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    Can any one give me the locatiion referred to as 9RW in a service record.
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    Hi Nick,

    RW = Receiving Wing, i.e. No. 9 Receiving Wing.

    All I found about this unit is:
    No. 9 Receiving Wing, Stratford on Avon 1940 Nov.-1941 May

    Hope this helps

    Pavel
    Last edited by CZ_RAF; 10th January 2008 at 21:36. Reason: typo

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    Nick,

    9RW is a little more fully described in Air-Britain's 'RAF Flying Training and Support Units since 1912':

    No.9 Receiving Wing
    Formed 20.11.40 at Stratford-on-Avon; Redesignated No.9 Initial Training Wing 14.7.41.

    No.9 Initial Training Wing
    Formed 14.6.41 ex-No.9 RW at Arden Hotel, Stratford-on-Avon; Disbanded 25.5.44. (PNB)

    [PNB - Pilot, Navigator and Bomb Aimer]

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    Hi Errol,

    thanks to additional info to my post. I think I need to have a look for mentioned book as I have ony the Flying Units:-))

    Pavel

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    Thanks Errol and Pavel
    I have googled the Arden hotel and it is a new developement presumably replacing the old one which may have been a country type hotel in large grounds does this sound likely?what would have happened at an RW?
    Nick

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    Nick I am not specialist on such a type of units but I suppose it serves as the first instance for enlistment, i.e. fill papers, getting ID, kit, first drill, King's Regulations (Air), vaccinations, medical examination, etc.

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