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Any Ideas What This Means?

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YorkshireSandra Report 6 Aug 2008 18:44

Thank you for all the replies. Leading Aircraftman would seem to be the only explanation.



AnninGlos Report 6 Aug 2008 13:55

That would seem to be a logical reason for using it.



YorkshireSandra Report 6 Aug 2008 12:55

Found it on "Passenger lists leaving Uk 1890-1960 " on Find My Past.This was what Kathryn B said:
"On "Zero Day" - 29 April 1940, No. 1 Initial Training School, accommodated at the Eglinton Hunt Club in Toronto, opened its doors on schedule to the members of the first group of 221 trainees all classified as A.C. II (Aircraftman II)- at the very bottom of the rank structure entitled to $1.70 a day plus free room and board. Seventeen of these were washed out in training and the rest went on to become pilots, air observers, wireless operator-air gunners and air gunners. One hundred of them, the envy of their comrades, were selected for pilot training, promoted to the exalted rank of L.A.C. (Leading Aircraftman - $2.00 a day) and sent to 15 different flying clubs across Canada for the elementary phase of instruction. Forty-seven who finished their training before the others, came together again as No.1 Course at No.1 SFTS at RCAF Station Camp Borden. On 30 September 39 of them received their wings. Two were killed in air accidents and the others ceased training for one reason or another. On graduation about half of the group were commissioned and the others were promoted to sergeant rank."

Sounds like maybe it was his rank used to identify her.



AnninGlos Report 6 Aug 2008 12:47

Exactly what record is it and where did you find it?


AnninGlos Report 6 Aug 2008 12:46

I was going to say Leading Aircraft man but I see she was not in the services.
What does Kathryn suggest?


Mauatthecoast Report 6 Aug 2008 12:45

Library and Archives Canada Sandra?

♥ Kitty the Rubbish Cook ♥

♥ Kitty the Rubbish Cook ♥ Report 6 Aug 2008 12:43

Could you post the main points from her pm...............reworded so we can all see them please.

This is interesting and I would love to know the answer too:))


YorkshireSandra Report 6 Aug 2008 12:40

Thanks to Kathryn B for her suggestions. Shame she's unable to post it on the Board.



YorkshireSandra Report 6 Aug 2008 12:23

It just has Lac followed by her name. Capital L ac in lowercase. I've asked my auntie and she has no idea what it means either!



LadyBarbara Report 6 Aug 2008 11:51

Does it say (wo) anywhere (wife of)


LadyBarbara Report 6 Aug 2008 11:50

Leading Aircraft Man



YorkshireSandra Report 6 Aug 2008 11:46

I've found the record of my auntie, who was a war bride, leaving England in 1946 to go to Canada. In front of her name it has Lac . Has anyone any idea what this stood for? Her husband was a Canadian Airman and she was not in the Forces.