Service Records Arrived

Discussion in 'Service Records' started by Medwyn Edwards, Mar 13, 2019.

  1. Medwyn Edwards

    Medwyn Edwards Well-Known Member

    Received my father's service records today ,I'll be picking them up from my brother's house after work , I'm certain there's going to be a lot of questions from myself to all you experts , and I have to say fantastic service , waited less than 3 months for them
     
  2. Medwyn Edwards

    Medwyn Edwards Well-Known Member

    Here we go , there's not a huge ammount on the records
     

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  3. Medwyn Edwards

    Medwyn Edwards Well-Known Member

    Second one
     

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  4. Medwyn Edwards

    Medwyn Edwards Well-Known Member

    Third
     

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  5. Medwyn Edwards

    Medwyn Edwards Well-Known Member

  6. Medwyn Edwards

    Medwyn Edwards Well-Known Member

    Fifth
     

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  7. Medwyn Edwards

    Medwyn Edwards Well-Known Member

    Sixth
     

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  8. Medwyn Edwards

    Medwyn Edwards Well-Known Member

    Any help please
     
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    Medwyn Edwards Well-Known Member

  10. Tricky Dicky

    Tricky Dicky Don'tre member

    Firstly :

    3rd & 4th images are the same
    5th & 7th images are the same

    Enlisted 18th Apr 1940

    Basically he was with 216 Searchlight Regiment for the whole of the war, and between 4th Dec 1944 and 30th May 1945 he was in North West Europe (NWE)

    Looks as though he was discharged due to problems with his feet and varicose veins to both legs in Aug 1945

    TD
     
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  11. CL1

    CL1 116th LAA and 92nd (Loyals) LAA,Royal Artillery Patron

    Hello Medwyn

    as you can see
    enlisted 18/4/40 Royal Artillery 216th Searchlight training unit
    Home till 3/12/44
    North West Europe 4/12/44
    Home 31/5/45 till 15/8/45 discharged unfit for military service

    States disability left foot

    regards
    Clive
     
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  12. Tullybrone

    Tullybrone Senior Member

    I think members are waiting for you to finish posting. I haven't seen any B103 forms yet.

    Steve
     
  13. Medwyn Edwards

    Medwyn Edwards Well-Known Member

    Ah it's trying to upload the photos off my phone and the images are small , hard to see , which ones the B103 form ?
     
  14. Tullybrone

    Tullybrone Senior Member

    Can you confirm you have finished posting all the records you’ve received?

    Steve
     
  15. Tricky Dicky

    Tricky Dicky Don'tre member

    Found this :
    216 Searchlight Training Rgt RA, Abergele, Conwy
    217** Searchlight Training Rgt RA, Hereford, Herefordshire
    220* Searchlight Training Rgt RA, Yeovil, Somerset
    222 Searchlight Training Rgt RA, Taunton, Somerset
    230 Searchlight Training Rgt RA, Blandford, Dorsetshire
    231 Searchlight Training Rgt RA, Blandford, Dorsetshire
    232** Searchlight Training Rgt RA, Devizes, Wiltshire
    234* Searchlight Training Rgt RA, Carlisle, Cumbria
    235 Searchlight Training Rgt RA, Ayr, Ayrshire
    236** Searchlight Training Rgt RA, Shrewsbury, Shropshire
    237* Searchlight Training Rgt RA, Holywood
    There's a further list for 1942 without locations. Those no longer listed as Searchlight Training in 1942 are indicated with asterix, * indicating a regiment now listed as Light AA Training and ** those listed as Heavy AA Training.
    Searchlight Training

    Cant find War Diaries though which I find strange
    TD
     
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  16. Medwyn Edwards

    Medwyn Edwards Well-Known Member

    One more to come
     
  17. Medwyn Edwards

    Medwyn Edwards Well-Known Member

    Last one
     

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  18. Medwyn Edwards

    Medwyn Edwards Well-Known Member

    I'll look at that link after , yes doesn't seem much on the 216th , I noticed on his medal entitlement just the "war medal" I thought there would have been a defence medal and possibly the France Germany star ..
     
  19. Tullybrone

    Tullybrone Senior Member

    Hi,

    You’ve already posted the “last one” - it’s an excerpt of a B102.

    I take it you haven't been provided with any B103 forms? They are the most helpful forms when it comes to tracking a soldiers movements. Previously members have been advised to recontact MOD to query the lack of B103 - and some have been belatedly provided with the forms.

    In relation to the medals - I cant see an “Army Medal Office” stamp to indicate that the medals were issued. If the medals arent with the family it might be worth making an application. Defence Medal + F&G star appears appropriate - it looks like he is only a few days short of the 6 month qualification period for the 39/45 Star (cut off date in NW Europe is 8th May 1945 IIRC).

    Steve
     
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  20. Medwyn Edwards

    Medwyn Edwards Well-Known Member

    That's basically all I got , I'll double check again to make sure ..but pretty certain that's all of it
     

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