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    Hello all. During my research in to my grandfathers records this forum has frequently come up, so I thought I would make my own post to see if anyone can help me fill in some more pieces, or point me to a relevant contact. Never knew my grandad and surprisingly, I have no photos of him so if one turns up that would be fab. Listed below is a transcript of his service record and what I have pieced together so far. I've managed to find a contact with the 420 Sqn ORB so that doesn't need anything further, its really the stuff afterwards that's a mystery. What was he doing at the 1(O)AEU? What course number was he on and are there any photos of that intake? What was he doing on 192 Sqn and is there anyone with the ORB's?

    My dad seems to recall him having a Wireless Operator tie which went missing after heis death. Can't seem to find one online so does anyone have any ideas on that?

    Alexander Morton, 1314562, ACH/WO.AG (Aircraft hand Wireless Operator / Air Gunner.

    3/2/41 - 9RC No. 9 Recruits Center (Blackpool)
    21/3/41 - 10(S) R.C - No.10 (Signals) Recruits Centre (at Blackpool)
    19/4?/41 - 7 TTS
    26/8/42 - 19(0?) AC Wg 2 S S?
    17/10/42 - 1 AGS No.1 Air Gunners School (RAF Pembrey)
    24/11/42 - 22 OTU 22 Operational Training Unit (Wellesbourne, Warwickshire) Course No 34
    1/3/43 - 420 Sqn RCAF Middleton St George, Deployed to N Africa in May 1943
    23/9/43 - 2 BPD Base Personnel Depot (Tunis)
    26/10/43 - Embark North Africa
    6/11/43 - Disembark UK
    27/10/43 - 1 PDC - No 1 Personnel Despatch Centre, West Kirby
    24/11/43 - HQ 25 Group (armament group
    10/12/43 - CNS Central Navigation School, RAF Cranage?
    19/01/44 - 7. RS 7 Radio School, South Kensington
    11/5/44 - HQ 29 Group (Flying Training Command)
    12/5/44 - 1(Observer) AFU (Advanced Flying Unit) RAF Wigtown, Dumfries
    13/1/45 - 192 Sqn - Foulsham
    21/3/45 - A.C.A.C Aircrew Allocation Center (Catterick?)
    23/4/45 - 105 OTU (Transport Training) RAF Bramcote
    1/8/45 - TCHS
    22/8/45 - HQ (U) 229 Group (Transport Command??)
    24/8/45 - 1334(TS)CU Conversion Unit to train on Dakotas, RAF Gujrat/RAF Baroda
    21/11/45 - 233 Sqn Dakotas in Tulihal, India. Disbanded in Dec 1945/merged with 215
    29/1/46 - 35 PTC 35 Personnel Transit Center
    27/2/46 - 154 SP 154 Staging Post (RAF Mauripur?)
    24/4/46 - 101 PDC 101 Personnel Despatch Centre, Kirkham3/2/41 - 9RC No. 9 Recruits Center (Blackpool)

    Thanks in advance for any help!

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    Fab we can do.

    http://www.rafaircraftaccidents.com/DSCF3924.JPG

    Top row, 8th from left (head and shoulders above all)

    From the No.22 OTU ORB

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    Hi Twiggles (?)

    I don't have my reference books to hand but I think 192 Sqn was on ELINT (Electronic Intelligence)-gathering duties and flew a range of different a/c to pick up enemy signals traffic.

    Would seem to tie-in with your granddad's 'trade' as a W/Op and his time at a Radio School?

    Ian

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    Ross, wonderful! Many thanks for the image!

    Ian, yes I've found that 192 was doing the Int stuff, just seemed odd he was there for such a short time? Also why would a wireless Op go to an observor school or have I read that wrong (1(O)AFU)?

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