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RAF Calshot , what do these duties mean 1942.
« on: Thursday 03 December 20 18:28 GMT (UK) »
My Father W,J,Jones was stationed for a short time at RAF Calshot and on his records it stated  Duties or Branch of Service as  A.C.H. u/t Inst.Rep and his Archive Ref as Air28_124  (can one advise me what these references mean please. His Rank was AC2 ,(I am aware what this means and his service number was 924665

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Re: RAF Calshotwhat do these duties mean 1942
« Reply #1 on: Thursday 03 December 20 18:55 GMT (UK) »
Inst/Rep = Instrument repairers

ACH appears to have various meanings, depending on which part of the RAF.

ACHU - Aircrew Holding Unit

ACH u/t - Aircraft Holding Unit

or:-   ACH: Aircrafthand (a mustering or trade)


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Re: RAF Calshotwhat do these duties mean 1942
« Reply #2 on: Thursday 03 December 20 19:09 GMT (UK) »
u/t could mean "under training"
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Re: RAF Calshotwhat do these duties mean 1942
« Reply #3 on: Thursday 03 December 20 20:49 GMT (UK) »
Thank you both your replies, they do make a lot of sense as RAF Calshot was also a seaplane base so no runways. I found a lovely site on the base. I just wish my Father and talked about his time there.

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Re: RAF Calshotwhat do these duties mean 1942
« Reply #4 on: Saturday 05 December 20 09:32 GMT (UK) »
The National Archives, Kew
Royal Air Force Files

Calshot 1939 to 1945

http://discovery.nationalarchives.gov.uk/results/r?_aq=Royal%20Air%20Force%20Calshot&_ep=Calshot&_dss=range&_sd=1939&_ed=1945&_ro=any&_st=adv
(Note one file is held elsewhere)

You will need an appointment and also show official formal current identification of who you are, along with paperwork proving where you live to get a Readers Ticket.

See their Visit Us page.
https://www.nationalarchives.gov.uk/

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