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Post Options Post Options   Thanks (0) Thanks(0)   Quote ROBPUGH Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: 23 Nov 2009 at 19:16
Hi Joy,
The standard First World War RAF service record is two pages long and usually contains the following information: -
Service Number.
Date and place of birth.
Date of enlistment and terms of service.
Civilian occupation.
Marriage details if married.
Next of kin.
Description on enlistment, ie height, hair colour etc.
Date of discharge.
Home address at time of discharge.
Promotions and Appointments.
Medals awarded and dates of service overseas.
Postings, ie Units served with.
Please note, the record will only show his postings from 1 April 1918, the date the RAF was formed.
You can order copies of documents via the National Archives website using their Digital Express Copy service. If your prepared to pay £8.50 they will take a digital photo of the document requested (up to 8 pages) and send it to you by email.
The information they would need is the document referance number, ie AIR79/132, and exactly what it is you want copying, ie all pages of the service record of 10460 G.W. Wingrove.
Hope this helps. I'll see if I can find your Grandfather's service number.
I'd love a copy of your Wireless Detachment Scroll if thats ok.
All the best,
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Post Options Post Options   Thanks (0) Thanks(0)   Quote JoyP Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: 24 Nov 2009 at 14:53
More and yet more thanks Rob.  This is great - and I wondered if this would be enough info to order the documents online, so thanks for confirming that for me.

I have had to scan the scroll in sections, but they will be on their way to you in the next few minutes.

Kind regards, Joy

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