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RAAF Form A.50

No. 7 Elementary Flying Training School, RAAF - October 1940

2 October 1940 - Western Junction
Training of No. 408037 LAC Bastick, J.E. discontinued.
4 October 1940 - Western Junction
Training of No. 406075 LAC Hill, F.L. discontinued.
6 October 1940 - Western Junction
Training of No. 406077 LAC Hampton, H.G. discontinued.
7 October 1940 - Western Junction
Pilot Officer T.A. Cresswell-George, No 33230 Sgt Green, A.H., No 2470 Sgt Morris, N.E.I. posted this Unit. Allotted to flights:- Pilot Officer Cresswell-George to "A" Flight, Sgt Green to "A" Flight, Sgt Morris to "B" Flight.
Casualty Report - No 407176 LAC Ingoldby, P.M. crashed during take off. Undercarriage collapsed. Pilot uninjured.
8 October 1940 - Western Junction
Training of following pupils discontinued: No 407167 LAC Elliott, G.G., No 407178 LAC MacGregor-King, T.F., No 406080, LAC Matthews, P.W., No 406106, LAC Hill, J.A.B., No 406164 LAC Graebner, P.E.
9 October 1940 - Western Junction
No 406168 LAC Pearce B.F., No 406081 LAC Oglesby, J. - training discontinued.
10 October 1940 - Western Junction
Squadron Leader G.K.K. Buscombe and Flight Lieutenant W.E. Townsend proceed to Melbourne by civil airliner to attend Commanding Officers' and Chief Flying Instructors' Conference at RAAF Headquaerters.
11 October 1940 - Western Junction
Two forced landings caused by sudden fog. Aircraft undamaged.
Squadron Leader G.K.K. Buscombe and Flight Lieutenant W.E. Townsend attend Training Conference.
12 October 1940 - Western Junction
Squadron Leader G.K.K. Buscombe and Flight Lieutenant W.E. Townsend return by Civil Airliner.
14 October 1940 - Western Junction
Following trainees posted to No. 1 ITS: No 408031 LAC Bryant, G.R. as Air Observer. No 408037 LAC Bastick, J.E. as Air Gunner.
17 October 1940 - Western Junction
Flying Officer J.A. Maloney posted this Unit from No. 1 EFTS. Attached to "B" Flight. Course No 5 - 24 Pilot trainees posted this Unit.
No. 406077 LAC Hampton, H.G., No 406075 LAC Hill, F.L. posted No 1 ITS as Air Observers.
18 October 1940 - Western Junction
Air Officer Commanding (Air Commodore Wrigley) arrived by air from Hobart. Inspected Station and departed by air for Point Cook.
21 October 1940 - Western Junction
Following posting promulgated: No 406080 LAC Matthews, P.W., No 406168 LAC Pearce, B.F., No 407167 LAC Elliott, G.G., No 406164 LAC Graebner, P.E. to No. 1 ITS as Air Observers. No 407170 LAC MacGregor-King to No 1 ITS as Air Gunner. No 406081 LAC Oglesby J. to join No 5 (P) Course.
22 October 1940 - Western Junction
Following Pilot Officers promoted to Flying Officers as from 10/8/40:
Pilot Officer S.R. Barrey
Pilot Officer R.W. Sheil
Pilot Officer W.J. Carter
Pilot Officer M.F. Dowling
Pilot Officer J.B. Wilson
29 October 1940 - Western Junction
Flying Officer J.A. Ingles, No. 33230 Sgt Green, A.H., No 2470 Sgt Morris, N.E.I. proceed by steamer to Southern Area to act as ferry pilots.
30 October 1940 - Western Junction
Pilot Officer J.W. Beveridge Assistant Adjutant (Supernumary) posted This Unit.
Aircraft Strength : 22 Tiger Moths
Aircraft Serviceability : 95%
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