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    Default No.4 AGTS Canada

    I am researching Sgt Angus John MacDonell, R/283114, RCAF, whose military records are rather sparce as his name was misspelled MacDonnell on his RCAF digitised record. One document from No.9 Bombing and Gunnery School shows him in April 1944 posted to No.4 AGTS Valley Field. I cannot locate this outfit or understand its purpose - probably for completion of gunnery training, as Angus was posted to Bomber Command in June 1944.

    Your help would be appreciated.

    John

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    Hi John,

    The typos continue.

    It was AGGTS. Air Gunners Ground Training School.

    Some years ago I had a subject at No. 2 AGGTS, Trenton and asked here.

    http://www.rafcommands.com/archive/13589.php

    Regards,

    Dave

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    Default Re: No.4 AGTS Canada

    Quote Originally Posted by alieneyes View Post
    Hi John,

    The typos continue.

    It was AGGTS. Air Gunners Ground Training School.

    Some years ago I had a subject at No. 2 AGGTS, Trenton and asked here.

    http://www.rafcommands.com/archive/13589.php

    Regards,

    Dave
    Dave, I couldn't find any RCAF facility of that name at Valleyfield, but I did stumble across another link at

    http://www.rafcommands.com/forum/sho...-training-unit

    which suggests it might be the No.4 Aircrew Graduate Training School (located at a redundant army facility), which tought aircrew evasion and survical techniques in a 4 week course.

    This fits Angus MacDonell's training scheudule quite well.

    Regards

    John

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    Default Re: No.4 AGTS Canada

    Hello,

    The Operational Record Book/Daily Diary for No 4 AGTS is available at https://heritage.canadiana.ca/view/o...el_c12367/1790 .

    The AGTS’ were Aircrew Graduate Training Schools. See page 1796 para 1 for the purpose of AGTS’.

    Mike
    Mike Anglin

    Barrie, Canada

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