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    Hi,

    I have a Free French aircrew posted to 5 AOS. Where is this school in feb. 1943 ?

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    Bertrand

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    I have Ray Sturtivant's book in my hand as we speak; he has JURBY (under 29 Group)

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    Pete
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    - CA Butler and the loss of Lancaster ME334 (http://rafww2butler.wordpress.com/ )
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    - The History of No. 35 Squadron (1916 - 1982) (https://35squadron.wordpress.com/)

    [Always looking for copies of original documents / photographs etc relating to these subjects]

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    Isle of Man ! thanks for this.

    Bertrand

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    Maybe a long shot, but 5 AOS, RCAF was at Winnipeg in 1943.

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    Yes Bill, but in his records of service there are any mention of posting at ACDC, PD of Moncton or details that he sailed on ships.

    bertrand

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    Hi Bertrand,

    What was his name ?

    Stevie

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    Jean VERGERIO (KIA with 342 on 14/3/1944)

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    Bertrand,

    I have 17 pupils commencing training on 10th February 1943 on No.43 (AFU) Navigator B Course (Free French) at Jurby. 17 pupils completed the course on 27th March 1943. Sorry no names are mentioned, but this could be why your man was at Jurby. The source for this information is 5 AOS ORB Appendices.

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    Thanks Stevie. I have for him :

    posted to 5 AOS on 09.02.1943.
    posted to 13 OTU on 20.04.1943.

    We note the lenght of his course is different of the dates you mentionned !

    Bertrand

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    Bertrand,

    I would assume he arrived at 5 AOS on the 9th February to commence the course on the 10th. Following completion of the course on 27th March he would probably have been held at Jurby until an OTU posting was available. He could also had a period of leave before joining the OTU?

    Stevie

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