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    Hello,

    My Dad has a annotation on his service record for being SOS from a unit called "RAF B'the Int. C. 133" on 17 10 43.

    I presume the "RAF B'the" is RAF Bournemouth, but I can't seem to track down what "Int. C. 133" refers to.

    Has anyone come across a similar annotation?

    Thanks in advance.

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    Hi Mike,

    well I am not sure if "RAF B'the" is RAF Bournemouth - I have doubts there was such a RAF station.
    There was No. 3 (RCAF) PRC located in the Bournemouth as have seen in several records of RCAF airmen but it does not fit to your record.
    Can you please upload this part of the record to the gallery and show the writing to other members? Maybe someone would be able to give you a better answer.
    For Image Galery tutorial please refer to this thread: http://www.rafcommands.com/forum/sho...torial-Updates

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    Thanks Pavel,

    Iím new to this but canít find the guest account info to upload the picture.

    can you provide?

    Mike
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    I've seen this on a lot of service files and don't know what it means.

    But I'm reminded of how many times it has been stressed that an airman's whereabouts had to be recorded at all times.

    This line, with a different number, seems to appear as the trip from where the ship docked in the UK until the man arrived at No. 3 PRC, Bournemouth.

    I'm looking at the file of R188791 F/Sgt Irvine Irwin Donovan, DFM of No. 101 Squadron and it has him embark in Halifax on 16 June 1943, disembarked UK 24 June 1943 and then "Int. C.92 3PRC" 24 June 1943.

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    Thanks Dave,

    Image at this link as I canít figure how to upload directly. https://www.dropbox.com/s/ar8o27bc8y..._4765.jpg?dl=0

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    Hi Mike and Dave,

    what I like on this forum is that you always learn something new!
    There is also a stamp in some records with the same writing in some records - one example:

    https://www.ancestry.com/interactive...508_0935-00188

    I am afraid I am not able to give you an exact answer what this abbreviation stands for but after a quick glance into 3 PRC ORB which is not so informative I would say that "Int." was for "Intake"

    As for the number, I have put together following incomplete list from several records :

    133 17.10.43
    137 31.10.43
    186 15.3.44
    320 2.10.44
    446 23.4.45

    So it looks like the number was simply a sequence number of the transport or better intake to the 3 PRC...

    HTH

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    Whatever it was, it seems to have been a fairly regular occurrence! If you plot Pavel's data on Excel you get a reasonably straight line (slight kink around Jun 1944??!!). R2 comes out at 0.9905 - which is very high. IF that data series continues backward in the same way, it reaches Number Zero around 1 Jan 43. So you might be looking for a system (whatever it was!) that started around Jan 1943. Just a thought!
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    'Intake' fits very well, and is the type of information that should have been available from the card.

    Was there a little book given to the clerks on how to record movements? It must have existed in some form.

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    Just correction of my first post - while checking the ORB of 3 PRC - it was firstly named just as RAF Station Bournemouth so I was wrong.
    I have checked some periods of 1942-1945 in the ORB once more but there is always just simple "Intake" + info of numbers according to the ranks & trades, nothing else.

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    Good Morning All,

    Thank you for the information.

    I will tentatively use the RAF Bournemouth Intake Centre 133 as my working interpretation for now until something better comes along.

    Great collaboration!

    Mike

    PS. I now see the yellow bar with the username and password to upload images. :-)
    Mike Anglin

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