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29th Aug 2008, 11:05
Yes - the RAF love em more than the other services!

anyone got any suggestions for the following:

2 RC - which Recruitment Centre was No 2 in 1946?

R.C.I.C G.S.T.S. - the first thing on the record after 2RC

1103 MCU D24 (not sure about the 4 as its been overwritten)

IM.C.T.S (followed by illegible letters which may be Dir. Ta.)

If someone is well up on reading these I'd be grateful for any tips


29th Aug 2008, 11:19
This site might be useful as a starting point..

RAFRA - Royal Air Force Acronyms and Abbreviations (http://www.associations.rafinfo.org.uk/acronyms.htm)

29th Aug 2008, 13:44
1103 MCU could be 1103 Marine Craft Unit, based (I think) at Felixstowe in Suffolk. No. 2 Recruit Centre was at RAF Cardington, near Bedford.

1st Sep 2008, 10:03
Many thanks for these pointers - its really appreciated - when I see the letters MOFNINO written on a record I start to panic!

I'm flying tomorrow - with BMI - wish me luck


1st Sep 2008, 10:10
Good Luck!

Further to my earlier post, 1103 MCU was indeed based at Felixstowe but also had detachments at Gorleston (Norfolk) and Sheerness (Kent).

Let us know how your research goes.