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    Gents,

    Were AC1 and AC2 and corporal air gunners issued with flying log books between 1938-1940. If not, how did they record their flights, both training and operational.

    Any pointers welcome.

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    Steve
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    Yes they were I have seen a couple they usually recorders flight pilot, there position in crew, duration role etc and they were signed by c/o

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    I have a few pages of an RAF LAC airman gunner who flew with 1 Sqn in NWFP from 1936-38.

    Its the 'Narrow' Logbook with the following recorded..

    Date and Hour | Aircraft Type and No | Pilot | Passenger |Height | Time(Hours/Min) |Course |Remarks

    The only unusual thing from WW2 logbooks was that they recorded the sortie timings - eg: 09:50 -11:00 along with the date

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    Hi Steve,

    Yes, they were, I have a logbook to an AC1 Westaway who flew as a W/Op with 139 Squadron throughout 1938 and it is the usual format, filled in and signed off in the normal way.

    It would be easy enough to forward you a copy if you wish.

    Cheers,

    Russ

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    Hi Steve,

    I have the Logbook for a Sgt Francis who started as an AC1 on Heyfords in 1939. It runs right through until war's end. He picked up the DFM as an Air Gunner on the Heligoland Ops with 149 Sqdn. Any use?

    Alan F
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    Gents,

    Thank you for your replies, just wanted to clarify something I was told.

    Alan, thank you for the offer old chum, but not required. Trust your well mate, PM me when you get a spare minute.

    Thanks again.

    Steve
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