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RAAF Form A.50

No. 7 Service Flying Training School, RAAF - September 1941

1 September 1941 - DENILIQUIN
Sqdr.Ldr. GARRISON, Sqdr. Ldr. LEANING Sqdr. Ldr. PRATT from 1 T.G. visited the Station
F/Lt. CAMPBELL departed on posting to 1 T.G. prior to taking up duties with No. 6 S.F.T.S.
Aircraft A20-204 piloted by No. 405431 LAC TREVIS J.H. made a landing in a paddock at Corowa, N.S.W. where the surface was soft. The aircraft went over on its back and was slightly damaged and towed back.
3 September 1941 - DENILIQUIN
Visiting Officers from 1 T.G. departed by air for BALLARAT.
Air Commodore JONES and Wing Commander CARR visited the Station to deliver two Wirraways returning the same day. Wing Commander CAMPBELL returned from leave.
Flying Officer RICHARDS Technical Branch visited the Station.
5 September 1941 - DENILIQUIN
Aircraft A20-341 piloted by No. 411325 LAC HOBBS G.V. ran through a fence on the S.E. corner of the aerodrome. Airscrew and front mainplane were damaged.
F/Lt. MARSH departed on posting to 6 S.F.T.S.
Six new Aircraft arrived from 1 A.D.
8 September 1941 - DENILIQUIN
Pilot Officers WILKES and DEDMAN arrived to take up duties.
10 September 1941 - DENILIQUIN
Flight Lieutenant LEGGATT appointed to the rank of Acting Squadron Leader.
11 September 1941 - DENILIQUIN
Two aircraft arrived from Amberley.
14 September 1941 - DENILIQUIN
Squadron Leader WALKER arrived to take up duties as Officer Commanding A.T.S.
15 September 1941 - DENILIQUIN
Intermediate Examinations Course 13 held. Weather conditions unsuitable for flying - rain
16 September 1941 - DENILIQUIN
Wing Commander CAMPBELL proceeded to Wagga by air and returned same date.
17 September 1941 - DENILIQUIN
Pilot Officer Stott arrived on Station.
19 September 1941 - DENILIQUIN
Flight Lieutenant PETERS and party returned with three aircraft from Laverton.
20 September 1941 - DENILIQUIN
Third intake of trainees to School.
21 September 1941 - DENILIQUIN
Fifteen new aircraft were delivered to the Station making a total of sixty seven.
F/Lt. G. WALKER and F/Lt. ALLMAN proceeded to BENALLA by air to give conversion courses to instructors on that Station.
22 September 1941 - DENILIQUIN
F/O KIMPTON arrived to take up duties as Staff Pilot A.T.S. Weather conditions wind and rain - necessitated a suspension of flying.
24 September 1941 - DENILIQUIN
The Air Officer Commanding No. 1 T.G. visited the Station by air stayed overnight and departed after midday for No. 11 E.F.T.S. BENALLA.
Group Captain BURROWS Officer Commanding Meteorological Section visited the Station and departed same day for Hay. F/Lt. M.W. FOWLER appointed Group Commander A.T.S.
25 September 1941 - DENILIQUIN
Eight aircrew trainees whose flying training was discontinued because of short leg length recommenced training following arrangements between the C.F.I. and Air Board.
F/Lt. WALKER and F/Lt. ALLMAN returned after giving conversion courses at Benalla.
Flying ceased at 1200 hours because of Weather conditions.
26 September 1941 - DENILIQUIN
Squadron Leader WALKER and P/O. COOPER K. and six trainees departed by rail to take delivery of new aircraft. Results of Intermediate Examination No. 13 Course received.
Pilot Officers Elcoate and Peters arrived to take up duty.
29 September 1941 - DENILIQUIN
Flying Officer BOYD arrived to take up duty, also Flying Officer GILBERT.
30 September 1941 - DENILIQUIN
Bad Flying weather -- heavy rain. Flying ceased 1000 hours.
Results of Entrance Examination Course 15 notified by 1 T.G.
Personnel on Station at this date 54 officers and 959 airmen. Aircraft 75.
No. 2 Maintenance Squadron formed at the latter end of the month. Four hangars have now been completed and are in use.
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