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    Hi All,

    I am researching a former St George Rugby League player on behalf of the club. His service file from the NAA states after completing his training up to OTU he was then posted to first 31 Base and then in November 1944 to 73 Base, it does not state he was posted to a Sqn. Would he have done any operations?

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    John.

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    Hi John

    From my website

    "No 31 Base
    Stradishall, Ridgewell (May 1943 only), Chedburgh (June 1943), Wratting Common, Gosfield (C &M), Matching (C & M), Shepherd’s Grove (C & M), Tempsford, Feltwell. Formed 25 May 1943 when HQ transferred from Newmarket/Mildenhall. "


    "No 73*Base
    North Luffenham, Woolfax Lodge. Formed November 1944"

    31 was the training base for No 3 Group but when the HCUs were transrrred to No 7 Group in November, 73 Base became the training base for No 3 Group. He may have carried out some operations at the end of his training.

    Malcolm

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    Hi Malcolm,

    Cheers mate I'll go through his file again.

    John.

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    John,

    Other people could help you, if you would simply mention the fact that your research subject is:

    AUS423468 W/O (W.Op.[Air]) Kenneth Howard KEARNEY RAAF

    ie, take a look here: http://www.awm.gov.au/collection/UK2821

    Ken "Killer" Kearney passed away, aged 82, on the Gold Coast, on 18 August, 2006.

    http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Ken_Kearney

    Col.
    Last edited by COL BRUGGY; 8th May 2013 at 12:27.

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