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Armed Forces / Gnr JJ Roche RFA 1920-'32
« on: Wednesday 09 May 18 14:57 BST (UK)  »
How do all,

   I've got the service records (Both ww1 RAF, interwar RFA and ww2 Pioneer corps, in which he seems to have had 3 or 4 service numbers during his life) for my gt grandad but am trying to find out more about his time in India, he was there from June '20 -march '27 in 115 battery 25th bde.
   Any ideas of any links or books apart from going to PRO as I am up near glasgow ;-) ....The RA museum archives are u/s until July which is handy ;-).....

thanks

M

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Armed Forces / Re: Royal Artillery India 1920
« on: Tuesday 08 May 18 23:07 BST (UK)  »
Tom I've been wondering the same sort of thing for my gt grandad but he was 115/25 from 1920 to '27....lots of info on ww1 and ww2 on the RFA but not alot on the interwar yrs!

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World War Two / Re: George F. Calvert and Les Calvert 106 Squadron.
« on: Sunday 28 September 14 12:43 BST (UK)  »
I always wondered what the cloggies got in return for shopping them.....also interesting to see that Les flew in the same a/c that was my gt uncles regular kite whilst on 50sqn, w4367.

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World War Two / Re: *COMPLETED* Identification details
« on: Thursday 24 April 14 21:39 BST (UK)  »
Queens infantry regiment, probably 2nd Army and the 3 lines denote the junior brigade of the division

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World War Two / Re: Identification of RAF Aircrewman
« on: Friday 07 February 14 00:24 GMT (UK)  »
He could also be a wireless operator/ air-gunner (dual trade trained) as he may have the sparks on his right sleeve above the sgts stripes. Wop/ag's used the AG wing from mid/late 1939 until late 43 early 44 when the S for signaller came into being. Trade training for straight AGs could take as little as 3 months,wop/ags could take maybe 2 yrs or more to get on an operational sqn as happened to my relative.

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Durham / Re: McBay and Watson of middleton in teesdale
« on: Thursday 06 February 14 20:06 GMT (UK)  »
hello Mike,
I've sent you a message.

M

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World War Two / Re: George F. Calvert and Les Calvert 106 Squadron.
« on: Thursday 17 October 13 20:31 BST (UK)  »
The Calverts were not related, you should get the book Lancaster at war 3, the story of the crews RAF service from  OTU to being lost starts on page 68 ;-)......as an aside I lived in the village that there were made POW after they surfed up onto the nearby polder....


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World War Two / Re: Any ideas on this uniform?
« on: Tuesday 09 July 13 14:06 BST (UK)  »
Some kind of Army unit I'd say (collar done up to the neck) possible shoulder titles on the battledress tunic(look too small for RAF albatross), and the cap looks to be a different shade to the BD so that could help with IDing the unit more as certain army/cavalry units had different coloured caps.  nothing written on the reverse of the photo?

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World War Two / Re: RTR/RAC ?
« on: Friday 05 July 13 22:51 BST (UK)  »
just had a ganders on their website and as I know FA about him apart from his name I'd still have to go via kew or glasgow as as they are sooooooo helpfull to non direct next of kin ;-) I'm stumped......

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