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127479 3/AM H.H.Hunt RAF

Richard Matlock

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Hello Again all

I have just come across a pair of medals in a Queen Mary tin ( i almost sound like i know what i am talking about !!!) which seems odd , they are to a 127479 3/AM H.H.Hunt. RAF

I wonder what we can find out about this chap as i think the RAF were only around right at the end of the war , also what does the 3/AM mean ? could the tin be related or just put together after ,the medals are still in the small white cardborad box.

As usual any help would be great , your servant Rich M :D

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The RAF was formed on 1 April 1918, so it was around for most of 1918.

3/AM indicates an Air Mechanic Third Class, the RAF version of a Private.

I hope that this helps.


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The RAF was formed on 1 April 1918 from the merger of the Royal Flying Corps and Royal Naval Air Service; the Air Ministry issued the British War and Victory medals. Through out the war the RFC drew on men from the army often to use their specialist skills. Hunt's service number was originally his RFC one and he joined them in 1917.

RFC service records are a standard army search as they were an army unit. RAF records were stored seperately Hunt's records should be in AIR 79/1143. This is an original document and not online, but you can request a copy using the UK National Archives shop online service. This is more expensive than their documents online price as the original is larger than A3.

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