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    Default Mysterious attachment "ARC Douglas"

    Hi all,
    one Air Gunner officer of 311 Sq has in his Czech service record following remark: "attached to A.R.C., Douglas, 24.11.42".

    So far I was able to find yout following meanings of the ARC:
    ARC Aircrew Reception Centre
    ARC Aircrew Recruiting Centre
    ARC Appraisal and Refresher Course

    I am not sure if those two make any sense in case of someone being in the middle of his tour of operations, so the last one seems to me more probable.

    But there are still open questions:
    1. Was such type of course also held for Air Gunner?
    2. Where he was posted as I am not able to find the RAF Station Douglas!

    There is also possibility I am trying to go in the wrong direction and it may have a totally different meaning.
    Any ideas and help will be much appreciated as usually.

    TIA

    Pavel
    Czechoslovak Airmen in the RAF 1940-1945
    http://cz-raf.webnode.cz

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    Default Re: Mysterious attachment "ARC Douglas"

    Hi Pavel,

    Just putting out a suggestion. I don't think this is correct but the RCAF Station Brandon had a second relief landing field in Douglas, Manitoba and it was listed as RCAF Aerodrome - Douglas, Manitoba.

    Regards,

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    Default Re: Mysterious attachment "ARC Douglas"

    Hi Pavel

    Aircraft Recognition Course at RAF Regiment School, Douglas on the Isle of Man

    Malcolm

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    Default Re: Mysterious attachment "ARC Douglas"

    Hi all,

    yeoldbarn - as it was just an attachement it will be definitely in the UK.

    Malcolm - brilliant - this fits 100%. Thank you very much.

    Pavel
    Czechoslovak Airmen in the RAF 1940-1945
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