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Offline mijath

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RAOC 1940s/50s - help with forms
« on: Tuesday 26 October 21 15:01 BST (UK) »
Hello, can anyone help me with a couple of queries about these forms - these are the only documents I have about my grandfather's time in the RAOC.

1. Firstly, are these forms him effectively leaving the army? He had married the year before.

2. Regarding his unit - it looks like he was in the 15th AFV but on the first form 'atl D/RWF' is also written. I know RWF is Royal Welch Fusiliers - does this mean the 15th AFV was attached to this regiment?

3. Would he have lived on the base where his unit was stationed?

4. His rank is given as WS/Cpl - what does the WS part mean?

5. He joined aged 15 and turned 18 in 1942. I know he went to North Africa in the War, would this only have occurred after his 18th birthday?

Thank you for any help
Thorpe, Feak & Townsend (Norfolk) / Ormandy & Slater (Dalton-in-Furness) / Corner (Liverpool) / Wray (Lincolnshire) / Fidler, Bridge & Turner (Derbyshire)

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Re: RAOC 1940s/50s - help with forms
« Reply #1 on: Tuesday 26 October 21 18:04 BST (UK) »
15 AFV. See following, initial entry:  https://theddaystory.com/Search/Theme/track
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32.04'.04"S 115.48'.30"E
Hamilton, Kennedy, Lovell, McCreadie, Murray, Workman - Ayrshire, Scotland
Lovell - Texas, USA
McCreadie - Dunedin, NZ
Boyle - Eire
McCreadie, Wills, Wyatt - Queensland
Tait/Tate - Toronto, Canada
Workman, McEwan - OFS, South Africa