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    How were the service numbers allocated to training stations such as Hereford, St. Athan, Cosford, Locking, Halton, et c? Would it be possible for instance to identify the training camp from the allocated service number last 3 or vice versa?

    My particular interest is in Numbers is .1944… which, at least at St. Athan, was the 43rd Entry. Would the “1944…” also be part of the 43rd Entry at other boy entrant bases such as Hereford and Cosford? Would the “last 3” help to identify the base and the entry. My Flight and Squadron for instance numbered .19442.. (lower-mid range) but where and which were lower 1944... and the greater 1944... service numbers?

    Also there would appear to be no Boy Entrants from 1944650 upwards but I have seen commissioned officers with these higher numbers (and no pre-number letter) in later years. Would they have been allocated to Cranwell cadets, South Cerney or other IOT station in use in the early 60’s?

    If any reader has a .1944... number perhaps you can advise me of your training base and your number (or range of your last 3, if not). I have a feeling that 44th entry, St. Athan, had .1945... numbers but I may be wrong. Maybe you can let me know?

    Don, ex D Flight 2 Sqn. 1 Wing RAF St Athan.

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    Have you seen this thread from 2007? http://www.rafcommands.com/forum/sho...ervice-Numbers
    Alan Clark

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    Thanks Alclark for your reply.

    I have looked at the above thread previously but it does not take me any further forward. Apart from the generalisation of numbers vis;
    1920000 to 1925000 May 1947 Boy Entrants
    1925001 to 1930000 Sep 1951 Boy Entrants
    1930001 to 1950602 Jly 1954 Boy Entrants *
    1950603 to 1960000 Not allotted
    1960001 to 1999999 1962348 Oct 1964 Craft Apprentices.

    Most of the thread otherwise appears to be more about RCAF and numbers issued during the war. (I hope that my title "1944..." was not confuse with the year 1944!)
    [COLOR=#333333]My particular interest is in Numbers is .1944… i.e. 7 numbers prefixed by a letter (from May 1964 or there about) which, at least at St. Athan, was the [/COLOR]43rd Entry. It is the allocation to a training station according to the last 3 numbers that I am seeking. Perhaps someone from the 3 main stations in the early 60s posting in to give me a clue with their last 3 and training school.

    Also I have seen commissioned officers with the higher last 3 numbers (and no pre-number or post-number letter) in later years. Would they have been allocated to Cranwell cadets, South Cerney or other IOT station in use in the early 60’s?
    Thanks for the reply. It is good to hear from someone!
    Best regards, Don.

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