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Help with World War 2 Acroymn
« on: Thursday 18 November 21 17:53 GMT (UK) »
I have found my grandfather's war record online. Apparently, he joined the Local Defence Volunteers, which I think was another name for the Home Guard. However, he was discharged in 1942 and the reason was given that he joined either NMF or MMF. Any ideas about who they were and what his duties would have been in both roles? I have pictures of him in a policeman's uniform, but I don't know if that was pre or post-1942. I've included a copy to show what I mean.

Any help would be much appreciated.

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Re: Help with World War 2 Acroymn
« Reply #1 on: Thursday 18 November 21 18:31 GMT (UK) »
I have just googled 'Military Abbreviation MMF' and magic google comes up with Military Medical Facility as one option. There are others and you may want to check this site;

https://www.acronymfinder.com/Military-and-Government/MMF.html
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Re: Help with World War 2 Acroymn
« Reply #2 on: Thursday 18 November 21 23:48 GMT (UK) »
I'm thinking it's HMF = His Majesty's Forces
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Re: Help with World War 2 Acroymn
« Reply #3 on: Friday 19 November 21 10:22 GMT (UK) »
Oh yes -- just looked at it again and it could well be HMF.
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Re: Help with World War 2 Acroymn
« Reply #4 on: Friday 19 November 21 15:30 GMT (UK) »
It looks like NMF to me as there is a diagonal stroke downwards from the top of the left hand 'upright' to the bottom of the right hand 'upright.  The M and the F are written very distinctly so I'd expect there to be a definite horizontal stroke in the first letter if it was an H.

That said sorry no idea what NMF stood for.