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eastern wiseguy
16th Dec 2008, 17:47
Folks I am looking for a pointer from you. I have been looking through the family photo album and have found some old pics of my grandad in his RNAS uniform.
I have been trying to research his history but am finding RNAS information hard to come by. I have tried ancestry........etc but with no success. Anyone any tips?



16th Dec 2008, 18:06
Not that surprising when you consider it only lasted six years, most of which was in wartime.

What do you think your Grandad did in the RNAS, and did he stay in uniform after the war?

16th Dec 2008, 18:28
Try the Records and Research Dept at the Fleet Air Arm Museum 01935 842635

16th Dec 2008, 19:45
I have found the National Archives helpful with a dedicated section on the Royal Naval Air Service & Fleet Air Arm (http://www.nationalarchives.gov.uk/familyhistory/guide/navy/rnas.htm).

eastern wiseguy
16th Dec 2008, 19:52

I think this is him in his earliest days. I think the trade is Airframe Mechanic,but as yet I know nothing else.

As to after the war he retired back to Belfast and was a shopfitter for the rest of his life. He always retained an interest in aviation...probably rubbed off on his grandson:)

16th Dec 2008, 20:06
If you still have the Edit button available on the bottom right hand of the text window, try adding a [ before the first IMG. It should then appear as a picture. [IMG]http://i431.photobucket.com/albums/qq37/..../.