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    I have come across the following...

    Postings Out
    Sgt .... to A.M. unit w.e.f 11.4.44

    Can anyone tell me what the A.M. unit was?

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    Don't know context, but could it stand for "above-mentioned", "aforementioned"?

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    Bob,
    On a number of occasions AM stood for "Air Ministry". This was a 'coverall' title for a number of locations, Units, posts, etc, which were not - at the time - common knowledge. AMES = Air Ministry Experimental Section (the cover name for various Radar Units). So "AM Unit" could be almost anything! But as yr man was aircrew(?), then it might have been to a Unit dealing with "The War Of The Wiggly Amps" - i.e. connected with/to radio/radar measures/countermeasures?
    Just a guess!
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    Peter Davies
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    He was a rear gunner. There is talk in the family that he had a prolonged period of sickness so do you think it could be Air Medical unit or similar?

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    Hi

    Anybody posted to a job at the Air Ministry was officially posted to the Air Ministry Unit (AM Unit or AMU), so he was posted to a post at the Air Ministry, what was his rank?

    Malcolm

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    Quote Originally Posted by malcolm_raf View Post
    Hi

    Anybody posted to a job at the Air Ministry was officially posted to the Air Ministry Unit (AM Unit or AMU), so he was posted to a post at the Air Ministry, what was his rank?

    Malcolm
    He was a Sergeant

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    If he had been grounded due to the sickness you mentioned, he could have been posted to a post in the Air Ministry whilst recuperating.

    Malcolm

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