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AWL_Spinner
05-17-2004, 01:57 PM
Ok, so picked up a few things from home this weekend, some that were my Grandad's (including an elegant cigarette lighter fashioned from a 20mm Hispano shell, and an ashtray from the base of a 75mm shell - probably AA).

He passed away a fair few years ago, when I was young, so I know little directly about his career.

What I do know is that he was a mechanic (or some other similar trades name) in an RAF squadron that in the latter stages of the war flew Mosquitos.

He was based variously in Northumberland, and Kings Lynn.On a note book of his, I have, I think, enough information to dig a little deeper, but I'm not sure exactly where to look. Without having a start point, Google isn't a lot of help so any suggestions welcome.

I have the following :

A.C. II
B.2. Squadron
15.M.3.
946681

I think the last number was his service number, I don't recognise B.2. as an RAF squadron but it may have been a training unit as all I have is a notebook full of learning material.

I'm not sure if this'll help me find out which squadron he was attached to but you never know, there are some clever types on here.

Cheers, Spinner

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AWL_Spinner
05-17-2004, 01:57 PM
Ok, so picked up a few things from home this weekend, some that were my Grandad's (including an elegant cigarette lighter fashioned from a 20mm Hispano shell, and an ashtray from the base of a 75mm shell - probably AA).

He passed away a fair few years ago, when I was young, so I know little directly about his career.

What I do know is that he was a mechanic (or some other similar trades name) in an RAF squadron that in the latter stages of the war flew Mosquitos.

He was based variously in Northumberland, and Kings Lynn.On a note book of his, I have, I think, enough information to dig a little deeper, but I'm not sure exactly where to look. Without having a start point, Google isn't a lot of help so any suggestions welcome.

I have the following :

A.C. II
B.2. Squadron
15.M.3.
946681

I think the last number was his service number, I don't recognise B.2. as an RAF squadron but it may have been a training unit as all I have is a notebook full of learning material.

I'm not sure if this'll help me find out which squadron he was attached to but you never know, there are some clever types on here.

Cheers, Spinner

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blairgowrie
05-17-2004, 02:05 PM
You might want to try here. I just wrote to them lately and got a copy of my brother's WW11 service record. He was killed March 1942 in a flying accident.

http://www.mod.uk/contacts/raf_records.htm

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ELEM
05-17-2004, 02:10 PM
<BLOCKQUOTE class="ip-ubbcode-quote"><font size="-1">quote:</font><HR>Originally posted by AWL_Spinner:
Ok, so picked up a few things from home this weekend, some that were my Grandad's (including an elegant cigarette lighter fashioned from a 20mm Hispano shell, and an ashtray from the base of a 75mm shell - probably AA).

He passed away a fair few years ago, when I was young, so I know little directly about his career.

What I do know is that he was a mechanic (or some other similar trades name) in an RAF squadron that in the latter stages of the war flew Mosquitos.

He was based variously in Northumberland, and Kings Lynn.On a note book of his, I have, I think, enough information to dig a little deeper, but I'm not sure exactly where to look. Without having a start point, Google isn't a lot of help so any suggestions welcome.

I have the following :

A.C. II
B.2. Squadron
15.M.3.
946681

I think the last number was his service number, I don't recognise B.2. as an RAF squadron but it may have been a training unit as all I have is a notebook full of learning material.

I'm not sure if this'll help me find out which squadron he was attached to but you never know, there are some clever types on here.

<HR></BLOCKQUOTE>

Ask the RAF Museum at Hendon.

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AWL_Spinner
05-18-2004, 04:08 AM
Thanks chaps, will try those avenues.

Cheers, Spinner

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foxhound31
05-18-2004, 04:16 AM
Hello

I reckon the ACII is his rank at the time of the notes being made, Aircraftsman Second Class.

I also think that the number is too short to be his service number but could be wrong.

The MOD contact given above is good - I wrote to them about my grandfather some years ago.

Good luck

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Peachy9
05-18-2004, 06:05 AM
Try the National Archives - they have an on line catalogue - would be best if you had a service number or squadron though.

http://www.pro.gov.uk/default.htm

Try searching the catalogue for Kings Lynn etc