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WAAF Postings
« on: Wednesday 23 May 18 18:04 BST (UK) »
Hello again everyone,
Many thanks to all the good people who helped me to decipher the hyeropglyphs of the RAF on my father's RAF war record. Now I am working on my mother's WAAF record. As an LACW, she saw many technical postings also. Please can anyone help me with them? Three of them are obvious. The others need some inside knowledge.

Many thanks in advance.

Liz
Ballantyne, Young, Allan, Thommeny, Masterton,

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Re: WAAF Postings
« Reply #1 on: Wednesday 23 May 18 18:16 BST (UK) »
If the dates for the postings are available it would be very hyelpful to have them because units coul;d be moved around and have differing functions at different times.

For example, 13 Base was at Elsham Wolds, Lincolnshire in 1944, but I don't know if this ties in with your mother's service:
https://www.northlincsweb.net/RAFElshamWolds/
https://www.facebook.com/pg/13BaseRAF/posts/

105PDC was in Wythall (Worcestershire?).  PDC stands for Personnel Dispatch Centre.  If this was your mum's final posting she may have been sent there to wait for demobilisation.

OTU stands for Operational Training Unti.  Wiki might help:
https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/List_of_Royal_Air_Force_Operational_Training_Units

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Re: WAAF Postings
« Reply #2 on: Wednesday 23 May 18 18:30 BST (UK) »
Hello Philip,

Many thanks for your reply. I tried to include the dates, but even at a much lower resolution, the file was too large to attach to this post. I have scanned the list of dates, which are alongside the postings in hope that it is helpful.

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Re: WAAF Postings
« Reply #3 on: Wednesday 23 May 18 18:37 BST (UK) »
UPDATED

STIRLING

RES
(Reserve?)

INNSWORTH
See https://www.forces-war-records.co.uk/units/607/raf-innsworth/

31 RC 16.2.43
31 Reception Centre ?

24 OTU 11.3.43
24 Operational Training Unit.  Wiki might help:
https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/List_of_Royal_Air_Force_Operational_Training_Units

5 S of TT 24.6.43
5 School of Technical Training (perhaps RAF Locking near Weston-Super-Mare, Somerset)

19 OTU 4.11.43
19 Operational Training Unit.  Wiki might help:
https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/List_of_Royal_Air_Force_Operational_Training_Units

13 Base 25.10.44
13 Base was at Elsham Wolds, Lincolnshire
https://www.northlincsweb.net/RAFElshamWolds/
http://www.rafweb.org/Organsation/Bases.htm

Hornchurch 30.8.45
Fighter airfield in Essex

13 Base 25.9.45
see above

Binbrook 13.12.45
Bomber airfield in Lincolnshire

105PDC 26.3.46
105 Personnel Dispatch Centre, was in Wythall (Worcestershire?).
If this was your mum's final posting she may have been sent there to wait for demobilisation.


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Re: WAAF Postings
« Reply #4 on: Wednesday 23 May 18 19:08 BST (UK) »
Thank you, Philip,

You have my most sincere appreciation. That is really wonderful,

Liz
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Re: WAAF Postings
« Reply #5 on: Wednesday 23 May 18 19:55 BST (UK) »
The typed bit at the top looks as if it is one complete sentence stretching over more than one column and line - or am I seeing things?

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Re: WAAF Postings
« Reply #6 on: Thursday 24 May 18 15:16 BST (UK) »
Hello Max, I have tried several methods of copying the part that you think is all in one sentence, but could not find a way of making it a small enough file, which was still legible enough to read.

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Re: WAAF Postings
« Reply #7 on: Thursday 24 May 18 17:36 BST (UK) »
So we  (that is Philip!) haven't quite got it all yet or are you content with what the first 3 lines say in toto? While each visible word may be legible, what they say in entirety isn't clear.

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Re: WAAF Postings
« Reply #8 on: Thursday 24 May 18 21:56 BST (UK) »
The last posting, RAF Wythall, was certainly in Worcestershire - about seven miles due south of Birmingham city centre. 

The site is now occupied by the Birmingham Transport Museum.
Ballingall, Donaldson, Fulton, Gillespie, Ramsay, Walker - in Fife.
Bury - in Salford & Liverpool.
Jack - in Glasgow, Dunfermline & Dundee.
Bermingham/Birmingham - in Cork.
Eagle - in Norfolk, Edinburgh & Glasgow.