What is/was the NLS?

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  1. stan_da_bout

    stan_da_bout Midshipman

    I've been asked by a lady (yes I do know one) what uniform her dear grandfather is wearing.

    I guesed at British WW2(-ish) navy. No stressing brain cels there but what NLS means I have no idea! Anyone know please? I did guess at National Lifeboat Service but....

  2. Polto

    Polto War Hero

    Nailsea and Backwell railway station station code NLS, England ?Nimrod Line Squadron, former military service unit at RAF Kinloss ? defo wrong time frame though...the S could be Service or Station I suppose...or even Scotland...
  3. janner

    janner War Hero Book Reviewer

  4. Drakey

    Drakey War Hero

    It was probably his demob uniform. No Longer Suited.
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  5. Rem3pt

    Rem3pt New member

    Naval legal service? Or maybe thats that american.
  6. Ballistic

    Ballistic War Hero

    Dyslexic cap tally manufacturer?
  7. RabC

    RabC War Hero

    Dutch Ships are HMNLS, maybe??????
  8. Ninja_Stoker

    Ninja_Stoker War Hero Moderator

    NLS Crew was a short lived hip hop and thrash metal fusion group, formed as a spin off from Test Icicles.

    Thought everyone knew that.
  9. soleil

    soleil War Hero

    Has the lady in question applied for a copy of the gentleman's service record?

    I do have an idea on this one, but I'm not sure ...

    Does your friend know whether her grandfather had any connection to the Thames area?
  10. stan_da_bout

    stan_da_bout Midshipman

    Thanks for the replies.

    He's definately British.

    She hasn't appiled for the service record yet. She knows nothing more than his name unfortunately, Kenneth William Gunston and he was born in 1926, be about right for late WW2. The family moved to Australia and lost contact, she's come back and found this photo and the name.

    So no idea about the Thames ara, could be, could not be.
  11. soleil

    soleil War Hero

    Is the gentleman still alive?

    I ask because this influences the application forms required.
  12. stan_da_bout

    stan_da_bout Midshipman

    Deceased, we don't even know when.
  13. soleil

    soleil War Hero

  14. stan_da_bout

    stan_da_bout Midshipman

    Soleil, thanks, I'll pass this on. I'll let you know what she finds out.
  15. soleil

    soleil War Hero

    I've just looked this up.

    The gentleman passed away in Hendon in October 1973.

    He was born in Watford on March 22nd 1926.
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  16. soleil

    soleil War Hero

    It looks as if he married twice, for the first time on December 15th 1946 in Hendon to a lady with the surname of Payne and for the second time in 1955 in Ealing to a lady with the surname of Gay.

    This is all located in the North-West London area - Born in Watford, married in Hendon and Ealing etc.
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