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    Default WAAF Officer Training (both Military and Speciality)

    Hello All,

    My RAFVR (Met Branch) WAAFs are giving me trouble – again!

    I have, in my database, 128 WAAFs who were Commissioned (directly) into the Met Branch (none Commissioned from the Ranks). Most of these would be trained as Forecasters, and sent to replace male Forecasters who had been Mobilised and sent overseas.

    These 128 very often fall into small batches – either by Service Number, or by Commissioning Date. It would seem, therefore, that the Met Office asked – from time to time – for Commissioned WAAFs with degrees (or 'Highers') in Maths, Physics, or Geography, to put through the Met Office Forecasting Course.

    How did this happen? Where were the WAAF Officer training Stations? Was the system, perhaps, that a female volunteered for a WAAF Commission (at a Recruiting Centre, or at a local office of the Min of Labour & Nat Svc). Their academic (and other) qualifications were noted, listed, and they were sent back home. When the RAF (or Met Office!!) wanted females with particular qualifications they contacted ML&NS who picked out some from their list(s). These ladies were then mobilised as a group by being sent for kitting and basic training, including the allocation of a Service Number, before being posted to the Service training school of the speciality required. Is this what happened? And where were these places?

    As an example, I have pasted the Numbers and Commissioning dates below. They can’t all be coincidental?

    Who knows?

