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No.21 and No.31 MRS - Recovered Post

No.21 and No.31 MRS - Recovered Post
Author: Ross_McNeill
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08:06:24 Saturday, August 11, 2007
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HughAHalliday (1578 posts)

04-Nov-07, 08:49 PM (GMT)

"What is No,31 MRS ?"

WALLACE, David Mitchell, A/W/C, F.R.C.S. (72009, RAFVR) - No.31 MRS - Officer, Order of the British Empire - awarded as per London Gazette dated 1 January 1943.

Thia man is a doctor, apparently in North Africa or the general Mediterranean theatre - but what does "MRS" signify as a unit ?

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RE: What is No,31 MRS ? AlanShack (Guest) 04-Nov-07 1

RE: What is No,31 MRS ? errol.martyn.A T.xtra.co.nz (Guest) 04-Nov-07 2

RE: What is No,31 MRS ? HughAHalliday 05-Nov-07 3

RE: What is No,31 MRS ? errol.martyn.A T.xtra.co.nz (Guest) 05-Nov-07 4

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AlanShack (Guest) (1 posts)

04-Nov-07, 09:24 PM (GMT)

1. "RE: What is No,31 MRS ?"

Try 'Medical Reception Station'. Normally a first line Medical facility within a Military area.

Regards Alan

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errol.martyn.A T.xtra.co.nz (Guest) (2452 posts)

04-Nov-07, 11:02 PM (GMT)

2. "RE: What is No,31 MRS ?"

Hugh/Alan,

The Geographical Index to RAF Units for Jun 1942 lists Nos.21, 22 and 24 Medical RECEIVING stations' (No.31 may have been formed later?).

Errol

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HughAHalliday (1578 posts)

05-Nov-07, 01:52 AM (GMT)

3. "RE: What is No,31 MRS ?"

Having looked at the document again, I find it is indeed No.21 (not 31) MRS. Either a typo or a brain fart on my part. Thanks folks.

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errol.martyn.A T.xtra.co.nz (Guest) (2452 posts)

05-Nov-07, 02:25 AM (GMT)

4. "RE: What is No,31 MRS ?"

Hugh,

No.21 MRS was based at Helwan in mid-1942.

Errol