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    Hello all,
    I received RAF ww2 pilot΄s (S/E) service record, and there is mentioned in Promotions, Reclassifications, Reversions column that he was promoted to rank of LAC (U/T Pilot) and three months later he was reclassified to rank AC2 C/Pilot (Grade C. What does it mean?

    Thank you very much for your ideas in advance

    wbw

    Milan

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    All I can help with are:

    LAC = Leading Aircraftsman
    U/T = Under Training

    AC2 = Aircraftsman Second Class

    Try Googling RAF ranks and see what comes up
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    Sorry about last post,looks like I'm trying to teach my Grannie to Suck eggs.

    regards
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    Don΄t worry Mike :o)))

    I asked for help with explanation of term:AC2 - C/pilot or Grade C Pilot

    Milan

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    Milan, Hi,
    We need some more information on your man! You say he was a WW2 Pilot. Therefore, he must have got his Pilot's Wings. Was he an Officer Pilot, or an NCO Pilot? What were the next few Promotions, Reclassifications, and Reversions.
    He was an LAC doing his Pilot's Course. At the end of the Course he Reverts to AC2 (with the annotation "C/Pilot Grade C" (Completed/Pilot(s Course??) Result Grade C - i.e. not a Pass). This indicates to me that he had failed this Pilot's Course. The length of time might indicate he got all the way through the Course but the final examiner did not think he was good enough?
    Did he go on another Pilot's Course? If so when? Very odd to be an LAC, finish the Pilot's Course, and drop to "AC Plonk". Were there some other, disciplinary?, problems?
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    Hi Peter,

    my man entered service in EFTS 07/1943 and finished 10/1943. SFTS course he started 11/1943. In April of 1944 he received his wings. When he finished SFTS course, he was promoted to rank of Pilot Officer!

    hope this helps

    Milan

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    Hi Peter,

    I checked my home archive and I found one additional information. My pilot was sent in period between EFTS and SFTS training to ITW for a month again. What do you think about?

    TIA

    Milan

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    Milan,
    This, from one account, is some of the stuff (apart from Square Bashing, etc) at ITW:

    "In between we were taught the principles of flight, navigation, aircraft recognition, morse code, the elements of service law etc.".

    Your man may have convinced the final examiner that he could actually fly an aircraft, but that he was not up to speed with some of the things in the paragraph above. Consequently he was sent back to ITW to re-learn them.

    Best I can do. If it is not that then he will have to go into my "Too Difficult" filing tray!!

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