Use the Site Search facility to  search the whole web site. 13-15 St Georges Road Make sure that the goods/service reflected in the account has been received. by PeteT » Fri Jan 10, 2014 3:03 pm, Post However, also that the numbers starting with a 4 were not only three year regulars but airmen Sqn Ldr     Squadron Leader * That 352.... numbers were given to Ex Air Training Corps Members.

Social Security Numbers may be seen as types of service numbers.. 1 Service Dress (No. Write the Road Accident Fund claim reference number and/or Link number as quoted in the undertaking document, clearly on each claim. Please see a chart here that shows the strength of the RAF between 1957 and 1962.

He knows, he’s lived it. It has 5 digits and begins with the the number 7.

In Sept 1955, it's known that a group of six people had numbers commencing with 4199999 to 4200002. AM           Air Marshal See here for RAF OR service number blocks. During the Second World War RAAF service numbers did not have prefixes.

PE8 6DL. British troops also serve in Germany, Brunei, Cyprus, Gibraltar and the Falkland Islands.

01780 781650 Special appreciation goes out to Cliff Neill, Belleville, ON, a contributor to the Military Collectors’ Club of Canada Journal, Fall 1986 edition, in which he outlined the entire scenario of RCAF service number history from beginning to end, confirming the contents of our article. There are also 12,500 RAF personnel under Air Command who fall outside this general structure and form the ‘diaspora’. If they were chopped along the way they could revert to National Service and go on a trade course. * That 50***** numbers, issued around 1957 were given to those who were ex RAF sections of the Combined Cadet Force; these were very largely public school or grammar school boys who presumably were considered potential officers if they could be persuaded to volunteer. by Bruno » Fri Jan 10, 2014 12:25 pm, Post The Toronto Evening Telegram of 25 August 1943 describes a swearing in ceremony at Toronto’s No 11 Recruiting Station, of 12 air Cadets joining the RCAF, all of whom “will be distinguished by a (service) number beginning with “K”., Certificates - Births, Marriages and Deaths in the UK, Coastguards and Customs Officers (Preventive Men), English Civil War - (1642-1649) (commonwealth & Protectorate 1644-1659), The Georgian Period - (1714-1830) though could run to 1837, American War of Independence - (1775-1783), The Victorian Period - (1837-1901) though this could run from 1832, Boer Wars - (1880-1881) & (1899-1902) suggest (1880-1902). * That numbers starting with a 5050 were National Servicemen. Fg Off       Flying Officer

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In many cases, the Royal Air Force rank will be the junior of the three Services, the Royal Navy having seniority over both the Army and RAF. Rank insignia for non-commissioned ranks is, with the exception of Warrant Officer, worn on the upper arm of dress uniform. by Mary » Fri Jan 10, 2014 6:32 am, Post H���MO�0���sL��Bb[�@�]��VJ���E����q�f�@�DV4�����'G�����jz1�����l Rank insignia for Non-Commissioned Aircrew ranks is, with the exception of Master Aircrew, worn on the upper arm of dress uniform, Master Aircrew badges are worn on the lower arm. check out the. A file with the RAF file extension is a Fuji Raw Image file. When asked for his service number during WWII, his reply was “175”. His response; “175 are the first three digits, the middle three digits and the last three digits”.

Sgt       Sergeant (Aircrew). For example, service numbers 1 – 199 were applied to airmen serving in the Ottawa,)lfea (RCAF HQ and PhotographicUnit) Those serving at RCAF Station High River, Alberta were assigned service numbers from 401 upwards, and so on. He was also transferred for a time to RAF Colombo, Sri Lanka (Ceylon). APO          Acting Pilot Officer. MACR   Master Aircrew The full circle has now been completed and there are letter prefixes to the current service numbers now in effect.

Sgt      Sergeant (Airforce Vol. 0000005613 00000 n Ranks are shown in ascending order. The RAF Recruitment website has interactive sections where you can explore the many job roles available – HR, intelligence, Cyberspace Communication Specialist, RAF Regiment Gunner, Chef, Catering and Hospitality, Logistics Driver, RAF Police, Electrician – there are really so many choices!

