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Offline Katie Hiscock

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Grandads RAF Records 1942-1951 help plz
« on: Thursday 23 November 17 12:40 GMT (UK) »
we recently got my grandads records from the RAF
i was hoping some one could help me with a few abbriviations i have most of them in the pack they sent with the records

Ive got an A as an abbrivation of somthing and a F other ones constist of HH which is Headquaters holding and a single H which is homeforce,  also i dont know what is BSU and FDS and PHU, GP i presume is group and HQ and headquaters

also can any one tell me where renscome down is and rippenston and if any one now any thing about any of these places its much appriciated

His record is as follows
2RC
11 RC
34mv
9RS
78 wing
leighten buzzard
rippenston
rescombe down
rippenston
renscombe down
chigwell
15/20 unit 86 group
southwood suffock
bsu chigwell
6th canadian ccs or Cgs ? not sure which one
no1 phu morecombe
78wing
unit 272
thames ps
hq60 gp
90grp
101 pdc
ringstead

and thats the end

regards katie

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Re: Grandads RAF Records 1942-1951 help plz
« Reply #1 on: Thursday 23 November 17 13:40 GMT (UK) »
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Re: Grandads RAF Records 1942-1951 help plz
« Reply #2 on: Thursday 23 November 17 14:55 GMT (UK) »
Howard , Viney , Kingsman, Pain/e, Rainer/ Rayner, Barham, George, Wakeling (Catherine), Vicary (Frederick)   all LDN area/suburbs  Ottley/ MDX,
Henman/ KNT   Gandy/LDN before 1830  Burgess/LDN
Barham/SFK   Rainer/CAN (Toronto) Gillians/CAN  Sturgeon/CAN (Vancouver)
Bailey/LDN Page/KNT   Paling/WA (var)



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Re: Grandads RAF Records 1942-1951 help plz
« Reply #3 on: Thursday 23 November 17 16:29 GMT (UK) »
Hi,

Renscombe Down is apparently near Swanage:

http://www.rafcommands.com/archive/04351.php

Karen
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Re: Grandads RAF Records 1942-1951 help plz
« Reply #4 on: Thursday 23 November 17 18:52 GMT (UK) »
PHU was Personnel Holding Unit

RAF Morecambe was the Midland Hotel Morecambe used as a RAF hospital in WW2

I found these on google and Wikipedia has a long list of WW2 RAF stations.

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Re: Grandads RAF Records 1942-1951 help plz
« Reply #5 on: Friday 24 November 17 16:44 GMT (UK) »
thanks guys thats really helpful. do i search the RAF station via google ?? or search ww2 raf stations on wikkipedia. can any one link me in too a list of abbriiations for ww2 RAF

He was at a perticular unit then he was moved and there is a reason but its a abbriviation i need to find this out too

katie