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    Default Re: Anthony Watts Service Number 1318065

    I previously posted asking for help finding Anthony Watt's Service Number. I am now in possession of further information. I have copies of his children's birth certificates. In 1944 his occupation is Flight Sergeant RAF and in 1946 his occupation is Warrant Officer 1318065 underneath in brackets it says Inland Revenue Clerk, I'm guessing that that was his occupation after he left the RAF. In 1946 he is living in Church Street , Tempsford, Bedfordshire.
    I understand that there was an airbase in Tempsford out of which Squadrons 131 and 161 operated a ' taxi service' for dropping off and picking up secret agents.
    Is there any way that I can find out whether in fact Anthony Watts was based there ?
    Happy to answer any further questions.

    Thank you everyone for your help .

    Mary

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    Default Re: Anthony Watts Service Number 1318065

    If you haven't done so already, I would highly recommend that you apply for his service record as this will provide definitive answers on his service career.

    https://www.gov.uk/get-copy-military-service-records

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

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    Default Re: Anthony Watts Service Number 1318065

    Do you have a copy of his service record?
    Where does it say "1946 his occupation is Warrant Officer 1318065 underneath in brackets it says Inland Revenue Clerk"
    If you have his record would you send it to me or whatever has the information about Inland Revenue and I will search the Tempsford records that I hold.
    You can email me through my website www.tempsford-squadrons.info

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    Default Re: Anthony Watts Service Number 1318065

    IF he is just Anthony Watts (no additional forename(s)), and IF his BMD is in England & Wales, then he might be either of:-

    Births Jun 1906 Watts, Anthony, Newcastle T. 10b 180
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    Births Jun 1920 Watts, Anthony, (MMS) Davies, Prescot 8b 1709

    Grasping at straws!!
    Peter Davies
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    Default Re: Anthony Watts Service Number 1318065

    Hi Bob, thank you for reading my post. I'll email you directly.

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    Default Re: Anthony Watts Service Number 1318065

    Hi, thank you for relying to my post. Unfortunately Anthony Watts wasn't born in the UK. He was born in India. But thanks for taking the time to look.

    Regards,
    Mary

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    Default Re: Anthony Watts Service Number 1318065

    Hi Pete,
    I would love to apply for his service record but I don't have a death certificate or even a date of death. He disappeared from all records that I have combed so I can only conclude he altered his name somehow after leaving his wife in the 50's.

    Regards

    Mary

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