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    Hi grounded,

    from my research I can add that Bullseye were "air raids" against the bigger towns in the UK when BC crews were practising what they can expect over enemy territory. To be more "real" searchlights posts and AA batteries and nigh fighters also can pacrticipate in those trainings - for sure without using live ammunition :)

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    Default ERIC and H.L.B.

    Thanks Pavel
    I suppose some of the people in those towns would have been nervous even if they had been forewarned of a "Bullseye" mock air raid!

    H.L.B. is entered a few times in the RAF Air Bomber's logbook "Duty" column.
    It has been suggested that H.L.B. means "High Level Bombing" but that's a guess.

    Any idea what H.L.B. means?

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    Hello

    I also confirm HLB stands for High Level Bombing. A double meaning is always possible, but usually the context clears it up.

    2 Group medium bombers were sometimes doing Low Level bombing, but it's often contracted to LL only...


    Joss

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    Hi grounded,

    I also vote that HLB is High Level Bombing.

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    Thanks, fellow forumites...
    (I learned a new word and was itching to use it).

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    Default Meaning of A/P in Air-Bomber's LogBook

    I would like to know the meaning of A/P in the Log-Book REMARKS column of a 103 Sqdn Air-Bomber.
    Here's the context:
    DATE: 1945.Apr.18. - DUTY: A/B. - REMARKS: Op to Heligoland (A/P). - DAY FLYING TIME: 4:35.
    DATE: 1945.Apr.25. - DUTY: A/B. - REMARKS: Op to Berchtesgaden (A/P). - DAY FLYING TIME: 8:20.

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    Hello

    It means Aiming Point in this context.

    Joss

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    Default A/P - Aiming Point

    Thanks Joss
    I noticed the term "Point of Aim" used frequently in reference to a bombed target.
    Question:
    Does the term "Aiming Point" (A/P) mean the same as the term "Point of Aim"?

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    I hope some post war abbreviations are allowed. I have infomration on an RAF Sabre, apparently during overhaul and mods, and I looking for abbreviations that I think may be maintenance locations or firms, and types of overhauls. The Sabre is XB733, which became G-ATBF. The passage I'm having trouble with:

    "Allotted to AGT on 28 March 1955 for ROS, completed 4 May 1955. Flown to Stansted 7 September 1955 and allotted to ATEL 8 September 1955 for Cat.4(Rehab). Test flown 25 July 1956, declared ex RIW and to USAF charge 25 August 1956."

    Need definitions for:
    AGT
    ROS (repaired on site?)
    ATEL
    RIW

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    Hi Bill, from list of acronyms I ggot while ago: SOME ABBREVIATIONS COMMONLY USED ON FORM 78 AIRCRAFT MOVEMENT CARDS AND AM FORM 1180 ACCIDENT RECORD CARDS

    AGT Airwork & General Trading (CRO)
    ROS Repaired on site
    RIW Repaired in Works

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