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Joined RAF (band?) in 1925 - What Age?
« on: Saturday 19 January 19 16:14 GMT (UK) »
No long dialogue, simple questions.

If you were a little boy, wanting to be a musician and joining the RAF in 1925 to be in their band what is the youngest age you could be?  What would be the most likely age you could be? 8, 10, 12, 14, 16?

I won't go into the detail/background :)
Nobody reads long posts do they :)

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Re: Joined RAF (band?) in 1925 - What Age?
« Reply #1 on: Saturday 19 January 19 16:25 GMT (UK) »
I donít know about 1925, but in the 1930s boys Service started  at fifteen.
CHOULES All ,  COKER Harwich Essex & Rochester Kent 
COLE Gt. Oakley, & Lt. Oakley, Essex.
DUNCAN Kent
EVERITT Colchester,† Dovercourt & Harwich Essex
GULLIVER/GULLOFER Fifehead Magdalen Dorset
HORSCROFT Kent.
KING Sturminster Newton, Dorset. MONK Odiham Ham.
SCOTT Wrabness, Essex
WILKINS Stour Provost, Dorset.
WICKHAM All in North Essex.
WICKHAM Medway Towns, Kent from 1880
WICKHAM, Ipswich, Suffolk.

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Re: Joined RAF (band?) in 1925 - What Age?
« Reply #2 on: Saturday 19 January 19 16:29 GMT (UK) »
Cheers.

To expand, matching name/service number, I have a marriage certificate in 1952 saying he's 33, so I thought he'd be born 1918/1919... and now I've spotted a record (not seen it yet/Forces War Records site) with the date of 1925, so now I'm thinking "He lied about his age when he married!", so trying to guess a different year of birth at the moment :)

15 in 1925 is closer to YoB 1910, which would mean a bride of 27 thinking she was marrying a 33 year old chap was actually getting hitched to somebody aged about 42.  This is a "new to me today" new thought and unexpected twist.

The "age a lad could be" would be giving me a guess at his possible YoB. 

Leading on from that ... if I do discover an earlier YoB than expected... it opens up a  whole new possibility that he might've even had a "first wife".... all new thoughts added today....
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WW1 soldier, service number 8624, 2nd battalion, Highland Light Infantry.

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Re: Joined RAF (band?) in 1925 - What Age?
« Reply #3 on: Saturday 19 January 19 16:41 GMT (UK) »
Do you not have enough detail to send for his service record?  As it is post WW1 Forces War Records may have something but it won't be his service record.

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Re: Joined RAF (band?) in 1925 - What Age?
« Reply #4 on: Saturday 19 January 19 17:11 GMT (UK) »
Do you not have enough detail to send for his service record?  As it is post WW1 Forces War Records may have something but it won't be his service record.

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It's £30 ..... I'd rather not.  I'm not blood-related, just curious.
One day I will ... maybe 10 years' time ....
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Elizabeth Long/Elizabeth Wilson/Elizabeth Long Wilson, b 1889 Caxton - where are you?
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WW1 soldier, service number 8624, 2nd battalion, Highland Light Infantry.