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WW2 Terminology

craiguito

master brummie
I have recently acquired my grandad's army service records 1929-1945. I'm still slowly trawling my way through - not helped by certain accronyms and abbreviations. Can anyone tell me what "Struck of Strength" means, also TOS, which I presume is a related accronym?
Many thanks in advance.

Craig
 

maypolebaz

master brummie
I have recently acquired my grandad's army service records 1929-1945. I'm still slowly trawling my way through - not helped by certain accronyms and abbreviations. Can anyone tell me what "Struck of Strength" means, also TOS, which I presume is a related accronym?
Many thanks in advance.

Craig
"Struck off strength" is army speak for having a soldier's name taken of the nominal roll of a unit Craig, usually when he was permanently posted somewhere else. I would venture to suggest that "TOS" would be short for him being Taken On Strength at his new unit.
 

craiguito

master brummie
Thanks for the replies. I have another - RALR. My grandfather was awarded compassionate leave with RALR. I've tried googling it but can't seem to find anything.
 

ChrisM

Super Moderator
Staff member
Total guess - "Right to ask/apply for late return" ??

As you say, Craig, nothing apparently relevant via Google.

Chris
 
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