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This may involve service overseas as part of a North Atlantic Treaty Organisation (NATO) Force or any other multi-national deployment. H�|�Mo�0����>�C�m�b�Vm���N����T�d��#;���K]���pyy~��$�{w}{�������($((V�PFR��h�P�a�'$>�y�A�g��eE=y��Ю�E*%��8w�8_|�x3��/A8����c��Di�O#9�VY����&���d~O`GX5��~k�"5M����I��)�����[�/�zc�3�- ��K�vЬ`q��8(��x����B4��9C? K for Kitty Crew - Winthorpe, 1661 HCU's -, Short Stirling & RAF Bomber Command Forum, Royal Air Force WWII Bomber Command Related Discussion Forum, ↳   Short Stirling Squadron Records & Crew Operational Record Books (ORB’s), ↳   Other countries or multiple nationalities' Crews, ... 3&page=112, ... 8121,d.dGI. Air Cdr      Air Commodore Following unification, the adoption of Social Insurance Numbers (SINs) as servicemen/women’s numbers, was meant to simplify the administrative process, but was discontinued to meet confidentiality and privacy concerns. Hi Mary, I'm probably stating the obvious but have you had a look at the Commonwealth War Graves Commission site for your searches? Thanks go to all of our readers who contributed to the discussion. A good number of 5011*** etc., were commissioned as there were a number of incidents at that time which demanded brave young men! RFC and RAF SERVICE NUMBERS. Several readers (most of them ex­RCAF servicemen who had service numbers prefixed with K) came to the rescue. %PDF-1.4 %����

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No. MRAF       Marshal of the Royal Air Force


Use the Site Search facility to search the whole web site. startxref Offered by the Stirling Aircraft Society, affiliated to the Bomber Command Association, Post trailer b&�`���>(P��{a�"�{��J�'!ԫ��q YC1����q�:IJ#�1k��&�'�Q��:�����!�� ͌%� 490 0 obj <> endobj 0000002793 00000 n Re: RAF Service Numbers Post by PeteT » Fri Jan 10, 2014 3:03 pm If these are their full names you may be able to find the service numbers using the AIR78 index at the National Archives (or at least get a list of possibles [although the names look fairly common, so likely to be lots of entries]). Although approx 2,800 Service numbers are listed below here, as of April 2016, there are now over 11,600 different surnames mentioned throughout the web site. Return to the top of this page    or    Return to home page.

I am trying to obtain RAF WWII service records for my Father and I need to find out his service number. LAC      Leading Aircraftman. 4; page 22). Our people lie at the heart of this capability. Hampshire and the Isle of Wight (Chapman Codes - HAM & IOW), County Offaly (Kings) (Chapman Code - OFF), Scotland - Counties (Chapman Code - SCT), If this is your first visit, be sure to All confirmed that the letter prefix K was indeed assigned to air cadets upon their enrolment in the RCAF during the period 1943 – 46. Here is the rank structure for other ranks of the Royal Air Force. Helping you trace your British Family History & British Genealogy. * The numbers starting with a 4 were three year men. Reference AIR16/405. This format stores an unprocessed image taken from a Fuji digital camera.


1 SD Airman/woman hat (Cadets in the ATC wear the ATC cap badge/Cadets in the CCF wear the RAF cap badge) No. County Forums including Ireland, Scotland, Wales and British Islands. This was often linked to aircrew training (so I was told). I know that it's possible to glean certain details from a service number ... if the person had been at Cranwell, if he was a Pole, and so on.

He indicated further that RCAF service numbers in late 1938 also had “A” letter suffixes, which differentiated members of the Auxiliary Active Air Force from the large influx of personnel filling the RCAF Permanent Active Force at the outbreak of WWII.

William Wright's service number 1899283 appears in papers of court of inquiry.

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