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    I have been looking at a service record of a Danish RAF airman, but have difficulties reading one posting and understanding one of the abbreviations in another.

    The latter is No. 1 RW. The closest I can get via Sturtivant is RWE, Radio Warfare Establishment.

    The first one seems to be something like "3 Wg ERC", or at least "3...g ...RC", cf
    http://www.danishww2pilots.dk/files/service_record.jpg

    Would anyone be able to help with either of the two?

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    Mikkel Plannthin
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    Hi Mikkel,

    RW - Receiving Wing

    The other one can be the 3rd Wing Recruiting Centre?

    Pavel
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    Pavel
    Thank you - I think you are absolutely right.

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    Hi Mikkel

    Looking at the scan the first hand written entry looks like 1 RC = No 1 Recruit Centre. Below that is 9 RC = No 9 Recruit Centre (Blackpool) but the 'C' seems to 'blend' into the entry below which I think could be No 6 Recruit Centre (Wilmslow). Therefore the entry maybe No 3 Wg, No 6 RC.

    Malcolm

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    thank you Malcolm, you might be right.

    Mikkel
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