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    Hi
    Does anyone have any idea what S/C may mean in the context of rather experienced pilot, RCCE - non pilot aircrew, TPAT or TPRT - likely pilot. I guess those are more less standard abbreviations, but I cannot work them out.

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    Hi Franek, from my list of RAF abbreviation:

    S/C Sergeant Chef

    But I am not sure if it will fits in your case.

    Pavel
    Czechoslovak Airmen in the RAF 1940-1945
    http://cz-raf.webnode.cz

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    Hi Pavel
    I am afraid not. I thought of Senior Captain or Section Commander, but I would not say they make much sense in the context of the document. It is a list of pilots, and each one has his trade listed, Fighter, Transport, Light Transport. I was unable to work out those acronyms, though. The document was prepared by ex-RAF pilot, hence I suppose those were standard acronyms of the RAF of 1950s.

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    Just guessing but
    RCCE = reconnaissance
    TPRT = transport
    s/c= some kind of "communications", which was RAF speak for VIP transport

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    Thanks, it is somewhat confusing, as some of the pilots are marked with F, T and LT which I presume is Fighter, Transport and Light Transport.

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    What is the precise nature of the document which contains this list of names and abbreviations? Random guessing can only get you so far, and frequently nowhere - the context MAY help, buy these abbreviations seem very specific and specialised, and appear to be outside the normal run of abbreviations seen in more available official documents.
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    It is a list of crew, the man flew with after his RAF service. Most of the names are dignified by acronyms F, LT, T, RCCE, TPRT or S/C. That is all.

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