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Offline Weinie

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Help with an acronym for a WWII discharge document
« on: February 16, 2017, 12:16:48 »
Hey folks,

A question was brought to my attention about a deceased WW II vets record of discharge in 1945. The record contains the acronym A.F.G.O. 56. Anyone have any idea what it stands for? Tried a google but no dice.

Thanks in advance.
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Re: Help with an acronym for a WWII discharge document
« Reply #1 on: February 16, 2017, 12:23:49 »
In what context?   Uneducated guess is that it is a reference to an Armed Forces General Order,  but context is key to understanding such things...
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Re: Help with an acronym for a WWII discharge document
« Reply #3 on: February 16, 2017, 12:39:51 »
Thanks Folks. Will follow up with DHH
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Re: Help with an acronym for a WWII discharge document
« Reply #4 on: February 16, 2017, 12:41:15 »
In what branch of service was the individual?  Possibly RCAF?  Perhaps . . . Air Force General Order?

See here for an example of use.
http://www.collectionscanada.gc.ca/obj/001060/f2/1930/cgc_p1-2_v073_n012_t000_000_19390916_p00024_z00792.pdf
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Re: Help with an acronym for a WWII discharge document
« Reply #5 on: February 16, 2017, 13:06:54 »
While it may not be the exact "A.F.G.O. 56" that is referenced in the documents (they may have been numerically sequenced in each year like CANFORGENs e.g. 56/1944, 56/1945 . . .) here is a link to AFGO 56 in a Canada Gazette that deals with re-allocation of personnel, so it could possibly be a reference in the discharge of pers from the service.
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