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    Hi,

    I wonder whether the acronyms used on this page of a RAF Flying log book are correct :

    http://www.jean-maridor.org/Bertrand/RAF_LB.jpg

    This pilot put "Refresher Course Caistor" when he begun the flights on Master II but the stamp is " College RFTS" as unit and the OC Flying Wing who signed is "Raf Cranwell" when course ended.

    Does anybody know the relationship between Caistor/Refresher/Cranwell and RFTS ?

    TIA

    Bertrand

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    Caistor was a relief landing ground for Cranwell.
    17 SFTS at Cranwell, formed from the RAF College SFTS in March 1944, operated a Refresher Flight at Caistor which seems to have also been known as RFTS in 1945. (There was an earlier RFTS at Moreton Valence, disbanded 1942).
    Source; the invaluable RAF FLYING TRAINING AND SUPPORT UNITS SINCE 1912 (Sturtivant & Hamlin).
    Ian Macdonald

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    Thanks Ian for this. RAF FLYING TRAINING AND SUPPORT UNITS SINCE 1912 (Sturtivant & Hamlin) seems to be an indispensable book !

    But the "R" for RFTS is for Refresher Flying Training School ?

    Bertrand

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    Bertrand,
    Yes, that is correct.
    Ian

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