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Old 1 June 2006, 06:20 AM   #1 (permalink)
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Capt. T.W. Mulcahy-Morgan N° 6 Sqn. RFC

Hi all, can anyone help me by finding more on Capt. T. W. Mulcahy-Morgan, N° 6 Sqn RFC, who crashed his BE2c-1680 in Ooigem (Belgium) on Sept. 13, 1915. It was the first attempt to drop a spy behind enemy lines. WIA he was taken POW but escaped to UK on April 9 1917.
(from T. Henshaw 'The sky ...', page 49)
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Old 1 June 2006, 08:35 AM   #2 (permalink)
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Captain Thomas Westropp Mulcahy-Morgan RFC (formerly Royal Irish Fusiliers) was awarded the Military Cross, Gazetted on 8 August 1917. He received a permanent commission as a Major (Squadron Leader) in the Royal Air Force on 1 August 1919 and received a Bar to his MC, Gazetted on 16 December 1919, for his action in escaping from captivity.

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From the beginning -

1. London Gazette number 28421, 4 October 1910:

The undermentioned Gentlemen Cadets from The Royal Military College, to be Second Lieutenants. Dated 5th October, 1910.

Princess Victoria's (Royal Irish Fusiliers), Thomas Westropp Mulcahy-Morgan, in succession to Lieutenant C. F. Meares, promoted.

2. From London Gazette number 28697, 7 March 1913:

Princess Victoria's (Royal Irish Fusiliers), Second Lieutenant Thomas W. Mulcahy-Morgan to be Lieutenant. Dated 15th January, 1913.

3. From London Gazette number 28752, 2 September 1913:

ROYAL FLYING CORPS.
Military Wing, The undermentioned to be Flying Officers. Dated 14th August,
1913: —

Lieutenant Thomas W. Mulcahy-Morgan, Princess Victoria's (Royal Irish Fusiliers).

4. From London Gazette number 29185, 7 June 1915:

ESTABLISHMENTS.
ROYAL FLYING CORPS.
Military Wing.

The undermentioned appointments are made: —
Flight Commanders—
Lieutenant Thomas W. Mulcahy-Morgan, Princess Victoria's (Royal Irish Fusiliers), and to be temporary Captain whilst so employed.

5. From London Gazette number 29595, 25 May 1916:

R. Ir. Fus.—The undermentioned Lts. to be Capts. 20th Dec. 1915 : —
T. W. Mulcahy-Morgan, and to remain secd.

6. From London Gazette number 30247, 23 August 1917:

ROYAL FLYING CORPS.
Mil. Wing.—The undermentioned appts. are made: —

Sqdn. Comdrs.—From Flight Comdrs., and to be temp. Majors whilst so empld.—

Capt. T. W. Mulcahy-Morgan, R. Ir. Fus. 7th Aug. 1917.

7. From London Gazette number 31486, 1 August 1919:

Air Ministry,
1st August 1919.
ROYAL AIR FORCE.

The attention of the officers named in this Gazette is directed to the Air Ministry Weekly Order, now in course of issue, relating to the grant of permanent commissions and to the new rates and conditions of pay and other emoluments.

The following are granted permanent commissions in the R.A.F. in the ranks stated.

Dated 1st August:

Majors.

T. W. Mulcahy-Morgan, M.C. (A.)

8. From London Gazette number 32111, 3 November 1920:

R. Ir. Fus.—Capt. T. W. Mulcahy-Morgan, M.C., resigns his commn. on appt. to a permanent commn. in the R.A.F. 1st Aug. 1919.

9. From London Gazette number 33337, 13 December 1927:

Air Ministry,
13th December, 1927.
ROYAL AIR FORCE.

The undermentioned are placed on the half pay list: —

Wing Commander Thomas Westropp MULCAHY-MORGAN, M.C., scale B, 17th
Dec. 1927.

10. From London Gazette number 36940, 16 February 1945:

The undermentioned are granted Immediate Emergency Commns. from the ranks in the rank of 2nd Lt.: —

Egypt Section.
Wing Comdr. Thomas Westropp MULCAHY-MORGAN, M.C. (317537), R.A.F. (ret.), to be 2nd Lt., 8th Aug. 1943.

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Can this be correct:
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Wing Comdr. Thomas Westropp MULCAHY-MORGAN, M.C. (317537), R.A.F. (ret.), to be 2nd Lt., 8th Aug. 1943.
What service would you ask of a retired Wing Commander that would assign him as a 2nd Lt.?

If it is correct, you have to admire his lack of ego and willingness to serve his country in any capacity.

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This is the link to the page of the London Gazette:

http://www.gazette-online.co.uk/arch...selHonourType=


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Capt. T.W. Mulcahy-Morgan

Thanks Graeme for the information. Any chance I find a photograph of this guy?
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I haven't come across one yet.

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Another snippet - as a Lieutenant, Mulcahy-Morgan was one of the Flying Officers that went to France with No 4 Squadron RFC in August 1914.

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Thanks Graeme for this interesting snip!
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