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    Hello all,

    woudl anyone know what woudl be meant by the following entry for an officer in the London Gazette:

    ROYAL AIR FORCE VOLUNTEER RESERVE.
    (Emergency commission section.)
    General Duties Branch
    Removal.
    Flying Officer X. XXXX (XXXXXX). XXth Sept. 1952.

    he had been commishioned as far back as 1942.

    Would 'removal' be a punishment term or just an adminsitrative clean up operation?

    Cheers

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    Hi Dennis
    I'm guessing somewhat but I think the clues might be RAFVR and Emergency Commission Section. The RAFVR virtually went out of existence in 1954 although it is still has some life in the shape of Uniformed Officers i/c Air Training Units. From rafweb.org. it seems to have been tied to Civilian Flying Schools who undertook to keep a reserve of trained flying personnel always available and these disappeared post war. The RAFVR became effectively the Air Force in WW2.I suspect that in 1952 your man was simply surplus to requirements and being possibly engaged for Hostilities Only (and then extended post war) he was in a group more vulnerable to redundancy than most. That having been said I would have expected the word Discharged or transferred(to another Branch) to have appeared somewhere rather than simply Removed.
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    Thanks for that,

    it was just a general query. One of the men from one of the Irish crashes.

    Thanks for the ideas

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    Dennis, While I can't shed any further light on the issue, and following on from Dick's response, there does seem to be a distinct difference between "Commission relinquished" and "Removal" from the Emergency Commission Section. Perhaps somebody with access to K.R. & A.I. maybe able to offer an explanation. Regards, Terry

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    Dennis,

    Don't know if it relates to "removal", but the term "removed" appears often in the LG when associated with the departure of serving officers of all forces. Some examples related to disciplinary action:

    Lt. J.R. XXXXX is removed from the Army on conviction by the Civil Power, 9 June 1942.

    Lt. A.J. XXXXX, having being convicted by the Civil Power, is removed from the Army, 9 October 1940.

    There are also many instances of Officers "removed" because His Majesty no longer has need of thier service.

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    Thanks for that everyone.

    I do hope that wasn;t the case but it is interesting.

    Best regards

    Dennis
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