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    Please excuse my ignorance, but would someone please tell me exactly what was the role of a Gunnery Leader and was there a specific role for a Gunnery Leader in an aircraft whilst on a mission?

    Many thanks all,
    Lincoln Imp

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    Hi Lincoln, this function was fro Flight, Squadron, Group not for aircraft but for example Squadron Gunnery leader can fly a mission as a normal gunner.

    As with the other similar posts like Navigation Officer and Bombing Leader he was responsible for the flight/squadron/group gunners, i.e. repsonsible for training of them (sending them to refreshcourses, preparing shooting on the base from rifles and other guns), teaching them the best aiming methods, he was also studiying the latest new in gunnery and and then passing it to his gunners like new foresights, ammuniation, guns, etc.

    Hope this helps a little

    Pavel
    Czechoslovak Airmen in the RAF 1940-1945
    http://cz-raf.webnode.cz

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