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petehils

Can anyone let me know what some or all of the entries on my Granfathers record mean please.?   He was transferred to the RFC as a wireless operator from where I don’t know.  It’s the various bits of written notes I am interested in on various parts of the record. BEF i know is British Expeditionary Force and 53sqd is 53 squadron.  Thanks for any help.  Pete.

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Coldstreamer

I'm sure Ive seen this asked somewhere else this week - was it yourself

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petehils

Hi yes it was me.  A chap suggested that I put the enquiry on the AIR section to see if I get info.  Thanks for your help. Pete.

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hmsk212

Hi

 

1 WS is no 1 Wireless School which at the time was based at Blenheim Barracks, South Farnborough.

 

Steve

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Buffnut453

The transfer in that record is the change from RFC to RAF on 1 April 1918.  Do you have any indication of prior service in another organization/regiment?  If not, it's likely he enlisted in the RFC.

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petehils

Hi Buffnut453. Thanks for reply.  He was, I believe a despatch rider earlier in the war but no service record has survived. I do however have photos of my Grandfather in uniform and posted them sometime ago on the forum site. 

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pjwmacro
On 11/02/2019 at 14:23, petehils said:

I believe a despatch rider earlier in the war

In which case he may have been recruited through - or had his name published as enlisted - the Motor Cycle Magazine. This can be accessed free online. Sometimes includes photographs. Links for available online volumes may be accessed  here. Archive.org. 

 

Regards, Paul

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