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Thread: Looking for Air Ministry Order 190/41 and RCAF info

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    Have sent some first-hand notes to PeteT re early F/E training at St Athan. Let me know by email or PM if you would like them too.

    Robert

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    Rob

    Document received with thanks.

    It reminded me that I haven't heard back from the RAF Museum re the AM Order so I will chase that up next week.

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    Pete
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    - CA Butler and the loss of Lancaster ME334 (http://rafww2butler.wordpress.com/ )
    - Aircrew Training (Basic / Trade / Operational / Continuation / Conversion)
    - 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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    Great White

    The RAF Museum has very kindly sent me a copy of A.190 The Provision of Flight Engineers for certain types of Heavy Bomber and Flying Boat Aircraft.

    It sets out:

    - Duties
    - Eligibility
    - Medical Standard
    - Training

    They have also sent other related documents, which I will try and piece together in a logical sequence over the next few days.

    Can you please e-mail if you are still interested in a copy.

    Regards

    Pete
    Main areas of research:

    - CA Butler and the loss of Lancaster ME334 (http://rafww2butler.wordpress.com/ )
    - Aircrew Training (Basic / Trade / Operational / Continuation / Conversion)
    - 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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    The relationship between the RAF and RCAF was fraught with difficulty, principally because the RAF wanted aircrew and was unconcerned with Canada's aspirations to have its own air force. The official history goes into it in detail, but basically, the British were like an older brother, taking advantage of the younger one's inexperience, but giving way to a degree with the formation of 6 Group in 1943. The issue that most airmen would be familiar with was the difference in pay and promotions, with the RCAF awarding commissions and higher pay, more readily than the RAF.

    Here is the official history: The Crucible of War, 1939-1945: The Official History of the Royal Canadian Air Force
    By Brereton Greenhous, Stephen J. Harris, and William C. Johnston
    David

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