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    Default Air Gunner Training Course Abbreviations

    Can anyone help with the following abbreviations:

    BB
    BT
    BS
    CCG = Cine Camera Gun
    FRBT = Free Gun Beam Test
    BRST
    QXO

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    Last edited by 78SqnHistory; 18th May 2020 at 16:06. Reason: Additional info

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    Default Re: Air Gunner Training Course Abbreviations

    Hi,
    QXO - May refer to cross-over?

    Pavel
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    Default Re: Air Gunner Training Course Abbreviations

    The FR refers to "free gun" however mounted: turret, pillar, scarff ring (examples: Blenheim, Battle, Hind)

    Thus

    FRBT: Free Gun Beam Test
    FRBRST: Free Gun Beam Relative Speed Test
    FRQT: Free Gun Quarter Test
    FRUTT: Free Gun Under Tail Test

    B&GS course stamps record these in full and also included
    Air to Ground and
    Free Astern

    I recall seeing instances with these same exercise abbreviations but omitting the FR (taken as read).

    Source:
    RAF Form 1767 Observer's and Air Gunner's Flying Log Book 745462 Clark CFR
    Toujours propos

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