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    The following list is taken from an airman's service record, could some one please explain what they were and where they were?

    Any help very much appreciated

    Regards
    Peter.

    1658 C.U. 05/04/1943
    Zwickey Pumps (A) 18/07/1943
    1658 C.U. 25/07/1943
    8 S of TT 26/11/1943
    14 Base 04/08/1944
    8 S of TT (A) 18/10/1944
    14 Base 02/11/1944
    12 Base 17/02/1945
    No 71 M.T.L.R.U BLA. X 24/04/1945
    2nd TAF P.HU 21/06/1945
    100 P.D.C. 27/06/1945

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    1658 Conversion Unit
    http://www.rafcommands.currantbun.com/Bomber/1658cuB.html

    8 S of TT 26/11/1943
    School of Technical Training
    Formed 21.5.40in No 20 Group at Weeton (Blackpool) and undertook conersion courses for Flight Mechanics & Flight Riggers. 1.12.42 to No 24 Group.. 18.8.43 firefighting courses reansferred to RAF school of Fire Fighting.

    No 71 M.T.L.R.U BLA. X 24/04/1945
    Mechanical Transport Light Repair Unit
    Sturtivant doesn't seem to list No 71

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    14 Base
    RAF Ludford Magna

    12 Base
    RAF Binbrook, with RAF Grimsby (Waltham) and RAF Kelstern

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    Peter,

    Zwickey Pumps (A) 18/07/1943 - the (A) = Attached [probably for a course on the pumps]

    8 S of TT (A) 18/10/1944 - the (A) = Attached

    2nd TAF P.HU 21/06/1945 = 2nd Tactical Air Force ['P.HU' may actually be AHU = Aircrew Holding Unit?]

    100 P.D.C. 27/06/1945 = 100 Personnel Dispersal Centre 'to handle demobilisation of RAF officers, airmen aircrew and ground airmen'

    Source: 'RAF Flying Training & Support Units sinc 1912'

    Errol

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    Amrit and Errol

    Many thanks for the replies.

    regards
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    Peter,

    I think that Zwickey should probably read Zwicky (named after Fritz Zwicky?).

    Errol
    Last edited by Errol Martyn; 28th November 2008 at 00:02. Reason: correcting typo

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    In 1948 Flight Magazine:

    ZWICKY, LTD., Bedford Avenue, Trading Estate, Slough, Bucks. Aircraft refuelling vehicles and
    equipment.

    Up to 1942 Flight Carried large full page advertisements for the company and the name turns up quite a lot but only once in 1943?

    Based in Slough, Bucks in 1942 also, perhaps the training was carried out there.
    http://www.flightglobal.com/pdfarchive/

    Check it out

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    Dennis
    Dennis Burke
    - Dublin

    Foreign Aircrew and Aircraft Ireland 1939-1945
    www.ww2irishaviation.com

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