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    Default F/Sgt E Perran 798630 RAF Identification help

    Dear All

    I have come across this airman that I would like to identify. He was serving on 201 Squadron in August 1944. He was from Newfoundland (before it became part of Canada)

    I understand the service number is from a batch allocated to local recruitments in Newfoundland. I cannot find him in the Air 78 records.

    I believe that on 4th September he bailed out of Wellington X3940 whilst with 25 OTU over Yorkshire, I believe he was an Air Gunner at the time.

    Any help in providing a full name would be very much appreciated.

    Thanks

    Chris

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    Chris,
    No answers – as yet!
    Perran does seem to be a Newfoundland ‘name’.
    798630 is in the Block 798500-799549 (last actually issued 798857) in the RAFVR from 1 Aug 1940 onwards (don’t know when they stopped issuing them) in Newfoundland. One of my lists of these ‘overseas’ numbers describes them as being for “Local Service”. I have never been able to find a precise definition of “Local Service”, but one source indicated that it meant that the individual (incl WAAFs) would be uniformed/trained near where they lived. They would be subject to the normal military discipline but would not be posted away from ‘home’ – except in emergencies.
    One of our Canadian experts may have the answer(s)?
    HTH
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    Chris, and Peter

    Ancestry.com has a some Perrans from St. John's, Newfoundland, including an Edgar Perran, b. St. John's, 1923.

    Regards

    Simon

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    Weird

    His Air 78 Index either lost or misfiled


    Kevin Fentin Neville 798629 'IB'? 'DB' ?code of Index

    Maxwell Sutton 798631 'IB'? 'DB' ?code of Index

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    Hello,

    I'm not inclined to pursue this personally, but the following site looks like a pretty good place to start:

    http://www.ngb.chebucto.org/NFREG/index_wwii.shtml

    Also pop "Perran" into the Whole Site search box at the bottom of the page.

    Check out the Bibliography, as well.

    Col.
    Last edited by COL BRUGGY; 9th October 2019 at 12:20.

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    Dear All

    Thank you all again very much for your assistance. I have just got back home after a short break in Portugal hence the delay in replying. I will do some more work over the next few days and update if I am successful.

    Chris

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