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    Here's the crux of my Dad's Form 543 - his movements from 1943 to 1947, Mustering, Miscellaneous and Special Qualifications. I don't see a way to attach a pdf so I posted it here: http://www.pages.drexel.edu/~jns39/543.pdf

    My Dad, LAC William Henry Stallard, served at RAF Seletar, Singapore, was at Kuala Lumpur (Burma) and later at BCAIR Iwakuni and RAF Miho shortly after the Hiroshima bomb. He was Demob Friday May 16th 1947.

    Here's what I've found out: (ok, what I think I've found out!)

    POR = Personnel Occurance Report
    CRC = Control and Reporting Centre ?
    SE = Service Echelon
    ACH = Aircrafthand
    FME = Flight Mechanic Engines
    FMA = Flight Mechanic Airframes
    ITS = Initial Training School
    AC2 = Aircraftman second class
    AC1 = Aircraftman first class
    LAC = Leading Aircraftsman
    HHH = Hill Head Airport???
    4 OAFU = R.A.F. Station West Freugh, Stranraer, Wigtownshire
    Res. = Reserves ?
    BRD Worli = Base Repair Depot / Base Reception Depot Worli, Bombay, India
    64 PTC = 64 Personnel Transit Centre, Madras ??
    63 MF Hosp = 63rd Military Field Hospital ?? Where?
    PDL = Post Operational Deployment Leave ??

    Looking for:
    F.167.Rec.for T.T. "V" - pure guess Recruited for Technical Training?
    2 RC (RC - Recruits Center?? Where?)
    ITTS or 1TTS (TTS - Technical Training School?)
    2D2F (or ZD2F)
    SPDC or 5PDC (PDC = Personnel Despatch Centre??)
    36 G30/44
    ACSEA (or 4CSEA) (SEA = South East Asia ??)
    K.41N
    UK 101
    Ex. Remus - Exam while Remustering???? I guess this is the AC2 qualification
    Ex. W. Freugh - Exam while at West Freugh - same Authy. P.O.R. as AC1 but different date?

    I'm assuming the numbers relate to a specific location??

    Also, what does the Authy POR # indicate? I thought they meant x day of year but it doesn't relate to the actual dates on the same line - what does it mean? (see Ex. W. Freugh above, same Authy/POR # for entry in "Promotions, Reclassifications..." as "Special Qualifications" but different dates (only by a day but different, and )

    Thanks for any help.

    Jim Stallard

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    Jim, there has been a lot of debate over the years for the maening of HHH.

    HH has been defined by Ross as:
    HH this is the Command reserve or Headquarters Holding. It means that the man does not make up the Estabishment of the Unit but is supernumary and owned by Headquarters as an area reserve. Officer Commanding a unit cannot post this man but must ensure that they are fully trained, supported and equipped ready to be shipped off elsewhere if needed.

    I too would welcome a definition for HHH from forum members.

    Paul H

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    "UK 101" is Personnel Dispersal Centre based at RAF Kirkham. In a note in one of my Dad's notebooks there is this snippet:

    Dep Miho April 2nd 47 Vici Ochunog [Not sure what "Vici Ochuno" relates to: a place; phonetic spelling?]
    Dep Kure April 5th 47
    Arr So'ton May 13th 47 Tues 7.30am
    Disem: 10.30 pm. Train 12.30am for Kirkham
    Demob Friday May 16th (afternoon) left Kirkham travelled overnight to So'ton arr on Sat May 17th 1947

    One of the stories he told me was when he arrived back home after being away for 51 months, the dog growled at him, but as soon as he said her name she was all over him licking him like crazy!

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    Jim

    A few bits and pieces for you:

    No 2 Recruits Centre (Cardington)
    No 1 Technical Training School (Halton)
    No 5 Personnel Despatch Centre (Heaton Park)
    ACSEA = Air Command South East Asia
    No 64 Personnel Transit Centre (Kure)
    UK 101 PDC = 101 Personnel Dispersal Centre (Warton) (for release)

    Rec for TT "V" may be "Recommended for trade training (Group V)"

    Regards

    Pete

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    Quote Originally Posted by PeteT View Post
    A few bits and pieces for you
    Awesome Pete, thanks very much!
    Jim

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    Quote Originally Posted by jimstallard View Post
    63 MF Hosp = 63rd Military Field Hospital ?? Where?
    63 MF Hosp = 63 Mobile Field Hospital, Kulaura, India

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    Jim

    Could you add the "Promotions, Reclasiffications and Revisions" section to the pdf file as I may be able to help you further with a couple of points

    Regards

    Pete
    Main areas of research:

    - CA Butler and the loss of Lancaster ME334 (http://rafww2butler.wordpress.com/ )
    - Aircrew Training (Basic / Trade / Operational / Continuation / Conversion)
    - The History of No. 35 Squadron (1916 - 1982) (https://35squadron.wordpress.com/)

    [Always looking for copies of original documents / photographs etc relating to these subjects]

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    Quote Originally Posted by PeteT View Post
    Could you add the "Promotions, Reclasiffications and Revisions" section to the pdf file as I may be able to help you further with a couple of points
    Only a year later Pete!

    PROMOTIONS, RECLASSIFICATIONS, REVERSIONS:
    Authy. P.O.R [Blank]; Description [Typed] A.C.2.; Date of Effect.: 4.2.43
    Authy. P.O.R [Hand written] 191/44; Description: AC1; Date of Effect.: 1.8.44
    Authy. P.O.R [Hand written] 12/45; Description: LAC; Date of Effect.: 1.12.45

    Also, what's the reason behind the dates written as 191/44 (i.e 191st day of 1944)?

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    Instead of asking the same question time and time again try reading your replies

    http://ww2talk.com/forums/topic/5595...7/?hl=stallard

    I can only help those who wish to listen.

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    Jim,
    You mention your dad "was at Kuala Lumpur (Burma)" - surprised that nobody has pointed out that this city is in Malaya (hopefully after the end of WW2!).

    Personnel Occurrence Reports (POR's) are promulgated by all self-recording units and are consecutively numbered (from No. 1 onwards, within a given year). As you have observed, only the last two digits after the oblique stroke refer to the year in question. POR's were usually issued as sheets, with separate sheets for officers, enlisted men, and often also separate sheets for members of other Commonwealth or Allied air forces who happened to be on the strength of the unit, so that these could be forwarded on to the HQ of the command for distribution to the local representatives of those air forces, who could then pass on the information to their principals.
    David D

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