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  1. Hi Pam I'm on Windows 7 and to change how the...

    Hi Pam
    I'm on Windows 7 and to change how the task bar sits I just Left click on the task bar and move the cursor to the bottom of the screen.
  2. If he was an only child, or his siblings were...

    If he was an only child, or his siblings were girls, then he May have followed his father's trade/ profession. However, if he was lower down the pecking order, he may have had to try elsewhere. Or,...
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    There is a site called Certificate Exchange and...

    There is a site called Certificate Exchange and appears to fit the bill, if not by name.
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    The torpedo and star (above) shown below the Air...

    The torpedo and star (above) shown below the Air Gunner is a Seaman Torpedoman.
    The RCA flash is Royal Canadian Artillery.
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    The red and black/blue with crown and lion is for...

    The red and black/blue with crown and lion is for War Office Controlled Units, details on the IWM site.
    The Lion and Unicorn under it is for an RAF Warrant Officer.
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    The "Red Gates" are known as Irish Gates and ...

    The "Red Gates" are known as Irish Gates and brief description is given here "British & Commonwealth Military Badge Forum > British Military Insignia > Formation Signs and Patches> Irish gate...
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    The Viking below the Desert Rats is for WW2 UK...

    The Viking below the Desert Rats is for WW2 UK Eastern Command.
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    A bit hap hazard, but Single wing E Engineer RAF;...

    A bit hap hazard, but Single wing E Engineer RAF; Round blue with two winged star US Army Air force; RCOC Royal Canadian Ordnance Corps; Canada over eagle RCAF
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    He is not on the New Street Methodist Church...

    He is not on the New Street Methodist Church Memorial.
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    if you search for his medal, an auction house...

    if you search for his medal, an auction house lists it, along with a short biography. One of the things mentioned is that "He took a keen interest in religious work, was a valued member of the...
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    I believe that he had three "jobs"; a retired...

    I believe that he had three "jobs"; a retired police officer, a Compulsory Officer, aka School Board Man, or Whipper In ( made sure that the pupils attended school) and Estate Agent.
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    Have you tried the Battalion's War Diaries? They...

    Have you tried the Battalion's War Diaries? They are available on pay per view sites and downloadable from the National Archives at 3.50. They cover the period May 1915 to June 1918. Although...
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    Or, you could try here: ...

    Or, you could try here: http://www.godfreydykes.info/NAVAL_FORUMS_USED_BY_CIVILIANS_OR_EX_NAVAL_PERSONNEL.html
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    Just a thought and The R N museum may shed more...

    Just a thought and The R N museum may shed more light on the subject. In 1853 the RN brought in the idea of Continuous Service for sailors. I imagine that this raised the problem of what to do...
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    Perhaps in Civil Law the bride is not married...

    Perhaps in Civil Law the bride is not married until the couple sign the Register, even though the bride and groom have gone through the Church service.
  16. You can follow part of his career by looking in...

    You can follow part of his career by looking in The London Gazette. Search their archives using "Assistant Commissary-General mackay" between say 1800 to 1828.
  17. Hi Elise and welcome to the Forum. This...

    Hi Elise and welcome to the Forum. This https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Commissariat#19th_century gives an overall picture, which may mean that the Army is not the place to look.
    The UK National...
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    This https://www.iwm.org.uk/collections/item/object/80031455 from The Imperial War Museum explains the background as far as basic training is concerned. Although the chap in question seems to have...
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    I think Keith is right. 61 MU (maintenance unit)...

    I think Keith is right. 61 MU (maintenance unit) was at RAF Handforth. Looks as though it was in operation from 1939 well into the 1950s. Near Wilmslow, Woodford and Manchester Airport.
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    Thanks Sandy, ever helpful. Peter

    Thanks Sandy, ever helpful.
    Peter
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    I think that's a tad harsh. A fairly wide search...

    I think that's a tad harsh. A fairly wide search can get you into a particular Parish Register and then you can do a manual search page by page. How is that different from the old fashioned way,...
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    I had a DNA kit for Christmas and that led me to...

    I had a DNA kit for Christmas and that led me to start a tree on their site. Their "hints" are useful, although, like shopping on-line, sometimes the "suggestion" makes you think "where did that...
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    Hi and welcome to the Forum. He is shown on the...

    Hi and welcome to the Forum. He is shown on the Service Medal and Award Rolls as 2nd Battalion. Their war diaries are available from, at least, the National Archives (pay to download).
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    Oh dear Find My Past shows him on SS City of...

    Oh dear
    Find My Past shows him on SS City of Exeter. He committed suicide "Suicide by hanging whilst temporarily of unsound mind."
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    Hi and welcome to the forum. President III was a...

    Hi and welcome to the forum. President III was a Stone Frigate and catered for naval personnel serving on Defensively Equipped Merchant Ships. A quick look at British Vessels Lost at Sea WW2, shows...
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