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    Default S.T.T.R. Royal Air Force

    CWGC have the following record:

    Air Mechanic 3rd Class CORKHILL, C
    Service Number 115444
    Died 04/11/1918
    S.T.T.R.
    Royal Air Force

    CWGC cant tell me what 'S.T.T.R.' stands for. They do say that this is the only record they have with this abbreviation.

    Can anyone help with this please?

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    Default Re: S.T.T.R. Royal Air Force

    Hi

    Perhaps it should STTB - School of Technical Training (Boys)

    Malcolm

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    Default Re: S.T.T.R. Royal Air Force

    Thank you for your reply, Malcolm. He was 21 when he died. Would this be too old for School of Technical Training (Boys)? Could the 'R' stand for Rigger which was his trade? Would there have been a separate school for riggers?

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    Default Re: S.T.T.R. Royal Air Force

    Gone through all entries in 'RAF Flying Training and Support Units', nearest thing mentioned, possible, School of Technical Training (men). The TR maybe should be together. Not STTB (Boys) . That was formed a year after Corkhill died, whereas STTR (men) was formed in 1917.
    Andrew

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    Default Re: S.T.T.R. Royal Air Force

    I have seen the Technical Training School at Reading being described in different ways.

    School of Technical Training (Men)
    No1 School of Technical Training.

    But I have also seen it written as School of Technical Training (Reading)

    E.G.

    AIR 1/123/15/40/139 School of Technical Training, Reading

    I am suggesting it as a possibility rather than a probability.

    rgds baz

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    Default Re: S.T.T.R. Royal Air Force

    There is an old thread on this on the Great War Forum at https://www.greatwarforum.org/topic/...-reading-1917/ . As well as your NA reference, baz, the thread also includes the reference -

    AIR 29/732 Operations Record Book 3 School of Technical Training (TT) Reading, Edinburgh, Halton, and Manston (UK). Includes historical data and Establishment lists.

    Brian

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    Default Re: S.T.T.R. Royal Air Force

    Just to add to the two previous posts and perhaps add some credence to the 'R' being 'Reading'.
    I have just been looking at a couple of mentions of this poor chap...

    Air Mechanic 2nd Class H Whitehead 44469

    Air Mechanic 2nd Class H Whitehead, Royal Flying Corps, School of Technical Training (Reading). Died Monday 14 January 1918

    rgds baz

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