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    Hi Mark

    Thank you for supplying those two dates of enlistment which fit in nicely with Dennis's thinking

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    My service number is in the series 4166***,
    I cannot find this series of numbers on any list . I served from 1955 to 1960 .
    When claiming for noise induced deafness ,RAF records stated they had no record of my service.
    Fortunately I had my service record book and was able to prove my existence

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    The list provided for service numbers has been very useful, I have one question in relation to it, I have a serviceman who is described as 356177 LAC RAF residing at the Record Office RAF, Ruislip at the time of his marriage on 5 September 1925. Looking at the list provided by this thread he falls in the range of 340001-360000 - which has civilians listed against it. So did the civilians get a classification of LAC? Apologies for lack of knowledge on this matter, I'm a beginner on this. I was hoping to track down some further information on this gentleman as he was my grandmother's brother.


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    Hello Lilian

    LAC was that airmans rank, it indicates the rank of Leading Aircraftman, rank below Corporal, Sergenat.

    I would interpret that batch of enlistment serial numbers only to indicate that they were assigned to Civilians who joined the colours between that date probably at a particular depot. Other enlistment number batches as you will see in the list indicate a partiular depot or a particular source of where the men/women came from.

    Your Great Uncle joined prewar so one would expect him to be a civlian (generally) perior to joining.

    Can you tell us his name, did he serve as ground crew or aircrew during the war? Have you obtained his service records from the RAF?

    PS please don't hit the QUOTE button if replying to this message, we will know what your replying to.
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    Hello,
    Is there any index of Canadian airmen (officers and NCOs) with their service numbers?
    I would like to find service numbers of a couple of Canadian airmen.
    Any assistance would be deeply appreciated.
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    Not that I think we know of but you may as well give the names but pop it on a new thread on the main page.

    one thing you can try is the Canada Gazette - Google for Canada gazette archive. its very badly scanned however.

    Open a new thread though in the main forum, don't clutter this thread.
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    Greg
    If you look up their names in the CWGC site [www.cwgc.org] their service numbers are sometimes included

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    During my years of living and researching in Ottawa, I have never come across such a list. There is the Gazette and the AFL, but this is not really a list in the sense that you mean.

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    I'm researching an LAC RAF Regiment serviceman who was in 2790 Squadron in 1944
    His service number was 1168**1.
    Looking at the service numbers blocks you listed, does that mean he originally enlisted
    in Jan 1918, please?

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    More likely that a Regiment LAC in 1944 was

    1150001 to 1250000 Apr 1940 to April 1941 at Cardington.

    His age should clinch if he was in his 20s in 1940 eg born about 1920.

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