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    Default Re: Joe Buntin WW2 Arctic Convoys

    Possibly, began with RN - gunnery DEM's training then MN vessels?

    Seems to be him, listed as a deck hand S/S Empire Airman 1945.

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    Joseph Buntin
    New York, New York Passenger and Crew Lists, 1909, 1925-1957


    Name:
    Joseph Buntin
    Event Type:
    Immigration
    Event Date:
    1945
    Event Place:
    New York City, New York, United States
    Sex:
    Male
    Age:
    20
    Birth Year (Estimated):
    1925
    Birthplace:
    British
    Ship Name:
    S/S Empire Airman

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    Default Re: Joe Buntin WW2 Arctic Convoys

    Have done an online search for a Joseph Buntin at Kew for Merchant Navy records and can confirm there is no known or surviving files in BT372 for his Seaman's Pouch. Nothing in BT395 Medal files for him and nothing in BT390 for Merchant Seamen's Service on Royal Navy Ships under the T124 Agreements. The only other option if you are sure he was MN is to check the Fifth Register for his CRS10 service file. If it still exists it will be in file BT 382/229 covering the surnames "Bunn A E to Burby L" These records are held in block of up to 60 individuals and would require a trip to Kew where you can check the files for free or employ a private researcher. Cost vary and can be very expensive.
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    As Keith has pointed out in post #11 if that is him listed on the SS Empire Airman as a "Deck Hand" then he was not Merchant Navy, but a DEMS Gunner either from the Royal Navy or Royal Artillery Maritime Regt.

    Attachment to small Keith cant read it. Can you enlarge please Doc.
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    The info gives his Nationality as Scottish
    and two years service, hope Doc can enlarge the image.

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    Just a remark on the name Buntin. I went to school about 1948 to 1952 with a Brian Buntin . However I thought it was spelt Bunting so may have been wrong , although it wasn’t him could of by a long shot of the same family. This was in NE England , where was the person from who is being searched for ? JS
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    The T 124 I was always led to believe was a wartime short cut for manning . During the war and after and still today I believe , and for those who follow Google they also had Naval party’s which consisted of mixed manning. But as Deep sea says they weren’t commissioned warships. The only time I was led to believe different was when in 1964 I sailed with 2 old MN officers who were full of it I later found out, one was 66 years of age and reckoned he was the navigator of a British fleet sent to Australia , I later found out he was T124 and in the QM stores in Sydney NSW, the other was the 3 mate who had very little knowledge of bridge duties , but both were good romancers and believe their version of the truth was scanty. However I can vouch for naval party’s with mixed crews , go to google and see the dozens of such past and present. You may also see the one 1007 which I was a member of for 4 years . When I applied for the MN badge a few years ago the reply didn’t come from the MNA it came from the M.0.D and was not what I expected but was enscribed Veteran of H.M. Armed Forces. JS..


    Further to Naval Parties most if not all merchant ships during the Falklands war had naval parties on board especially of the signals branch . And all of these ships would of had a designated Naval party number .This was confirmed to me last week at the ancient mariners meeting last week in believe it or not in an RAAFA establishment where a newly joined couple man and wife both ex RN confirmed that he had been a member on s merchant ship in the invasion fleet . Will ask him next time see what it’s number was if I remember. However he was a weapons officer. He knew all about my experiences with the Stingray Torpedo . JS
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    Quote Originally Posted by j.sabourn View Post
    where was the person from who is being searched for ? JS


    #5: Mary Street, Glasgow, Scotland

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    Hopefully, Sharon will reply /update.

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    Quote Originally Posted by DeepSea View Post
    As Keith has pointed out in post #11 if that is him listed on the SS Empire Airman as a "Deck Hand" then he was not Merchant Navy, but a DEMS Gunner either from the Royal Navy or Royal Artillery Maritime Regt.

    Attachment to small Keith cant read it. Can you enlarge please Doc.
    Touch wood Doc is just a bit busy and may assist ASAP.

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