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SERVING IN 3 SERVICES?


alf mcm
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I was wondering if anyone had ever served in the Army, Navy and one of the Air Forces {R.F.C., R.N.A.S.

& R.A.F.} during the Great War? Even better, has anyone served in the Army, Navy and more than 1 of the Air Forces?

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Alf McM

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There were serveral who did this, especially from the RNVR. A swathe started as Kitchener's volunteers (army), were transferred to the RNVR (technically the Navy), some might then transfer to the RFC or RNAS and end up in the RAF on 1st April 1918.

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Thanks for your reply,

Does anyone know if the Kitchener's volunteers were given the choice of serving in the RNVR, or was the decision made for them?

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Alf McM

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I think this has come up somewhere in the ships & navy's forum. I suspect it was the usual way of getting volunteers: "we'll have you, you and you!"

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The WWI armed forces were not touchy, feely, concensus organisations! People went where they were sent.

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