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    Hello all, can anyone tell me where No. 1 School of Balloon Instruction was based in April 1918?

    Cheers, Tom

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    Hi Tom,

    I suppose at Rollestone Camp, Larkhill where on 15.4.18 redesignated No. 1 Baloon Training School according the Training units by Sturtivant.

    Pavel
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    Hello Tom,

    From "R.A.F. Flying Training and Support units since 1912" by Ray Sturtivant and John Hamlin, No 1 Balloon school of instruction was formed in July 1916 at Rollestone Camp, Larkhill, under control of Balloon training Wing. Redesignated No. 1 Balloon Training School on 15th April 1918.
    No. 1 Balloon Training School formed 15 April 1918 ex No. 1 Balloon School in No. 2 Balloon training wing at Rollestone Camp, Larkhill, to work with the Army. 6 May 1919 absorbed No. 59 Balloon section. Became school of Balloon training 16th March 1920.

    So it seems it was always at Larkhill.

    Joss

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    Thanks Joss and Pavel, much appreciated!

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