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    Thanks Ross for quick reply!

    Any ideas for W.R.?

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    Could it be War Reserve ???

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    So far as I know, WR = Workshop Reserve, although War Reserve is a faint possibility. So the established strength of any unit (known as the UE, Unit Establishment) would comprise IE, plus IR aircraft (all of which nominally should be complete aircraft, and thus be available at fairly short notice for flying operations, or within say 48 hours), and sometimes also WR, which may or may not be stored in partially dismantled state, but could be made airworthy fairly quickly if required. I think this (WR) status depended to a large extent on having permanent covered storage available, but don't quote me on that. Any contributions which can refine or correct these statements most welcome.
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    Thanks for the respons David!
    (It took me awhile to find out that my question had been moved 8-) )
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    Hi all, I am looking for meaning of "SA/SR". I was a unit in the UK where a bomber pilot (Halifax) has been attached for two weeks in early 1944 - I would gues some kind of course?

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    Hi Pavel

    I suspect it's School of Air/Sea Rescue

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    Hi Malcolm, thank you for your suggestion. To be honest I was thinking from the very beginning it may have a connection to the "ASR" but I was unable to work out the proper unit name.

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