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    Hi,

    My father's RAF service record states that prior to his enlistment in 1943 he was a Progressman, and quotes his Employer as "IND CD 172.15. DIS. 130", and my birth certificate later the same year implies that this was an Ordinance Factory, which I suspect was either in or near Liverpool, or on the Wirral.

    Is anybody able to identify which one this was, or can tell me where such data may be found?

    Tony

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    Might be worth keeping all your previous threads from 2008 and the more recent together so those who have answered get an idea that you have seen their repiies.

    http://www.rafcommands.com/forum/showthread.php?3328-More-abbreviations-and-acronyms

    http://www.rafcommands.com/forum/showthread.php?12952-Arm-band-and-badge-query.

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    Tony,
    A list of UK Ordnance Factories in WW2 is at http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/List_of_Royal_Ordnance_Factories. Fazakerley and/or Kirkby look like best bets.
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    Default Unknown Ordinance Factory

    Thanks for the link Peter.

    From there I came across a mention the book "R.O.F.: The Story of the Royal Ordnance Factories 1939-48", so I've now reserved a copy from our local library, hoping that this might throw some light on the ellusive "IND CD 172.15. DIS. 130".

    regards
    Tony

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