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    After undergoing Wireless Operator training at No 1 Signals School at RAF Cranwell North for many weeks, can anyone tell me whether it was normal to take a 3 week course at No 7 Signals School, South Kensington? I thought the latter place was for training ground based Wireless Operators.

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    Can you provide more details on the dates and his subsequent posting as this may help put it in context

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    I can't lay hands on my copy of "SOE 1940-46", by M R D Foot, and I don't wish to let loose another 'hare' to be chased, but I'm fairly certain there was a 'wireless school' in the Marylebone/Kensington areas that was used, inter alia, by SOE - and other 'hooligan communicators'.
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    Hi
    It took a long time to bring a Wireless Operator up to speed using Morse and handling Radio in all conditions, so it would not be surprising if they were sent somewhere else to learn what to do with their new skills once they were qualified
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    No 7 radio school,South Kensington was used to train ground operators. Perhaps your man expanded his knowledge or there were no aircrew positions available.

    Paul h

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    Thanks to all who responded. It was precisely because he was just a normal Wireless Operator/Air Gunner (39 routine missions/sorties/patrols on Coastal Command normal activities) that this stirred my interest! The great thing about this forum is the number of knowledgeable and interested people and I really appreciate your contributions.

    Neville

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