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Bofranco
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Help !! Employment history for former BBC staff
Jun 3rd, 2008, 4:10am
 
I have been searching for the employment history of my uncle Allan Gearge FRANCIS who worked for the BBC from about 1945 to 1966.

He travelled to europe in 1937, served in the Brirish Foreign Service in Lisbon and the Royal Navy Reserve in Normandy during WW2.

Because of his language skills I believe he was a translator both in the services and at the BBC.

I have made a general enquiry to the BBC info section and was told that due to Data Protection the info was not available to me !

He passed away in 1987 and we are compiling a family history and this info would be helpful

Any ideas as to how I can access this info.

Robert Francis,  Adelaide, South Australia
raf0848@yahoo.com
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John Noakes
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Re: Help !! Employment history for former BBC staf
Reply #1 - Jun 3rd, 2008, 4:51am
 
Hi Robert,

You could try contacting the editor of Prospero, the retired staff magazine to have your query published.
He is Peter Gearing and his email address is:-  prospero@bbc.co.uk

John
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Bofranco
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Re: Help !! Employment history for former BBC staf
Reply #2 - Jun 3rd, 2008, 5:00am
 
Thanks John

Most positive response I have had recently

Will send Peter an email

Will let you know the outcome

Rob Francis
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John Noakes
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Re: Help !! Employment history for former BBC staf
Reply #3 - Jun 3rd, 2008, 5:08am
 
Robert,

You may know of these web sites. The second one is mainly about engineering so might not be useful.
Good luck with your search.

John

http://www.bbc.co.uk/heritage/bbcmemories/

http://www.bbceng.info/
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Bofranco
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Re: Help !! Employment history for former BBC staf
Reply #4 - Jun 14th, 2008, 9:39am
 
John

I have received advice from Prospero and they are going to publish my request in the magazine.

Lets hope it delivers results.

Rob Francis
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John Noakes
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Re: Help !! Employment history for former BBC staf
Reply #5 - Jun 14th, 2008, 2:36pm
 
Rob,

Thanks for letting me know about Prospero.
I have not come up with a better suggestion for you.

John
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Re: Help !! Employment history for former BBC staf
Reply #6 - Aug 10th, 2008, 6:47am
 
Have you tried National Archives ?

My father worked for British Intelligence in France and Portugal during WWII (setting up escape routes) and I rgot further details about his activities thanks to National Archives.

Best of luck !
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