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RAAF Form A.50

No. 7 Elementary Flying Training School, RAAF - January 1941

1 January 1941 - Western Junction
Aircraft casualty. R5184. No 407471 LAC WATSON L.R. taxied into fence. Disciplinary action taken.
2 January 1941 - Western Junction
Aircraft casualty. T5482. No 408061 LAC BRITCLIFFE G.E. crashed on landing.
3 January 1941 - Western Junction
Aircraft casualty. T5485. No 407413 LAC CRUICKSHANK D.L. crashed on landing. First solo.
5 January 1941 - Western Junction
Aircraft casualty. T5458 No. 400631 LAC DONALDSON D.R. crashed on landing.
Church parade held on Station. Padres McFarlane and Gardner officiating.
6 January 1941 - Western Junction
No. 406183 LAC LYSTER W.R. posted to No 1 ITS as Air Crew II (O).
8 January 1941 - Western Junction
No 407424 LAC GUNSON N.P.C. and No. 407413 LAC CRUICKSHANK D.L. transferred to No 8 Course.
No 408061 LAC BRITCLIFFE G.E. discontinued training as a pilot.
9 January 1941 - Western Junction
Aircraft casualty. T5461. No 407428 LAC HEWETT W.O.K. crashed on landing.
Course No 6 departed - 26 to No 1 SFTS - 3 to No 2 SFTS.
Squadron Leader CRESSWELL, Flight Lieutenant SANGSTER, Flying Officer BOWLES arrived by air from HOBART, inspected unit.
Course No 8 (P) - 30 trainees reported.
10 January 1941 - Western Junction
Squadron Leader CRESSWELL and party departed for POINT COOK by air.
Course No 8 (P) commenced flying training.
16 January 1941 - Western Junction
No 407418 LAC FOSTER G.A. - Course discontinued as a pilot.
17 January 1941 - Western Junction
Squadron Leaders BLAKE, MULLIGAN, and ALDER visited Unit. Inspected stores & equipment.
18 January 1941 - Western Junction
No 408061 LAC BRITCLIFFE G.E. posted No 1 ITS as II (O)
19 January 1941 - Western Junction
Aircraft Casualty - T5409. No 400829 LAC HILLER G.L. Tail too high on take off. Airscrew damaged.
Tail plane of T5462 damaged by loose gravel in drains on aerodrome.
22 January 1941 - Western Junction
Flying Officer S.L. CANNON posted as Assistant C.G.I. Reported for duty.
23 January 1941 - Western Junction
Aircraft casualty - T5409 No. 408097 LAC RUST J.H. crashed on landing.
26 January 1941 - Western Junction
Flying Officer R.W. SHEIL posted to No 2 Squadron from 31/1/41. Attached 7 EFTS to 3/2/41.
27 January 1941 - Western Junction
Flying Officer H.M. ANGWIN posted as Flying Instructor. Reported for duty.
28 January 1941 - Western Junction
No 400909 LAC AHERN J.A. discontinued training as pilot.
Flying Officer E.W.G. COULSON posted as Education Officer. Reported for duty.
No 407418 LAC FOSTER G.A. posted to No 1 ITS as Air Crew V (G)
29 January 1941 - Western Junction
Flying Officer J.V. WISCHER appointed A.O.C. Representative on Local Defence Co-operation Committee, HOBART.
Wing Commander FREESTONE visited Station for Officers' Selection Board. Arrived by Civil Airliner 1305 hours. Departed for HOBART 1730 hours.

Aircraft Strength - 27 Tiger Moths
Aircraft Serviceability - 81.5 per cent.
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