Author Topic: Tarver Squad RASC Nov 1940  (Read 852 times)

Offline kelmcfrln

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Re: Tarver Squad RASC Nov 1940
« Reply #18 on: Wednesday 06 December 17 22:40 GMT (UK) »
Yes, I'll get it uploaded there's no names on the back so any help identifying individuals would be great. Also if you have any other info on this squad/unit, it would be very much appreciated. From other documents we've found we know that two family members served in the forces but not sure if one or both were part of 'Tarver 2'. Now going through other records to try and piece more together on a Sergeant Ellis Newsome and a Robert Gascoigne. Neither name is included in the photo already on this thread so still trying to work out how it all fits together......

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Re: Tarver Squad RASC Nov 1940
« Reply #19 on: Thursday 07 December 17 09:38 GMT (UK) »
 2 Tarver Squad may either be the second of the year in 1941 or the numbers may have required two squads training together.  Whatever, that element is not of any importance, the first photo is of men in training with the RASC, I shall be most surprised if the other is something different entirely!

As Brewins girl's posts above show, starting in the RASC is no guarantee of ending up there unfortunately.  Only sure way is to apply for the service records of those of interest.

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Re: Tarver Squad RASC Nov 1940
« Reply #20 on: Sunday 10 December 17 18:23 GMT (UK) »
AS you say MaxD, it is a good thing to apply for the service records. I have done that with my Uncle (the subject of this thread) and also with my father who was in the the RAF, and in both cases have had these interpreted as the jargon and abbreviations make reading a record difficult. I do recall you offering to interpret my uncle's service record so would advise kelmcfrin to pursue this.
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Re: Tarver Squad RASC Nov 1940
« Reply #21 on: Sunday 10 December 17 18:51 GMT (UK) »
Brewins girl - Just back tracking a bit, we didn't establish exactly what RASC training unit Tarver Squad was part of.  From the date of the photo, we should be able to establish that from your uncle's records.  Could you have a look?

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Re: Tarver Squad RASC Nov 1940
« Reply #22 on: Sunday 10 December 17 19:55 GMT (UK) »
I'll have a look tomorrow
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