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    Hello there Iím looking for some information on the career off 298674 L Robinson who it appeared came through the ranks and became a wing commander! His officer number being 43735
    I know he was awarded mentioned in dispatches and that he was awarded the Burma star , defence and war medals, 1953 Correa nation medal and also a geo V long service, any info on what he was doing in ww2 and through his career would be very helpful, Thankyou for any help Nick

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    22crafkit, Hi,

    Births Q4 1901 Robinson, Lowther. Cockermouth 10b 623.
    Enlisted 298674 in Block 275001-300000, RAF, Civilians, after 01-Jul-18
    5 Aug 1938 Prom W/O
    The undermentioned Warrant Officers are granted commissions for the duration of hostilities as Flying Officers on probation with effect from the dates stated and with seniority of gth May 1940:
    7 Jun 1940. 298674 Lowther ROBINSON (43735).
    7 Jun 1941 Confirmed in Appt.
    1 Dec 1941 Prom Flt Lt.
    1 Jul 1943 Prom Sqn Ldr.
    14 Jun 1945 MiD
    1 Jul 1951 Prom Wg Cdr
    Q3 1958 m. Virginia S Gray Reg Worthing 5h 1331
    Deaths Q4 1962 ROBINSON, Lowther, Age 61, Bristol 7b 278.

    May have missed a few bits - waiting new specs!!!

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    Hello,

    It should be noted, that Robinson was a member of the Technical Branch (not General Duties), throughout his career.

    Col.

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    Thankyou both very much for the information, he certainly had a long career !
    is there anyway off knowing what he did though in technical branch ??
    or where he served ?
    thanks again Nick

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    Nick, Hi,
    The best way of finding out any of that is to get his Service Record (https://www.gov.uk/get-copy-military-service-records - and jump through all the hoops! It will cost £30, and take about 6 weeks to arrive. Lots of it will be redacted (the damned DPA!), there will be lots of acronyms, abbreviations, short-forms, etc, etc. There are experts on the forum who will help you decipher the runes!)
    Having got that then you can work out where he was, when he was there, and (possibly) what he was doing. But when you do, don't forget to tell us what you found!!
    Good luck!
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