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    Default FRBRST, what does it mean ?

    Hi,

    According to the LB of René Brunot, pilot at the 2 AGS of Dalcross in 1941, we find the word (initials ?) FRBRST in duty colum. What does it mean please ?

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    It is a Gunnery abbreviation, like FRBST which is "Free beam starboard tail".

    From: http://www.jamesmacnaught.co.uk/logbook.htm

    However, haven't deciphered FRBRST yet

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    Many thanks Amrit for deciphering FRBST.

    Bertrand

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    Default Re: FRBRST, what does it mean ?

    An old thread. Unfortunately while the abbreviation is sound, the explanation is quite incorrect.

    FR refers to "free gun" however mounted: turret, pillar, scarff ring (examples: Blenheim, Battle, Hind) and hence
    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 Log Book stamps record these in full, also including
    Air to Ground and
    Free Astern

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

    Sources:

    RAF Form 1767 Observer's and Air Gunner's Flying Log Book 745462 Clark CFR

    My 211 Squadron site offers broad coverage of RAF WW2 usages in the Glossary page at http://www.211squadron.org/glossary.html
    incl a section on Abbreviations at http://www.211squadron.org/glossary.html#Abbreviations
    Compiled from a range of official war-time sources, as noted.

    In addition, this forum has a standing thread on abbreviations here:
    http://www.rafcommands.com/forum/sho...tion-Reference
    Last edited by Don Clark; 16th June 2021 at 21:43.
    Toujours ŕ propos

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    Default Re: FRBRST, what does it mean ?

    Thanks Don : of course old thread but new info

    Bertrand

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