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    Default Alexander Wilson Grant RFC RAF

    After being discharged from the Gordon Highlanders in WW1 for lying about his age he attested for the RFC 28th Jan 1918 which later became the RAF. In his attestation records in states his units were 363S and 2638S can any one tell me about these units. Also any information on Alexander Wilson Grant and what occupation he held?
    Under Description in his records are the following 3/am apprd 2/am? transferred RAF am/3 1918, am/2 can any one decipher this please. His official No. was 122725
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    3AM = Air Mechanic 3rd class
    2AM = Air Mechanic 2nd Class

    Your 363 is actually 36TS = No 36 Training Squadron
    and 2638 is actually 26TDS = No 26 Training Depot Station

    36TS was stationed at Montrose but on 15 Jul 18 was disbanded along with 74TS to form 26TDS at Edzell.
    26TDS was disbanded 25 Apr 19 while still at Edzell

    (Source: Ray Sturtivant's 'RAF Flying Training and Support Units since 1912')

    Errol

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    Hi Errol,
    Thanks for that, would I get more information if I applied for his Service Records

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    The only WWI service records that survive are now with the National Archives. MoD no longer hold any of this material - except where a person remained in the service after c. 1922.

    Errol

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