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    Thanks Ross,
    I think he might have been born around 1914.
    If he was promoted from LAC after 1944 for example
    to Sergeant, Flight Sergeant or Warrant Officer
    would his service number have changed?

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    His service number would have remained unchanged unless he was commissioned or remote chance he was remustered at a later date between the RAFVR/AAF/RAF and there was a conflict in issued number

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    Hello All

    Six Figure Service Number Beginning 28 or 29 Help?

    I have been sent some photographs of a study/students notebook which is being signed off with a date of Sept 20 /1941. In the front is a scribbled Six figure number beginning either 28 or 29. However, if this number belonged to the 1941, 18 year old Student, it does not fit with the list below?

    1. Were numbers re-issued, or were blocks allocated to certain Sections of the RAF Service and that number block was still in use early WW2?

    2. Did the Ministry of Aircraft Production (MAP) have their own numbering system?

    Thanks, Mark




    Quote Originally Posted by Resmoroh View Post
    RFC/RAF SERVICE NUMBERS (Courtesy of Air Force Deaths site)

    4080000 to 4099999 Aug 1951 Regular enlistments Non ATC Cardington.
    Last edited by Jagan; 16th July 2015 at 21:40. Reason: Edited out very lengthy quote

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    Here is something for all the clever people to get their teeth into. Last year I went to Vide grenier (Attic sale) in a small French Village in the Charente. Amongst the bric a brac and used 1950/60's clothing was a full sheepskin flying suit, jacket and trousers, with the name and service no. inscribed in indelible pencil.
    F/O Taylor 66553.

    There is bit of history here but I have not been able to find any further info as I was told the info is classified. can anyone shed any light on this serial number.

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    What or where is the bit of history ?

    The name and serial number equate to

    Commishioned as an officer in 1941
    https://www.thegazette.co.uk/London/.../3384/data.pdf
    1181331 Frank Arthur TAYLOR (66553)

    Won DFC in 1945 with 105 Squadron
    https://www.thegazette.co.uk/London/.../1597/data.pdf

    https://www.thegazette.co.uk/London/.../5395/data.pdf
    Awarded Bar to the DFC 1945 105 Squadron
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    Quote Originally Posted by dennis_burke View Post
    What or where is the bit of history ?

    The name and serial number equate to

    Commishioned as an officer in 1941
    https://www.thegazette.co.uk/London/.../3384/data.pdf
    1181331 Frank Arthur TAYLOR (66553)

    Won DFC in 1945 with 105 Squadron
    https://www.thegazette.co.uk/London/.../1597/data.pdf

    https://www.thegazette.co.uk/London/.../5395/data.pdf
    Awarded Bar to the DFC 1945 105 Squadron

    Well you have to ask yourself how did a full WW2 flight suit find itself in a French attic?

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    I have just found this thread while doing a search for help with service numbers.My grandfathers number started with 107,looking at this list,that would mean he started out in Padgate. I don't recall him ever mentioning Padgate. I know he was at Largs at some point,but Padgate doesn't ring any bells. He was an LAC based in India.Am I misreading this or would I be correct in saying he did training or something in Padgate?

    Thanks.

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    Scotsgirl

    It is possible that he enlisted and was kitted out at Padgate, before starting his basic training which was aimed at "turning civilians into service personnel". The details of his postings etc will be in his service record which are available via https://www.gov.uk/get-copy-military-service-records

    Regards

    Pete
    Last edited by PeteT; 7th January 2018 at 08:21.
    Main areas of research:

    - CA Butler and the loss of Lancaster ME334 (http://rafww2butler.wordpress.com/ )
    - Aircrew Training (Basic / Trade / Operational / Continuation / Conversion)
    - The History of No. 35 Squadron (1916 - 1982) (https://35squadron.wordpress.com/)

    [Always looking for copies of original documents / photographs etc relating to these subjects]

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    Hi
    is it possible someone could help me with this please.
    trying to find any info or date of joining
    i have a raf number1425026 possible name R Perrin from Hove,essex
    Thanks

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    As a start point, AIR78 shows 1425026 as Roy Lucien Perrin

    The number is in the range 1425001 to 1474999 which suggests that he enlisted at Cardington, probably during the second quarter of 1941

    Regards

    Pete
    Last edited by PeteT; 13th May 2018 at 10:10.
    Main areas of research:

    - CA Butler and the loss of Lancaster ME334 (http://rafww2butler.wordpress.com/ )
    - Aircrew Training (Basic / Trade / Operational / Continuation / Conversion)
    - The History of No. 35 Squadron (1916 - 1982) (https://35squadron.wordpress.com/)

    [Always looking for copies of original documents / photographs etc relating to these subjects]

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