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    Default Amo A.353.39 & Ap 1301

    I have two officers of 41 Squadron who were promoted on separate days in the same week in September 1939 from Flg. Off. to Actg. Flt. Lt., but with differing seniorites. Both of the promotions were granted "under the terms of AMO A.353.39"

    I can guess that 'AMO' is Air Ministry Order, and the '39' at the end is the year it was issued, but can anyone tell me what A.353 was, please?

    Also, after a fatal flying accident, the ORB records that action was taken "in accordance with AP 1301, Appendix 3, Note 3". Could someone also tell me what this is about, please?

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    Steve
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    Hi Steve
    Look at http://navigator.rafmuseum.org/results.do?view=detail&page=1. The title AP1301 is part way down the page and it seems to refer to the RAF War Manual. The date is pre-war but ,as with the earlier one on what to do if captured, it probably merely reflects what has survived to come into the Museum Archive.
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    Steve,

    From my time in a blue suit 'AP' = Air Publication, but I guess you probably knew this already.

    Rgds

    Jonny

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    Thanks Gents

    Hmmm, looks like I might need to contact the RAF Museum directly. As you say Dick, it looks like they have the manual but from what I could see at the link you gave me, I'll need to contact them to find out what it actually is.

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    Sorry Steve,

    Missed this first time round. I have a copy of the War Manual.

    Note 3- All flying battle casualties or flying accidents, non-flying battle casualties and accidents, deaths or dangerous illness occuring to an officer, nurse, airman or personnel of other services and the change from the latter condition, will be immediately reported by signal. When attached personnel are involved the signal will be repeated to the parent unit, the messages will be made out in the form shown below and the initial letter of each item will be quoted. The details furnished, where applicable, will be arranged in the order indicated.

    Message A
    Flying Battle Casualties or Flying Accidents

    Message B
    Non-Flying Battle Casualties

    Message C
    Natural Deaths and Illnesses

    Message D
    Accidental and Self-Inflicted Injuries.

    (Ross- the messages are just a formalisation of the wording of report)

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    Hi Neil

    Thanks for this; excellent, just what I was after.

    Steve
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