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    Good morning all,
    Could anyone please help me, Army personnel transferred to RAF. In the batch 655000 to 679889 from January 1939. Were they RAF or RAFVR.
    I have never seen if it is possible to trace their previous Army unit.
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    Roy

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    Roy, Hi,
    This might be a clue? Commissioning.

    LG 8 Dec 1942
    ROYAL AIR FORCE VOLUNTEER RESERVE.
    GENERAL DUTIES BRANCH.
    Sgts.
    8th Nov. 1941.
    655009 Thomas Armitage WALLER (133070).

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    Peter Davies
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    Hi Peter,
    You are a star, thank you for confirming my thoughts. These Army personnel had volunteered to join the RAF to become pilots so I assume they were treated as VR's.
    Thank you,
    Roy

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    This was - presumably - quite distinct from those transfers from the Army to become the Fearsome SNCOs of the RAF Regt? Later in my career on RAF Stations I was to come across such! The SWO on one Station I served on was ex-Guards! Part of the Job Description of Warrant Officers in the RAF is ". . . and the continuing training of Junior Officers.". The mention of "W/O Jack Holt" will, probably, bring shivers of apprehension to many!!
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