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    Default Holy Grail Officers Service Number Allocation o AIR 76 ?

    AIR 76/203/221

    He has a code on the top 7/121 of AIR 76/203/221 i.e like Series 7 Number 121 - The dash is large and separate:

    Robert HALL
    DoB: 28 November 1883
    DoD ?

    This officer was a SSC October 1919 as F/O and then


    The undermentioned Flying Officers are
    transferred to the Reserve. 24th Oct.
    1924: —
    CLASS B.
    Robert HALL

    Flying Officer Robert HALL is
    transferred from Class B to
    Class C. 24th Oct. 1928.

    Flying Officer Robert HALL is transferred
    from class C to Class B. 24th Oct. 1933.


    He the went on to Serve in WW2 look at his number!

    RAFO
    Flt. Lt. (temp.) granted the rank of Flt. Lt.
    (war subs.): —
    R. HALL (07121). 6th Mar. 1944

    RAFO
    Commission resigned.
    Flt. Lt. R. HALL ( 07121.) retaining
    the rank of Sqn. Ldr. 9th June 1945

    I think there was a number of series - 1 2 3 etc and people were allocated a number in the Series based on something, like name or seniority and this numbering sequence became their service number so 7 /121 became 07121
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    Default Re: Holy Grail Officers Service Number Allocation o AIR 76 ?

    PS Apparently first entry in AIR 76/203/221 is dated 1924 and final one 1935 but he was definitely serving in RAF in WW1

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    Default Re: Holy Grail Officers Service Number Allocation o AIR 76 ?

    BINGO!!


    07168 Norman William HUSTINGS
    Died: "13" Sic April 1923
    http://www.theaerodrome.com/aces/england/hustings.php
    "Post-war, Hustings was killed in an automobile accident. He was 24 years old."
    -> Killed in motor accident April 1923 Information from Evening Standard 15/4/1923
    Bingo
    Norman William HUSTINGS

    The undermentioned are transferred to
    Reserve. 1st Nov. 1922:—
    Class A*.
    Flying Officer Norman William HUSTINGS.



    Died: "13" April 1923" -> Wrong April 7th 1923!!
    AIR-76-246-61

    7/168 -> 07168!!!!

    "shortly before midnight on Saturday in motor accident ..."##
    Published: Friday 13 April 1923
    Newspaper: Chelmsford Chronicle
    F/O Trans to Class A 1.11.22 LG 31.10.22

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    Default Re: Holy Grail Officers Service Number Allocation o AIR 76 ?

    Hit or Miss? Tried two in 3000 series and one in 7000 series - did not have anything on them.
    BEARDSWORTH, IVELAW-CHAPMAN AND GEMMEL HJ

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    Default Re: Holy Grail Officers Service Number Allocation o AIR 76 ?

    Yes Very much hit and miss - But NOW I know what to look for and I will look - I think the 'Art' is a an WW1 officer who left the service in the Mid 1920's to early 1930 but after 1920/1921/1922

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    AULIFF Harry F/O 16.09.22 To Class C
    Flying Officer Harry Auliff died while still in the Reserve on Sunday, 2nd September 1928; his funeral was held five days later

    6/193 -- 06193 AIR-76-15-72

    That Number fits approx. to where he should be


    PROCKTER Henry William F/O 16.09.26 Relinquished

    8/58 -- 80058 AIR 76/413/111

    again a very good Approx of where he should be

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    Default Re: Holy Grail Officers Service Number Allocation o AIR 76 ?

    Another one

    http://www.rafcommands.com/forum/sho...057#post157057

    PILKINGTON, Christopher, F/L, AFC (RAFO) - Died 29 August 1934 at Herts and Beds Hospital.

    "Of Pneumonia" Source AIR 76/404/229

    Service record 8/40 = Service Number 80040 which is a match for those around him...

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