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Topic: RFC ID Tag
Posted By: NickForder
Subject: RFC ID Tag
Date Posted: 30 Oct 2009 at 09:25
I have been asked for information about an RFC ID tag with "J.Saunders. 39758. R.F.C.  C.E.". There is an unsubstaniated story that he was a 'sailmaker' working with wing fabric (i.e. a rigger).
Can anyone add any more information ?

Posted By: ROBPUGH
Date Posted: 01 Nov 2009 at 12:35
The following information is taken from the RAF Muster Roll:
Air Force No: 39758
Name: Saunders, J.
RNAS or RFC Trade Classification: Coppersmiths Mate.
Remustered to Air Force Trade Classification: Coppersmiths Mate.
RNAS Rating or RFC Rank or Appointment: Air Mechanic 2.
New Rank in Air Force: Private 1.
Date of Joining: 2/6/16.
Date of last Promotion: 12/8/16.
Normal rate Air Force Pay: 1s 8d.
Terms of Enlistment: Duration of War.
Hope this helps,

Posted By: NickForder
Date Posted: 02 Nov 2009 at 07:52
Hi Rob
Many thanks for this.
The 1918 RAF Muster Roll - a 'must' for an on-line searchable database (I believe the original is in serial number order only ?).

Posted By: ROBPUGH
Date Posted: 18 Nov 2009 at 12:29
Hi Nick,
The Muster Roll is in service number order like you say, although I have indexed the first 3488 entries and filled in most of the gaps, so I can search by surname.
Only 200,000 + entries to go........... HA HA.

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