As the RAF celebrates it’s 100th birthday I thought you would like to know that Aldbourne was part of it. My Uncle Percy was transferred from the RFC (which he joined in 1913, an “Old Contemptible”) to the newly formed RAF. His complete service number was 635 (ie the 635th person to be enlisted in the RAF). Attached record shows the date of transfer 17/03/18 from RFC to RAF The date 1/3/13 was his last promotion Pay 6 shillings a day. OE is the term of enlistment which I assume means “Open ended”
John Brown March 2018
It was an absolute delight to hear from John Brown in the days leading up to #RAF100 with details of his uncle Percy. Photos from www.pastcaring.com a family history prepared by John’s son, Paul. Percy’s father and brother, both John, are remembered on the Aldbourne War Memorial Hall.