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    Can some kind soul with the right bit of AIR 78 have a look to see if there is a 'Babilla, Albert A' therein?
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    Hi Peter

    Had a look at Air 78/7, and nothing as far as I could see.

    Is this where you came across him Peter?

    https://www.thegazette.co.uk/London/.../5626/data.pdf

    NATURALISATION LIST of ALIENS to whom Certificates of Naturalisation have been granted by the Secretary of State, and whose Oaths of Allegiance have been registered in the Home Office during the month of September, 1955.
    The date shown in each case is the date of naturalisation.
    Babilla, Albert Aghassy; Iraq; Senior Meteorological Observer; A.3 Civil Cantonment, Royal Air Force Station, Habbaniya, Iraq.
    24 June, 1955.

    See also:

    http://announcements.telegraph.co.uk.../99276/babilla

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    Paul/Simon,
    Mni tks for that. I knew of his Naturalisation. I didn't know he had died. He was a Met Man. I came across him somewhere in the Med. I couldn't remember whether he was in uniform, or not. If he was in uniform then he's missing from my uniformed database - thus my request. He was an Assyrian Christian. He was (according to some of his colleagues) at Habbaniya, El Adem, Gan, and Camborne (at least!).
    Tks for yr help!
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    London Gazette says Civil on nationalisation

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    Paul,
    That was in 1955. He was in UK as a civvy by then. I might have come across him before then, in uniform, somewhere in the Med. Some of his colleagues mentioned El Adem as where he joined the UK Met Office - having been a Senior Observer (as a civilian) in the Iraq Met Service (which was, at that time, run by the Brits anyway!!). I was there in the early/mid-50's. But if he's not in AIR 78 then he wasn't in uniform, and so does not come into my database. It's all a bit complicated, and teasing out the detail can take some time. Tks yr help.
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