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    Hello All,

    Iím looking for the Commissioning date of Ingrid Elna Prosch Bianchi (she later became Ingrid Holford in 1948) in the WAAF (Met Branch). Her s/n was 6400, and I am assuming (dangerous!!!) that WAAFs did not change their s/n on Commissioning from ORs?

    The nearest I can get (using other circumstantial evidence) is Feb 1943. I think I know the precise date in Feb 43, but I canít get the LG to cough up her Commissioning entry. I would be grateful if somebody (on better terms with the LG than I!!!) could have a look? Slow time. What we have, or have not, known for 75 yrs is not going to change overnight!!

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    Mojmir,
    Mni tks for that!
    Precisely at the end of her Forecasters course - which is what I thought. Tks for the confirmation.
    Only 3 Commissioned into the WAAF Met Branch on that date. The courses were (at that time) normally 42 days apart, and usually had 5 students on each.
    It is beginning to look (further research is already underway!) as if, on Bianchi's course, two of them failed the Met course. On a previous, similar, occasion where one 'failed?' the Met course she was still Commissioned (look at sequential WAAF Service Numbers) on the same date - but no longer in the Met Branch!!
    Fascinating forensic meteorological archaeology!!!
    Tks again
    Peter Davies
    Last edited by Resmoroh; 19th July 2018 at 18:19. Reason: QSD
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