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    Default No3 Radio School RAF Yatesbury 1939

    I have found notes of my late father relating to prior his log books stating he did an initial radio course RAF Yatesbury 28/03/39 - 7/09/39 covering R1082/T1083-TR9-Morse_Procedure & Elementary Theory with No3 Radio School.
    Firstly I cannot find anything on No3 Radio School as in searching can only find No2, can any one enlighten me? Also does anyone know if there is an ORB at the NA covering training,records etc?

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    Hi,
    I was not able to find anything for 1939 but there are some references for later periods:

    AIR 29/720 1940 June-1945 May

    Operational Training Unit: 3 Radio School, formerly No 3 Electrical and Wireless School, formerly 3 Signals School, Compton Bassett, UK. Includes Operation Record Report Signals Section. With appendices


    AIR 29/721 1940 June-1940 Sept Operational Training Unit: 3 Radio School, RAF Station Compton Bassett, Calne, Wiltshire, UK. Daily Routine Orders. Appendices only

    AIR 29/722 1940 Oct-1940 Dec Operational Training Unit: 3 Radio School, RAF Station Compton Bassett, Calne, Wiltshire, UK. Daily Routine Orders. Includes plan of RAF Hullavington. Appendices only

    AIR 29/723 1941 Jan Operational Training Unit: 3 Radio School, formerly 3 Electrical and Wireless School, formerly 3 Signals School, RAF Station Compton Bassett, Calne, Wiltshire, UK. Includes reports and orders, a photograph of officers, and press cuttings regarding the Hungerford Rural District War Weapons Week. Appendices only


    Pavel
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    No 3 Radio School was formed 27/12/40 ex AI/ASV Signals School in 26 Group at Prestwick with an initial establishment of 6+3 Blenheims for AI (airborne interception) training and 6+3 Bothas for ASV (air to surface vessel) training.

    'No 2 Radio School' formed 1/3/1941 ex 'Special Signals School' at Yatesbury, redesignated 'No 2 Radio Direction Finding School' in 1942.
    There was an earlier unit 'No 2 Electrical & Wireless School' formed 1938, redesignated 'No 2 Signals School' in 1940, redesignated 'No 2 Radio School' 1943.


    I realise that the dates are at odds with your description, but I hope this info. of some use to you. Perhaps your father was with No 2 & 3 E & W School in 1938-39, which would make sense of the dates.


    Flying Training & Support Units since 1912. Sturtivant & Hamlin.

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    DaveW
    Last edited by davew; 20th September 2019 at 12:55. Reason: Addition in line with info in post 2 below

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    Thanks for both your replies, you can understand my confusion as he says he was at Yatesbury 28/03/39-7/09/39 and then his log books show Evanton 8 B&GS 8/9/39 - 7/10/39, then Marham 115Sqdn 8/10/39 - 21/10/39 , then Cranfield 207Sqdn 21/10/39 - 18/04/40 followed by Benson 12 OTU (believed am instructor) 18/04/40 - 11/03/41.
    I will carry on searching.

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