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RAAF Form A.50

No. 2 Wireless Air Gunners School, RAAF - January 1942

1 January 1942 - PARKES
STRENGTH Officer 16, Airmen 234, Trainees 416, Civilian Instructors 3.
2 January 1942 - PARKES
DC-2 A30-13 proceeded to RICHMOND and further North on Operation Flight.
5 January 1942 - PARKES
Wackett Trainer A3-95 ex No. 1 AD placed on strength.
7 January 1942 - PARKES
Probationary appointment of P/O R.B. KEIG confirmed and promoted to Flying Officer w.e.f. 6/11/41.
Flying Officer L.J. DEAL appointed Administrative Officer w.e.f. 2/1/42
Pilot Officer G.W. STANLEY appointed Adjutant w.e.f. 2/1/42.
DC-2 A30-13 returned to Unit.
10 January 1942 - PARKES
S/Ldr N.W. SIMMONS and No. 2936 W.O. COLE L.G. proceeded to MELBOURNE for Training Conference
F/Lt E.C. JORDEN assumed Temp. Command during absence of S/Ldr N.W. SIMMONS.
12 January 1942 - PARKES
Unit reverted to original Reveille, 0600 hours owing to introduction of Daylight Saving
16 January 1942 - PARKES
F/Lt E.C. JORDEN ceased Temp. Command on return of S/Ldr N.W. SIMMONS
18 January 1942 - PARKES
Douglas DC-2 A30-7 and A30-8 proceeded to DARWIN and further North on operation flight
19 January 1942 - PARKES
Pilot Officers A.J. THOMSON and J.R. MOYLE posted from School of Administration for Administrative and Signal Officer duties respectively.
31 January 1942 - PARKES
Douglas DC-2 A30-7 returned to Unit. DC-2 A30-8 reported lost due to enemy action - crew reported safe.
No posting of trainees effected, Course 16 to remain for further instruction.
Posting of Course 22 Deferred until 5/2/42.
Hours flown: DC-2 aircraft 68.50: Moth aircraft 592.15.
Course 16 flew extra 152 hrs 20 mins. in Moth aircraft. Moth average 14.41 hrs. per pupil
STRENGTH: Officers 18, Airmen 183, Trainees 431, Civilian Instructors 2.
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