I was hoping someone could provide some details about what was involved in dinghy and parachute drill for Bomber Command aircrew circa 1944?
My Dad's logbook lists places like Ripon for dingy drill - my understanding is that there was a big pool or pond there , and aircrew would jump in wearing full flying kit and climb into a dinghy?
But what about dry land dinghy drill?
And parachute drill? I know aircrew didn't actually practice real parachute jumps, so what did the training involve? Practising exiting a bomber on the ground, or.....?
Many thanks in advance for any info, links etc !
Cheers, Clint