    Peter Davies

    3258 Cmd Asst Sec Off(p) 29-Sep-41
    3260 Cmd Asst Sec Off(p) 29-Sep-41
    3293 Cmd Asst Sec Off(p) 30-Sep-41
    3734 Cmd Asst Sec Off(p) 01-Oct-41
    3922 Cmd Asst Sec Off(p) 10-Nov-41
    3923 Cmd Asst Sec Off(p) 10-Nov-41
    3925 Cmd Asst Sec Off(p) 10-Nov-41
    3937 Cmd Asst Sec Off(p) 10-Nov-41
    3146 Cmd Asst Sec Off(p) 31-Dec-41
    4207 Cmd Asst Sec Off(p) 31-Dec-41
    4210 Cmd Asst Sec Off(p) 31-Dec-41
    4211 Cmd Asst Sec Off(p) 31-Dec-41
    6258 Cmd Asst Sec Off(p) 25-Nov-42
    6271 Cmd Asst Sec Off(p) 25-Nov-42
    6429 Cmd Asst Sec Off(p) 13-Jan-43
    6610 Cmd Asst Sec Off(p) 24-Feb-43
    6615 Cmd Asst Sec Off(p) 24-Feb-43
    6655 Cmd Asst Sec Off(p) 24-Feb-43
    6739 Cmd Asst Sec Off(p) 05-May-43
    6749 Cmd Asst Sec Off(p) 05-May-43
    6752 Cmd Asst Sec Off(p) 05-May-43
    6779 Cmd Asst Sec Off(p) 16-Jun-43
    6790 Cmd Asst Sec Off(p) 16-Jun-43
    6796 Cmd Asst Sec Off(p) 16-Jun-43
    6806 Cmd Asst Sec Off(p) 11-Aug-43
    6807 Cmd Asst Sec Off(p) 11-Aug-43
    6808 Cmd Asst Sec Off(p) 11-Aug-43
    6812 Cmd Asst Sec Off(p) 11-Aug-43
    6815 Cmd Asst Sec Off(p) 11-Aug-43
    6816 Cmd Asst Sec Off(p) 11-Aug-43
    6818 Cmd Asst Sec Off(p) 11-Aug-43
    6827 Cmd Asst Sec Off(p) 11-Aug-43
    6828 Cmd Asst Sec Off(p) 11-Aug-43
    6831 Cmd Asst Sec Off(p) 11-Aug-43
    6832 Cmd Asst Sec Off(p) 11-Aug-43
    6850 Cmd Asst Sec Off(p) 27-Oct-43
    6954 Cmd Asst Sec Off(p) 03-Nov-43
    6956 Cmd Asst Sec Off(p) 03-Nov-43
    6958 Cmd Asst Sec Off(p) 03-Nov-43
    6959 Cmd Asst Sec Off(p) 03-Nov-43
    6960 Cmd Asst Sec Off(p) 03-Nov-43
    6961 Cmd Asst Sec Off(p) 03-Nov-43
    6962 Cmd Asst Sec Off(p) 03-Nov-43
    7262 Cmd Asst Sec Off(p) 16-Dec-43
    7176 Cmd Asst Sec Off(p) 05-Jan-44
    7178 Cmd Asst Sec Off(p) 05-Jan-44
    7354 Cmd Asst Sec Off(p) 22-Mar-44
    7356 Cmd Asst Sec Off(p) 22-Mar-44
    7357 Cmd Asst Sec Off(p) 22-Mar-44
    7358 Cmd Asst Sec Off(p) 22-Mar-44
    7360 Cmd Asst Sec Off(p) 22-Mar-44
    7361 Cmd Asst Sec Off(p) 22-Mar-44
    7362 Cmd Asst Sec Off(p) 22-Mar-44
    7363 Cmd Asst Sec Off(p) 22-Mar-44
    7364 Cmd Asst Sec Off(p) 22-Mar-44
    7365 Cmd Asst Sec Off(p) 22-Mar-44
    7366 Cmd Asst Sec Off(p) 22-Mar-44
    7367 Cmd Asst Sec Off(p) 22-Mar-44
    7368 Cmd Asst Sec Off(p) 22-Mar-44
    7419 Cmd Asst Sec Off(p) 03-May-44
    7423 Cmd Asst Sec Off(p) 03-May-44
    7426 Cmd Asst Sec Off(p) 03-May-44
    7428 Cmd Asst Sec Off(p) 03-May-44
    7429 Cmd Asst Sec Off(p) 03-May-44
    7433 Cmd Asst Sec Off(p) 03-May-44
    7435 Cmd Asst Sec Off(p) 03-May-44
    7436 Cmd Asst Sec Off(p) 03-May-44
    7446 Cmd Asst Sec Off(p) 03-May-44
    7450 Cmd Asst Sec Off(p) 03-May-44
    7457 Cmd Asst Sec Off(p) 03-May-44
    7458 Cmd Asst Sec Off(p) 03-May-44
    7460 Cmd Asst Sec Off(p) 03-May-44
    7467 Cmd Asst Sec Off(p) 03-May-44
    7530 Cmd Asst Sec Off(p) 31-May-44
    7532 Cmd Asst Sec Off(p) 31-May-44
    7538 Cmd Asst Sec Off(p) 31-May-44
    7540 Cmd Asst Sec Off(p) 31-May-44
    7541 Cmd Asst Sec Off(p) 31-May-44
    7548 Cmd Asst Sec Off(p) 31-May-44
    7549 Cmd Asst Sec Off(p) 31-May-44
    7550 Cmd Asst Sec Off(p) 31-May-44
    7555 Cmd Asst Sec Off(p) 31-May-44
    7557 Cmd Asst Sec Off(p) 31-May-44
    7589 Cmd Asst Sec Off(p) 28-Jun-44
    7612 Cmd Asst Sec Off(p) 28-Jun-44
    7617 Cmd Asst Sec Off(p) 28-Jun-44
    7637 Cmd Asst Sec Off(p) 28-Jun-44
    7640 Cmd Asst Sec Off(p) 12-Jul-44
    7641 Cmd Asst Sec Off(p) 12-Jul-44
    7645 Cmd Asst Sec Off(p) 12-Jul-44
    7651 Cmd Asst Sec Off(p) 12-Jul-44
    7653 Cmd Asst Sec Off(p) 12-Jul-44
    7657 Cmd Asst Sec Off(p) 12-Jul-44
    7662 Cmd Asst Sec Off(p) 12-Jul-44
    7668 Cmd Asst Sec Off(p) 12-Jul-44
    7826 Cmd Asst Sec Off(p) 06-Sep-44
    7960 Cmd Asst Sec Off(p) 01-Nov-44
    7970 Cmd Asst Sec Off(p) 01-Nov-44
    7976 Cmd Asst Sec Off(p) 01-Nov-44
    7978 Cmd Asst Sec Off(p) 01-Nov-44
    7984 Cmd Asst Sec Off(p) 01-Nov-44
    7986 Cmd Asst Sec Off(p) 01-Nov-44
    7987 Cmd Asst Sec Off(p) 01-Nov-44
    7993 Cmd Asst Sec Off(p) 01-Nov-44
    7994 Cmd Asst Sec Off(p) 01-Nov-44
    7995 Cmd Asst Sec Off(p) 01-Nov-44
    7996 Cmd Asst Sec Off(p) 01-Nov-44
    7263 Cmd Asst Sec Off(p) 16-Dec-44
    7264 Cmd Asst Sec Off(p) 16-Dec-44
    7265 Cmd Asst Sec Off(p) 16-Dec-44
    7268 Cmd Asst Sec Off(p) 16-Dec-44
    7271 Cmd Asst Sec Off(p) 16-Dec-44
    8094 Cmd Asst Sec Off(p) 27-Dec-44
    8096 Cmd Asst Sec Off(p) 27-Dec-44
    8099 Cmd Asst Sec Off(p) 27-Dec-44
    8100 Cmd Asst Sec Off(p) 27-Dec-44
    8102 Cmd Asst Sec Off(p) 27-Dec-44
    8105 Cmd Asst Sec Off(p) 27-Dec-44
    8106 Cmd Asst Sec Off(p) 27-Dec-44
    8096 Cmd 23-Jan-45
    6850 Cmd Sec Off 06-May-45
    8413 Cmd Asst Sec Off(p) 11-Jul-45
    8425 Cmd Asst Sec Off(p) 11-Jul-45
    8428 Cmd Asst Sec Off(p) 11-Jul-45
    8432 Cmd Asst Sec Off(p) 11-Jul-45
    6955 Cmd Sec Off 15-Jan-48
    6757 Cmd Asst Sec Off(p) 05-May-53
    6721 Cmd Asst Sec Off(p)
    Last edited by Resmoroh; 11th May 2017 at 14:54. Reason: QSD
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