This history is chronological so “Flying Log Books” may not be in sequence.
As can be seen by the date 14th April 1942 this was the end of Dads training at the No.1 Signal School in Cranwell, so that he could become a qualified Wireless Operator. I noticed certain comments and the fact that Dad had a Navigation Manual which included maps meant he must have also studied navigation, which no mention is made of except reference to learning “bearings” during training, plus one of Dads medals was with him taking over the navigators position on one of his bombing missions.
Original “Observer’s and Gunner’s Flying Log Book” image at the bottom of the page!
W/Ops – Wireless Operator
Morse Speed Rec – Morse Speed Received
Morse Speed Sending – Morse Speed Sending
P/L Code – Still researching
S/Ldr – Squadron Leader
GPM: Copy code sent at a speed of 20 GPM (CODEZ) a the training standard.
CODEZ is the standard now used in the military for determining code speed. 20 GPM CODEZ is the same rate as 25 GPM.
Included in this training was the flying time 10.30hrs, including his time in the “Harwell box training 16 hours”
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