Results 1 to 5 of 5

Thread: Post-war service numbers of Polish airmen

  1. #1
    Join Date
    Nov 2007
    Location
    Prague, Czech Republic
    Posts
    3,609
    Thanks
    24
    Thanked 17 Times in 16 Posts

    Default Post-war service numbers of Polish airmen

    Hi all,

    I know that Czechoslovak airmen were obtaining their original service numbers where they were re-joining the RAF after 1948 but they were originally part of the RAF.
    But what about Polish airmen? I think the NCOs can obtain also their original Service Numbers which were from standard RAF range but officers had a specific number with prefix P-xxxx. So They obtain new officer Service Number like any new intake?

    Any information on this theme much appreciated.

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

  2. #2
    Join Date
    Nov 2007
    Posts
    948
    Thanks
    0
    Thanked 1 Time in 1 Post

    Default

    In a word, yes. NCOs retained their numbers, even if promoted in the RAF, but officers got new serials, mostly in 500 range, this applying to both P and RAFVR serialed ones.

  3. #3
    Join Date
    Nov 2007
    Location
    Prague, Czech Republic
    Posts
    3,609
    Thanks
    24
    Thanked 17 Times in 16 Posts

    Default

    Many thanks fro from reply Franek!
    Seems this was a question especially for you:-)

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

  4. #4
    Join Date
    Nov 2007
    Location
    Reading, Berkshire, UK
    Posts
    3,662
    Thanks
    3
    Thanked 17 Times in 17 Posts

    Default

    Pavel, Franek,

    Can't be much help, except for the non-Officer Block:

    729000 to 733999 (last number used 729266) May 1945 Poles

    So that gives you 266 Poles (various!) to chase! That will keep you both out of mischief for some time!!

    HTH

    Peter Davies
    Meteorology is a science; good meteorology is an art!
    We might not know - but we might know who does!

  5. #5
    Join Date
    Nov 2007
    Posts
    948
    Thanks
    0
    Thanked 1 Time in 1 Post

    Default

    Peter, the last one I can find is 729265 Feliks Klich (08.02.1923+01.10.1946), szer. / AC2 of 5029 Airfield Construction Squadron, who was killed in a road accident.
    Nonetheless, he served PAF, while Pavel asks for those who joined RAF after disbandement of PAF.

Posting Permissions

  • You may not post new threads
  • You may not post replies
  • You may not post attachments
  • You may not edit your posts
  •