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    Default Notation from pilot log book

    My uncles log book from WW2 includes "bombing A/D"? Can someone tell me what this is? Many thanks.

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    Hi, from in my previous research I came to conclusion "A/D" was used as an abbreviation for "airfield".

    Pavel
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    Hello

    A/D for airdrome, A/F for airfield.

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    Thanks for more precise explanation Joss

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    You're welcome !

    And to make things funnier, A/P is not airport, but Aiming Point.

    In a Bomber Command logbook or documents, it can be often seen.

    Joss

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    Special note; in British Commonwealth (WW2), we have aerodromes, never airdromes. Not even certain if the word airdrome exists (or existed)! However it could well have ben used in the US of A. American services often just referred to them as "Fields" as in "Henderson Field", or Hickham Field, or Bellows Field.

    Also A/P was a widely used abbreviation in wartime Commonwealth air forces for Airman Pilot, often in combination with u/t (for "Under Training"). The latter were unqualified pilots, but on graduation could still be referred to as Airman pilots, although more commonly the were termed as Sergeant Pilots, the lowest rank a qualified pilot could hold.
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    Dear all,

    I have come across the following abbreviation on a service record that has me stumped (it's a unit apparently):

    '1 BC'

    Can anyone assist please?

    Many thanks

    Jonny

    Edit - I am now guessing 1 Balloon Centre, but can anyone confirm please?
    Last edited by jonny; 30th July 2019 at 17:43.

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    Hi Jonny

    Correct - No 1 Balloon Centre

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    Thanks again Malcolm.
    ATB
    Jonny

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    Hi, with regards to 'Air Sea Rescue' in 1944 anybody any idea what F/M and MBC stand for, I believe they are crew positions or posts on a rescue launch?
    cheers,
    Rick

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