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Thread: Sgt. Frederick GW Tomlinson 1301516 File Interpretation

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    Default Sgt. Frederick GW Tomlinson 1301516 File Interpretation

    Hello all,

    A couple of months ago, I put an inquiry on this forum looking for help tracking down some more information about my great-grandfather Sgt Frederick GW Tomlinson. Daz reached out to me (i am sure many of you know him) and has helped me with any questions and put in a request to get his service file. Just today, Daz emailed me his movements up until his death. The only problem is that it is almost impossible for me to comprehend everything. I've pasted in the movements with the dates below:

    DATE UNIT REMARKS
    03 JUL 40 9 RECEPTION CENTRE BLACKPOOL ENLISTMENT ALSO REFERRED TO AS RECRUIT CENTRE
    18 JUL 40 No 51 GROUP POOL WOLVERHAMPTON, TRAINING DEPOT FOR THOSE CONSIDERED SUITABLE FOR FLYING TRAINING.
    18 JUL 40 4 ELEMENTARY FLYING TRAINING SCHOOL (A) BROUGH, EAST YORKSHIRE
    31 AUG 41 1 AIR ARMAMENT SCHOOL (A) RAF MANBY, LINCOLNSHIRE
    03 SEP 41 51 GROUP POOL 4 EFTS BROUGH, EAST YORKSHIRE
    25 APR 42 AIR CREW DESPATCH WING HEATON PARK
    23 MAY 42 8 INDIVIDUAL TRAINING WING NEWQUAY, CORNWALL, ENGLAND
    18 AUG 43 AIR CREW DESPATCH CENTRE, 50 GP POOL (6 EFTS) HEATON PARK AND 50 GP POOL WAS AT RAF YATESBURY, WILTSHIRE, 6 EFTS WAS AT SYWELL
    20 SEP 42 AIR CREW DESPATCH CENTRE HEATON PARK
    02 DEC 42 CANADA
    25 DEC 42 31 PERSONNEL DESPATCH CENTRE
    30 JAN 43 33 ELEMETARY FLIGHT TRAINING SCHOOL CARON, SASKATCHEWAN
    30 JAN 43 STATION HOSPITAL ADMITTED
    30 JAN 43 STATION HOSPITAL DISCHARGED
    2 MANNING DEPOT BRANDON MANITOBA AND SWIFT CURRENT SASKATCHEWAN
    03 APR 43 8 BOMBING & GUNNERY SCHOOL LETHBRIDGE, ALBERTA
    26 JUN 43 1 CENTRAL NAVIGATION SCHOOL RIVERS, MANITOBA
    10 AUG 43 31 PERSONNEL DESPATCH CENTRE CARON, SASKATCHEWAN
    25 AUG 43 HOME EMBARKATION
    01 SEP 43 UK
    7 PERSONNEL RECEPTION CENTRE THE MAJESTIC HOTEL, HARROGATE, YORKSHIRE
    WHITLEY BAY
    6 (O) ADVANCED FLYING UNIT RAF STAVERTON
    10 OPERATIONAL TRAINING UNIT RAF ABBINGDON

    41 BASE RAF MARSTON MOOR
    4 GROUP BATTLE SCHOOL RAF DRIFFIELD
    41 BASE RAF MARSTON MOOR
    1652 CONVERSION UNIT
    41 BASE
    78 SQN

    I have tried to google these locations but it is so much work. I do know the basics of some of them thanks to Daz, but I am hoping some people on the forum could help me understand each of the movements etc. Thanks!

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    If you would like to e-mail me (click on my name in left hand corner for e-mail link), I will help you work through the record and explain the various postings etc

    Regards

    Pete
    Main areas of research:

    - CA Butler and the loss of Lancaster ME334 (http://rafww2butler.wordpress.com/ )
    - Aircrew Training (Basic / Trade / Operational / Continuation / Conversion)
    - The History of No. 35 Squadron (1916 - 1982) (https://35squadron.wordpress.com/)

    [Always looking for copies of original documents / photographs etc relating to these subjects]

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