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I need help with a number of Kriegsmarine related terms and abbreviations, as follows:

1. "Flugmelde" in the context "Flugmelde-Reserve-Kompanie"

2. "(mot)" in the context "MNK 100 (mot) MNA/SKL". "MNK" I believe to be "Marine-Nachrichten-Kompanie". "MNA" I believe to be "Marine-Nachrichten-Abteilung". What is "SKL"? Where was MNK 100 located? "MNK" 104 was in Finland 1941-42 but "MNK 100"?

3. Translation of "Wachganger" and "Wachleiter"?

4. Translation of "Lehrgangsteilnehmer"?

5. Translation of "Funkgastenschuler"? Something pertaining to a radio student or trainee?

These terms and abbreviations all come from an individual's "Fuhrungsbuch" relating to his on-going military training.

As always thanks for any help.

Richard

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1. "Flugmelde" in the context "Flugmelde-Reserve-Kompanie"

Aircraft Spotting (as in "reporting" enemy aircraft)

2. "(mot)" in the context "MNK 100 (mot) MNA/SKL". "MNK" I believe to be "Marine-Nachrichten-Kompanie". "MNA" I believe to be "Marine-Nachrichten-Abteilung". What is "SKL"? Where was MNK 100 located? "MNK" 104 was in Finland 1941-42 but "MNK 100"?

"Motorized"-- so mobile. But the only naval use of "SKL" I have seen was "Seekriegsleitung" which doesn't seem to apply here as staff for the "war at sea" unless.... they drove around onshore trying to maintain contact with subamrines or other seagoing vessels?

3. Translation of "Wachganger" and "Wachleiter"?

First would be someone assigned watch duty, latter a watch supervisor.

4. Translation of "Lehrgangsteilnehmer"?

"Participant in instruction course"

5. Translation of "Funkgastenschuler"? Something pertaining to a radio student or trainee?

"Signalmen's school student." "Gast" used by the navy indicated entry level rather than advanced courses. This would have been a basic course.

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1. Flugmelde is Aircraft reporting

2. mot is motorized SKL is Seekriegsleitung Navy High Comand

Wachgänger is Guard

Wachleiter is in Charge of guards

4. Lehrgangsteilnehmer is Course participant

5. Funkgastenschüler is Radiomans student

regards

Juergen

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