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Guest heywyre

What a chore! Not only did my husband find out he was adopted when he was 55 years old but now I have to find information about a family with the name GREEN - give me a break!

Anyway, here goes. On his grandfather's marriage certificate in February 1920 it reads "Lt. Bombardier RFA"

I know absolutely nothing about UK Military (I live in Canada) and my own father served in England/France/Germany/Italy/Belgium but with the Canadian Armed Forces. Searching archives in England is impossible (at least at this point)

I had two different people tell me two different translations:

1. one said the RAF used to be called the RFA in WW1 and therefore he was a Lieutenant ??

2. the second one said there was no such designation and it was most likely Lance Bombardier with the Royal Field Artillery

Please - does anyone have a clue as to what it really is so I can at least start somewhere - any help would be greatly appreciated

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Broznitsky

Welcome, heywyre. Most certainly a bombardier in the Royal Artillery.

Don't worry; there are many far more knowledgable Pals here than me who will steer you in the right direction.

What part of Canada are you in?

Peter in Vancouver

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Guest heywyre

Thanks for your quick response - at least I have something to go on now.

I am on the same side of the country as you are - BC - I live in Kelowna

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Chris_Baker
one said the RAF used to be called the RFA in WW1

:lol:

You've brightened up my day.

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HERITAGE PLUS

It is possible that the abbreviation Lt. could mean 'late' giving Late Bomabrdier RFA meaning that he had just left the service as a Bombardier.

Dave

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Stuart Lawton
now I have to find information about a family with the name GREEN - give me a break!

Welcome to the club !!

I've got GREEN and WRIGHT both a real pain.

Stu

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Malcolm

Perhaps Lance Bombardier, Royal Field Artillery is what is meant.

Aye

Malcolm

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Guest heywyre

Yes, not only do I have Green to research on my husband's side, I have Adams to research on mine.

*Sigh* to have been fortunate enough to been born with an unusual name

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