RAF abbreviation

Discussion in 'Searching for Someone & Military Genealogy' started by flintlock, Sep 25, 2014.

  1. flintlock

    flintlock Member

    Does anyone know what B.P.C. N/E mean on my father's RAF record? It appears on the copy I received from Cranwell and shows under the "Unit" column for the date 7/4/45?
    Many thanks for any help.
  2. PeteT

    PeteT Senior Member

    N/E means non effective, which was used when personnel were unable to perform their duties (eg sickness / hospitalisation) [and they were posted N/E when they were killed].

    I am not sure on BPC; the PC could be Personnel Centre, but they usually had a number in front of them. Are you able to provide information on the postings shown prior to this so that we can get a feel for what he was up to at the time?


  3. flintlock

    flintlock Member

    Hi Pete
    Thanks for your reply. I've attached a photo of my father's record I received from Cranwell. In case you can't zoom in on it I've summarised it below


    PCC/D1905 Disembark Continent 23/8/44
    MSU600/45 55072(CB) 17/3/45
    1137/45 B.P.C N/E 7/4/45
    888/45 Admitted to 54 MFH 9/4/45
    886/45 Transferred to 8 RAF Gen Hosp 14/4/45
    Transferred to 5 ???????????? 2/5/45
    109/45 55072 CB MSU 23/5/45

    I've placed the BPC entry chronologically, on his record it appears between Transferred to 5 ??????? and 55072 CB MSU.

    If you can zoom in on the attachment I'd be obliged if you could have a stab at deciphering the 5 ??????? etc.

    Many thanks again Pete.

    Attached Files:

  4. 4jonboy

    4jonboy Daughter of a 56 Recce Patron

    I think it says 5 Br (British) Convalescent Depot

  5. PeteT

    PeteT Senior Member

    The best I can do for you is "B.A.F.O. and B.O.A.R. Base Personnel Centre" (taken from National Archives site) for BPC with non-effective for N/E.

    This may have just been a paper posting to say that he was off the strength of his unit as he was ill and had been hospitalised.


  6. flintlock

    flintlock Member

    Many thanks PeteT great help.
  7. flintlock

    flintlock Member

    Thanks very much 4jonboy. I agree with what you suggest. I can see it now you've told me what it is!!

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