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    Below is a section of the service record for Ch Tech Terry O'Brien

    Can someone explain the codes etc so I can work out where he was posted and when.


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    cpob1964, Hi,

    Not 100% sure of all of this one – but at least the handwriting is relatively clear (which can be a rarity!!).

    22 Nov 1950 Posted to Wellesbourne Mountford (H=Home Establishment? ATS =?).
    11 Jan 1951 Posted to Cranwell.
    6 Dec 1951(?) Posted to 5 PDC (Personnel Despatch Centre (GEL=?)).
    14 Dec 1951 Posted to Middle East Air Force (MEAF) Aden. (DN455=Draft No?).
    15 Dec 1951 Posted to Khormaksar (POR #4/1952).
    13 Aug 1952 Detached to Masirah.
    25 Apr 1953 RTB (Khormaksar). (POR #43/1953).
    4 May 1953 Warned of UK Posting.
    12 May 1953 Emplaned Fayid>UK (Draft ME/EH 2504).
    12 May 1953 Arrived 5 PDC Ballykelly.
    26 Jul 1953 Transferred to the G Reserve.
    28 Oct 1953 Discharged from the G Reserve.

    (Both our paths might have crossed at Fayid!!! I was arriving MEAF for the last 18 months of my Nat Svc)

    HTH
    Peter Davies
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    We might not know - but we might know who does!

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    Hi

    The 'H' mentioned by Peter next to Wellesbourne is more likely an 'A' for attached. The main unit there at that time was the School of Photography, so could ATS be Advanced Training Sqn?

    I don't think he was at 5 PDC at Ballykelly but was posted from 5 PDC to Ballykelly.

    Malcolm

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