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    Could someone please tell me if wartime RAF Flying log books were the same for all aircrew or type specific. Also, what became of the log book in the event of the owners death?

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    Hi Norman,

    as far as I know RAF Flying log books were for pilots (square shape) and for the rest of trades (rectangle shape).

    In case of death they were sent to AM if necessary for AIB and then sent to relatives (if they were known and not on occupied territory) although RAF Flying log books very His Majesty property.

    Hope I wrote it correctly

    Pavel
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    Thanks Pavel, I understood perfectly. Its the Wireless Operators log book I'm having difficulty with. Were they unique to all the others?
    Norman

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    The log books were the same for all aircrew other than pilots,if you want pictures give me your address and will send you both,Ed

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    Thanks Ed,
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    Mine is RAF F 1767 -Aircrew Flying Logbook (140mm x 216mm).
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    Hi Norman,
    My father was W/Op his RCAF issued log book from left to right across both pages are the following headings. Date, Hour, Aircraft type & No, Pilot, Duty, Remarks (including results of bombing, gunnery, exercises, etc), Flying Times (above this last heading is a space for time carried forward and below it columns for Day and Night) Size 35mm x 200mm.
    The log book of his pilot RAF issued the following; Date, Hour, Aircraft type & No, Pilot or 1st pilot, 2nd pilot/pupil or passenger, Duty (including results and remarks),Flying Times.
    Hope this helps.
    Regards,
    Rob Jerram.
    Last edited by RobJ; 26th June 2009 at 16:47. Reason: additional information

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