Discussion in 'Service Records' started by Gaudet, Nov 6, 2007.

  1. Mike L

    Mike L Very Senior Member

    Infantry Training Depot?
  2. RosyRedd

    RosyRedd Senior Member

  3. grayden

    grayden Member

    Infantry Training Depot?
    Hi Mike yes could be can't find it anywhere else.

    Many thanks,

  4. grayden

    grayden Member

    Another one i'm having trouble with is an entry which looks like 'Classified I (o) Scale D \arrears applied for from 16/3/43' this just after he left hospital is it to do with pay and the fitness class perhaps?


  5. geoff501

    geoff501 Achtung Feind hört mit

    I'm stuck on a few service record abbreviations... Bold letters only required:

    P.C.A.U. (or could be P.L.A.U)

    Reverts to HE and SOS

    Proceeding to No. 2 MDD (or could be MDO), York.

    Posted Y/2 List

    Thanks for any help - unit is Para AAC
  6. idler

    idler GeneralList

    HE is probably Home Establishment. I haven't got a formal definition of this but it seems to relate to detached personnel returning to their parent regiments with a loss of non-substantive ranks.
  7. geoff501

    geoff501 Achtung Feind hört mit

    Thanks, makes sense. He was granted LIAP about this time then went back to Airborne Forces Depot.
  8. idler

    idler GeneralList

    PCAU comes up on Google as Parachute Course Administration Unit which goes back to at least the late 40's.
  9. geoff501

    geoff501 Achtung Feind hört mit

    Thanks again, that would be it. I searched everywhere! Date was around April '47 until released to reserve in December '47
  10. idler

    idler GeneralList

    The seach string was simply PCAU Parachute - an educated guess!
  11. JDB

    JDB Junior Member

    I am researching my late father's war service with the RASC and[FONT=&quot] have come across two consecutive entries in his service record, the first of which requires some investigation. It reads “Admitted to R.M.P. 11.6.41 – Discharged 13.6.41”. RMP is the usual abbreviation for the Army Military Police. It is entirely possible that he may have been in a bit of trouble but there is no record of any punishment – there is such an entry later on in his service record which lists both the charges and the punishment. Furthermore, the next entry, in the same handwriting reads, “Admitted to Inverness Infirmary wef 17.6.41”. In this case, did RMP stand for anything else? One possibility is the Regimental Medical Post. I have very fond memories of travelling to Inverness at this time with my mother. We stayed on a farm and met Dad while he was a patient. I can remember him, in his battledress, stomping across a field to meet us, complete with a large plaster cast on his ankle which he had broken during a football match.[/FONT]

    Regards, Jack
  12. Richard Lewis

    Richard Lewis Member

    From 3 Recce’s War Diary of 5th October 1945 whilst in Bensberg, Germany:

    "One hundred & eight ORs posted to this Regt and TOS from 2 ARU (A & S Gps 27 and below, except 2)".

    ARU? Anyone any ideas? Only thing I’ve found is Aircraft Repair Unit!


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  13. Ron Goldstein

    Ron Goldstein WW2 Veteran WW2 Veteran

    Armoured reinforcement unit ?

    Just a thought.......

  14. Richard Lewis

    Richard Lewis Member

  15. Schonerhirt

    Schonerhirt Member

    What do the following abbreviations mean please
    Admitted 1/S.a. Con Dept
    discharged to x(18)a
    posted XIVa
  16. Jan7

    Jan7 Senior Member

  17. BrianM59

    BrianM59 Senior Member

    Jack - it appears that the Military Police didn't get the prefix 'Royal; until after the war, in 1946. Until then they were the Corps of Military Police and abbreviated CMP, or simply MP. I can't see any reference to 'RMP' being a military prison either. Given the circumstances I'd bet on something medical, but in my dad's paybook it refers to M.O - Medical Officer? It doesn't help that not only was the army fond of abbreviations, it would abbreviate anything and everything for the sake of it - and not always in a consistent manner either. There are veterans on here who have alluded to that habit more than once.
  18. amberdog45

    amberdog45 Senior Member

    Does any know what MDU Zone 1 means? I notice it is written on my Dad's Soldier Release Book and I also notice it is on his Statement of Service, but it is written on that as MDU 29/12/46. Thanks in advance. - Maria
  19. BrianM59

    BrianM59 Senior Member

  20. borneo72

    borneo72 Junior Member

    Could it be Military Discharge Unit ?

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