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Hello,

I have an ID bracelet belonging to 73766 Major Bloor. Do any of you know how I can find out if he was in WWII or if he served after 1945?

Please bear in mind that I'm not in the UK so a trip to the PRO won't be easy.

Thanks

Tony

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Well Lt R.F. Bloor was promoted from 2 Lt to Lt on 20th December 1939 and transferred to the Royal Army Ordnance Corps from the RASC if this helps to answer your question tongue.gif

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Wow! How did you find that out?

Do you know where he came from? We have a Dave Bloor on the forum. Did he survive the war?

Tony

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Hi Tony,

The Army List July 1943 shows:-

Royal Army Ordnance Corps.

Supplementary Reserve.

Administrative Branch.

Lieutenants.

BLOOR, R.F. [W/S Capt 20.7.41]

A/Major 30.4.41.

Ian.

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Thanks very much Ian.

Where did you get hold of the army list? Is it a book, online or only available from the PRO?

Tony

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Tony

The London Gazette is also a good source as it publishes promotions for officers in all three services as well as awards and honours. The war years are all online.

Nick

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Thanks Nick,

I'll have to spend more time on the computer which will please my wife. Not.

Tony

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Wow! How did you find that out?

Do you know where he came from? We have a Dave Bloor on the forum. Did he survive the war?

Tony

There was a fighter pilot called Bloor as well Tony mate,he flew in the Battle of Britain!

If these two men were really herioc and won tons of medals,then they are bound to be relatives of mine biggrin.giftongue.gif

Dave

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No Dave, nothing. I think a trip to Kew is necessary only that's about 780km from me.

Tony

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No Dave, nothing. I think a trip to Kew is necessary only that's about 780km from me.

Tony

I would go for you mate but I would stick out like a sore thumb in the big smoke,you know with my flat cap and whippet tongue.gifbiggrin.gif

Dave

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Not black sausage, I mean black pudding.

You can tell I don't come from up your way. biggrin.gif

Tony

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Not black sausage, I mean black pudding.

You can tell I don't come from up your way.  biggrin.gif

Tony

Did you forget your English again mate? tongue.gif :speechless-smiley-004:

Dave

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