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    DIS NA
    BPD
    4 REC
    these used in WW11 records.
    any ideas please?
    tisgrannie

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    tisgrannie,

    DIS NA - 'might' be Disembarked North Africa

    BPD - is likely to be Base Personnel Depot (these were RAF overseas bases - e.g., Italy (Naples), Algeria (Fort de L'Eau), Tunisia (Tunis), India (Worli))

    It would be helpful if you could provide dates and the postings before/after, also the trade (aircrew? groundcrew?). We need information to be able to give (more) information.

    Errol

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    Hi tisgrannie,

    it was WWII record of RAF member?
    Can you give us more information in which connction these acronyms were used?

    Pavel

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    This is a query on rootschat. I added something regarding records at Bentley Priory a year or so ago. This is a follow up, this on some ones Mil record.





    "Have just received a copy of some WW2 service records. Have used XXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXX to translate most of it, although some bits atill proving tricky. Are there any experts out there?
    Any ideas what the following abbreviations mean:

    Dis N.A.
    B.P.D. (this is bracketed together with the one above and dated on the same day)

    4 R.E.C.

    Also a general question - would a maintenance unit be directly attached to a squadron? So would 156 MU be attached to 156 Sqdn?"


    thanks very much for your responses to the quoted query above.
    great site!
    regards
    tisgrannie
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    hello,

    In reply to your last question, no, No. 156 MU would not be related to No. 156 Squadron. The unit you would find "attached" to a Squadron would be a Servicing Echelon, and its number would be related to Squadron number, but with a prefix. But I mostly found this was right for fighter units (for example 6316 SE was attached to No. 316 Squadron).

    Hope this helps.

    Joss

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    Joss thanks for that!
    appreciate it.
    tisgrannie

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