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    Default 159540 F/O David Money RAFVR

    Hi, does any forum member know where I can locate which squadron this guy served with, i believe he was an Air Gunner, formerly 1076881, commisioned and is listed in the general duties branch. Any help or guidance appreicated, thanks in advance, Rick

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    Hi, just refreshing this enquiry as I haven't been able to find much info on him,
    cheers,
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    What is the background to you knowing his service numbers and thinking he is an air gunner.

    A David Money was born in 1925 in Wiltshire in 1925. No middle initial. How does the serial number bkick add up to a 1925 born man.

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    Hi,
    I have his ID discs, some medals and an AG brevet, if I recall right he is listed in the RAF lists as a F/O GD branch under Air Gunners. His first number 1076881 indicates he enlisted at Padgate in Sep 1939, so probably not the Wiltshire man.

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    Which medals are they, theatre level ones I imagine

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    Hi,
    39/45 star, Air crew Europe star, Defence and war medals..
    Rick

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    Thanks Terry,
    I didn't know that he reached F/Lt or that he retired in 1954...
    cheers,
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    Rick, I don't think he retired in 54. I think they were cleaning up the lists and those with Emergency Commissions that hadn't been dealt with before were "retired". Regards, Terry

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    There is a subtle difference between being “de-mobilised” and/or “Reliquishing” one’s Commission and/or “Retiring”. A lot of ‘our’ Met Officers (particularly those either overseas, or in a probable War Zone) were Commissioned, and Mobilised, fairly early on in WW2. A large number were Commissioned on 1 Apr 43.

    Most were “de-Mobilised” (i.e. no longer required to wear uniform fairly soon after the end of WW2.) As far as I am aware the actual date when this de-Uniforming took place is not recorded certainly not in the LG, but possibly in their Service Records? Most of them just pitched up – in civvies – the next morning at the same post they had been in, in uniform, the day before!

    In the mid-1950’s the RAF did some major reorganisations. It stopped changing Service Numbers on Commissioning from the Ranks – you just had ONE number whatever/wherever you were. It also technically/formally ‘cleared out’ a lot of the old war time Commissions (of various sorts!). You should be aware that – AFAIK – if you hold the Sovereign’s Commission you are subject to The Air Force Act at all times (whether in uniform, or not!). I was!
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