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    Hello,

    I'm all googled out after trying to establish the locations of the following places which are from the service record of an Air Gunner. Can anyone assist please.

    14 ITW October 1943
    7 AGS December 1943 also how long was a typical AGS course?
    51 Base June 1944 (Air Crew School?)

    There is also an entry in 1943 RAF Abbey Lodge. Where was it and what happened there?

    Thanks
    Linzee

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    Hi Linzee,
    Abbey Lodge one, Aircrew reciving centre in London.
    http://209.85.229.132/search?q=cache:hMeZJ9l51r0J:www.bbc.co.uk/ww2peopleswar/stories/88/a8044788.shtml+RAF+Abbey+Lodge&cd=1&hl=en&ct=clnk& client=opera

    Best Wishes.
    Robert.

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    Linzee,

    14 ITW October 1943
    Formed 23.9.l41 at Marine Court, Hastings; 16.1.42 Bridlington; Redesignated No.18 ITW 25.3.44.

    7 AGS December 1943 also how long was a typical AGS course?
    At Stormy Down from formation on 9.6.41 (from 7 BGS) until disbandment on 2.9.44

    51 Base June 1944 (Air Crew School?)
    At Swinderby, renumbered 75 Base 3.11.44.
    In June 1944 controlled
    1660HCU (at Swinderby) 15.3.43-3.11.44
    5LFS at Syerston 21.11.43-1.10.44
    No1654HCU at Wigsley 15.3.43-3.11.44
    No.1661 HCU at Winthorpe 15.3.43-3.11.44

    source: Sturtivant's 'RAF Flying Training and Support Units since 1912.

    The following is an example of an ACS posting/attachment in June 1944 (from Vol 3 of my 'For Your Tomorrow':

    ANDERSON, Flying Officer Richard Bruce.
    ...51 Base for 1654, 1660 or 1661HCU (Stirling) 14 Jun 44 [att 5 Gp ACS c.14-30 Jun], 5LFS (Lancaster) Sep 44, 61 Sqn (Lancaster) 25 Sep 44, kao 6 Jan 45....

    5 Group ACS was based at Scampton at the time.

    Errol

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    Robert & Errol, very many thanks, most helpful. The mist is beginning to clear :-)

    Regards
    Linzee

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