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    Apologies if I've missed it, but what does TTA stand for? The abbreviation occurs quite often in the 263 Squadron ORB in respect of operations over the English Channel (the squadron was flying Typhoons).

    Also RP in respect of munitions (ie "RP hits on huts of two radar stations")
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    http://www.rafcommands.com/archive/02638.php

    Trawler Type Auxiliaries -TTA

    RP - Rocket Projectiles

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    Probably a simple answer but I am struggling to interpret the term "GPI Runs", used to describe a training exercise in 1944. I think that it relates to some form of navigation / bombing run method.

    Another one that just cropped up is OO (Oval Orbit?) [If Oval Orbit is correct, does anyone have any details on this, in particular whether it was limited to use when FIDO was in operation]

    Any thoughts on either of these?

    Pete
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    [Always looking for copies of original documents / photographs etc relating to these subjects]

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    Hello Pete,

    GPI stands for Ground Position Indicator, so indeed GPI runs are a navigation exercise.

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    Thanks Joss .... it all makes sense now
    Main areas of research:

    - CA Butler and the loss of Lancaster ME334 (http://rafww2butler.wordpress.com/ )
    - Aircrew Training (Basic / Trade / Operational / Continuation / Conversion)
    - The History of No. 35 Squadron (1916 - 1982) (https://35squadron.wordpress.com/)

    [Always looking for copies of original documents / photographs etc relating to these subjects]

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    Hi,

    I found in a War Diary 'No. 94 F.S.P', any ideas?

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    No 94 Forward Staging Post

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    thank you!

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    Quote Originally Posted by CZ_RAF View Post
    Hi all,

    I am looking forward the explanation of AM MM in connection with information about burial of killed RAF airmen in the Germany during WWII.
    It seems to me I have seen a years ago something like "Air Ministry Missing Memorandum" but I am not sure and I am unable to locate the source again.

    TIA

    Pavel
    Pavel,

    Could this be the document you refer to as "AM MM"? Click on second ID photo of Masson (second row, second photo). The document is a Post Presumption Memorandum.

    http://www.veterans.gc.ca/eng/rememb...drack%20Masson

    Col.

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    Hi folks,

    I've recently joined the forum and am keen to know what the following abbreviations stand for. If it helps, they relate to a WW2 airman who served with 483 Group Control Centre, RAFVR.

    a). G.O.S. St Athan - I know that there was a base at St Athan, but what does "GOS" stand for?

    b). No. 77/78 W.U. - Wireless Unit? And do you think my man served with one or both of these units? The entry on his service record is simply "77/78 W.U." And where would this unit have been based October - December 1942?

    c). No. 81 (S) Wing, White Waltham - "S" is for Signals?

    There's also a reference to "Putteridge Bury", where he appears to have served March - May 1943. I gather that Putteridge Bury is a stately home, can anyone shed any light on its role in WW2?

    Finally, there are letter "A"s written in the top right-hand corners of several boxes in the "Unit" column. Does this have any meaning?

    A lot of queries, but any assistance would be much appreciated. Deciphering WW2 RAF service records is no easy task!

    Thanks in advance.

    BM

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