- Hi Anna According to my father s MOD records, his Army/Navy number he was 30196799. So numbers beginning with 301 did exist. As we have already established,Message 1 of 2 , May 18, 2012View SourceHi AnnaAccording to my father's MOD records, his Army/Navy number he was 30196799. So numbers beginning with 301 did exist. As we have already established, both our father's probably served on the same ship, at least for a short period.RegardsKaren GeffroyCape Town----- Original Message -----From: annapacewiczSent: Friday, May 18, 2012 9:14 AMSubject: [Kresy-Siberia (est.2001)] Query with PRC number from MOD
Dear group, I have been working through the MOD documents of my father (who was in the Polish Navy) and I have a query regarding his PRC number... wondering if anyone can offer any insight?
His PRC number is 30197846 and this is consistent throughout his documents.
However I have been corresponding with Robert Ostrycharz, a Polish forces historian in Scotland, and he has commented:
"The other minor detail (of a technical nature) is his PRC number. I have never come across a number starting 301.... All that I have seen commenced 300.... The number suggests that 197,846 men and women joined the PRC which is not the case. Yet all the documents use this number. For me it is a bit of a mystery."
If anybody can shed any light on this, I'd be really grateful.