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    Hi,

    I am trying to interpret my late father's brief RAF Service Record. He did National Service between 6/11/47 and 1/9/49. His Service Book shows Kirkham as his location but he also spoke about Bridgnorth. I'm hoping someone on this forum can assist in deciphering the details below for me please. I tried to upload his service book and record but it seems I am unable to.

    Many thanks in advance for any assistance provided.

    Best regards

    Vince Barnard

    Service Number 2374868

    Dep P.O.R. Date of Movement Unit To Reason P.O.R Arrival

    6/11/47 3 R.C.
    997/47 13/11/47 7 R.C.
    12/48 29/1/48 265 MU H 22/48
    71/48 14/4/48 85 of TT D2K 122/48
    05/446 7/7/48 SDU Henlow HH
    192802 10/8/48 101 PDC Release

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    hello

    R.C. for Recruiting Centre, but others might correct this. PDC Personnel Despatch Centre ?
    M.U. for Maintenance Unit.
    85 of TT is actually 8 School of Technical Training.
    For the last two you may search the net for informations

    Joss

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    3RC = 3 Recruits Centre at Padgate
    7RC = 7 Recruits Centre at Bridgnorth
    265 MU = 265 Maintenance Unit at Dunkeswell
    85 of TT = 8 School of Technical Training at Weeton
    SDU = Signals Development Unit at Henlow
    101 PDC = Personnel Dispersal Centre at Warton

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

    Errol

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    Hi Errol,

    Firstly, many apologies for taking so long to get back to you. Thank you so much for interpreting my late father's RAF service record abbreviations. I have now managed to upload the document to the gallery, the link is below. Is there anything else that you can see that is pertinent to his National Service?

    http://www.rafcommands.com/galleries...g?m=1493226637

    Many thanks in advance.
    Best regards
    Vince Barnarde

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    Carp II or Carp 2 for his trade probably means he was a Carpenter. The II or 2 probably indicates grade?

    Errol

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    Errol,
    Thanks once again. That would be correct as my father was an apprentice carpenter before his National Service and continued in that trade afterwards with Wimpey. In retirement he took up wood turning and also made several nice rocking horses.
    Best regards
    Vince Barnard

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