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What do any of these initials stand fo please?

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Nala Report 21 Dec 2020 07:39

Leading Aircraftman (U/T. Pilot.) Service number 657730. . Died 08/12/1941. 28. E.F.T.S. RAF.

Ronald John Sheward born circa 1919.



KathleenBell Report 21 Dec 2020 10:10

EFT is Elementary Flying Training so the S at the end could be something like Service or Section.

There is a list of acronyms here:-

Kath. x


KathleenBell Report 21 Dec 2020 10:13

This looks like him:-

First name(s) Ronald John
Last name Sheward
Birth year 1919
Age 22
Death year 1941
Death date 08 Dec 1941
Number 657730
Rank Leading Aircraftsman
Regiment Royal Air Force
Grave reference Sec. 36. Chapel. Class D. Grave 10585.
Cemetery or Memorial Birmingham (Handsworth) Cemetery
Burial country United Kingdom
Additional information Son of Albert and Clara Sheward, of Lozells, Birmingham.
War Second World War, 1939-1945
Record set Commonwealth War Graves Commission Debt Of Honour
Category Military, armed forces & conflict
Subcategory Second World War

Kath. x


KathleenBell Report 21 Dec 2020 10:18

From googling it seems that U/T pilot means a pilot under training.

Kath. x


Nala Report 21 Dec 2020 13:32

Kathleen i thank you very much for your answer. Now you have written these words it all makes sense.

Merry Festive Season and keep Safe.