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    I am doing some research on pilot "Grading Tests" and wondered if anyone had any information on whether specific ITW used particular airfields for the test.

    My aim is to produce a listing which shows that if a recruit was sent to a particular ITW he would have taken his grading test at ...... airfield.

    Has anyone got any thoughts on whether this is achievable?

    Also I note that in 1944, the grading tests were done post ACRC / pre ITW; does anyone know which airfield(s) were used when this process was introduced?

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    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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    Having done some further research on this I have established that in November 1941 "Grader Trainer", a three week course with up to 15 hours flying, was introduced in 20 UK EFTS Flights.

    This was to enable the Grading to be done in conjunction with, or prior to, the ITW phase of training.

    Any thoughts on how I may be able to establish which 20 schools were involved and which ITW(s) they were linked with?

    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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