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5008 Squadron 19 Mar 2012 09:33 #1

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I've recently picked up some old WWII service records of a Welsh LAC. Some of the papers are signed and stamped up as being from 5008 Sqn Bomber command, but, having looked on various sites inc. the RAF squadron history site I can't find any record of there being a 5008 Sqn.

Any ideas anyone? Does anyone know what this Sqn was?

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5008 Squadron 19 Mar 2012 09:56 #2

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Are you sure its not 5008 sqn AC Airfield Construction-- what was his trade ?? and what service dates ??

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5008 Squadron 19 Mar 2012 10:42 #3

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From TNA:

Item reference AIR 29/827
No. 5008, 2nd T.A.F.
AIR 29 Air Ministry and Ministry of Defence: Operations Record Books, Miscellaneous Units
AIRFIELD CONSTRUCTION SQUADRONS, No. 5008, 2nd T.A.F.
Covering dates 1943 Nov.-1945 Apr. with appendices

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5008 Squadron 19 Mar 2012 10:56 #4

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Thanks guys, that all fits. He transferred in to the RAF from the Royal Engineers in Jan 44 and was released in Mar 47. His civilian job was coach builder, his RAF job was carpenter. One of the documents I have is a medal certificate that states he was in 5008 Squadron under Bomber command. Hence my confusion.

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