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    Hi I just got my grandfather's service record from his time in the RAF from 1943 to 1947 (Polish Armed Force in 1942). I managed to find some information regarding to the units he was stationed at but having difficulties with other units: (As stated on record)

    DPIG

    6316 SE

    I am also trying find information about Fairwood Common.

    Any help would be great.

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    hello,

    Can't help for the first one, but the second is 6316 Servicing Echelon. As shown by the number, it was "linked" to No. 316 Squadron, a Polish Spitfire Squadron.

    Hope this helps

    Joss

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    Thanks for the info on 6316 SE.

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    Just out of interest, what is the waiting time to obtain RAF service records at the moment? How long have you had to wait for your grandfathers?

    Have applied for a Fleet Air Arm record seven months ago and an Army one three months ago and am still waiting.

    Stewart McLoughlin

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    Hi, I applied for my grandfather's in May and received it last monday and the only problem I had was next of kin permission and once that was sort (october), it did not take long to be sent to me.

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    I need more information from whats called 'Mustering' section of my grandfather's record:

    ACH/6D(V) (When he enlisted)

    Maint Asst. 21 7 1943 in 58 MU (Maintenance Unit)

    Does DMT stands for demotion?

    Any help would be great.

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    Fairwood Common (Swansea airport) was built on what was originally common land during World War II. The aerodrome was opened on June 15th 1941 after taking nearly a year to develop. It was originally built to be a fighter station. The airport became a sector station within months of opening, taking on the responsibility of the air defence for the whole of South Wales.

    The airfield fulfilled a variety of military roles during World War II. It was the home of No 11 Armaments Practice Camp during the Latter moths of WW2.
    It was decommissioned by the RAF in 1946.

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    Hi,

    DMT usually stands for Driver, Motor Transport
    ACH is Air Craft Hand - the lowest of the low. It denotes an airmen with no trade training and very little basic training

    Regards
    Ross

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    Hermna,

    "ACH/6D(V) (When he enlisted)"

    This should read ACH/GD(V)

    i.e. Aircrafthand/General Duties (Group V)

    Group V related to his rate of pay.

    Errol

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    Must have been psychic! The Army one arrived yesterday (Saturday). Just three months then.
    Stewart

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