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    Can anyone offer any thoughts on a 1942 service record entry which shows a qualified pilot being posted to AHQ, Cairo Egypt (Middle East Command) then onto 21 Personnel Transit Centre, Kasfareet and then onto P.A.P. before being posted to 22 Personnel Transit Centre, Almaza

    P.A.P. = ?

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    Pete
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    Hi Pete,

    l came across the same problem recently, researching a PR loss in the Med. The unit concerned is; No.2 (MIDDLE EAST) PILOTS & AIRCREW POOL - Formed 7.7.42 at GORDON'S TREE, SUDAN, to accommodate pilots and aircrews awaiting OTU training or absorption by operational squadrons; disbanded 25.9.42

    See: RAFFT&SU(1st.ed.)/225

    The unit was only in existence for just two months or more. My man was there in July-Sept, 1942. He moved on to 21 PTC Kasfareet, 22 PTC, Almaza then 74 OTU.

    Col.
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    Thanks Col.

    My man was there during those two months too; he just seemed to be posted from one holding centre to another from the time he arrived in April 1942 to the time he left in October 1942. I have no idea why he was sent and no idea what he was doing whilst he was there, other than shuffling around from day to day.

    He returned to the UK in October 1942 (just trying to work out his port of embarkation / disembarkation) and eventually flew with 460 and 12 Squadron; he was sadly KIA in June 1943.

    Regards (and thanks again)

    Pete
    Main areas of research:

    - CA Butler and the loss of Lancaster ME334 (http://rafww2butler.wordpress.com/ )
    - Aircrew Training (Basic / Trade / Operational / Continuation / Conversion)
    - The History of No. 35 Squadron (1916 - 1982) (https://35squadron.wordpress.com/)

    [Always looking for copies of original documents / photographs etc relating to these subjects]

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