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    Default 7 (P) AFU in the UK.

    Hi All,

    Can anyone tell me the base and type of aircraft 7 (P) AFU were flying during WWII I canít find much on the internet.

    Cheers,

    John.

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    Hello John

    From RAF Flying Training and Support Units since 1912
    No. 7 (Pilots) AFU was formed 1.6.42 at Peterborough in No. 21 Group with Masters and a few Ansons (RLGs at Sibson 1.6.42 - 21.2.44 ; Horsey Toll (ELG ?) from 2.44 ; Sutton Bridge 2.5.44 - 21.12.44) detts Polebrook (USAAF) 5.4.43 - 25.6.43 ; Kings Cliffe (USAAF) 25.6.43 - 30.8.43) ; 5.43 establishment 150+25 Master ; 2.44 received 12 Hurricane ; 10.44 establishment 63 Harvard, 40 Oxford, 4 Anson ; 12.44 establishment 47 Oxford, 29 Harvard, 1 Anson. Redesignated 7 SFTS 21.12.44.
    Aircraft : Master I, II (N7605 78 (sic); Oxford (HM736) ; Support aircraft : Anson (EG353), Moth Minor (AV977), Hind (K5399); Prefect (K5065) ; Hurricane I (L2087) ; Harvard IIb (FT444) ; Spitfire IIa.

    Joss

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    Default Re: 7 (P) AFU in the UK.

    John/Joss,
    Horsey Toll is at GE 52.553764 -0.193003, on the SE side of Peterborough (Ident X0PQ Peterborough (A)). It was an ELG.
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    Many thanks,

    Joss and Peter very much appreciated.

    Cheers,

    John.

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    Default Re: 7 (P) AFU in the UK.

    Further to this, the 3 (P) AFU was located at South Cerney, Gloucestershire. Dad flew Oxford II, exclusively while he was there, Feb-April, 1944. I have serial numbers for these aircraft for those interested.

    Jim

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