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Deciphering a WW2 RAF Service Record..

Postby phantomsteve » Sun Jan 25, 2015 1:58 pm

So far, no problem, except:

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Any ideas about the 2nd/3rd line of Marks ... (something) R abdomen & Neck"??

Thanks
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Re: Deciphering a WW2 RAF Service Record..

Postby ColinB » Sun Jan 25, 2015 2:33 pm

Given that it's under marks and scars I wonder if it's a typo and should read moles R ( right ) abdomen and neck ?
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Re: Deciphering a WW2 RAF Service Record..

Postby irishstreetlad » Sun Jan 25, 2015 3:14 pm

How did you get hold of a WW2 service record? Did you have to pay for it, Been trying to find one for my uncle.

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Re: Deciphering a WW2 RAF Service Record..

Postby researchgranny » Sun Jan 25, 2015 4:02 pm

Yes, go to the www.gov.uk .get -copy-military-service-records for information about who can gain access and costs involved.

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Re: Deciphering a WW2 RAF Service Record..

Postby brunes08 » Sun Jan 25, 2015 4:10 pm

You might get some help from the RAF Museum Archives at Hendon. The archivist was very helpful when I was trying to unravel some of the codes on my grandfather's IWW service records.
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Re: Deciphering a WW2 RAF Service Record..

Postby phantomsteve » Sun Jan 25, 2015 9:03 pm

I've got a few abbreviations to clarify on the units posting history (most I could decipher or find online!)... so I will be in touch with them about those :)

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Re: Deciphering a WW2 RAF Service Record..

Postby phantomsteve » Sun Jan 25, 2015 9:08 pm

Please note the restrictions...

Request for service records of deceased service personnel

Under the scheme, and in recognition of the duty of care owed to the family of the deceased subject, for a period of 25 years following the date of death of the subject and without the consent of the next of kin, MOD will disclose only:
- surname
- forename
- rank
- service number
- regiment/corps
- place of birth
- age
- date of birth
- date of death where this occurred in service
- the date an individual joined the service
- the date of leaving
- good conduct medals (for example, Long Service and Good Conduct Medal (LS&GCM)), any orders of chivalry and gallantry medals (decorations of valour) awarded, some of which may have been announced in the London Gazette

After this period, and if it is held, in addition MOD will disclose without the requirement for next of kin consent:
- the units in which he/she served
- the dates of this service and the locations of those units
- the ranks in which the service was carried out and details of campaign medals awarded

Either way, there is a £30 fee. It takes between 1 and 6 months to receive the copy

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