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Old 18-08-19, 03:48 PM
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Can any please give me a clue as to where I should begin to research an item with the following inscription?

201 Tideswell Mess. F.O.S. Presented to P.C. Comp. D. Wright in appreciation of 27 years as Mess Secretary.

Tideswell is a place in Derbyshire but the item might not be Derbyshire related.

Could it be a Fire Brigade rather than a Military item? What is a P.C. Comp?
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Old 18-08-19, 03:58 PM
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Now you know what I face trying to interpret some of the "posts" on this forum. And I know I'm not alone!

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Old 18-08-19, 04:13 PM
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I would suggest a detachment of 201 Squadon ATC, based in Macclesfield.

What is the item?

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Old 18-08-19, 04:23 PM
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I would suggest a detachment of 201 Squadon ATC, based in Macclesfield.

What is the item?

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How does F.O.S. tie in with the Air Training Corps?

The item is an E.P.N.S, dish given as a retirement present that turned up at the boot sale this morning.
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Now you know what I face trying to interpret some of the "posts" on this forum. And I know I'm not alone!

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Old 18-08-19, 04:25 PM
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Flight Operations Secretary.

Made that up, but, .....
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Flight Operations Secretary.

Made that up, but, .....
But what?

I have not been able to find any link between Macclesfield and Tideswell and therefore I am completely unsure why they wouldn't have had a Macclesfield Mess.

Does the A.T.C. not organise itself into Squadrons rather than Messes?

I still have no idea what the rank P.C. Comp. refers to.
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Any rough idea about how old the dish is ? Could it be related to the original 201 Squadron , which was based at Kinloss in Scotland until it was disbanded in May 2011.

F.O.S - Flight Operations Support ?
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FOS is Fellowship of the Services. It was an ex services organisation whose branches were referred to as Messes, their rituals were faintly Masonic and I suspect that P C Comp may be a title such as Past Chairman Companion
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Any rough idea about how old the dish is ? Could it be related to the original 201 Squadron , which was based at Kinloss in Scotland until it was disbanded in May 2011.

F.O.S - Flight Operations Support ?
Sadly, it is undated. There are also too many D. Wrights to began a meaningful search.
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FOS is Fellowship of the Services. It was an ex services organisation whose branches were referred to as Messes, their rituals were faintly Masonic and I suspect that P C Comp may be a title such as Past Chairman Companion. hope that helps
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Brilliant Paul,

that was very helpful indeed. Are they likely to have left any records behind?

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Their website :

The Fellowship of the Services
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