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    A small point, but MTO would be Mechanical Transport Officer, not Motor, although latter was commonly used because it was a more modern iteration of the old term. Nevertheless, in the RAF it remained officially "mechanical" until well after WW2 in all official references (certainly into the 1950s, if not later). This term was introduced, I presume, in very early 20th century to distinguish any steam of the new internal combustion (i/c) powered vehicles from the original horse-drawn transport, with the "MT" abbreviation transferring to the new RAF in 1918.
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    Hi

    Can anyone confirm the correct abbreviations for the Aircraftman 1st/2nd Class rank?

    Was it AC1/AC2 or ACI/ACII - I am sure I have seen both?

    Thanks in advance for "hopefully" the definitive answer . . .

    Tony

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    Hi Tony,
    in my research I met only AC1 and AC2 or just AC, never saw it with Roman numerals.

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    Pavel

    Many thanks for this -AC1/AC2 (without Roman Numerals) it is then!

    Kind Regards

    Tony

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    Default Organisation (G.D.) duties for D.G.E

    Hi all,

    anyone can help us with decoding of following sentence:

    Organisation (G.D.) duties for D.G.E

    It is from record of Czechoslovak Inspectorate General, so I suppose connected with staff work.
    G. D. Stands for General Duties Branch I think but what means DGE?

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    Further search by Google lead to the following:

    D.G.E. = Director-General of Equipment at Air Ministry

    Would be possible this meaning?

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    Further search by Google lead to the following:

    D.G.E. = Director-General of Equipment at Air Ministry

    Would be possible this meaning?

    TIA

    Pavel
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    Hi All

    I am researching my father's RAF WW2 records. In the movements between various units he is repeatedly recorded as being attached to "102 M.A.R.U.". I'm pretty sure he was in the UK at the time, but the nearest matchy I can find reference to is 102 Maintenance Unit, which was based in Egypt, so i don't think it was that. Can anyone help with deciphering M.A.R.U.?

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    Keith Watson.

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    Usual abbreviation for

    Mobile Air Reporting Unit

    This was a formation that provided the RAF Field Force with a similar task as the Observer Corps did in the UK eg augmented Radar units giving advance warning of visible hostile air movements and aided the Operations Rooms with tracking of friendly MLS aircraft.

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    Excellent - thanks Ross.

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