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Old 10-11-21, 09:50 PM
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Default SAAF WAAF Service Numbers

Did ladies of the South African WAAF have any prefix before their service number?

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Old 11-11-21, 04:42 AM
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yes it was an 'F'
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Old 11-11-21, 11:38 AM
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Perfect, thank you!

I know often a prefix was left off when it was obvious what the person was, for example males in the RAAF during WW2 had an 'A' prefix although it was not always shown on documents etc if the document made it clear it was a male in the RAAF!

The item in question I have is a certificate of qualification as an Instructor, with the Lady's name and number (no prefix) although the name, and notice of her being WAAF makes it clear it was a lady of the WAAF.

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Old 11-11-21, 04:15 PM
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Numbers were also allocated to groups, so it is also possible to tell from the number which unit/corps/group the person was allocated to when joining up.
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If you post the ladies force number I can confirm the unit she attested to.
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