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Thread: Service Record Abbreviation - Fitter Grades (moved)

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    Default Service Record Abbreviation - Fitter Grades (moved)

    I need assistance deciphering an entry in my father’s RAF Service Record - I had hoped to attach an extract (image) for clarification . . . but perhaps that is not permitted - or being new to the website I cannot find a way of doing so.

    I have via the Internet service entries referencing Fitter II or F2A (Airframes) and Fitter IIE or F2E (Engines) . . . but my father’s record appears to show (the quality if not good) the following entry “FI mech (B) n a FII (A)” . . . Would this have been an FMA Flight Mechanic Airframes?

    Thank you for any assistance

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    Hello Hawkhurst and welcome to the forum. I have moved your post to it's own thread so it will get more attention.
    Good luck with your father's record.

    Regards,
    Bruce
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    The trades of Flight Mechanic (Airframe) / (Engine) were Group II trades, with the Fitter [Grade I] and Fitter II [Grade II] (Airframe) / (Engine) being Group I trades. I have some documents which provide information on this subject which I can e-mail to you. You can contact me by clicking on my user name (top left hand corner of this post)

    Regards

    Pete
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    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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    Thank you Bruce for pointing me in the right direction. Am I correct is saying the forum does not support attaching images to a posting?
    Bryan

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