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    Default 'Wilmot', anyone?

    Good Day, One & All

    I guess this is a long shot, but I shall try.

    I have come across the word 'Wilmot' followed by a number. It appears in the log of a Bomber Command Watch Tower for 1943. I don't believe it's anybody's name. From the context, it's more likely to be a code for runway and/or landing aids serviceability (or otherwise).

    Does anybody have any knowledge, or suggestions as to the meaning of 'Wilmot', please?

    Regards

    Allan

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    Allan,

    Is it a 3 digit number after the word? If it is, then it is probably someone writing their surname and the last three digits of their service number on the book to identify themselves. It is normal to do that even today in HMF.

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    Jonny
    In fond memory of Corporal James Oakland AGC (RMP), killed in action in Afghanistan on 22 October 2009. Exemplo Ducemus.

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    Default 'Wilmot', anybody?

    Hi,Jonny

    No, it's not a 'last three', it's a single figure or nothing, thus:

    15/11/43 AF77 Wilmot
    18/11/43 AF81 Wilmot 1 [or I]
    28/11/43 Wilmot All R now clear AF94
    29/11/43 Wilmot 2 [or Z] Outer Mkr U/S tfn AF98

    The AF+number I take to be a reporting signal. I suppose it's possible that Wilmot is a surname, but each time it appears it's in different handwriting.

    Anyway, thanks for your suggestion.

    Regards

    Allan

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