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    Despite my best efforts I have been unable to locate reference to a Wireless Op/Air abbreviation addition. It Is Wop/AIR/S.E.A. The guy concerned was posted to RAF Mildenhall, not a Squadron, but has an Aircrew Europe medal. My puny guess is that it covers Special Equipment, but there I run out, Possibly 199 Squadron. Guy in question is Sgt F.C. Creasey. Any help appreciated.

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    Special Equipment Assistant ?

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    199 was involved in the RCM operations with 100 Group for D-Day, so some variation on Special Equipment Axxx fits. Do you have a date for the reference?

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    At one time the RAF had a ground trade of Safety Equipment Assistant - later Survival Equipment Assistant. They worked on parachutes, dinghies, helmets, etc. another possibility?

    Jim

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    Bruce,
    Sgt - later Flt Sgt Creasey was posted to RAF Mildenhall from June '44 to Set '44 if this helps? I thought 199 was at North Creake at this time? He ended up with the usual war medals plus an 'Aircrew Europe' (and an Africa Star not mentioned in R0S!), which led me to believe he was on Ops, although I cannot find a posting to any Squadron.

    Thanks for the inputs so far :-)

    Alan F
    Last edited by 149Nut; 30th July 2018 at 10:07.

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