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    Any help with one abbreviation which is stumping us would be greatly appreciated.
    Looks like MQF or HQF.

    To put it into context with before and after events 1944:
    4 AS Benoni
    Admitted 110 Mil Hosp Roberts Heights (after pranging his Tiger Moth)
    MQF/HQF Depot
    62 AS
    24 AS

    Many thanks.
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    The units listed are all South African Air Force eg
    No.4 Air School
    No.24 Air School
    No.62 Air School

    Two are close together and the third is the progression of training.

    For more details see this list to ORB references for free download from The National Archives, Kew.

    http://www.rafcommands.com/saaf/saaf...-organisation/

    Elsewhere in AIR 54 is the ORB for Mobile Air Force Depot (see index AIR 54/205 page 29 of the pdf)

    http://discovery.nationalarchives.go...s?uri=C2707756

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    Thank you Ross.

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    Had a look through the thread pages but couldn't see this one that appears on an Air Gunner's service record:

    B.A.T. Thruxton

    Thruxton I am familiar with but can't decipher the initials aspect and nothing on the net seems to answer it either.

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    Hello Skypilot
    Although you have not stated the year, likely Beam Approach Training.
    Mark
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    Hello

    26 Blind Approach Training later called No. 1526 Beam Approach Training [Flight] was at Thruxton.

    Joss

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    But what was an Air Gunner doing at a BAT training airfield? One can imagine the traditional Drivers, Airframe, being posted thereto. But a Gunner????
    Query?
    Peter Davies
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    Hello Peter

    I was once sent an early WW 2 scan of a Rear Gunner's 'Certificate of Discharge' and he was a qualified Wireless Op, had Air Gunner Training and been awarded an Air Observers Badge.
    Mark
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    Thanks guys. However, my additional question is the same as Peter's, what role or need would here have been for an AG or did the training crews need a full complement for their approaches?

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    Hello,

    The history of Spitfire Mk II P8191 reads ( after the plane was substantially damaged in a taxying accident at the CGS, Catfoss on 14th July, 1944 ) : " LMS 25-7-44 recat E SOC 16-8-45 "

    I cannot recall seeing LMS before. Light Maintenance School ?

    Thanks in advance for any ideas.

    Ray
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