Grandfather's Military Records - enquiry

Discussion in 'Service Records' started by DemonDan, Feb 13, 2011.

  1. DemonDan

    DemonDan Junior Member


    My father has recently acquired his father's military records from WWII, and there is some details in there that we haven't a clue what they mean.

    He was moved from his regular posting in the Beds & Herts in 1941 '...under provisions of A.C1 626/1939 and A.C1 58/1940 for an indefinite period for work of national importance.' He was called back in November 1942.

    Any ideas what this could refer to? What the numbers mean? He worked as a driver/excavator.

    Any help anyone could give would be really appreciated.

    Many thanks.

  2. Drew5233

    Drew5233 #FuturePilot Patron 1940 Obsessive


    That sounds rather interesting-I hope someone on here does know what it means.

    Do you know when he joined the Beds Herts and what battalion?
  3. Smudger Jnr

    Smudger Jnr Our Man in Berlin


    Hello and welcome to the forum.

    Sorry I cannot be of help to you. I have searched using the orders numbers but drew a blank.

    With his skills he could have been involved with the Royal Engineers.
    If this is the case the RE Museum at Chatham may be able to throw some light on the order numbers.

    Good luck with your research.

  4. Rosey

    Rosey Member

    Hi Dan
    The list of Abbreviations that were sent with my father in law's service records
    lists A.C.I - Army Council Instruction. Hope this helps.

    Good luck with your reaearch
  5. Oldman

    Oldman Very Senior Member

    Welcome on board.
    He was in the Royal Engineers I take, he could have been working on a classified project or if he was in the construction industry he may have been given a deferment.
    Further details may help the forum members to provide further help

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