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    Dear all,

    I am currently looking at a service record for a LAC who started his training as a ACH/GD at 3 RC. The record then states that he went to "1 Wing 20 RC". He subsequently became a Armament Assistant/Bomb Handler. Does anyone know where "1 Wing 20 RC" is, by any chance? Could it have been the RAF Regt establishment at R.A.F. Hunmanby Moor in Yorkshire?

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    Hi Jonny,

    Yes No.20 Recruit Centre, primarily for ground defence training.

    http://www.rafcommands.com/cgi-bin/dcforum/dcboard.cgi?az=show_thread&om=3081&forum=DCForumID 6

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    Ross,

    But Armament Assistants? Did they train at the same establishment as Rocks?

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    Hi Jonny,

    Prior to 1942 regiment did not exist so ground defence was grab bag of ground trades, cross trained.

    An armourer assistant trade would be ideal but then so were the cooks.

    In the early stages it was posting to any recruit centre that had a course and space available. Not until later war years that entry was deferred until space was free on the appropriate course.

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    Thanks mate. Info gratefully receieved.

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    Default Regt Sqns Armourers

    Current Regt Sqns generally have an armourer of their own I wonder if he had already completed training whether he was attached to a Sqn or did that not happen in those days?
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