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Old 10 February 2024, 04:03 AM   #1
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Enquiry about RFC serviceman

Good morning (evening?) everybody.
I recently discovered that my maternal grandfather had served as an aircraft mechanic in the RFC in WW1. Prior to this discovery I'd always been lead to understand that he'd been an infantryman on the Western Front, alongside his three brothers.
Any information I've been able to find out about his time in the RFC has been limited to what's recorded in the RFC muster roll, so I know the length of his service, promotion date and rate of pay, but not a great deal more. And, as all his immediate family are long gone (he himself died in the mid 1930s) and the little lore I learnt about him as a child was largely erroneous, I'm wondering if there are sources other than the muster roll from which i could gain more insight into his time in the RFC? I'd be particularly interested in knowing which squadron he was attached to if that were possible.
If anyone here could help guide me in this matter, I'd be truly thankful. Thank you.

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Old 11 February 2024, 12:31 AM   #2
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What's his name & no. Kalder?
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Old 11 February 2024, 05:33 AM   #3
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Hi John.

Thank you for your response.

My grandfather's name was Archibald Barttelot and his service number was 11153.
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"FindMyPast" has his service file: don't get excited, as it's quite sparse. If you can't access FMP, PM me your e-mail address and I'll send it over.
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I've just PM-ed you.

Thank you John.
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