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Help in finding information on the 21st Operational trg Raf

Help in finding information on the 21st Operational trg Raf
Author: Scott (Guest)
Time Stamp:
11:37:21 03 July 2001
Post:
McIntyre, Allan David

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Number: 417714

Rank: Flight Sergeant [Flt Sgt]

Unit: 21 Operational Trg RAF

Service: RAAF

Conflict: 1939-1945

Date of Death: 31/08/1944

Place of Death: England

Cause of Death: Flying Battle

Memorial Panel: 126



RE: Help in finding information on the 21st Operational trg Raf
Author: Chris Charland (Guest)
Time Stamp:
00:31:31 04 July 2001
Post:
G'day Scott

I'm going to assume the unit you are referring to, is No.21 Operational Training Unit.

No.21 O.T.U. was originally established at R.A.F. Station Moreton-in-Marsh, Gloucestershire on the 21st of January 1941, as part of No.6 Group, R.A.F. Bomber Command. Its role was to train night bomber crews. Throughout No.21 O.T.U.'s wartime operation, it instructed aircrew on the Vickers Wellington.

The unit started off with the Wellington Mk.Ic, progressing to the Wellington Mk.III and finally the Wellington Mk.X.

Incidentally, just in case you were not aware, the Wellington was affectionately referred to as the 'Wimpy' after the rather rotund hamburger eating 'Popeye' character J. Wellington Wimpy.

If you want a more detailed history of No.21 Operational Training Unit, just send me an e-mail to my home address.

Cheers...Chris



RE: Help in finding information on the 21st Operational trg Raf
Author: Scott (Guest)
Time Stamp:
21:34:50 07 July 2001
Post:
Can someone put me in the right direction as to where I can find out any information on the flight or operation Allan was in on the 31/08/44,as I dont have too many clues to go on.

and thanks chris for the information,I didn%60t have your email to reply