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    I was checking a 1919 officer's service record at Kew and it gave his unit as 38 T.O.S., I am guessing that it was a variation on 38th Training Squadron as he was flying from Tadcaster at the time but what does the full abbreviation stand for? I've seen that some burials at Tadcaster from the period have 38th Training Depot Squadron, could the O just be a wrong letter.

    Also does anyone know if records for this unit still exist, I couldn't find anything on the NA Catalogue when I was at Kew this afternoon. I searched for, 38 (limited to 1918 - 1919), 38 and Training, 38 and Squadron, Tadcaster, Tadcaster and 38.
    Alan Clark

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    I think you are correct in your assumption in that the 'O' should be a 'D'

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    Yeah, I thought I was probably answering my own question.
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