nov-Dec 1941
Registration district: Rotherham
Inferred County: Yorkshire West Riding
Volume Number: 9c
Page Number: 1931
Find Spouse: Gwendoline Beckitt

Name: Gwendoline Beckitt
Mother's Maiden Surname: Cook
Date of Registration: Jan-Feb-Mar 1920
Registration district: South Shields
Inferred County: Durham
Volume Number: 10a
Page Number: 2329

not seeing her death.

do you have a birth year for Mark ?

Shirley~I,m getting the hang of it

Shirley~I,m getting the hang of it Report 12 Feb 2013 15:51

i see he has a sister born in 1947 . her birth will be on FreeBMD

Shirley~I,m getting the hang of it

Shirley~I,m getting the hang of it Report 12 Feb 2013 15:54

Unfortunately there are several marriage possibilities for her in Yorkshire from 1963 onwards

Sharon

Sharon Report 12 Feb 2013 16:00

Thank you for helping me, yes he got divorced from my mother Jeannie Cooper probably 1981- 1983, I found out that he has a sister called Christine but was never told anything bout my father's side of the family.

Sharon

Sharon Report 12 Feb 2013 16:02

Terry's father was born 1920

Shirley~I,m getting the hang of it

Shirley~I,m getting the hang of it Report 12 Feb 2013 16:07

This could be Mark

Name: Mark Cooper
Mother's Maiden Surname: Lees
Date of Registration: Oct-Nov-Dec 1919
Registration district: Rotherham
Inferred County: Yorkshire West Riding
Volume Number: 9c
Page Number: 1659


birth date looks encouraging it the right Mark

Name: Mark Cooper
Birth Date: 6 Nov 1919
Date of Registration: Apr-May-Jun 1972
Age at Death: 52
Registration district: Rotherham
Inferred County: Yorkshire West Riding
Volume: 2c
Page: 1531


but passed before you lost contact with dad so the informant may not be a help

Sharon

Sharon Report 12 Feb 2013 16:16

Hi,
Yes that's the correct Mark Cooper, I didn't have all the information on D.o.B
All the information you have given me has helped me to understand my father's side of the family. Now just got to find where he is I still have his RAF service No. X4284382 again this seems to be quite hard to find the correct path to go down but I'm still trying to find information on ex service personel.
Thank you so much for your help it means a lot, that there are people out there who wants to help others find their relations x :-)

Shirley~I,m getting the hang of it

Shirley~I,m getting the hang of it Report 12 Feb 2013 16:24

On Search Trees theres Annette who has Terry Cooper 1946 Rotherham in her tree

Sharon

Sharon Report 12 Feb 2013 16:33

Hi,
I have sent a request to Annette to view tree but not heard back.

Shirley~I,m getting the hang of it

Shirley~I,m getting the hang of it Report 12 Feb 2013 17:05

Best not to ask straight away to view anyones tree without establishing if there is a family connection.

i know if i got such a request out of the blue I would say No chance !!

I would try again with another message . Take out all refs to viewing her tree and put Terrys details in and what you know so far and ask if there is any connection to her Terry she has listed.

Hopefully she will reply .

Sharon

Sharon Report 12 Feb 2013 19:35

Thank you, I will try that.

Sharon

Sharon

Sharon Report 7 Mar 2013 15:39

I have been given more information on my father, it looks as though he has retired to Paignton Devonshire. Re-married again in 1995 to Christina Hayes, still trying to find information on their marriage but getting closer though have been told they are not together. My father moved to Paignton in 2009 so let's hope I will meet him after 34 years.
I would like to thank everyone on Genes Reunited if it wasn't for your help especially to Shirley :0) as I had no information to go on.
Will let you know when I have more news

Sharon :-D

Shirley~I,m getting the hang of it

Shirley~I,m getting the hang of it Report 7 Mar 2013 16:52

was in Dawlish in 2003/4

not seeing him in Paignton but maybe he has opted out of the public electoral roll.

will PM the Dawlish details.

brummie46

brummie46 Report 7 Mar 2013 16:59

have you tried writing to RAF to whom they will forward a letter onto him for you but this is only if he is getting a raf pension.
Exact thing happened to a relative of mine and this is how they found them.
good luck

Shirley~I,m getting the hang of it

Shirley~I,m getting the hang of it Report 7 Mar 2013 17:06

I have found him and Christina on the 2012 electoral roll and PM,s the info :-D

Shirley~I,m getting the hang of it

Shirley~I,m getting the hang of it Report 7 Mar 2013 17:57

well seems was only Christina still at that address but have probably found him on BT online .

just to keep the search up to date

Sharon

Sharon Report 14 Mar 2013 21:03

Found out that my father is not living at the address in Paignton it was a Tim Cooper.
So the search is still on. I feel quite gutted but I know I am getting closer.

Shirley~I,m getting the hang of it

Shirley~I,m getting the hang of it Report 15 Mar 2013 07:20

That's a shame ,thought we were on to something there but the ref was just a T Cooper so could have been.

Any chance Christine may know where he is ? Is it worth a try ? :-(