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    Default RAF Senior Officers during WW2 - Service Numbers needed

    I have a list of 297 senior officers/officials of the RAF for whom I do not have service numbers.. Either they dont have any service number or their service number is less than 10000

    Can folks take a look at this sheet in the link ? You can also directly put the service number in the first column if you know it

    https://docs.google.com/spreadsheets...it?usp=sharing

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    Default Re: RAF Senior Officers during WW2 - Service Numbers needed

    I don’t think any above Group Captain in 1939 had a service number announced in London Gazette - they may not have even had them allocated but I think they did

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    Default Re: RAF Senior Officers during WW2 - Service Numbers needed

    Some recent examples from FE c1942

    Maltby Paul Copeland Air VM: 1199 in Stubbs
    Modin Charles Oscar Frithiof Air Com: 6103 in Stubbs
    Staton William Ernest Air Com: 4225 in Stubbs & Mansell Mukden roll


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    Default Re: RAF Senior Officers during WW2 - Service Numbers needed

    Its a hit or miss paul.. These are all names taken from the awards lists. There were 671 names I ended up without any numbers..

    After combing that list - and comparing with the LGIndex search i have here, I was able to get about 360 names or so.. the challenge is that in the LGIndex, I do not have numbers less than 10000.

    Searching on the forum and elsewhere got another 17 entries with numbers less than 10000.. some examples


    02111 Actg Gp Capt Henry DAWES
    03150 Actg Gp Capt Cecil Arthur BOUCHIER
    04041 Wg Cdr Anthony Cecil Boris HARRISON
    03149 Actg Air Cmde John Auguste BORET

    I am hoping there are other four digit numbers out there that might apply to some of these blokes.. like Don has identified..

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    Default Re: RAF Senior Officers during WW2 - Service Numbers needed

    I have some 4 digits numbers from work doing will Bill C on his Perm commission list

    I will cross reference

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    Default Re: RAF Senior Officers during WW2 - Service Numbers needed

    Hello All,
    I have just picked out a couple from the 'A's and 'B's in Malcolm's excellent RAFWEB Air Officer Biographies.
    Don't know if he has them listed (would save flogging tediously through the list one by one).
    I didn't go any further because AVM Atcherley's is 05168 and I can't get the cell in yr s/sht to display the leading 'zero'! (I know how to do it in Excel!).
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    Default Re: RAF Senior Officers during WW2 - Service Numbers needed

    Hi Pete, just add them without the leading zero. it doesnt matter.

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    Default Re: RAF Senior Officers during WW2 - Service Numbers needed

    Acting Wing Commander William Kent Lemay is 90002 Auxiliary Air Force NOT Robert Stanley AITKEN who i think is 2035


    I think whatever screen scraper London Gazette are using is not working 100% any 9xxxxx are AAF numbers

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    Air Cmde Keneth Lenton BOSCNELL RAF

    think this may be a wrong name can I have source please

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