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RAF WWl
« on: Wednesday 24 October 18 17:27 BST (UK) »
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I have recently found out that my great grand father Arthur Parkinson served in the RAF towards the end of WW1 he signed up August 10 1918 his service number was 284316 and reference number is  AIR 79/2476/284316. The national archives told me that the records have been digitized and are available through FindmyPast. Unfortunately i do not have access to this site. Could someone with access help me out. I would be interested in some details. I do not believe he was in the service long as the war was coming to a close and he had already started a family






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Re: RAF WWl
« Reply #1 on: Wednesday 24 October 18 17:40 BST (UK) »
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he signed up August 10 1918
Are you sure he wasn't transferred from the RFC to the RAF?
I notice an A. Parkinson 1757 RFC I/Air mechanic.
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Re: RAF WWl
« Reply #2 on: Wednesday 24 October 18 17:45 BST (UK) »
He could have been as the RAF only started in 1918 the only info that i was able to get is below. Unfortunately we didn't know this until after my father died. All the info regarding his next of Kin is correct and place of birth

Name:   Arthur Parkinson
Gender:   Male
Age:   40
Birth Date:   10 Dec 1877
Birth Place:   Merthyl Tydvil, Merthyl Tydvil, Glamorganshire, Wales
Service Date:   10 Aug 1918
Service Number:   284316
Spouse:   Lilian Elizabeth Mary Parkinson

Next of Kin:   Lilian Elizabeth Mary Parkinson
Relation to Airman:   Wife

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Re: RAF WWl
« Reply #3 on: Wednesday 24 October 18 21:05 BST (UK) »
He was transferred to RAF reserves G 3/4/19 DRO 173 (? SOME MARK ABOVE 3)
HE WAS DISCHARGED 30/4/20

Service record gives details of date and place of marriage and dates of birth of 2 daughters, physical description and details of movement (between units), which included AMH (which I think might be Auxiliary Military Hospital or hostel ? on 5/9/18, where he went from RD. Went from AMH to DEt pay hostel 31588 on 1/1/19, then from Det pay hostel to Feltham 13/1/19 41755, then from Feltham to Heaton Park  5/3/19  81790. There are a few letters I don't understand amongst the list. He was a pattern cutter by trade and Roman Catholic.

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Re: RAF WWl
« Reply #4 on: Wednesday 24 October 18 23:01 BST (UK) »
Sam Thank you very much for this info, you definitely have the right person. This is greatly appreciated 
thank You again

Francis

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« Reply #5 on: Wednesday 24 October 18 23:09 BST (UK) »
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Re: RAF WWl
« Reply #6 on: Wednesday 24 October 18 23:42 BST (UK) »
thank you