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    Wow, that copy of the Canadian Gazette has either been printed very badly or copied very badly, but sadly I fear it is the former. Character Recognition would have a very hard time reading most of that! So glad that the NZ Gazette is almost perfect compared to this example! Hope the printing of that page is atypical (in other words an aberration).
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    David,

    In my limited sampling relating to my Dad’s service (commissioning, promotions and transfers) I’d say that quality is typical of what I’ve seen. Here’s the link to the Gazette online page lest anyone think my scanning skills are suspect :-) .

    https://www.collectionscanada.gc.ca/databases/canada-gazette/001060-119.01-e.php?image_id_nbr=349493&document_id_nbr=9638&f=g &&&&&&&&PHPSESSID=qthnhf3jokqu4hatfjoerpcp50767b0j rimmj3adrecgr7kq7ik1


    Still...I am thrilled to have found his mentions in the Gazette to document the milestones.

    Stay well,

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    Hi all, I am looking for help with abbreviations MTC/MFC used in the CC Group ORB relating to messages send to/from an aircraft.
    Earlier I was helped here with similar set of abbreviations - MTB/MFC - Message to base/Message from base, so I suppose this would have a similar meaning like Message to command or control/Message from command or control

    Any help will be much appreciated as usually.

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    Default Re: W/Op (Air) LEA - meaning of LEA

    Hi Pavel

    I would think 'Message to/from Command'

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    Thank you Malcolm.

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    Hi all, I would like to ask for help with following abbreaviation which I found in the letter about preparing an establishment of 310 Sq. So I suppose it may be particular departments of the Air Minsitry?

    BMR
    AI1F
    D of M
    D of P
    DWTT
    O.2
    O.7
    DDO
    P/DDO - I suppose it may be Principal Deputy Director of Organisation (thanks to Malcolm's site)

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    I would suggest consulting a wartime copy of the Air Force List (RAF, particularly from the year of your prime interest) and study the section detailing the organisation of the Royal Air Force, and the Air Ministry. Off the top of my head, D of M would be Directorate/Director of Manning, and D of P might well be Directorate/Director of Planning, both very important parts of the higher bureaucracy. DWTT might well have some connection with Technical Training, and appointments ending with letter "O" likewise are probably Directorates with "Organisation" at end of the title. Those beginning with "O" such as O.2, O.7 likewise are almost certainly connected with the Directorates principally connected with Organisation, such as DDO.
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    Hi

    As David stated D of M is Director/Directorate of Manning

    D of P will be Director/Directorate of Postings

    O2 and O7 are departments within the Directorate of Organisation

    DDO is Deputy Directorate of Organisation

    AI1F - Branch of Directorate of Intelligence, possibly the Directorate of Allied Air Co-operation and Foreign Liaison

    DWTT - I can't find a direct fit but would agree with David in that it could be part of the Directorate of Technical Training or possibly connected to Directorate of WAAF

    All of the above come under the Air Member for Personnel, except AI1F and DoTT (DWTT), which fits in with the distribution of a document regarding Establishments. The inclusion of the Directorate of Allied Air Co-operation and Foreign Liaison would also fit in with the formation of a Czech squadron.

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    David and Malcolm thank you very much for valuable replies and advice.

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    Air Force List form summer 1940 stated D of P may be Directorate od Plans or Postings, hard to pick the right one.
    DWTT is Directorate of War Training and Tactics
    So only one I am not able to identify exactly is AI1F.

    Anyway thank you both for your help + advice once more.

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