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    Default Re: RAF Abbreviation Reference

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    absent from the list is r/t = radio telephony. David d
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    Hello,

    Can any one decode a reference of "18 P.A.E.D. Queen's University, Kingston, ON (15 Feb 43 to 2 Apr 43)" for a W/AG by the name of J94152 P/O Gordon JUDGES ? Image can be found at [COLOR=#1155cc]https://drive.google.com/[/COLOR]drive/folders/14MZ9lfSfF_bBRQzBX82cvrLjmPNa4WGd if required.

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    Default Re: RAF Abbreviation Reference

    I found it in another Airman’s record, it stands for “Pre-Aircrew Education Detachment”.

    Thank you anyway!
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    Default W/Op (Air) LEA - meaning of LEA

    Man recommended on joining 1941 for training as W/Op (Air) LEA. Typed clearly on his record, W/Op (Air) is clear but what is the LEA please - it appears nowhere else on his record.

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

    https://defenceindepth.co/2019/02/20...yal-air-force/ explains - an RAF scheme whereby the LEA, Local Education Authority, would recommend boys for training as apprentices .

    Thanks to a contributor on another well known WW2 research forum.

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    In the context of RCAF promotions to Pilot Officer then Flight Officer, can anyone tell me what the abbrevications APR 174 and APR 136 refer to in a service record? They are both prefixed and suffixed by a date:
    P/O 3-9-43 (APR 174/27-9-43) and
    F/O 3-3-44 (APR 136/30-5-44)
    I'm guessing it refers to a regulation but can't find one.
    And why two dates?
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    Default Re: RAF Abbreviation Reference

    Hi Mary-Anne

    Not a lot of help, but a regulation, e.g. King's Regulations, would pre-date something like a date of promotion, so I don't think it's a regulation. Sometimes, the date a promotion was gazetted, e.g. in the London Gazette for the RAF, might appear after the promotion date in a service record, so I presume it's something more like a publication date than a regulation/regulation date.

    Not sure what publications were used to gazette promotions in Canada, but maybe look more in that direction of things, e.g. abbreviated publication name, publication edition, and publication date.

    I could be off the mark, but it could be with checking out if for no other reason than to confirm that's not the case. I'm sure others with a better knowledge of the RCAF will jump in and confirm what it is, but hopefully this is something to check in the meantime.

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    Hi Mary-Anne

    RCAF promotions were announced in the Canada Gazette and I suspect APR is Annual Performance (or Proficiency) Review.

    Also F/O was the abbreviation at the time for Flying Officer not Flight Officer (which was a rank in the WAAF but not RAF/RCAF/RAAF)

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    Default Re: RAF Abbreviation Reference

    OK, I'm going with the Gazette idea. Appreciate the Flying Officer/Flight Officer correction too.
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    Mary-Anne

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    Default Re: RAF Abbreviation Reference

    Mary-Anne,

    In the Canada Gazette there is a section called “Appointments, Promotions and Retirements” with Gazette APR number, date and WEF date for reference. For instance my Dads promotion (Bottom of right hand column) is at link https://drive.google.com/file/d/1YCi...w?usp=drivesdk No. 94, as a sample.

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