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Location of more training establishments

Location of more training establishments
Author: RodM
Time Stamp:
21:52:00 07 August 2001
Post:
Hello One & All,

once again I am seeking information on the location of some training establishments:

No. 3 Air Crew Recruitment Centre 3/44

No. 15 Initial Training Wing 3/44

No. 80 Initial Training Wing 4/44 (was this only for air gunners?)

No. 1 Air Gunners School 6/44 (was this at Pembry?)

Regards

Rod


RE: Location of more training establishments
Author: Chris Charland (Guest)
Time Stamp:
01:58:04 08 August 2001
Post:
Hi Rod

No.1 Air Gunners School remained at R.A.F. Station Pembrey, Carmarthen throughout the war until its disbandment on the 21st of June 1945.

Cheers...Chris


RE: Location of more training establishments
Author: Chris_Pointon
Time Stamp:
15:03:32 09 August 2001
Post:
I printed out all these references for Training establishments from the old PRO Catalogue before they invented their new PROCAT version which I find confusing and will be the subject of a future message on this board.

No.3 A.R.C is probably how you have it written and stands for Aircrew Receiving Centre at Regents Park London. (Air 29/477). Although I cannot find a N0.3 there were also Aircrew Reception Centres and whether they did the same job I am not sure - just to make life interesting there were also Recruit Centres and No.3 R.C was at Padgate.(Air29/497)

No.15 I.T.W Initial Training Wing was at Bridlington Yorks (Air 29/634)

No 81 I.T.W was at Bridgnorth Shropshire and dedicated to the training of Air Gunners (Air 29/709). I can say this because in file Air32/325 there is a report which reads 'Report on loss of instructional time at No.80 and No. 81 Air Gunner I.T.W's.'

Just to answer your other question on F.M.E this stands for Flight Mechanic Engines (F.M.A is Airframes)

On the Innsworth personal records they normally refer to N0* School of T.T (Techical Training) which range from Air29/732 to 748. No 4 for example was at Henlow and St Athan.

Chris


RE: Location of more training establishments
Author: Chris_Pointon
Time Stamp:
15:13:10 09 August 2001
Post:
Rod

I shall have to check that Air32 file as I have assumed that 80 I.T.W was also at Bridgnorth and that may not be correct - perhaps if Alan reads this he could find out quicker than me.

Chris


RE: Location of more training establishments
Author: RodM
Time Stamp:
18:36:50 09 August 2001
Post:
Dear Chris,

thank you for your reply. In the two personal files that I have for RAFVR men, they both went to an "A.C.R.C.", which, I have seen referred to variously as an Air Crew Recruiting/Reception/ Receiving Centre.

From P.R.O. file references, I see that they refer to it as an Air Crew Reception Centre.

Thanks for the description of F.M.E. I see that this remustering occurred AFTER attending No. 12 S.T.T. at R.A.F. Melksham.

Thanks once again

RodM