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    Pleased can anybody help me, I am looking at an old RAF service record, the chap commenced with the RFC then was part of the RAF, in 1918/19 his units are given as

    RD - would that be Reserve Depot ??
    CD - would that be Central Depot
    RD "C" Section
    Blandford (followed by a letter D possibly and then Cin or similar) ??

    Out of my depth....................... he was then an aircraft mechanic and ranked Cpl Mech

    Thanks for your help

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    Hi Pete

    Blandford was the site of the Recruit Depot so that probably accounts for RD

    Malcolm

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    Pete,

    It may depend on the dates of the postings. RD could be Reserve Depot, Recruit Depot or RAF Depot.

    Blandford was also used as a Repatriation Camp.

    Errol

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    thanks guys

    Errol, its 1918/1919 thanks

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    Pete,

    I meant day/month dates. A large number of units came and went or were redesignated over those two years.

    Errol

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    Sorry
    it was a posting from RD to CD on 1 Aug 1918, then from CD to RD - C Section on 15 Nov 1918 and then to Blandford D Cin on 13 Jan 1919
    thanks
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    Pete,

    Apologies for the delay in my replying. RD will be RAF Depot (formed 1 Apr 18) at Blandford (until Feb 1919).

    Errol

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    many thanks Errol

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