Hello, I'm new to the forum, I hope I have chose the correct section for my question. My Dad served in the RAF in WW2, as usual he didn't talk much about his service life. After he passed away in the late 90's I wrote to RAF Innsworth to get a copy of his service record and campaign medals. I received 2 medals the Defense Medal and the War Medal. Dads Name was William John Mark Newman 1318182, his records show his rank as being AC2 06/05/41 AC1 01/03/42 and LAC 01/09/45. His record shows he was posted to 31 -P-D Moncton in Canada, incidentally that is where he met my mother and got married. I have posted a photo of him in uniform, could somebody confirm if his uniform is for an LAC please? Does the insignia with two wings and three stripes mean he was aircrew at some time? The photo I think was taken in Ceylon, going by the headgear. He was posted ACSEA ( Air Command, South East Asia) 18/10/44 Towards the end of his life Dad said he had flown in Wellington bomber's with a Czech squadron, I have been told an LAC could not not be aircrew. I have read in other posts that ground crew would sometimes fly unofficially or ,there were instances due to sickness etc,that an aircraft might be short of a gunner.Replacements were usually drawn from volunteer ground crews of the appropriate trade in an ad hoc arrangement. I have also posted clips from his service record. I'm hoping somebody may be able to explain it for me. Dad was quite a character, and very much liked by everyone he met, I think you will agree quite a handsome chap in uniform.