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    Default Air Ministry Unit - Inspectorate of Recruiting 1947-9

    Hello all

    I am trying to find out more info about the Air Ministry Unit, which I believe was based in London at the time in question, ie 1947-9, and was perhaps something to do with recruiting (I of R)?

    Any info gratefully received.

    Snapper 41

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    Snapper41, Hi,

    The RAF Number Block 1700001-1800000 (Last number used 1800000) was 100,000 persons Enlisted in the RAFVR who were Registered for Deferred Service at CRCs (Combined Recruiting Centres). These numbers were controlled, in the RAFVR, by the Inspectorate of Recruiting (IofR). The persons came of military Call-Up age whilst in secondary education. These were not just University students/graduates, but City & Guilds Certificate students/holders, and various Apprenticeships. These persons could continue their education until the end (successful – or not!) of their studies. The military needed their skills as much as the civilians if there had not been a War!

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    Possibly Inspector of Reserves? I think this more likely than an Inspector of Recruiting, but time will tell.
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    The Inspectorate of Recruiting, like all Air Ministry departments, wasn't a RAF unit as such so for personnel to be employed in them they needed to be assigned to an established Unit, this was known as the Air Ministry Unit.

    It was basically an administrative/holding unit without any 'practical' function.

    Malcolm

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    Many thanks all - very helpful

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