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    Would the anti-aircraft crews on an RAF or RCAF airfield be army personnel or airforce personnel?

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    There were of course 'dedicated' AA crews on many airfields, but I have an account of an Initial Training Wing that employed aircrew as AA defence, even if they were only aremed with Lee Enfield rifles! One extreme to another I suppose.
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    It would depend on the time period, after February 1942 it would most likely be provided by the RAF Regiment but prior to that it could be provided the RAF Ground Gunners. In the eary part of the war it would have been provided by the Army.

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    Last edited by malcolm_raf; 28th November 2011 at 08:36. Reason: changed date

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    The time frame / location I am looking for is Docking airfield May 1942. Satellite of Bircham-Newton.

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    Many RAF Regiment squadrons were justbeginning to convert to the light AA role in May 1943 and there doesn't appear to be a squadron allocated to Docking or Bircham Newton at that time, but a detachment of squadron may have been allocated.

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