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    Default No.1382 TCT or TCU

    What would No,1382 TCT or TCU, Wyneswold, have been, circa 1948 or before ?

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    Hello,

    No.1382 (Transport) Conversion Unit. Previously, No.108 (Transport) Operational Training Unit, WYMESWOLD.

    No.108 (Transport) Operational Training Unit.

    Formed 10.10.44 in No.44 Group at WYMESWOLD (Leicestershire), to train transport crews , establishment 40 Dakota, 1 Oxford ('C' & 'D' (Conversion) Flts at satt Castle Donington 10.10.44 - 10.8.45), unit also received 3 Horsa for basic training in airborne forces work: 1.6.45 to No.4 Group; Redesignated No.1382 (Transport) Conversion Unit 10.8.45 Aircraft: Dakota I, II, IV(KJ778 Q). Support aircraft: Oxford I (NM807); Tutor I. Codes: individual letters only, plus A1, B1, C1 etc.

    See:FT&SU since 1912/Sturtivant/A-B,2007/p.206.

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    Thank you again, Colonel !

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    Default Re: No.1382 TCT or TCU

    It didn't die! It turned into JATE - the Joint Air Transport Establishment.
    This organisation had to put its 'dhobi mark' on everything/(body) that went by military Air.
    The MCSU (Mobile Catering Support Unit) had to get all their tubs of herbs/spices/curry-powders, etc, etc, cleared by JATE - or they didn't fly!
    I think I was the only Mobile Met Officer with a JATE certificate that empowered me to pack mercury-in-glass thermometers to the right levels for air carriage!
    HTH
    Peter Davies
    Meteorology is a science; good meteorology is an art!
    We might not know - but we might know who does!

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