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    Would anyone happen to have a description of Exercises 1-7 carried out at 5 LFS (July / August 1944)

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    Hi Pete,

    If you go to this website

    http://wombat.eb2a.com/dambusters.html?i=1

    you will find the log book information for download of Phil Martin ex 61 and 617 Sqns. Phil did his heavy conversion on Stirlings before going to 5LFS at Syerston May 1944. There is a brief description of the exercises 1-7a.

    The website has been setup by Phil's son Owen.

    Ken

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    Hi Pete, can't be sure that this is good for 5 LFS in August 1944, but I have a 3 LFS syllabus which says Exercise 1 to 7 are:

    1 - check and take over aircraft.
    2 - airfield familiarisation.
    3 - starting up - cockpit checks - running up.
    4 - taxying - use of brakes.
    5 - instructor takes off.
    6 - pupil takes over controls to get 'feel' of aircraft.
    7 - one or two demonstration take-offs, standard circuit drill and landings.

    Richard

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    Thanks Richard; a very useful start point which hopefully will align with the No 5 LFS exercises

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    Pete
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    - 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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    chunkynan

    The site link you supplied appears to have a virus attached to it, so Norton is preventing me from accessing it. Are you able to advise on the exercise descriptions?

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    Pete
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    - 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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    Hi Pete,

    That's strange I don't have a problem using Trend. Shame as his log book is very interesting to read. Anyway a brief description of what is written.

    1944 No 5 LFS Syerston

    8May Lancaster F5658 F/O Singer Self Ex1 Familiarisation, C & Ls 2.55 hrs Dual Day
    8May Lancaster F5658 Self Crew Ex2 Circuits & Landings .45 hrs 1st Pilot Day
    10May Lancaster G756 F/O Singer Self Ex3 Corkscrews, 3Eng O/S & Ldgs 1.30 Dual Day
    11May Lancaster V5854 F/O Singer Self EX5 Circuits & Landings 1.25hrs Dual Night
    11May Lancaster V5854 Self Crew EX6 DO .25hrs 1St Pilot Night
    13May Lancaster A829 Self Crew Ex4 Radius of Action 3.00hrs 1st Pilot Day
    19May Lancaster A829 F/O Barnett Self Ex7A Bullseye 3.20hrs Dual Night


    Ops to Brunswick 22May with 61Sqn Famil ride with F/L Berry.


    Ken

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    Thanks for the information; your time and effort is much appreciated

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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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