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RAF WW2 AMES Units
« on: Monday 05 October 09 16:12 BST (UK) »
Hello,
My father served in 303 AMES in East Africa,North Africa,Dodecanese,Turkey(clandestine) in WW2.
Any info on this unit much appreciated.Very little on general google etc,
Thanks
Peter

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Re: RAF WW2 AMES Units
« Reply #1 on: Tuesday 06 October 09 15:42 BST (UK) »
Hello,
My father served in 303 AMES in East Africa,North Africa,Dodecanese,Turkey(clandestine) in WW2.
Any info on this unit much appreciated.Very little on general google etc,
Thanks
Peter

-Hi Peter,
              you haven't said what Branch of the Services you Father was in.
AMES is an abreviation for Air Ministry Experimental Station.
He could have worked on Radar;unless that is there is another definition of AMES.

-Brian
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Re: RAF WW2 AMES Units
« Reply #2 on: Tuesday 06 October 09 17:10 BST (UK) »
Hello,
Yes he was a radar operator with that unit throughout the war
Peter

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Re: RAF WW2 AMES Units
« Reply #3 on: Wednesday 07 October 09 10:37 BST (UK) »
The Operations Record Books (ORBs) for individual AMES units are kept at the National Archives under the Air29 records series.
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Re: RAF WW2 AMES Units
« Reply #4 on: Wednesday 07 October 09 11:36 BST (UK) »
Thanks for info
Peter

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Re: RAF WW2 AMES Units
« Reply #5 on: Wednesday 07 October 09 12:33 BST (UK) »
The ORB for No.303 AMES in East Africa 1942 Feb to 1943 May is at Kew in AIR 54/157.

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Re: RAF WW2 AMES Units
« Reply #6 on: Wednesday 07 October 09 18:44 BST (UK) »
Hello Brian,
Thanks for the info
Peter

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Re: RAF WW2 AMES Units
« Reply #7 on: Tuesday 27 October 09 21:29 GMT (UK) »
I have been searching for any mention concerning RAF WW2 AMES over the years & until recently, when suddenly, accidentally found myself in the RootsChat site, referring to Middle East operations.  My own involvement was in the Far East, attached to Radar Units as a wireless operator.  Firstly in India, Jessore, 100 miles or so from Calcutta, a fixed site, later moving out of Imphal, \state of Manipur, after the siege with a mobile radar unit into Burma, Mawlaik, on the banks of the Chindwin River, as the army moved further into Burma, we moved to Miektila where there was an airstrip, eventually to reach Rangoon.This unit-AMES 6178 181 Signals Wing.The years have passd, but there could be other elderly ex wops & other personnel who would have been involved ???.benwop.

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Re: RAF WW2 AMES Units
« Reply #8 on: Wednesday 28 October 09 14:34 GMT (UK) »
benwop,

A pleasure to read your post.

Have you put an entry on to the burmastar website?  There are many personal testimonies there, I have found it invaluable.

Regards

Pete