Created by potrace 1.14, written by Peter Selinger 2001-2017

04 – Flying Log Book World War II

  • This history is chronological so “Flying Log Books” may not be in sequence.

    I am a little frustrated as I couldn’t confirm where exactly Dad’s training flights actually flew from, I believe it was RAF Cranwell Aerodrome, but I am still researching.

    This “LOG” shows the training and formation these young men needed to actually become qualified airmen, join their relevant squadrons and fly missions.

    Dad noted in this “04 Flying Log Book” that he had spent time in the “Harwell box training 16 hours”, I hadn’t actually taken to much notice originally until I was researching training airfields and aircraft where I saw mention. I have to say I was intrigued to say the least! The Wireless Operator was an important crew member, so their training was imperative to the success of missions. The Harwell Box gave these trainees a hands on training before actually flying and even once they began flying they continued their Harwell Box training as mentioned below.

    To find out what the HARWELL BOX was Simply Click Here

    This training took part at Cranwell No.1 SIGNALS SCHOOL

    Original “Observer’s and Gunner’s Flying Log Book” image at the bottom of the page!

    Harwell box training 16 hours

    TOTAL FLYING HOURS AT THIS UNIT:

    ME. Aircraft 3hrs00m S.E Aircraft 7hrs 30 mins

    CERTIFIED CORRECT. A D Jackson F/LT

    O.C. AIR OPERATING SECTION

    1-4-42 No. 1 SIGNALS SCHOOL

    (Flying) TOTAL TIME….. 10.30

    DOMINIE AIRCRAFT: To find out more Simply Click Here

    PROCTOR AIRCRAFT: To find out more Simply Click Here

    The HARWELL BOX TRAINING: MUST READ! To find out more Simply Click Here

    DAD SHARED

    FRENCH: A Camberley, cinq mois de cours d’anglais mettront la patience de nos jeunes Tahitiens à rude épreuve mais ils comprendront rapidement que cet interlude est nécessaire pour les amener à un niveau suffisant, indispensable, pour être envoyés dans les écoles de la Royal Air Force afin d’y recevoir une formation de radio-mitrailleur.

    TRANSLATION: The young Tahitians found it challenging their five months in Camberley learning English, but they quickly realised this break was necessary to attain a level all important enabling them to join the Royal Air force training to become Wireless Operators and Air Gunners.

    FRENCH: Ce sera d’abord la n° 1 Signal School de Crawell, pour la radio, puis la n° 8 Gunnery School à Evanton, en Ecosse, une des écoles de mitrailleurs.

    TRANSLATION: Firstly was n° 1 Signal School de Crawell (Typo Cranwell) for Wireless Operator, followed by going to Scotland to the gunnery school at Evanton’s n° 8 Gunnery School.

    ABBREVIATIONS

    H1 Coils – To do with the Morse code equipment

    ME – Multi Engine

    A/C – Aircraft

    D/F – Direction Finding

    EX – Exercise

    SE – Single Engine

    W/T – Wireless Telegraphy (morse code communicatons)

    Ex1 – Exercise1

    Ex2 – Exercise2

    Ex3 – Exercise3

    Ex4 – Exercise4

    Ex5 – Exercise5

    O.C. – Officer Commanding

    © Paul L T Mara 2020

    NEXT PAGE: 35 FLYING LOG BOOK Click Here

    Leave a Reply

    Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *