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RAAF Form A.50

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

5 September 1940 - Western Junction
Inspection by A.O.C. Southern Area
6 September 1940 - Western Junction
Accommodation available at station - personnel withdrawn from billets and allotted quarters on station.
10 September 1940 - Western Junction
11 Tiger Moth Aircraft, under Command of S/Ldr. B.B. CRESSWELL arrived at Western Junction from Laverton via Yanakie and Whitemark.
11 September 1940 - Western Junction
School operating on two flight basis.
"A" Flight, Officer Commanding, Flying Officer BILLS-THOMPSON
Flying Instructors, Flying Officer KNIGHT
Pilot Officer SHEIL
Pilot Officer DOWLING
Sergeant BEER
"B" Flight, Officer Commanding, Flying Officer DEVINE
Flying Instructors, Flying Officer JONES
Pilot Officer BARRY
Pilot Officer CARTER
Pilot Officer WILSON
16 September 1940 - Western Junction
11 Tiger Moth aircraft under command of S/Ldr. CRESSWELL arrived. Delays occurred at Yanakie and Whitemark owing to adverse weather conditions.
Flight Lieutenant G.K.K. BUSCOMBE promoted to Temporary Squadron Leader.
F/O G. BILLS-THOMPSON to Temp F/Lt.
19 September 1940 - Western Junction
36 Aircrew (P) Course No. 4 and 51 NCO's and other ranks posted this Unit.
20 September 1940 - Western Junction
Commence flying training.
22 September 1940 - Western Junction
40 NCO's and other ranks posted this Unit.
28 September 1940 - Western Junction
LAC BRYANT Aircrew II (P) discontinued flying training - recommended for Observers Course.
Aircraft strength - 22 Tiger Moths.
Aircraft Serviceability - 96%
NOTE:- Contractors still working on buildings.
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