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    Hi All

    I'm currently working on a service record for a Clerk GD who becomes a 'U/T LTI (4)' in March 1941. I assume LTI = Link Trainer Instructor but on 23 March he reverts back to Clerk GD so I'm assuming he didn't pass. Can anyone confirm that LTI is correct and possibly the relevance of the (4)?

    In the reasons column there isa 'DD' and a 'G3', which I can't find mentioned in Ross's list of codes, anyone able to enlighten me?

    Finally there is a stamp 'RENDSCOMBE D W' and about a year earlier he was at the Air Crew Disposal Wing so the 'D W' could be Disposal Wing again but there is no Rendscombe in the UK only Renscomb, any offers?

    All the best

    Malcolm

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    Malcolm,
    I can confirm that LTI was a widely used abbreviation for the trade of Link Trainer Instructor throughout British Commonwealth air forces, and the U/T part of course indicates "under training". However, as for the other abbreviation problems, I cannot assist.
    David D

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    Thanks for the confirmation, David

    Malcolm

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    Rendcomb, Gloucestershire? RFC aerodrome, still in use.
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    My Dad was LAC ballon operator but in may 1941 was remustered as temp sgt U/t LTI at Central link Training School at Elstree, he was then at Binbrook, Lindholme and Manston as LTI. this was interpreted from his record by the Air Historical Branch, Send them the record they are very good. the address is
    Air Historical Branch (RAF)
    bldg 824
    RAF Northolt
    West End Road
    Ruislip
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    They will probably ask for some means of identity (in my case dads death cert)
    hope this helps
    John
    ps just noticed that you are a senior member Malcolm so you probably know all this! apologies
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    Thanks John

    Ian - Unfortunately the RFC airfield at Rendcomb was not used during WW2 but the Parish seems to have been named Rendscombe at some point before that. However there was, and still is, a school (Rendcomb College) which I wondered whether might have been used as a base for the Disposal Wing.

    Cheers

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    Hi All

    Just to bring you up to speed, I have now discovered the 'Rendscombe DW' is actually Rendscombe Down and is another name for Worth Matravers and my airman went there to join 332 AMES (MRU) prior to embarking for the Middle East.

    Still haven't found a meaning for 'DD' and 'G3'

    Cheers

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    Malcolm

    Perhaps DD = Detached Duty?

    Brian

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    Malcolm,

    G3 (possibly) = Ground Medical Fitness Grade 3 (whatever that may have meant!).

    HTH

    Peter Davies
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