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    I'd be grateful for the location of 2Wg 4RC in November 1940 - the man in question had mustered as a wireless operator..

    Also what were the locations of HQs 34, 35 and 36 Wings (Nov-Oct 1942) - by this time my man had remustered as a meteorologist after suffering severe injuries during the Swansea Blitz of 18 Jan 1941 and spending the next 16 months in hospital and recuperation.

    Brian

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    Brian

    "RAF FT&SU since 1912" has:

    4 Recruit Centre: Bridgnorth

    There are no specific locations for 34, 35 and 36 Wing HQ shown but it states:

    34 Wing: Attached to Eastern Command HQ, Luton Hoo
    35 Wing: Attached to South Eastern Command HQ, Reigate
    36 Wing: Attached to Southern Command HQ, Wilton, Salisbury

    Hope this is of some help

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

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    A tremendous help, thank you, Peter. 34, 35 and 36 Wings appear to be 'Army Cooperation', which makes sense in respect of my man.

    Brian

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    Hi Brian,

    No.34 (Army Co-operation) Wing was definitely part of Army Co-operation Command. 1416 Flight/140 Squadron was part of this Wing until Army Co-operation Command was disbanded on 01 Jun 43 and the Wing was re-designated No.34 (Photographic Reconnaissance) Wing and became part of the newly formed Tactical Air Force.

    Best Regards

    Andy Fletcher
    Per Speculationem Impellor ad Intelligendum

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    Thank you for the confirmation, Andy.

    I'm also having difficulty interpreting a couple of other entries. He is recorded as joining the strength of EAC Africa on 5 February 1943; the abbreviations document accompanying service records has EAC as being Eastern Air Command. However, what little I can find on the Internet places EAC in India. The next entry is "DIS NWA BPD"; I get the BPD (Base Personnel Depot) but not the other two abbreviations- would appreciate some advice.

    Brian

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