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    A friend is researching his late fathers RAF service record which has the following entry....

    22.6.44 Posted Missing W CAD. He was then reclassified as POW.

    Does anyone know the meaning of W CAD?

    Any help would be appreciated

    Regards
    Peter

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    Alan,

    Many thanks for the rapid reply.

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    Peter

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    Peter,
    So far as I know, the posting of casualties to the Accounts Department (Non-Effective strength) was to remove them from the strength of their original unit to a more appropriate one, and thus remain on RAF strength, although the individual was not of any operational use to the RAF "for the duration". Their pay would continue to accumulate and any allotments of pay to wife or parents would continue to be made, on the assumption that the individual in question was possibly still alive. I presume these arrangements remained active until such time as information was received to confirm they were still alive, or that they were dead, or failing this would remain reclassified as "Missing, presumed killed" with effect the date they were overdue, "pending further investigations". After all avenues of investigation were exhausted without result, the final reclassification would then be "Missing, presumed Dead".
    David D

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