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Can anyone identify this uniform?
« on: Thursday 05 November 20 10:22 GMT (UK) »
Hi all

This is my late father-in-law.
I have no idea whether it's a National Service uniform or a fully-fledged service one.
He was born in 1927 and he looks around 18 to early 20s.

There is some insignia on his left upper arm, so perhaps someone might be able to identify it?

Thanks in advance.
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Re: Can anyone identify this uniform?
« Reply #1 on: Thursday 05 November 20 10:36 GMT (UK) »
It is a WW2 or later Royal Air Force uniform the vital clue is the eagle badge at the top of the sleeve.  There is no way of knowing whether it is a National Serviceman or a regular.

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Re: Can anyone identify this uniform?
« Reply #2 on: Thursday 05 November 20 10:40 GMT (UK) »
Thanks for that, Max.
That looks like the best that I'm going to manage then.
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PASHBY in Scarborough, Levisham, and outlying area
SEDMAN in Scarborough, Scalby, Everley and Hackness
BIRD in Easington, Patrington, Sculcoates and Hull
DOBSON in Edinburgh, Wakefield, York and Scarborough
SUTTON in Wintringham and Scarborough
ROSS in Edinburgh and outlying districts

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Re: Can anyone identify this uniform?
« Reply #3 on: Thursday 05 November 20 10:55 GMT (UK) »
You/the family should be able to apply for his service record, check out:
https://www.gov.uk/get-copy-military-service-records  - it does though take some time.  You don't need his service number as long as you can fulfil the other Ts and Cs and now you know it is the RAF form you fill in and submit.

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Re: Can anyone identify this uniform?
« Reply #4 on: Thursday 05 November 20 12:33 GMT (UK) »
Not aircrew and no rank on his arm, so rank is an Aircraftsman.
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Re: Can anyone identify this uniform?
« Reply #5 on: Thursday 05 November 20 12:39 GMT (UK) »
His civvies career was fitter/engineer, so he perhaps worked on plane engines?
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PASHBY in Scarborough, Levisham, and outlying area
SEDMAN in Scarborough, Scalby, Everley and Hackness
BIRD in Easington, Patrington, Sculcoates and Hull
DOBSON in Edinburgh, Wakefield, York and Scarborough
SUTTON in Wintringham and Scarborough
ROSS in Edinburgh and outlying districts

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Re: Can anyone identify this uniform?
« Reply #6 on: Thursday 05 November 20 14:52 GMT (UK) »
What are the two metal 'bars' between the four buttons?

Pen tops ?

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Re: Can anyone identify this uniform?
« Reply #7 on: Thursday 05 November 20 15:29 GMT (UK) »
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