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    I have a copy of Wing Commander Jefford's excellent book 'Observers and Navigators' which traces the development of the functions of all RAF non-pilot aircrew from 1914 to 2000. In his preface he refers to the millions of words which have been written about pilots.

    I am looking for an equivalent book to Jeffords that tells of the functions and training of pilots at least up to the end of WWII. Can anyone give me any suggestions? I am interested in the whole of this period but particularly bomber pilots in the early period of WWII before all the volunteer RAFVR aircrew became operational.

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    Doesn't cover the whole time period you mention, but you may find this interesting:

    http://www.cmp-cpm.forces.gc.ca/dhh-dhp/his/docs/Aerodrome_e.pdf

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    Thanks for that Bill. For some reason there is a problem opening it. I managed about a tenth of it in 5 minutes. I will have another try later.

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    I have the same problem sometimes at that site. Maybe weekend maintenance, try again Monday.

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    There is also the excellent , "The Arnold Scheme" by G S Guinn and rumours of one covering the South African /area training called "Yellow Bird - wings over ??" which I have yet to source.

    Is it something specific you are after?

    Alan F

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