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    Default Re: 41 dated mae west with WATERWAIF penned on the rear.......

    Hello all,

    I have recently picked up a very nice 41 pattern Mae West, on the rear of the centre panel in ink is written 'waterwaif', I am unsure if this is a surname as very unusual, I looked it up as a name and there is a few in the USA but cannot locate any RAF records to anyone with this surname. Can anyone help with a possible lead?

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    Danny
    152 'Nizam of Hyderabad' Squadron 20th July - 28th November 1940

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    Could you post a photo Danny, or a link to one?

    Simon

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    Not listed as an RASC vessel

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    Hello Danny,
    "The Water Waif" was a novel, see here :

    https://dimenovels.org/Item/16255/Show

    It is possible that it may have inspired a nickname.
    Hope this helps,
    Bruce
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    Just a thought Lloyds do a register of yachts and small craft, might be worth trying on a "boaty" forum for a look up.

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