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Old 11-05-18, 01:43 PM
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Default RCAF OFFICER'S DOG TAGS ???

Hello,
These dog tags puzzle me a bit...
Would anyone care to comment on them?
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They are quite straight forward. The Top row - Service No, Next Row - Rank, Next Row - Name, lower Row - Blood Group (OD) and Service (RCAF)
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Since Americans wore 'Dog Tags', these look like RCAF Identification Disks to me.
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Officers were not issued with an ID serial number,well at least not those in the army.
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slight amendment to my earlier post OD means "other Denominations" for religion not blood group.
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Thank you for your input Gentlemen.
ECOND WORLD WAR - OFFICERS

Prewar officers like J.S. Scott retained their "C" numbers, and other officers continued to receive "C". Most of these were in non-flying trades (Administration, Flying Control, Link Instructor, Medical, Marine Branch, etc.). However, a number of aircrew continued to receive "C" numbers. These included men with

(a) prewar flying experience (such as former bush pilots and Americans who already had flying experience). An example would be Squadron Leader John Hone, a very experienced prewar pilot who received number C.1294.

This makes sense as, according to what I know, GX Trimble was American... and a military surgeon.
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Thank you for your input Gentlemen.
ECOND WORLD WAR - OFFICERS

Prewar officers like J.S. Scott retained their "C" numbers, and other officers continued to receive "C". Most of these were in non-flying trades (Administration, Flying Control, Link Instructor, Medical, Marine Branch, etc.). However, a number of aircrew continued to receive "C" numbers. These included men with

(a) prewar flying experience (such as former bush pilots and Americans who already had flying experience). An example would be Squadron Leader John Hone, a very experienced prewar pilot who received number C.1294.

This makes sense as, according to what I know, GX Trimble was American... and a military surgeon.

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Possibly, he also wrote on the topic? Although it is also possible that this was written by his son, cousin etc

https://jamanetwork.com/journals/jam...?redirect=true

This is possibly him, although I would be happier if the "X" was present.

Then again, if I had a middle name starting with an "X" I would drop that name pdq. I can only think of Xavier and Xerxes, although there must be others.

https://www.legacy.com/obituaries/na...view=guestbook
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G.X. Trimble appears to have also served in the USAAF...
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