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    Can anyone confirm the location of No. 2 Initial Training School in early 1940? I can find Initial Training WING (at Cambridge) but not SCHOOL.

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    No. 2 ITS Regina Saskatchewan - ORB Reel # C-12342 (if my notes are correct).

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    Sorry, I should have clarified - I meant U.K. It appears on a service record. (Thanks for your answer though)

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    No 2 ITS wasn't formed until 1950 at Digby so it's probably a clerical error and should have been Wing not School.

    Malcolm

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    The information I have [from various sources] is that No. 1 Initial Training School was set up in Cambridge in September 1939 and then immediately renamed No 1 Initial Training Wing; No 1 ITW was subsequently renamed No 2 Initial Training Wing (July 1940).

    These confusing changes may support Malcolm's suggestion of a clerical error.

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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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    Thanks all for your answers. That probably explains why its been a mystery. I did think of Wing, although it was transcribed by an MoD bod. So anything could happen!

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    No 2 ITW was in Cambridge. David Greville-Heygate wrote to his brother... 'at last I can write that I am in training to be a pilot. Im in A Flight, No.1 Squadron. We are based at Selwyn College not Jesus as I was expecting.' He was sent there on 12 April 1941. I have a digital pictures from 'Wingspan' a magazine published for the pupils in the Autumn of 1940 and ORB from April 1941. If you want copies PM me.

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